The Theme of the 2023 Annual Fundraising Banquet was Adoption. The Keynote speaker was Dr. Mark Conrad. He spoke on his personal experience of adopting his children. It was awesome to hear his story and how adoption has been a major positive factor in the lives of his family.
“Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.” 2 Corinthians 9:10
Soloist Angie Dahlstrom wrote a special song for the evening. It was beautiful!
The Banquet was hosted at the DoubleTree Hotel in Leominster and began with a silent auction in the concourse. Upon arrival into the banquet hall guests were greeted with the wonderful music of Cecilia Worden on the harp. The ballroom was maxed at 28 tables and the meal was Tuscan chicken. Although we all missed Gail’s presence at the event, she was at home recovering and praying over the evening. The time of fellowship was fantastic! The evening was successful and raised $35,000 in one-time gifts and additionally nearly $2000 came in from the silent auction for continuing the ministry of saving lives!
Adoptive parents with Baby Isabel as she is being held by Siomara (Care Net Fitchburg Board Treasurer). Their story of adoption was told through video at the Banquet and will soon appear at www.friendsofcarenetfitchburg.net and the friends of care net fitchburg facebook page.
Thank you for working together to make the 2023 Annual Fundraising Banquet a success! With the Lord’s leading and your support this ministry continues to be a presence in Fitchburg and beyond for those experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Stay strong with us as we reach many more today than yesterday, more this week than last, more this month than last and more this year than last year! Let us join together with the Lord to reach the goal of having every woman in Central Massachusetts choose life for their baby!