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 2021, that date will be January 17, however some churches will mark it on the 24th because that date is closer to the anniversary. Either way is fine.

Each year, Life Matters Worldwide prepares resources for churches to use in their commemoration – bulletin inserts, sermon outlines, slideshows, and more. Our materials are undated, so they can be used any time.

Materials for your church

Life Matters Worldwide creates materials that defend the biblical claim that all human life is sacred and mobilize God's people for action. Order through our online store or download our order form and mail it in with payment. Browse our website for additional church resources.

BULLETIN INSERTS are undated for use any time. The new ones for 2021 invite parents to bring their children to Jesus before and after birth. Preview text

PRO-LIFE MINISTRY ENGAGEMENT GUIDE. We've identified 5 elements that measure pro-life engagement for churches. Learn more

FEARFULLY & WONDERFULLY MADE pastor's handbook, containing sermon outlines, worship service ideas, pro-life resources, activities, overview of life issues, and more; in a 3-ring binder ($25). Free annual update, including a new sermon and a study on Mark 3:1-6, "Hard Hearts Don't Help."

of high definition video presentations, including a new one to to coordinate with this year's bulletin insert. Preview all our videos here, or download directly from Vimeo. FREE!

BROCHURE Why Does Life Matter? Why Does HUMAN Life Matter?
Science can't tell us where life comes from, why we're here, or what makes us special. We rely on God's word to tell us about the sanctity of human life.

copy-ready inserts/flyers. Sign up to receive email notice of new PDF files available for download (April, July, and October). With the annual insert for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday in January, your church can emphasize pro-life values more than once a year. View and download past editions.

LIFT STARTER KIT Jump-start caring ministry to the elderly and infirm with this brief booklet.

2021 video

Bring Your Children to Jesus from Life Matters Worldwide on Vimeo.

Just like the parents in Jesus' day, we can bring our children to Him—before and after birth!

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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