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Action Item: Tell Gov. Tom Wolf to Shut the Abortion Clinics!

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Why are abortion businesses still operating when Gov. Tom Wolf (Democrat) has closed non-essential businesses, schools, mass gatherings, and requiring Pennsylvanians to postpone important medical procedures?

Currently, across the United States, including Pennsylvania, services that constitute essential health care are being postponed in order to reduce everyone’s risk of exposure to COVID-19 and to conserve scarce medical resources. Gov. Wolf has shut down all “elective medical procedures” yet in our Commonwealth, the abortion industry is open for business as usual and now is asking for donations of hand sanitizer, home sewn masks, shoe covers, and surgical hats so they can continue doing abortions!   If businesses, churches, and schools are closed, why should Planned Parenthood remain open?

Gov. Wolf needs to know that Pennsylvanians like you believe that abortion is NEVER an essential service.

Immediate Action Needed

#1. Please contact Gov. Wolf and Secretary of Health, Rachel Levine.  Urge them to join other states across our nation by closing abortion clinics to stop elective abortions in Pennsylvania. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania.

#2. Kindly forward this email to family and friends.

Thank you for taking action at this critical time.

For Such a time as this.
Dilonna Coran
State Director

Embrace Peace

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As the new Concerned Women for America (CWA) State Director for Pennsylvania, I wanted to encourage you during this season of uncertainty to continue to choose faith over fear.  What our nation and communities currently face has proven that we just never know what each day is going to bring. Oh, but what an assurance to know that God’s promises remain the same.  His word brings the hope that is needed for the times we currently face.

I love what the Amplified Bible says in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]”  The New Living Translation says it this way, “I am leaving you with a gift — peace of mind and heart.”

What a gift peace is!  You just can’t put a price tag on that, can you?  I’ve found that life just goes better when we have peace!  And as much as we may seek to find it in other places, peace comes only from the Prince of Peace.  The purchaser of peace is the one who doesn’t fail us –He is with us; He is for us and not against us.  He is on our side!  God is in you … the hope of glory … and through Him, we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us (Romans 8:37)!

How much was this peace worth?  Isaiah 53:3 tells us, “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.”  Think of this. Our peace was worth the shedding of His blood.

Remember each difficult situation we face becomes the stepping stone to the provision of God.  Let’s look every day for the simple way God is furnishing and meeting our needs.  Abraham was so focused on his son Isaac he failed to see the ram in the thicket that was there the whole time.

We can trust our lives, families, communities, state, and nation into the hollow of His mighty hand. Trust simply means that no matter what happens, you will turn TO God instead of away.  Join me as we pray that our nation will turn to Him, look to Him, and rise to bless His Name.

Concentration camp survivor Corrie Ten Boom said, “If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.”  I’ve heard it said that the right shoes will complement the outfit.  We all have shoes, and I would imagine you have a favorite comfy pair. The shoes that Ephesians 6:15 tells us to wear are not for our comfort but to give us stable footing through peace during difficult times. Philippians 4:7 tells us that “The peace of God which passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds.”  The meaning of guard in this verse is that of a soldier protecting his post.  Protect the post that Lord has placed you with, the peace of God.  You might be a stay at home mom, businesswoman, community leader, a government official, health care worker, or service provider.  Right now, you may be on the front lines of the battle, find yourself working at home, or currently unemployed.  May His peace surround you during today and the days ahead.

I believe that COVID-19 could be the wake-up call God is using to get our attention.  He is nudging us during this time to focus on what is truly important and to put our complete trust in Him. He has literally caused us to be still and to know that He is God. So, help your neighbor, continue to give generously, support your small local businesses, and resist the urge to be selfish. Life is going on – it’s just different for a period of time. We are all in this together, so let’s keep our trust in Him who comes alongside us and gives us the strength that equips us for such a time as this.

I know our times seem fragile at the moment, but as my mom used to say, “This too shall pass.” He is still on the throne and in control; God will work all things together for our good —the good, the bad, and the ugly! Let’s embrace His peace today and then share it with our fellow Pennsylvanians.

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Postponed: CWA of Pennsylvania Tri-County Event

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Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania is following the federal and state guidance concerning COVID-19. Therefore, we are postponing our tri-county event. We will post our new event date over the next several weeks.  

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is on the move! If you live in the tri-county area of Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties, we would love to have you join us for a meet and greet to learn more about CWA of Pennsylvania, the work we do here in the state, and how to get involved and advocate for the conservative social issues that matter to you.

I will be sharing CWA of Pennsylvania’s vision and mission for our great state. I will be joined by Prayer Chapter Coordinator Vanessa Saylor who will share about the opportunities for engagement in the tri-county area through prayer, education, and action. You will also meet our new Prayer/Action Chapter leaders.

Mark your calendar and be sure to invite your friends, your mother, your daughters, your nieces.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

If you are interested in having CWA of Pennsylvania host a similar event in your area, please contact Vanessa Saylor at [email protected] or 610-310-4812.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, March 28
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
(Light refreshments and fellowship 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)
Location: Berean Bible Church, 2675 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
Cost: Free
RSVP: Please register by Thursday, March 26. Click here to register.

Click here to view the flyer.  Feel free to print and distribute liberally.

Join us in making an impact in our community, state, and nation for the glory of God.

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Welcome CWA of Pennsylvania’s First Steering Committee Member – Vanessa Saylor!

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Greetings from Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania! How exciting it has been for me to say, “Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania!” After many years without state representation, it has been a thrill and an honor this last month to watch God move as individuals step up to join me in establishing a voice for all of us on a state level. Within just a month, we have approved two chapter leaders, and, drumroll please, our first Steering Committee member! I am pleased to welcome Vanessa Saylor to our leadership team as Chapter Coordinator. Vanessa is an encourager at heart and loves to encourage women. I am blessed to serve with Vanessa as she assists me in inspiring, recruiting, and training new Prayer/ Action Leaders across the state.

Vanessa is from Berks County, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband of almost 22 years. Her church home is Berean Bible Church in Pottstown where she has attended for over 20 years and is active in the JOY Builders Women’s Ministry. She is a board member for Lifted Up Ministries Foundation, a private Christian foundation formed for the purpose of lifting individuals and families out of poverty by providing financial assistance and mentoring.

Vanessa holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Social Work from Temple University. She is currently a doctoral student in the pastoral care and counseling program at Liberty University where she is an online adjunct professor of social work. Her life verse is Psalm 46:10: “He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth’” which speaks of God’s holiness and sovereignty and our need to depend on Him alone.

What exactly is a Prayer/Action Chapter?  What does a typical one look like? Contact Vanessa at [email protected]  or 610-310-4812, and she will be happy to let you know what is involved.  You are needed!

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Meet CWA of Pennsylvania’s New State Director!

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I am very excited to introduce to you Dilonna Coran, CWA’s new Pennsylvania State Director. Dilonna is a 1977 graduate of Zion Bible Institute and currently serves alongside her husband of 42 years, Stephen Coran, as the co-pastor of Faith Fellowship Worship Center in Jersey Shore, PA.

Dilonna was born and raised in Maine, but right after marrying the love of her life, Steve, she moved to Steve’s home state of Pennsylvania. She now calls Pennsylvania home and says it feels like she has always lived there. Dilonna and Steve celebrate three beautiful daughters and ten “simply incredible grandchildren.”

Dilonna has served in various capacities of local and state politics, both as a campaign manager and chairperson for conservative political committees. She founded several non-profit organizations, including the Greater Hope Care Center, a life-affirming women’s ministry in Lycoming County, PA, and the Social Conservatives of Pennsylvania, a conservative political action group in central Pennsylvania.

A note from Dilonna:

I consider it a tremendous honor to serve as the Pennsylvania State Director for Concerned Women for America during this pivotal time in our nation.  Pennsylvania is known as the keystone state, and I believe that God desires to use our Commonwealth to help restore this nation as a light upon a hill.  Wedged in the rich history of Pennsylvania, I am reminded that from the very beginning, Pennsylvania was founded on religious freedom and a strong dependence on God.  Our nation’s freedoms always have been rooted in faith in Almighty God.  Biblical principles undergird the very framework and foundation of our constitution. I believe that since God’s grace has changed our lives, we then, as a result, change everything around us.  History reveals that true moral change comes when Christians get involved and because we love people, we must stay engaged.”

