Sanctity of Life

Jesus’ command to see and love “the least of these” drives our outreach at Church of the Resurrection. It compels us to care for refugees, inmates, the global poor, and the persecuted.

Jesus’ command especially drives us to protect and advocate for unborn children and their mothers, two of the most vulnerable members of our society. This includes a strong partnership with Caring Network, an organization dedicated to loving and walking beside mothers and fathers through crisis pregnancies. We distribute much-needed baby supplies to families via Operation Baby Bank, and organize advocacy and prayer on behalf of the unborn.

Join us in promoting “a culture of life” at Resurrection and in our community.

Operation Baby Bank

Expectant mothers, especially those navigating unplanned pregnancies, need our help. We house and distribute baby supplies (such as diapers and wipes) from our warehouse to parents in need, in partnership with longtime local partner, Caring Network. We also work with the Baby Bank at Christ Tabernacle Church in Chicago and are launching a clinic in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago with Caring Network.

Donate an hour of your time to pray outside an abortion clinic in Downers’ Grove.  You’ll join experienced Rez volunteers to pray for expectant mothers as they struggle with pregnancy. 

Special Opportunity: 40 Days for Life

From Sept. 28 to Nov. 6, churches will be praying for an end to abortion outside of local abortion clinics. You can sign up to pray through the 40 Days for Life website, or join a Rez Sanctity of Life Team member. Learn more: contact Michelle Lapeyre at

Read one volunteer’s experience of praying at a clinic.


Year-round: Friday mornings, between 8:45-10 or 10-11 am.

Contact Michelle Lapeyre at

Parents and children are welcome. However, to ensure the safety of children, please only bring those who can be carried in baby slings or who are old enough to understand that they must keep away from the edge of the road.

March For Life

We advocate and help educate others about how to support the unborn and parents in crisis pregnancies. Our church joins many others in the annual March for Life Chicago to celebrate the sanctity of human life. This January we caravanned in the March for Life car rally, a COVID-safe way to advocate and pray. 

Seeking other ways to help?

Contact Sanctity of Life Team Leader Gabi Reczek



// Church of the Resurrection