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Right to Life and a Culture of Marriage

RTL Oratory Contest

Life Chain

Spreading the prolife message during parade season

Scramble-4-Life Golf Outing

RTL Garage Sale

Candlelight Vigil

Shelby County Fair booth

Passing the Torch: Teens for Truth Retreat

Candlelight Vigil: January 22

Please join us for the 2018 Candlelight Vigil in observance of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The event begins at 7pm at the courthouse in Sidney, Monday, January 22. Please bring candles or other illumination for our outdoor procession.

Attention, Juniors and Seniors! Oratory Contest

Contest Date: Monday, February 19, 6:30pm, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sidney.

Registration deadline is Thursday, February 15. Contact Anne Schmiesing at 937-492-5584 or by e-mail to register or for more information.

All high school juniors and seniors who are residents of Shelby County or attend a Shelby County high school are eligible to participate in the Shelby County Right to Life Oratory Contest. Prizes for 1st through 3rd places are $300, $150, and $100 respectively. The winner will continue to the state contest, with the chance of winning a trip to the national competition.

See our Oratory Contest Information page for more details and guidance.

Signs of Life in Downtown Sidney

Shelby County pro-lifers joined more than a hundred thousand fellow citizens across the country on Sunday, October 1, forming a “Life Chain” in defense of preborn children and all vulnerable human persons.

About 50-60 attendees gathered at 2:30 at the courthouse and began with prayer led by Pastor David Weyrauch of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sidney. Stephanie Esser, a senior at Anna High School presented her outstanding speech on euthanasia, which merited a 2nd place finish in this year’s RTL Oratory Contest. Then participants spread around the court square with pro-life signs and prayed and witnessed to passersby until the event closed at 3:30.

Thank you to all who attended and assisted in any way with our 2017 Life Chain.

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