 Tanya Ditty
Vice President of Field Operations

SAVE THE DATE – Feisty & Feminine Presentation – November 16 – Pottstown, Pennsylvania

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As a Christian conservative woman, do you have the desire to make a difference in the culture? Do you feel isolated in your views, and do you wonder if anyone else is as concerned as you? Or, are you in high school or a college student wanting to lead your generation of Christian, conservative women to protect and promote Biblical values and conservative principles on your campus and in your community?

We cannot allow the extreme feminist agenda to define what a conservative woman is. Modern feminism is destructive to women, families, and our country, so we need to be equipped to speak out against this radical narrative while maintaining our inherent femininity.

CWA’s CEO and President, Penny Nance; CWA’s Vice President of Field Operations, Tanya Ditty; and CWA’s Young Women for America National Director, Kelsey Gold will be in Pottstown this month to present CWA’s Feisty & Feminine Workshop. They invite you to join them, along with Wendy Burpee, Executive Director of the local Genesis Women’s Clinic on November 16 for this amazing event. You will walk away equipped to be a powerful influencer in today’s culture.

Click here to watch a message from Penny Nance.

Our time will be filled with presentations, breakout sessions, food, and fellowship. Together we will learn how to embrace our God-given femininity, intertwined with a little feisty, to deliver a message of truth and redemption.  

We are grateful to the JOY Builders Women’s Ministry at Berean Bible Church for kindly hosting this event.

Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Registration and breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.)
Location: Berean Bible Church, 2675 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
Cost: $5 which includes workshop materials, the book Feisty & Feminine, breakfast, and lunch.
RSVP: Please register by Thursday, November 14. Click here to register or scan the code with your phone on the flyer linked below.

Click here to view the flyer.  Feel free to print and distribute liberally.

Please mark your calendar and be sure to invite your friends, your mother, your daughters, and your nieces.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

 

A Great Pennsylvania Pro-Life Bill Needs Your Prayers and Action Now!

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HB 1948 is a great pro-life bill that needs your attention now!

HB 1948 would do two things:

  • It would end late-term abortions by updating the legal limit to 20 weeks in pregnancy. The current limit is 24 weeks – the same age the majority of babies would survive on their own. This is due to important medical advances and the increased risk to the health of the mother with late-term abortions.
  • It would stop the barbaric dismemberment abortion procedure, which involves ripping the unborn baby apart limb by limb to let him or her bleed to death.

Click here to read the bill and find out the current status.

Take Action:

  1. Contact both your Senator and Representative and ask them to vote YES on HB 1948.  Click here and go to “Find My Legislator” to find out who your legislators are and how to contact them.
  2. Contact Rep. Kathy L. Rapp (R-District 65) and thank her for being the prime sponsor. Call her office at (717) 787-1367.
  3. Forward this e-mail on to like-minded fellow Pennsylvanians.

Please pray for the success of HB 1948.  Pray for each legislator by name before contacting him/her.  Pray the Lord gives them a respect for life and the courage to defend it. Thank the Lord for Rep. Rapp.

ACTION NEEDED to Protect Religious Freedom in Pennsylvania

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Soon, your Pennsylvania lawmakers will be voting on SB 974 and HB 1510. These bills would make “sexual orientation and gender identity” special rights in state law and cause Pennsylvanians of faith to be punished if they do not comply.

If this legislation passes, as seen from precedent in other states, this law would:

  • Force Christian schools and ministries to hire employees who are opposed to their teaching on gender, sexuality and marriage. Click here for more on this.
  • Force religious adoption and foster care agencies to place children in homes of same-sex couples, regardless of their convictions. If they don’t comply, they run the risk of having to close down their business.
  • Cause wedding photographers, bakers and other business owners to be prosecuted for not participating in same-sex weddings.
  • Cause privacy issues when a person of the opposite sex identifies differently and wishes to use public facilities like restrooms, dressing rooms and locker rooms.

We need YOU to contact Pennsylvania lawmakers today and urge them to oppose these bills!

  • SB 974 is currently in the Senate State Government Committee.  Contact each member and ask them to vote NO on SB 974.
  • HB 1510 is currently in the House State Government Committee.  Contact each member and ask them to vote NO on SB 974.
  • Contact both your Senators and your Representative.  Respectfully ask them to protect the religious liberty of Pennsylvanians.  Ask your Senators to vote NO on SB 974 if it comes to the floor for a vote.  And, ask your representative to vote NO on HB 1510 if it comes to the floor for a vote. You can find all their contact information here. In addition, make it clear that if similar language is snuck into amendments to other bills, that you want them to vote NO on those.

Please pray for your legislator by name.  May they see the threat these bills are to religious liberty and then have the wisdom and courage to vote NO.

The Casey Contradiction

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Via: LifeSiteNews.com

Via: LifeSiteNews.com

Following in his late father’s footsteps, Sen. Robert (Bob) Casey (D-Pennsylvania) was sworn into office under the promise of protecting the sanctity of life — one of the few from the Democratic Party saying he was willing to defend the rights of the unborn. However, thus far he has failed to uphold the convictions of Read More

CWA Encourages Attendance at the May 15 Pottstown Event with Speaker Lt. Gen Jerry Boykin.

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Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin is often seen on Fox News and heard on Christian Radio shows. He is currently Executive Vice President of Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. and is involved with Kingdom Warriors. He is scheduled to speak at Coventry Christian Church in Pottstown on Friday, May 15, 2015.

Coventry Christian Schools
699 N. Pleasantview Road
Pottstown, PA 19464

Time – 7:00 p.m.
Cost – $25

Though this is not a CWA event, we highly encourage you to attend. Area Prayer/Action Chapter Leader Christine Gordon has played a key role in putting this event together. “Come out and hear this experienced military general and pastor speak of world events as they are currently unfolding. Lt Boykin is well versed on Islam and the dangers we face as a Judeo-Christian nation. He is not one to mince words. His resume is very impressive.”

Click here for more information and to RSVP. Questions? Call Christine at 610-587-9917.

Please forward this information on to like-minded individuals you know in the Pottstown area. Thank you!

Upcoming Informational Meetings

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November 10, 2011 – Pittsburgh

Sharpsburg Family Worship Center

600 Clay Street, Pittsburgh PA 15215


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Would you like to host an informational meeting in your community?

Contact us for more information!

All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

To RSVP, please call 1 (800) 458-8797 ext. 1003, or e-mail us, and mention in the comment box which meeting you’d like to attend.

For more information, contact Rebekah Yellis by e-mail or at 1 (800) 458-8797

CWA APPOINTS NANCY STAIBLE STATE DIRECTOR OF PENNSYLVANIA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2004

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Nancy Staible
(724) 452-7325

Washington, D.C.-Concerned Women for America (CWA) is pleased to announce the selection of Nancy Staible as State Director of Pennsylvania. Nancy has extensive experience in serving the public.

Her various credits include serving as state director for Citizens for Excellence in Education, founding director of Public Education Network and chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Coalition for Academic Excellence. Nancy was elected in 2002 as Republican Committeewoman from Zelienople Boro to the Butler County Republican party.

“I believe in the sanctity of human life; marriage as the union between one man and one woman; the separation of powers in government; and parental responsibility in the education of each child. Where these belief’s are being challenge, on whatever front, my goal is to gather a strong, like-minded force in this Commonwealth to speak and influence the decision outcome.”

As Pennsylvania’s new state director, Nancy will work with the more than 17,000 members in the state to build additional Prayer/Action Chapters and coordinate CWA’s grassroots activities in legislation and media. CWA’s goals are to preserve the eternal values that support the Biblical design of the family, protect life at all stages, fight pornography and obscenity, tackle the declining quality of education, support the rights of individuals to pray and worship without persecution and increase understanding of the United Nations and its agenda.

“I am privileged to work with Concerned Women for America, a national organization whose work I have admired and supported for over 20 years. As state director, I hope to increase the voice of CWA coming from Pennsylvania as our membership seeks to impact our congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., as well as with the White House.”

Beverly LaHaye founded CWA in 1979. Since that time, CWA has become the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization more than 500,000 members. Its mission is to protect and promote Biblical values among all citizens-first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society-thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation.

Nancy can be contacted by phone at (724) 452-7325, or e-mail.

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