Hope Lives

Hope Lives: A Ministry of Project Rachel Wichita

If you’ve had an abortion, you are not alone in your experience. Hope Lives, is a new ministry for women who have experienced an abortion. Hope Lives will begin with a bible study called “Forgiven and Set Free”

For more information about Hope Lives, please call (316) 269-HOPE (4673)

For more information about Project Rachel click HERE.

 

Birthmother Ministry



Birthmother Ministry is a welcoming group of women who have experienced placing their child for adoption. We gather to share stories, offer support and inspire each other to recognize the sacrifice each has made.  We offer the following for Birthmothers of any age, no matter how long it has been since you placed your child. For more information please call (316) 269-3935 or email toombsb@catholicdioceseofwichita.org

Monthly Gathering for Birthmothers
Birthmothers of all ages are gathering once a month in a safe, supportive environment to share and learn from each other. This is a wonderful opportunity for birthmothers who have placed a child for adoption to discover hope and healing; while inspiring each other in the birthmother's unique journey through prayer, discussion and activities.

 


After the Gift is a weekend retreat celebrating the Birthmother, honoring life and offering support and encouragement. The After the Gift retreat affirms and supports the sacrificial love of birthmothers in their gift of life through adoption by offering hope and healing in Christ. This weekend at the beautiful Spiritual Life Center in Wichita, Kans., offers a celebration of the birthmother - honoring her decision to choose life, offering her compassion and understanding, addressing the unique grief of birthmothers, and providing ongoing support after the retreat: monthly support group, counseling and private Facebook page. For more information about After The Gift click HERE.

The next After the Gift retreat will be Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17, 2017.  You may download the registration form HERE.

 

Life Run 2019

Save the date now for our 5th Annual Life Run!

When: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Where: River Bike Path - Across from the mid-American All Indian Center

5k Timed Run - 9:00am ($30)
1.5 mile fun run/walk- 9:30am ($25)

Register here!

Funds will benefit: 

Birthmother Ministries
Affirms and supports the sacrificial love of birthmother’s in their gift of life through adoption by offering hope and healing in Christ. This ministry seeks to offer, fellowship, counseling and a safe private place for Birthmothers to share their story. Lots of laughter and support are offered by other Birth moms and by our trained staff.

They meet once a month on the 2 Tuesday at the Spiritual Life Center. They also offer a weekend retreat at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita offering: Celebration of the birthmother — honoring the gift of life, compassion and understanding for the birthmother experience, addressing the unique grief of the birthmother, ongoing support after the retreat, mentoring, counseling and a private Facebook page. Proceeds for the Life Run will support scholarships to attend the retreats.

Open Door Pregnancy Care Center
is a charitable, Christian outreach formed to promote the sanctity of human life. Our Mission is to empower as many individuals as possible in Reno County and surrounding counties to make healthy life choices related to their sexuality and child-bearing, consistent with the sacredness of human life. We do this through programs which provide pregnancy tests and intervention; pregnancy confirmation through limited obstetrical ultrasound; partnering and support; linkage to community resources; education and training; post-abortion support; adoption support and material aid. The Open Door Pregnancy Care Center would like to purchase a Mobile Medical Unit (MMU). Going mobile is a proven method to reach women contemplating abortion, as many of these women have never heard of pregnancy centers or the resources offered there. A MMU allows the pregnancy resource centers to reach those women with love, compassion, and hope in their time of need. MMU’s, also, allow pregnancy resource centers to operate anywhere abortion-vulnerable women are likely to be, outside of abortion clinics, on university campuses, and at public events. The belief is, going mobile is one of the most effective strategies for reaching women contemplating abortion, and MMU’s profoundly expand the reach and increase the impact of pregnancy centers all over the nation.

For more information, call 316-269-3935.

This event is directed by RRCA Certified Race Director Trevor Darmstetter of GoRace Management and Timing and will be conducted in accordance with the standards set forth by the Road Running Club of America.

Beneficiaries

The Office of Respect Life Social Justice is very pleased to support the following ministries. Each ministry helps support those who are vulnerable.

Birthline
Birthline is a crisis pregnancy center, an alternative to abortion.  Birthline began in Wichita in 1971 and is staffed totally by volunteers and is open 6 days a week.

We believe every child conceived carries a very special message from God and that this message will never be repeated again.  Therefore, Birthline seeks to provide material assistance and non-judgmental emotional support required for every woman or girl to carry her child to term in good health and dignity and peace of mind.

Dear Neighbors Ministry
The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph became increasingly concerned for their neighbors as the Hilltop neighborhood declined. Founded in 2001, Dear Neighbor Ministries grew out of that concern. Through Sisters of St. Joseph Dear Neighbor Ministries, the sisters, staff and volunteers work to transform the lives of the poor, abused and neglected people in the Hilltop community.

Located in southeast Wichita, Hilltop is a densely concentrated neighborhood with a unique and interesting history. In 1927, two new aircraft companies were formed in Wichita, and by the fall of 1940, the aircraft plans were ramping up production associated with World War II. Hilltop was built to house aircraft defense workers who were migrating to Wichita to raise families and build their futures. Today, Hilltop continues to be the home of growing families, most of them struggling to make ends meet. Motivated by the God-given dignity of each person, we journey with people towards stability and self-sufficiency.

Birthmother Ministry
Birthmother Ministry affirms and supports the sacrificial love of birthmothers in their gift of life through adoption by offering hope and healing in Christ. This ministry seeks to offer, fellowship, counseling and a safe private place to share your Birthmother story. Lots of laughter and support are offered by other Birthmoms and by our trained staff.

They meet once a month on the 2nd Tuesday at the Spiritual Life Center at 6:30 p.m. Ongoing support through: groups, mentoring, counseling and a private Facebook page. There is also a weekend retreat offered at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita.