Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pour Les Enfants: A Silent Art Auction "For The Children"

On December 3, 2011, local artists will gather both individually and through participating churches in order to benefit the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater with their art.  Sovereign Grace Church’s Access group will host a silent auction for various pieces of art as well as provide live entertainment for a great evening out.

Why get involved?  Nate Bauers, a member of Sovereign Grace Church’s administrative team, explains the motivation behind the special evening.

“We decided to host an art auction because this is a great chance to tap into the artistic talents of folks in our churches and in the community.  It's a chance for them to use their artistic talents for the Lord and His purposes in our area.  Our goals for this event are to raise as much for CPC as possible, and to draw others into the mission of CPC and into a relationship with the Savior.  We chose to support CPC because they are a ministry that we, as a church, support and stand with, and we see how they truly are on the front lines of doing gospel work, justice work, and bringing about the reconciliation that Jesus accomplished and purchased for us.  We see how CPC impacts the community by their simple love for the hurting, the broken, and the helpless.  They are a light in a dark world, and bring much glory to God.”

“Our prayer is that attendees of this event would leave encouraged by what the CPC is doing, and would see the true work of Jesus and His Church through what we are doing...as well as leave with a great piece of art in their hands!”

This is an adult-only event held at Sovereign Grace Church with 100 percent of the auction proceeds going towards CPC.  For more information and to register online, visit www.sgconline.org/access.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Keim Center of Virginia Beach


In 2004, the number of abortions in South Hampton Roads climbed to an all-time high – 9,269 precious preborn lives were lost in that year alone.

The following year, CPC opened a medical clinic, The Keim Center of Norfolk, offering life-revealing ultrasound services. Since the clinic opened, the number of women The Keim Centers serve annually has increased by 165 percent and abortions in South Hampton Roads have decreased by more than 16 percent.

Wanting this trend towards LIFE to continue, CPC began work on opening a new medical clinic in Virginia Beach soon after opening the Norfolk clinic. After many years of prayer and preparation, The Keim Center of Virginia Beach opened on June 6, 2011!


Town Center is located within a Strategic Growth Area – areas carefully defined by the city that are planned to accommodate and absorb urban growth.

We recognized early in our search that Town Center is the most convenient location for women considering abortion in Virginia Beach, and will continue to be an ideal location as the area experiences additional growth. Town Center is centrally positioned, easily accessible, and minutes away from anywhere in Virginia Beach.


Prior to opening the Virginia Beach clinic, CPC had reached its monthly funding goal to sustain this new clinic. However, with a challenge grant set to expire and the loss of support in recent months from the tumultuous economy, CPC now needs $7,500 of committed monthly support.

One hour of ministry costs approximately $50. Therefore, this need equates to 150 hours of life-saving, heart-sparing ministry each month. If you would like to financially partner with CPC's ministry, please donate online or connect with us today.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Real Life: Carolina's Story

Carolina and her husband were both serving in the Navy when they first came to The Keim Center, pregnant with their second child and considering abortion. Even though Carolina and her husband had discussed having another baby, they planned to focus on her career instead. After learning Carolina was pregnant, the couple was scared.

Carolina said, “[One of the supervisors] said it really clear – that women in the Navy are not useful when they are pregnant. And we do that on purpose not to go to sea duty. I thought they were going to think that [of me], but I really wanted to go to sea duty.”

As Carolina and her husband focused on the career plan they had created, they made an appointment at an abortion clinic to terminate her pregnancy. Once at the clinic – physically prepared to complete the procedure – the couple realized this was not what they wanted and they left. Carolina came to The Keim Center looking for help.

“During the first session, I was relieved because I was able to say all of the things I was feeling. There was no judgment – not even in [my advocate’s] facial expressions. She was very supportive. She knew the words to tell me to guide me – she never pushed me into anything. She had the words to comfort me and she made me look for my own answer.”

Carolina and her husband knew the best option for them was to choose life for their preborn daughter. She shared the news with her family and employer, all of whom were happy and very supportive of their decision.

After a difficult pregnancy, Carolina delivered her daughter and received ongoing support from her advocate to work through the feelings of guilt about her initial decision to abort. Carolina’s husband continues to serve in the Navy, but she is now pursuing a degree in the medical field. God has become an integral part of the family’s life.

“I believe He is the one that made me find The Keim Center. [My advocate] was the perfect connector between Him and I.”

Carolina and her daughter, Jazmine, are actual clients. Their names and likenesses have not been changed. Photography courtesy of Tracey Sanders.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Volunteer Spotlight: Leigh Gorski

We are so honored the Lord has allowed us the privilege to have Leigh Gorski as part of our volunteer family. For the past 11 years, Leigh has faithfully and generously given her time and talents to invest in CPC’s ministry. Among her many gifts and skills, contributing to the success of our special events is an area where she brings commitment and excellence. Leigh is a natural problem solver, and her eye for solutions has helped us see and implement many creative improvements to longstanding challenges. Her organized and calm demeanor ensures whatever area she is leading is done with great ability and passion. It is evident she genuinely loves people, is resolute in the cause for life and has a heart to serve. Thank you, Leigh, for honoring LIFE and our Lord!

Want to get involved?  Connect with our volunteer coordinator today to sign up for our November volunteer training!