March for Life 2020

Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others… (Matthew 5)

#WHYWEMARCH

We live in a time where the dark seems to be growing ever darker. Violence and hate are embraced as progress; divisions seem to run deep. People all over this nation are grasping for affirmation and identity, as we continue to deal with the forty year fallout of legalized abortion — a decision that has marred our understanding of innate human dignity for decades.

In days like these, the public witness of Christ’s church is absolutely crucial.

As Martin Luther King Jr. so famously stated, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

When we gather in DC for the cause of life, we bring the brightest light into an incredible darkness. And God uses it to push back and save lives! Through our prayer and outreach, and even our fellowship, we become Christ incarnate in our nation’s capital. And that means hope. And Romans 5 promises us that hope does not disappoint.

So, on January 23rd & 24th, we invite all of you to join CEC For Life in Washington, DC, as we once more dedicate our lives (and our year) to saving the lives of others: our preborn brothers and sisters.  Together, let’s be the light this dark world desperately needs.

ABOUT HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

Our block of rooms at the Cambria Suites DC is already full!

We procured a block of rooms at the Cambria Suites DC for the nights of Jan. 23rd & 24th, but the block filled up almost immediately.  In fact, we just learned today that the entire hotel is already booked for the night of Jan. 23rd.

As we get closer to the March for Life, a few rooms may open up in the CEC For Life block.  If you are interested in being placed on a waiting list, please contact Sarah at 910.303.2601. Please note: This will not guarantee you a room. We strongly suggest having a backup plan if no rooms become available.

The March for Life host hotel (The Renaissance) is also full, but the main March for Life website provides a link to search for “Overflow Hotels.” You can check out that option by clicking here.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES (TENTATIVE):

THURSDAY, JAN 23rd

6:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Kickoff Meeting (Youth Leaders, especially, please be present.)
Cambria Suites, 899 O St NW (In the Lobby)

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
OneVoiceDC Rally, Hosted by The Radiance Foundation
Renaissance Downtown DC Hotel, 999 9th St NW

FRIDAY, JAN 24th

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Morning Eucharist
Cambria Suites, 899 O St NW (Duke Ellington Room)

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
25th Annual National Prayer Service
DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St NW

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Memorial Die-In @ SCOTUS (Youth)
In front of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First St NE

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Liturgy for the Preborn Prayer Vigil
In front of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First St NE

The Liturgy will begin at 12 Noon, but please arrive by 11:45 AM. Directly after the Liturgy, CEC For Life and all other attendees will walk together and join the March for Life.  Reconvene at the corner of Constitution & 6th Ave NW. We will join the March from there.

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Youth Training: Engaging A World With No Family
Cambria Suites, 899 O St NW (Duke Ellington Room)

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Youth Pizza Party & Fellowship
Cambria Suites, 899 O St NW (Duke Ellington Room)

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FRIDAY, JAN 24th (Cont’d)

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Silent No More Awareness Gathering
In front of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE