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Defund Planned Parenthood

It is the public policy of the state of Ohio to prefer childbirth over abortion—Planned Parenthood’s business model and political agenda are the reverse. Over the span of 40 years, Planned Parenthood’s abortion services have grown to consume a bigger and bigger market share. In 2013, Planned Parenthood performed 327,653 abortions—about a quarter of the country’s abortions. Planned Parenthood charges upwards of $1,500 for a first trimester abortion. According to Guttmacher, Planned Parenthood’s research arm, the average abortion costs $470. 94 percent of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy-related services are abortions. While Planned Parenthood’s abortions rose last year, their adoption referrals and prenatal services dropped. For every adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed 174 abortions. Last year, Planned Parenthood raked in 528 million taxpayer dollars—41 percent of its revenue. In 2013, Planned Parenthood reported more than $127 million in excess revenue and more than $1.4 billion in net assets. The Planned Parenthood abortion industry grew from the eugenic ideas of founder Margaret Sanger. She documented her ruthless beliefs in pamphlets, journals and books in the early 20th century. Such ideas include: “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” The eugenic ideas of the 20th century persist in today’s abortion practice where it capitalizes on minority communities, disproportionately taking the lives of African American babies and babies with disabilities. In 2013, 42 percent of abortions took place on African American women–even though they make up 12.5 percent of Ohio’s population. Make no mistake: Planned Parenthood is using your tax dollars as a shell game to fund abortion and advance their callous and inhuman ideals. Sign our petition to de-fund Planned Parenthood and ask a friend to do the same. We have more than enough reasons. With you for Life, Ohio Right to Life...

Silver Ring Thing

“I truly am believing that this generation of kids will begin to turn things around and build up godly marriage and families and restore our nation to God.”

—Read More to see the images from the 2014 Silver Ring Thing.

St. Mary Catholic Church

We are the St. Mary Parish family of Marion, Ohio, a worshipping community of diverse, faith-filled people. Inspired by the Holy Spirit and building on our tradition, we will strive to grow closer to God and one another by living and spreading the Gospel. To achieve this, we dedicate ourselves… to joining together in inspiring liturgical celebrations to responding to others’ needs to working for justice and peace to teaching and preaching Jesus’ message of love and forgiveness to recognizing and encouraging each others’ gifts, and to being open and welcoming to all God’s people within our reach.     251 North Main Street Marion, Ohio 43302...

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.   317 W. Church St. P.O. Box 383 MARION, OH Contact: Majors Paul & Kathleen Knickerbocker Tel:...

Salem Evangelical Church

If you’re checking out Salem Evangelical Church for the first time, you can expect the same thing that many now look forward to every week… A place to continually grow in the abundant life that we’ve been created to have through a relationship with Jesus Christ. That’s really what we’re all about. Here at Salem Evangelical on the weekend we enjoy praise and worship music as well as solid teaching from the Word of God. During the week there are many opportunities for everyone to get connected into the life of the Church as we seek to continually grow in our relationship with Jesus and take the good news to the ends of the earth. So, we invite you to come and take it all in for yourself. Join us this next Sunday at 9:15 or 11 AM or stop by sometime during the week and visit us. Don’t forget to join us Wednesday nights at 6:45 PM for one of the many elective classes that will stretch you and grow your spiritual walk with the Lord. Get to know the church family better by joining us for dinner beforehand at 5:30 in our Activity Center. Sunday: 9:15 am – 1st Service & Sunday School classes 11:00 am – 2nd Service & Sunday School classes 6:00 pm – Prayer Service Wednesday: 5:45–6:30 pm – Family Dinner in the Activity Center 6:45 pm – Elective...

