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Together we seek to honor the Lord’s gift of life at all stages, from the preborn to the vulnerable elderly.

Current Concerns

For context regarding current Sanctity of Life concerns ...

  • See the article from the Family Research Council, “New York and the Conscience of a Nation” (January 28, 2019).
  • Listen to Pastor Jason Meyer’s sermon on “Discipleship as Delight” (January 27, 2019) which concludes with the visual illustration (pictured above) to compare the number of U.S. soldiers killed in all wars (1.2M) with the number of U.S. babies killed by abortion (61M). In the illustration, each BB represents 1,000 lives lost.

How to Get Involved

Join the SOLM Team
Bethlehem’s Sanctity of Life Ministry (SOLM) is eager to welcome new volunteers. Would you join us in helping our church engage in pro-life efforts? To get involved, contact the leader at your campus …
  Delsie Baxter 
  Mary Anderson
  Char Puelston

Receive the SOLM Email Updates
Updates are sent each week with details about upcoming events, stories from interactions at the abortion clinics (including babies saved), and prayer requests. To sign up, contact Wayne King.

Be a Voice for Life Outside a Local Abortion Clinic
To learn about “Bethlehem for Life” and the presence we have outside the abortion clinic located just blocks from the Downtown Campus, contact Delsie Baxter or Wayne King.

Volunteer With Pro-Life Ministries
Our partner ministries welcome volunteers to serve in various ways. To learn what you can do to help, contact these representatives ...

   New Life Family Services (
Contact: Traci Berrey (612-746-5667) 
  Amnion Pregnancy Center (
Contact: Michele Hartshorn (952-898-4350) 

Our Scriptural Mandate

  • Then God said,“Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”—Genesis 1:27
  • For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.—Psalm 139:13–14
  • Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say,“Behold, we did not know this,” does he who weighs the heart not perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it?—Proverbs 24:11–12

Human life is precious to the Lord. Every human being bears the spiritual image and likeness of the Creator of the universe. This distinction sets man above every creature. As Christians, we are called to defend the sanctity of human life. 

Sanctity of Life Ministry

The Sanctity of Life Ministry (SOLM) helps Bethlehem put Scriptural convictions into action. SOLM ... 

  • Educates and mobilizes Bethlehem to defend the rights of the preborn and other vulnerable people (see information on monthly meetings)
  • Coordinates promotion of and Bethlehems participation  in the annual “March for Life” at the State Capitol on January 22
  • Organizes “Bethlehem for Life” outside Whole Woman’s abortion clinic throughout the year and Bethlehem’s “Peaceful Presence” at Whole Woman’s in April and October. 
  • Supports New Life Family Services (Downtown and North campuses) and Amnion Pregnancy Center (South Campus)

Sanctity of Life Ministry Leader: Delsie Baxter (612-866-5075)

Bethlehem for Life 

Bethlehem for Life is the ongoing presence and prayer throughout the year of Bethlehem attendees in front of Whole Woman’s Health, the second largest abortion clinic in the state of Minnesota, located just four blocks from the doors of our Downtown Campus. Currently, one or more individuals from Bethlehem are out three days a week at the clinic (Tuesday, Friday or Saturday). New participants should contact Wayne King (612-716-1751) prior to going out to ensure they will have someone with whom to partner on date(s) chosen.

Peaceful Presence

Twice a year (usually in April and October), Bethlehem has a concentrated weeklong vigil of prayer and presence outside this clinic, known as the Peaceful Presence. Individuals in our church are encouraged to find two hours in their schedules to participate in this spiritual battle to end abortion in our neighborhood. All individuals—ranging from those who have significant experience outside an abortion clinic to those who have never participated before—are encouraged to be involved. 


Sidewalk Counseling
Training Seminar

 Thursday, March 5, 7–9pm

Come learn how to be an effective pro-life presence outside local abortion clinics by distributing literature and speaking with clinic clients. You will learn what to expect and how to respond by one of the most experienced sidewalk counselors in the U.S. To register, RSVP by Tuesday, March 3, to Debra Braun (651-797-6364). See event details.

Return Baby Bottles for Life

    Worship Services on Sunday, March 8

Join Bethlehem for Life in supporting our local pro-life ministry partners New Life Family Services and Amnion Pregnancy Center. Baby bottles were distributed after services on Sanctity of Life Sunday (January 26) to be used to gather donations of coins, cash, and checks for these partners. Please bring your donations back to church on March 8.