40 Days for Life, Fall 2019

The next 40 Days for Life campaign begins on Wednesday, September 25. In New Hampshire, kickoff events will be on Sunday, September 22 in Greenland and Manchester.

Greenland’s event on the 22nd will begin at 2 p.m. with speakers Maria of Rachel’s Vineyard post abortive healing, Susan RN of Abortion Pill Reversal Rescue Hotline, and Jackie McCoy, Campaign Coordinator.  Expect light refreshments and fellowship. Location is outside Joan G. Lovering Center, 559 Portsmouth Avenue in Greenland. Please park only in the unpaved parking lot adjacent to the Greenland Town Offices. Meet on the grassy area in front of Greenland Town Offices. Rain or shine event! Dress accordingly. 

At 3 p.m. on the 22nd, Manchester’s campaign will kick off in Montminy Hall at Ste. Marie Church in Manchester with a screening of the film “Unplanned.”

40 Days for Life is “an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.” In New Hampshire, a typical prayer vigil runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Anyone committed to the 40 Days for Life Statement of Peace can sign up for a vigil hour, either one-time or recurring, at a campaign’s web site. For Manchester, go to https://www.40daysforlife.com/manchester. For Greenland, go to https://www.40daysforlife.com/greenland. Each of those sites contains a vigil calendar, event calendar, and local contact information.

(Featured image in post by Don Mudge.)

Support In Unexpected Places

I ask my readers’ indulgence as I shamelessly swipe something from the latest update out of 40 Days for Life in Greenland, New Hampshire.

…I also got an update about the women from the Correctional Center who pray for our Greenland 40 Days for Life Efforts. The Godmother to one of the women forwarded  my 40DFL email in which I mentioned the women and their prayer support of our local 40 DFL efforts. The women were very encouraged by the connection they have to something outside their walls-the 40 Days for Life Greenland vigil!

Wow.

No one is beyond prayer, and no one is beyond joining in prayer.

Of course, the fellowship from the women in the correctional center means that someone talked to at least one of them about 40 Days for Life and its peaceful witness against abortion, and that person talked to others, and so on. It started with one person.

Might you be such a person? Are there people in your life who don’t yet know about 40 Days for Life? You never know whose heart may be ready to respond.

There’s still time to join in the fall campaign, which runs through Sunday, November 4. Learn more at 40daysforlife.com, and click on the green button that says “find a campaign” to find the one nearest you.

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40 Days for Life team, Greenland New Hampshire, February 2016. Photo by Don Mudge.

40DFL local opening events

The Spring 2017 40 Days for Life campaign begins on March 1, with kickoff events taking place next weekend.

Greenland, New Hampshire

Kickoff rally Sunday, February 26, 2 p.m. For more details, register for vigil hours at the Greenland 40 DFL page. The campaign takes place outside the Lovering Center.

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Hand-embroidered sweater worn by one of the Greenland 40DFL volunteers.

Concord, New Hampshire

Kickoff event Saturday, February 25, 5:30 p.m. (following 4:00 Mass) at St. John the Evangelist Church activity center. (Christ the King Parish), 72 S. Main Street.

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Beth Gaby, campaign leader for 40DFL Spring 2017 in Concord.

The official opening of 40 Days for Life will be at midnight on March 1, the very first hour of the worldwide campaign. (Or you could think of it as the end of the last evening of February.) Area Knights of Columbus will be praying from midnight to 1 a.m. To join them or to select your own vigil hours. sign up at the Concord 40DFL page. The campaign takes place outside the Equality Center, formerly known as the Feminist Health Center.

The Worcester, Massachusetts 40 Days for Life team is having its kickoff event on Sunday, February 26, in Medway, MA. Guest speaker will be Dr. Anthony Levatino. He is a physician, a lawyer, and a former abortion provider.

Worcester 40DFL Spring 2017

 

40 Days for Life podcasts

Did you know that the international 40 Days for Life team has a weekly podcast? Whether you’re a 40DFL veteran or someone who’s not yet familiar with the project, you’ll find something in the archives to inform and inspire you.

Here’s a sample: “10 Ways to Raise Awareness”



 

ICYMI: what’s happening with 40DFL locally – plus a campaign to support

40DFL Fall '15 midpoint rally, Manchester NH. Photo by 40DFL team from campaign's Facebook page.
40DFL Fall ’15 midpoint rally, Manchester NH. Photo by 40DFL team from campaign’s Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, another 40 Days for Life post. The only way to witness for life? Hardly. Here, now, in progress, committed to peace, in solidarity with people around the world? Definitely. Here are a few recent 40DFL posts and links you might have missed. Two weeks left in this campaign, by the way. That’s a hint.

  • Check out “The God you pray to doesn’t exist“, a post from Stephen Scaer of the leadership team in Manchester, NH’s campaign.
  • I missed the midpoint rally in Manchester on October 14, but 80 people didn’t. Eighty people! The photo with this post was taken at that event by the 40DFL-Manchester team, showing a few of the participants on the sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood’s Pennacook Street office.
  • FYI, print out this handy list of pregnancy help agencies in the Manchester area – another local 40DFL resource.
  • From the same web page: prayer prompts.
  • Closing rally for the Manchester campaign: Monday evening, November 2, 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the old school (Cartier St.) on the grounds of Ste. Marie Church. More info and RSVP details here. Guest speaker is Pastor Garrett Lear, most recently seen knocking the Governor and Council for a figurative loop when he gave the opening prayer (at Councilor Kenney’s invitation) at the August 5 meeting where PP’s contract was denied. That was fun.
  • While there is no 40DFL campaign on the Seacoast this fall, a group of pro-life New Hampshirites from Holy Rosary parish in Rochester and St. Leo’s in Gonic have committed to peaceful prayerful witness in front of the Lovering Center in Greenland on Sundays through November 8, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • A member of the national 40DFL team recently visited the Haverhill, Massachusetts campaign. Read how one man’s commitment has inspired others.

Concurrent with but separate from the 40 Days for Life campaign: And Then There Were None, a nationwide ministry to abortion workers who want to leave the industry, is having a crowdfunding campaign. More than 180 people have already moved on to new jobs with assistance from ATTWN, and three more workers contacted ATTWN just last week. This is a growing ministry. Lend a hand.

Graphic by And Then There Were None (abortionworker.com)
Graphic by And Then There Were None (abortionworker.com)