Babies Lives Matter event at Park United Methodist

Submitted Photo Jessie Bailey Andersen, new Executive Director of Options Care Center who will be featured at Babies Lives Matter.

SINCLAIRVILLE — On Sunday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Park United Methodist Church in Sinclairville, “Babies Lives Matter” will call people to be a voice for the voiceless children in the womb. The purpose of the gathering is to mobilize and motivate the pro-life community to work redemptively, productively and effectively for the sanctity of human life in response to the legislation passed in New York against the unborn child.

Compelling brief videos during the event powerfully counter the common rhetoric attacking the pro-life position. Kirsten Watson, wife of professional football player, Benjamin Watson, will give a well-reasoned pro-life response to the slogan “My Body, My Choice.”

Featured will be Jessie Andersen, newly appointed Executive Director of Options Care Center in Jamestown. Bringing her passion for the work to serve those in crisis pregancies and to preserve vulnerable unborn children, she says, “I’m excited and privileged to be on board with this ministry. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t looking for a job, but when God says to move, we must be obedient.”

Joining her as well will be Kelly Wittenbrook, the President of the Board of Options Care Center (OCC) formerly known as Choose Life of Jamestown. She says, “We are excited at what is happening at OCC! We have a new executive director, Jessie Andersen, who comes to us with a heart to serve the women of Chautauqua County. We are currently undergoing renovations and anticipate reopening this fall offering ultrasound services and many other pregnancy resources!” Wittenbrook is also very appreciative of the donors and supporters “in many different ways” who “keep the ministry going.”

There will be an offering taken to raise the funds necessary for their capital campaign projects, including the purchase of a sonogram. There will also be time set aside for worship in song. A time of prayer for the ministry of Options Care and others who sense a call to assist pregnant women, to help men be involved and to be a voice for the unborn who cannot speak for themselves will finish out the evening.

Sponsoring the event is the Sophie Scholl Society, which speaks up for unborn children and the sanctity of human life. It is a society that draws on biblical theology, history and philosophy to speak into and influence the public square, patterned after Sophie Scholl who bravely stood up with others in Germany against the Nazis through the White Rose Society.