Marion Christian Center

At Marion Christian Center, our hope is that you know God and His amazing love for you. He demonstrated this great love for us through His Son Jesus, who gave His life for us that we may have a relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We welcome you to come experience God’s great love through vibrant worship, meaningful healthy relationships with others, life changing small groups and classes, experiencing His power and gifts, and the opportunity to impact the community in which we live. Welcome Home. Pastors Perry and Lois Payne       Tue Jul 02 @ 6:30PM – 08:00PM Women’s Bible Study Wed Jul 03 @ 7:04PM – 704 Group Sun Jul 07 @ 5:30PM – 08:00PM CORE Youth Group Tue Jul 09 @ 6:30PM – Prophetic Team Members Meeting Wed Jul 10 @ 7:00PM –...

Heritage Bible Church

The Heritage Bible Church offers a wide range of programs and classes for churchgoers of all ages. Check out our exciting Children’s Church for kids! The Mission of Heritage Bible Church is to change our community by impacting lives through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ, as incarnate Deity, died to atone for the sins of the world, and it is through belief in and submission to the Divine Law of God that mankind may inherit eternal life as the inheritance of salvation. We look forward to your presence in our services. Join us for the “Call to Worship” every Sunday Morning at 10:15 or see our service schedule for our regularly scheduled services.   Sunday School: Sunday Morning at 9:15 Call to Worship: Sunday Morning at 10:15 Evening Worship: Sunday Evening at 6:00 Children’s Church: Sunday Evening at 6:00 Mid-week Prayer & Praise: Wednesday Evening at...

Green Camp Baptist Church

We are a Congregation that believes in the infallable Word of God, and that Jesus is God in the flesh, and He has sent the Holy Spirit to live in the world. We believe that the Bible is our source of guidance and our instructions for right living. We believe that Baptism is done by immersion as instructed in the Scriptures. We belive that Jesus was crucified, dead, and buried, but arose on the third day just as the Prophets had instructed, thus defeating death and assuring everlasting life to those who believe in Him. Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen!   228 Main St. Green Camp, Ohio 43322 740-528-2690 Church 740-802-2283...

The Gathering Place Christian Fellowship

See us on FACEBOOK Address: 1300 Mt Vernon Ave, Marion, OH 43302 Phone:(740) 389-1749...

Fite Memorial Baptist Church

Our church family would like to welcome you to join us for worship and fellowship each Sunday and Wednesday. We would love to serve you and enjoy God’s blessings and joy along with you.         Sunday Service Times: Sunday School – 9:15 am Coffee & Fellowship – 10:15 am Worship Service – 10:30 am AWANA – 5:15 pm (during the school year) Youth Group – 6 pm Evening Service – 6 pm   Wednesday Service Times: Bible Study & Prayer – 6:30 pm  ...

Dayspring Wesleyan

We are working to become a congregation built around VERBS.  That does not just mean “busy”, but about doing the things that honor God and lift up the amazing Jesus, Son of God and our Savior. We are not fundamentalist in style, although we believe in the biblical basics and fundamental teachings.  We try to avoid judgmental attitudes and prefer love and grace as the best context for truth.  We woudl rather build bridges to others rather than walls between us. We are made up of a wide variety of church backgrounds, including returnees to the church and those with  a history of no church.  Our connections are Wesleyan, which is of the Methodist heritage.  Our worship services consider elements of tradition, and yet press ahead to stay contemporary and relevant. The four verbs that drive our sense of mission are: REACH, GROW, WORSHIP AND SERVE.  All of this is in the context of connecting people to God, through Christ, and connecting people to one another and our world.  We would welcome you checking us out and ask any questions you have.  And your involvement would help us continue to become who we are meant to be!   2431 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd. Marion, Ohio 43302...

