Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Celebrating Life

The Gift of Birth Baby Shower provides a way for people to minister to our clients. The showers can be a wonderful ministry opportunity for small groups or church groups and most are held in a church setting. Each expecting mother brings one support person and receives gift packages including many items for when they bring their baby home. Usually between 20 and 30 people attend including the mothers and their support persons, the hosts, the childbirth educator, and the fatherhood coordinator. The most recent baby shower turned out very well and was a lot of fun for those in attendance. Since I was unable to attend, it was exciting to watch the shower unfold through videos and photos as the expecting parents got involved in games and enjoyed fellowship together.
This Baby Shower was held at the Caroline House at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, large enough to accommodate all mothers involved. There were treats and gifts, fun games and a time of prayer and blessing.

The decor was lovely and the food delicious. 

 The expecting mothers played memory games and received prizes.

The Hostesses truly displayed the love of Christ through their ministry and the way they loved on the mothers. Watch a hostess share her reason for serving in this particular area.

Russell shared about the Fatherhood ministry, and about how we want to emphasize the importance of a father in a child’s life. He was also able to share the gospel with those who attended the shower. We are so blessed to have him as our fatherhood coordinator! (Watch the YouTube video here to hear Russell's fatherhood presentation).

What a joy these women were!
One woman expresses her thanks for the shower:

 A time of prayer and a blessing over the children followed. Russell and Vicki both prayed with the mothers and their support: To hear Russel's prayer, watch here.

If the Gift of Birth Baby Shower seems like a serving opportunity you don’t want to pass up, let us know! If you’re interested please contact Vicki Angel at (205) 979-1703 or email her at

~Cassie, Sav-A-Life Intern 

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