'Sanctity of Human Life' service set for AA&CPC

By Greg Miller

STAR STAFF

   An observance of "Sanctity of Human Life" service will be held at Abortion Alternatives and Crisis Pregnancy Center (AA&CPC), 816 W. G St., on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m.
   The Rev. Stephen Witt, President of Carter County Ministerial Association and pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church; Dale Greenwell, pastor of Harvest Baptist Church; Ronnie Campbell, pastor of Beck Mountain Baptist Church, and Eddie Childress, Word of Life Church of God, will participate in the service.
   Angie Odom, office coordinator of AA&CPC, will sing "The Baby's Prayer Song."
   "Some of the girls who have used our ministry will be here with their new babies," Odom said. "Five babies have been born in the past year through our ministry. We're working with 13 girls right now who are pregnant."
   The candlelight service will include the lighting of several pastors "in memory of the approximately 500 babies which are aborted here in Upper East Tennessee each year." About 3,200 hundred babies are aborted daily nationwide.
   At the end of the service, everyone will join hands and pray, according to Odom, "for God to show us how to unite on how to stop abortion and pray about how to reach more girls who are considering abortion and need help, for the emotional healing of the girls who have already chosen abortion, as well as helping stop abortions, both locally and nationwide."
   AA&CPC offers the following services: Free pregnancy testing, confidential counseling, post-abortion counseling, maternity clothing, baby clothing and accessories, moms' parenting classes, youth education counseling, and a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week hotline. The organization also offers special speakers to area churches. All services are free.
   Refreshments will be served after the service, which will last about 30-45 minutes.
   For more information, or for an AA&CPC representative to make a presentation in your church, call 543-4673.