Cornerstone Alliance Church

TEN THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT CAC   We invite people to come as they are…we will share the truth in love, but we will trust the Spirit of God to do the changing in people’s lives…and we will offer hope not condemnation… We long to be a motley crew…people from all ethnicities, backgrounds etc. who are united under the same DNA— Divine Truth (Presence), Nurturing Relationships, Apostolic Mission, and committed to the same PAGES of ministry (Prayer, Accountability, Giving, Extending, Service) Our goal is to be Christ centered and community focused…five touch points (schools, hospital/nursing centers, media and the arts, civic/government, crisis support)… Biblical balance is important to us…we want to keep the most important things most important and secondary things secondary; we want be a Great Commandment and Great Commission church We strive for excellence…but we are not up tight about perfection…we want to offer our best in the power of the Holy Spirit consistent with our gifts and passions…but we also want to be very authentic about our hurts, struggles etc., we long to be a body that does not gossip… Missions is our middle name… we measure success more by our sending capacity than our seating capacity… we want to speak in the heart language of our target audiences (words, music, and more)… Transformation is our bottom line…changed lives is what it’s all about…that means application is a must in what we share…our goal isn’t to know a lot about God, but to know God! Serving out there is as important as serving in here…our most important ministries may well be in our spheres of influence versus the four walls of the church… We would rather light a candle than curse the darkness… rather than resemble or react to issues we want to redeem them by building bridges to the hope available in Christ We know that you can’t live the Christian life in your own strength…we long for everyone to increasingly live their lives in the power of the Holy Spirit! 2010 Marion-Marysville Rd. Marion OH 43302 Website: www.marioncma.org Phone: 740-387-3565  ...

Central Baptist Church

Central is a Southern Baptist church who meets in and serves its community of Marion, Ohio. God has blessed the church with 30 years of ministry in Marion and its an exciting time to be apart of what God is doing now. You can learn a lot about us online, but nothing compares to face-to-face interaction. We hope we’ll have an opportunity to meet you soon! Until then, you can learn more about us by using the links to the right.   2816 Marion Waldo Rd. Marion OH 43302...

Calvary Bible Baptist Church

Calvary Bible Baptist Church is: A group of believers in Marion, Ohio who strongly believe in the Word of God. Or click here to be directed to the site map. 1419 Linn Hipsher Rd. Marion, Ohio 43302 Phone:  740-382-4173 Fax:  740-382-2629

Berean Baptist Church

Berean is an independent Baptist church located on the outskirts of Marion, Ohio. Our Weekly Gathering Times Sunday Sunday School 9:45 am Morning Service 10:45 am Evening Discipleship Classes 6:30 pm Website 131 Marion-Cardington Road Marion, Ohio 43302-2308 Phone:...

Abundant Life Assembly of God

Living Life with Purpose! Jesus said in John 10:10, “I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full.” (NIV). There is no better way to live a full life than to have a purpose for living. Paul understood that having purpose brought passion to living. You can read about this in Philippians 1:12-18. God wants you to enjoy life. A personal sense of purpose works in two ways. First, we work on it. Then, it works on us. Once Paul had determined his life mission, that purpose daily improved his attitude. In prisons, shipwrecks, beatings, through trials and debates, Paul kept on smiling because of his strong sense of purpose. He understood that people can either surrender to their circumstances, or they can surrender to a cause that is so great, their circumstances won’t matter. When we surrender to our circumstances, we have good days and bad days. We are at the mercy of what happens to us. When we surrender to a cause or purpose, we have good days wherever we go; the purpose never dies. Paul’s attitude helped his purpose go forward, then his purpose helped his attitude go forward! His attitude helped him conclude that it didn’t matter what happened to him or others–so long as the mission continued. The people who attend Abundant Life Assembly understand that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ helps us find, understand, and pursue our purpose in life! We believe that healthy friendships provide resources and encouragement in reaching God’s best for us! We offer Sunday Morning Worship and Small Group opportunities throughout the week to foster and nurture these relationships. People of all ages can come and find people who enjoy their relationship with God and others. May you find God’s Best as your purpose in life! Pastor Doug Ford For additional information you may contact us: Office Phone: 740-389-5936 Email: alagmarion@agchurches.org Facebook: Abundant Life Assembly Pastor’s Blog: dford1024.blogspot.com Directions to Abundant Life Abundant Life is located at 2303 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road (SR 95) in Marion, Ohio. The church is located one-quarter mile east of the intersection of State Routes 23 and...

Christian and pro-choice at the same time?

“Is it possible to be Christian and pro-choice at the same time?” Answer: Abortion has been a hotly debated topic in American culture for the past forty years. Proponents on both sides wave statistics and viewpoints that many sincerely believe to be the only right way. For the sake of clarity, let’s define the terms “pro-choice” and “pro-life.” For the purposes of this article, “pro-choice” will be defined as “the belief that a woman should have the legal right to abort her unborn child at any point in the pregnancy.” Pro-choice advocates believe abortion is a personal decision and should not be limited by the government or anyone else. “Pro-life” will be defined as “the belief that every human life is sacred and no one, including the mother, has the right to end an innocent life.” Pro-life advocates hold the view that life from the moment of conception should be protected. So, should a Christian be pro-choice or pro-life? A Christian, according to the Bible, is someone who has accepted God’s offer of forgiveness through Jesus’ death and resurrection. Salvation is a gift of God through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ (John 3:16-18; Ephesians 2:8-9;Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9). What we believe about other things is a matter of growth, not of salvation. However,2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” When we give our lives to Christ, He begins to change us: our way of thinking and our way of behaving (see Isaiah 55:7). Our bodies become the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16;6:19). Our minds are renewed through the truth of God’s Word (Romans 12:1-2). Our attitudes, perspectives, and behaviors gradually change to be more like those of Christ (Romans 8:29; Galatians 5:22). This transformation doesn’t happen overnight. Many Christians are still what the apostle Paul called “carnal” (1 Corinthians 3:1-3; Romans 8:6). Carnal Christians trust in Jesus for salvation, but they still think, act, and react like the world. Often, they are new to the faith or simply have not allowed the Holy Spirit free access to every area of their hearts. They are trying to live the Christian life in their own strength, while still being heavily influenced by the world’s way of thinking. The carnal mind has not been fully renewed by the Word of God and still seeks compromise with the world (James 4:4). Carnal Christians allow the persuasive viewpoints of the ungodly to sway their opinions on many things, including abortion.  Spiritual growthrequires us to shed our old ways...

Knights of Columbus

Growth of the Knights of Columbus On Oct. 2, 1881, a small group of men met in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Called together by their 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, these men formed a fraternal society that would one day become the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization. They sought strength in solidarity, and security through unity of purpose and devotion to a holy cause: they vowed to be defenders of their country, their families and their faith. These men were bound together by the ideal of Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of the Americas, the one whose hand brought Christianity to the New World. Their efforts came to fruition with the incorporation of the Knights of Columbus on March 29, 1882. They were Knights of Columbus. The Order has been called “the strong right arm of the Church”, and has been praised by popes, presidents and other world leaders, for support of the Church, programs of evangelization and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need. Father McGivney’s founding vision for the Order also included a life insurance program to provide for the widows and orphans of deceased members. The Order’s insurance program has expanded substantially to serve more effectively the Knights’ growing membership. Year after year, the Knights of Columbus has earned the highest possible quality ratings for financial soundness from A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The Order provides the highest quality insurance, annuity and long-term care products to its members, along with many other fraternal benefits. The Supreme Council is the governing body of the Knights of Columbus and is responsible for the development of the organization as a whole. Supreme Council duties include establishing the Order in new regions and setting up regional authorities, defining and advancing its values and goals, undertaking organization-wide initiatives, promoting awareness of the Knights’ mission worldwide, and protecting the families of members through its extensive insurance program. Members working in local, or subordinate councils, however, carry on the majority of the Knights’ beneficial work. The Marion Council 671 The Marion Chapter 671 of the Knights of Columbus are proud of our service to the community. We take great effort in providing much needed help in the Marion community. 1232 E. Center St., Marion OH 43302, 740.382.3671...

Pro-Life News

LifeSiteNews.com is a non-profit Internet service dedicated to issues of culture, life, and family. It was launched in September 1997. LifeSiteNews Daily News reports and information pages are used by numerous organizations and publications, educators, professionals and political, religious and life and family organization leaders and grassroots people across North America and internationally.

