Thursday, February 26, 2009

6th Annual Lois' Lodge Walkathon

Walkathon- Don't forget. Hope to see you there.
Make a Difference ~Walk for Life!

Walk-A-Thon -Saturday, March 28th from 9 to 11am
Join us at Freedom Park for this family friendly event.
Live Music - Children’s activities
FREE Charlotte Eagles Soccer Clinic for children of registered walkers
Register to participate today!

Pro-life Petition

CitizenLink 2/17

Take Action: Focus Action Launches Pro-Life Petition

by Jennifer Mesko, editor

Say 'No!' to taxpayer funding of the abortion industry.

Focus on the Family Action has launched a petition drive calling on Congress and President Barack Obama to prevent taxpayer money from funding the abortion industry.

By signing on, pro-life Americans can oppose the latest phase in the radical, pro-abortion agenda.

"We know there are millions of Americans who are appalled that their tax dollars could soon be used to fund abortions," said Sonja Swiatkiewicz, director of issues response at Focus Action.

"For years, special annual funding provisions — called pro-life riders — have prevented U.S. tax dollars from being used to fund abortions and abortion providers, both in the States and abroad. But that could all change."

The Democrat-controlled Congress is expected to strip these riders out of this year's spending bills. The Focus Action petition allows citizens to take a stand in support of these pro-life provisions, as well as oppose the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA).

Obama has expressed his support for FOCA, which would eliminate virtually every federal, state and local measure that limits or restricts abortion.

The petition states, in part: "As a pro-life American, I oppose any and all legislative and executive efforts that require or allow my taxpayer dollars to be used to fund abortions or providers of abortion services."

Please sign the Focus Action petition today at

Please ask your U.S. representative to support the pro-life riders. You can find contact information through our Action Center at

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ministry update by Dawn

Lois’ Lodge Ministry Update, February 18, 2009

Join Us!
Please Join Us For A Time of Prayer ~ Beginning in March, Each Friday at 9am.
Location: Lois' Lodge Office 1316 Hemlock Street. Everyone is welcome!

Upcoming Event!
Annual Walk-A-Thon - Saturday, March 28th at Freedom Park. Live music, children’s activities and a mini soccer-clinic by the Charlotte Eagles will make this event fun for everyone. A flyer is included in this report and more information is available at our website. YOUR PARTICIPATION is important to the success of this event!
For more information, or to register to participate visit

Ministry Needs!
We are currently in need of the following household cleaning items: furniture polish, laundry detergent, bleach, dish detergent, automatic dishwasher detergent, all purpose cleaner, stainless steel polish.
We are in need of a new set of non-stick pots & pans, reusable water bottles

Volunteer Needs!
Administrative - This individual would commit to do light data entry and thank you cards. Commitment is 1 -2 hours weekly.

Cleaning- Individuals or small groups are welcome. These volunteers would work on a rotating schedule to clean the Mom Shoppe or Administrative Office.
Commitment varies according to availability; once or twice monthly

Secret Pals- We are looking for groups or individuals to serve as secret pals. These volunteers will bless our clients and our staff with a note or card of encouragement or a small, inexpensive gift. This commitment varies from 1, 3 or 6 months.

Fathers - We need godly men who will step up and help us teach classes on fatherhood and marriage.

Maintenance - we have many maintenance needs. The skill level for these projects range and include painting, repairs in bathrooms, gutter cleaning and more.

We are grateful to have your friendship! Thanks for your prayers and support.
Please contact us if you can help with any of these needs, or have any questions.
Lois’ Lodge (704) 376-8550 or

Distribution Ideas for the Red Envelopes

The following are ideas from Life Issues Institute ( for how to expand the number of people mailing red envelopes to President Obama:

Contact local churches and ask them to insert red envelopes into their bulletins. It's an excellent opportunity for the pastor to speak on the issue of abortion, remember the unborn and their mothers in prayer, and have the congregation participate in a standing up for life.

Pro-life organizations can insert a red envelope into newsletters and other mailings to their membership.

Pass the red envelope out at youth events. This is an easy way to get them involved interacting with elected officials.

Envelopes can be passed out in schools- particularly private and/or religious schools. This can include high school or college. Teachers, professors and parents of students can also participate.

Home schoolers are great networks to work with. Most encourage civic involvement on critical issues of the day.

Various social and organizational gatherings are a good place to circulate red envelopes and explain the project.

Contact if you have additional ideas to assist with this project.

Order Your Red Envelopes

If you go to this website you can order pre-printed red envelopes for the red letter campaign (see below)