Friday, September 30, 2011

October Prayer Focus

PLEASE PRAY   CPC humbly requests your intentional prayer for:

GREAT EXPECTATIONS   Great Expectations, our educational pregnancy and prenatal classes, are one way we share the Gospel and reach clients with practical help. Please pray for additional volunteer instructors for Norfolk and Portsmouth. Also pray for more dads to attend.

ANNUAL BENEFIT BANQUET   Our Annual Benefit Banquet is our largest fundraiser each year. Please pray:
• for Sponsors and Table Hosts as they invite others to attend.
• that CPC’s support goals would be met.
• that God would use the Annual Benefit Banquet to open more hearts to the life-saving, heart-sparing ministry of CPC.

CALL CENTER VOLUNTEERS   In 2010, the call center answered more than 4,000 helpline calls. Call center volunteers are warm, welcoming women who are well trained to serve on the front lines of this ministry. Please pray for volunteers to step forward and commit to serving a weekly shift in the call center. Four additional volunteers are needed immediately.

PRAY FOR CPC’S EXPECTANT MOTHERS AND THEIR LITTLE ONES.   Their names* and due dates are listed below.

*Some of the names have been changed to protect the identities of our clients.

Sherrie 1
Ashley 1
Kristin 1
Tiffany 1
Lita 1
Shanelle 1
Latashia 2
Victoria 2
Sierra 2
Jaden 3
Nicole 3
Che 3
Jasmine 4
Kania 4
Vasha 4
Bonnie 6
Alicia 7
Tera 8
Shanelle 8
Anya 10
Danielle 11
Maddie 11
Sarah 12
Angelica 12
Lisa 12
Jadia 13
Lanice 13
Anna 13
Molly 14
Chante 15
Shannon 16
Amanda 16
Tracy 16
Cheri 17
Shanika 17
Melissa 17
Belinda 18
Erika 18
Kimberly 18
Tina 18
Shayla 19
Clarissa 20
Maria 21
Kimberly 21
Danielle 22
Mesha 22
Terri 23
Kimberly 23
Neisha 23
Sarah 23
Taylor 24
Geneva 24
Sydney 24
Lisa 24
Lori 25
Tanika 25
Nicole 25
Ashley 25
La’Shawn 25
Shaquanna 25
Latania 25
Marie 26
Leanne 26
Sarah 26
Rebecca 26
Ashley 28
Tia 28
Heather 28
Latoya 28
Latonya 29
Sherrie 30
Elizabeth 30
Lysandra 30
Tanisha 31
Brieana 31

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Answering The Call

“Keim Center for pregnancy decisions.  How may I help you?”
In 2010, Cathy and her team of devoted volunteers uttered these words more than 4,000 times while answering the helpline in our call center.  Available 24 hours a day, the helpline is a vital link between potential clients and their appointment in one of our four locations.
“We’re the voice of The Keim Centers.  Not only do we answer the phones and book appointments, but we often establish the client’s first impression of our organization,” says Cathy, call center manager.
Call center volunteers are warm, welcoming women who have been “super trained” to serve on the front lines of our ministry.  Every call is different, but the desired outcome is the same – connect with the caller and share resources that are of value to her.
In voluntary surveys collected after each appointment, our clients repeatedly share how comfortable they felt and how thankful they were to have someone non-judgmental to talk with about their situation, writing comments like, “I had a very enjoyable experience, the staff was very friendly and helpful and seemed genuinely concerned about me.”
This authentic compassion begins in the call center.  Each four-hour volunteer shift begins with a short devotion and prayer.
“We pray for the phones to ring, and that surprises people,” Cathy shares.  “We know women are considering abortion, and we want them to find our number.  I pray they find our words inviting, and that God speaks through us – touches them.  We pray they make appointments.  And we pray for the advocates who will be seeing them – we’re part of a team.  We pray for women to find the truth.  It’s not our words – it’s what God does with those words in the caller.  The callers are different, but our words are always the same.  It’s not us.  Call center volunteers are not responsible if the woman makes the appointment or not, but they’re responsible to offer the invitation.”
The call center is an essential element of CPC’s ministry to serve women unprepared for pregnancy.  To run the call center at minimum capacity, 10 volunteer shifts require manning each week.  Currently, we have volunteers committed to only 6 of these shifts.  We pray many volunteers will step forward to help fill this void.
What about you – is this your calling?  Will you be a caring voice on the other end of the phone?
To learn more about plugging into the call center, or numerous other volunteer opportunities within CPC’s ministry, our next volunteer training session begins in less than two weeks.  Contact Angie at or 757.410.9703 for more information on how to get involved.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Praying for LIFE

"CPC's Prayer Gathering for Life is THE annual pro-life prayer event of South Hampton Roads. You don't want to miss this!"
-CPC supporter

2011 Prayer Gathering for Life
Thursday, September 29
7:00 P.M.

312 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, VA 23502
(Thank you, FBCN, for your hospitality in allowing us to use your facilities!)

Bring your friends and family as we go before the Lord together on behalf of life!

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