Marion Grace Brethren Church

“They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common.” (Acts 2:42-44) The purpose of Grace Brethren Church of Marion, and preeminent goal, is for each individual member, and for the body of believers, to grow into a deep, personal knowledge of Jesus Christ and to serve Him completely. Along with the apostle Paul we proclaim: “I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord…that I may know Him” If you share such a conviction, and strive with us to follow the Lord with nothing less than your whole life, let us know about it: call, write or e-mail us...

Our Pro-Life Heroes

John Jones Pastor John served the Marion Grace (Brethren) Church as Senior Pastor from 1992 until June 2017 when he and his wife Shari answered the call to be missionaries to France.  A staunch supporter of life, Pastor John was instrumental in the formation of Marion Citizens for Life in 2009.  His energy and leadership over the years have been vital in this body’s mission. Pastor John has also been an instructor for Relationships Under Construction and a strong supporter of Voice of Hope.  He served the Marion community as coordinator of prayer for County Commissioners meetings, provided leadership for Hope in Marion, served several years as a mentor at North Central Ohio Rehabilitation Center for Youth, and participated in many other multi-denominational efforts in the Marion Area.   Rev. George and Irene Sprague George and Irene served the Marion community for the cause of life from the 1980’s to the time of their passing in 2009 (Irene) and 2011 (George).  Together they served in the Salvation Army for years.  They founded Life is from God Ministries, a pro-life mission here in Marion, and were early members of Marion Citizens for Life.  A poet and writer, Irene often contributed pro-life letters to the Marion Star. The Spragues were always bold in their stand for life issues.  They are true heroes for the cause of life here in the Marion area.   Marilyn Dowler This 4’5” dynamo packs more energy in this tiny frame than a pack of wild horses.  And she spends most of it on being an advocate and champion for those who do not have a voice.  She has a big heart for children born and unborn and the elderly.  Marilyn has spent many years being involved in pro-life activities such as Marion Citizens for Life.  She was one of the original committee members.  She has been active in Teens for Life and many trips to Washington D.C. for the March for Life.  She also loves to minister to the elderly by taking her musical talents to nursing homes.  She has been active in Operation Shoe Box collection and distribution.     Thomas Allen Trimner October 25, 1945 – December 11, 2012 Tom Trimner was our dear friend and will be greatly missed.  He was a protector and defender of the unborn.  He spent many of his days praying for the protection of unborn and an end to abortion.  He earnestly prayed in front of abortion clinics faithfully several times a year despite his medical conditions.  He enjoyed educating himself on pro- life issues and gladly would...

Art Ministry

Velma Kunze 419-560-3953 740-389-4413 The “Arts” are visual communications such as singing, signing, mime puppets, drama etc. – used to demonstrate to the senses our pro-life message to increase emotions to cause action....

Abstinence Awareness

Jenna Walter ATM Education – Abstinence ’til marriage education – Central Ohio   Adolescents, aged 12-18, face some formidable challenges in today’s sex-crazed culture. Growing up is not as simple for them as it was for their baby-boomer parents. ATM Education, a private, non-profit organization is designed to come alongside students, educators, parents and their communities to empower these young people to make healthy decisions based upon medically accurate information and therefore maintain the possibility of awesome opportunities for their lives. Abstinence ’til marriage education provides one of the few successful approaches to decrease teen sexual activity and therefore decrease teen pregnancy, STDs and emotional devastation and upheaval. Abstinence ’til marriage is 100% effective in eliminating teen pregnancies, STDs and reducing the probability of cervical and breast cancer later in life. Other Abstinence Links: Parents For Truth – Giving parents a voice to support Abstinence Education NAEA – National Abstinence Education...

Adoption & Foster Awareness

Naomi Zeisler The Gospel of Jesus Christ means our families and churches ought to be at the forefront of the adoption and care of our children close to home and around the world. Become a Foster or Adoptive Parent