(Short clip showing some of the over 300 participants by a baptist church in Florida in 2009. Just possibly someone
who was considering an abortion drove by and their heart was pricked. Only eternity will tell.)


 Life Chain 2017 - Sunday, October 1

        Annually, on the first Sunday in October, Northeast Ohio Right to Life joins with the national LIFE CHAIN organization and invites the members of churches and pro-life groups in each city and town across North America to stand on a designated local sidewalk and pray for one hour, while holding a simple and  non-graphic pro-life signs.   This year, we are asking churches to conduct the Life Chain OUTSIDE OF THEIR OWN CHURCH after their last service on Sunday morning.


Samples of Life Chain Signs



      The purpose of this annual event is to unite communities in silent prayer and to provide a visual symbol of strength in the community as life supporters join together.  Cities and towns across the United States held Life Chains in thousands of locations. Right to Life of Northeast Ohio coordinates the Life Chains held locally in Summit and Portage Counties.  

      During the Life Chain hour, idle chatter, frivolity, and both verbal and physical responses to motorists are strongly discouraged. LIFE CHAIN is a time for prayerful self-analysis, repentance, and serious commitment to helping end abortion in our nation. 

      Accordingly, LIFE CHAIN is not chiefly a demonstration, and its witness is not intended for the viewing public only. Instead, its first goal is to minister to its own participants—to those who call Christ their Lord and hold pro-life messages that declare abortion a grave evil that defames the name and holiness of God (Leviticus 18:21).     It is purposeful to note that LIFE CHAIN is non-political, church oriented and pastor focused and that the key to a successful Chain is for local pastors to educate their congregations about abortion and then participate with them on the chain.  At the very least, pastors should work with their pro-life groups to encourage their congregations to take part in this powerful witnessing opportunity.

    Churches across Summit and Portage Counties were mailed information in July asking for their participation in this powerful event.  Below are links to Life Chain materials for the 2017 Life Chain.


July letter to church pastors

Life Chain Response Form

Sample Bulletin Announcements

Fillable Poster (legal size) COLOR

Fillable Poster (legal size) black and white

Fillable flyers (two to page) COLOR

Fillable flyers (two to page) black and white

"Sign Up Here" sign

Sign Up Sheet

Sign Order Form

Life Chain Code of Conduct

7 Reasons Why Christians Should Participate in Life Chain

Prayer and Song Sheet

Letter Regarding Free Speech Rights


Check the list below for churches that have responded with individual times:

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Wadsworth (Rt 261 & 76)   2:00-3:00PM

St. Francis De Sales, Akron (Manchester Rd.)  12:00noon - 1:00PM


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