Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

ORIGINS: On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. (January 22, 1973, was the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states.) Churches around the United States use the day to celebrate God's gift of life, commemorate the many lives lost to abortion, and commit themselves to protecting human life at every stage.

UPCOMING DATE: Churches continue to recognize the third Sunday in January as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. In 2018, the date will be January 21.

Materials for your church

Life Matters Worldwide creates materials that defend the biblical claim that all human life is sacred. Order through our online store.

  • Full-color bulletin inserts at low cost. In today's social climate it's a little retro to admit we owe anything to a Creator, but the Bible teaches that all living things are dependent on God for daily existence. Preview text; click image to order. (Inserts are undated and may be used at any time.) 

  • Slideshow DVD of high definition video presentations about the sanctity of human life at all stages, including a new one to to coordinate with this year's bulletin insert. (View this year's at right.)

  • Shareable graphics. Use them to promote Sanctity of Human Life Sunday and the pro-life message in general, as slides in church media or through social networking.

  • Fearfully & Wonderfully Made pastor's handbook, containing sermon outlines, worship service ideas, pro-life resources and activities for the entire church family, overview of life issues, and more; in a 3-ring binder ($25). If you already have the handbook, be sure to order the annual update (free!).

  • Why Does Life Matter? Why Does HUMAN Life Matter? brochure. Science tells us amazing facts about biology, but can't tell us where life comes from. It can even tell us wonderful things about the human body, but it can't tell us why we're here or what makes us so special. We rely on God's word to tell us about the sanctity of human life.

  • Engaging Our Aging recordings. In October, we held a conference on aging. Audio files of the sessions would make for good discussion in adult Sunday School classes or serve as supplemental training for your church's LIFT ministry.

  • Life Matters copy-ready inserts/flyers. Sign up to receive email notices when new PDF files are available for download in April, July, and October. With the annual 4-color Sanctity of Human Life Sunday insert in January, you'll have a pro-life emphasis every quarter. View and download past editions.

2018 Slideshow

Remember Your Creator from Life Matters Worldwide on Vimeo.

Wise King Solomon advised we should remember our Creator before it's too late. Creation is our history and integral to the story of the Gospel. Music by Chris Alderdice - In Him We Live. For HD versions, order the Slideshow DVD from our store (Free with shipping).

Baby Bottle Boomerang

A great way to inform your congregation about the sanctity of human life and raise funds for pro-life ministry. Learn more!

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