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PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER OF
 NORTH CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS, INC
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August 2011Vol 4, Issue 2
by the lake
Care Net EXPRESS
An e-mail newsletter
from Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of
North Central Massachusetts, Inc.
Dear Friend,
I hope this newsletter finds you and your family enjoying some rest and recreation this summer. The hot days will soon be a fond memory when we are shoveling our driveways this winter! As the nations jitter with the reality of their mounting debts, credit ratings and the possibility of global depression, we know that God is supreme in all things and sovereign over the nations. He is ruling the world as He sees fit. We have no need to become worried. 

 

When people become insecure in their securities, there is usually a greater opportunity to gain a hearing for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We at Care Net have turned our attention from Wall Street to Main Street, right here in downtown Fitchburg. We are very pleased to inform you that, after months of filings, revisions and crossing every "T" and dotting every "I", we have acquired approval from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health of our plans to build a new clinic at 515 Main Street! Today, we have obtained a building permit from the City of Fitchburg and are ready to "break ground!" 

 

It is truly one of God's great blessings to work together with people who are sincerely concerned and compassionate about those who are "without hope and without God in the world." People like you! The difference in our perspective comes via a change of heart and mind effected by God's grace, since we are naturally inclined to be concerned about ourselves only. 

 

We cannot ignore women in the crisis of unplanned pregnancies in the Montachusett region. People like you and the entire staff of Care Net have determined we cannot turn them away. We must help. Our goal is to love people back to life again. 

Your generosity does just that. Together by the grace of God, we have worked a co-laborers in this local mission field for the past 35 years. You and your church are deeply appreciated. We are so grateful that you have recognized the need and answered the call. Babies have been spared and souls have been saved!

May God bless you, keep you and give you peace,
David P. Bodanza, Esq.
President

 

In This Issue
Life On Main Street!
A Concert of Construction Is Here ... Calling All Trades
You Spared Some Change
Save the Date for the Annual Banquet
Welcome Joyce and Catherine
unPlanned...
We Are Pro "Choose Life"
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links
Life on Main Street!
515 Main Street
515 Main Street

As our Burbank Hospital professional building was being sold, we knew we had to relocate. But where? As we looked at several locations, we knew that a good location at a reasonable cost is crucial for this ministry. After much searching and much prayer, we unanimously concluded that 515 Main Street in Fitchburg is the place to be. Thanks be to God, we signed a fair and reasonable lease for the location earlier this year. Since then, we diligently pursued the complex process of relocating this licensed medical clinic to downtown Fitchburg. The three P's are key in the government permitting process: Precision, Perseverance and Patience.  But it is really a fourth P that is over all: Providence, God's providence! We are so happy about the ministry opportunities that are now before us as life comes to Main Street.
A Concert of Construction is here...Calling All Trades!
David and Pete
David and Pete Cannavino review plans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calling all trades... If you have skills in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, flooring, painting, or you are able and willing to do manual labor, WE NEED YOU NOW, MORE THAN EVER. We are in the process of fitting up 515 Main Street. We have approved plans prepared by a registered architect, Patrick Slattery of Lunenburg. We have a licensed carpenter, electrician, plumber and HVAC contractor who are heading up their respective trades. But WE NEED YOU TOO. We have a deadline that we can only meet with a "concert of construction." Now with the word "concert" we are not referring to a musical performance. Playing a violin will not fitup the clinic! We are using the word "concert" here to refer to the "working together in a common plan." Many hands make light work! If you can help us in any way, please send an e-mail to David Bodanza: [email protected]

 

How you can also mission with us:

Pray for Care Net on a daily basis.
Make a monthly pledge to support the ministry.
Be a Table Sponsor and/or a Table Host for the Annual Banquet
Be the Link 2 Life Connection at your church.
Volunteer at the Center to work as a peer counselor, in the office, or as a member of a task force planning this year's banquet.
Start a baby bottle drive at your church.
Let us know how we can better inform and encourage your church.

 

"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:40.
You Spared Some Change
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This year's Baby Bottle Drive was another great success. You spared some change and made some change! We are very grateful for the participation of Bethany Baptist Church, Bethany Bible Chapel, Cornerstone Church, First Baptist Church of Leominster, Fitchburg Church of the Nazarene, Grace Anglican Church, Heritage Bible Chapel, Leominster Assembly of God, Messiah Lutheran Church, Morning Star Christian Book and Music Store, St. Leo's Parish, St. Edward the Confessor and St. Joseph's Parish and all those churches who faithfully make Care Net a part of their monthly mission giving. Local church, your financial giving, prayers and partnership are the lifeblood of this ministry. You are so vital and very much appreciated!
 
We also give thanks to ...
St. John the Evangelist Parish of Townsend-for their generous donation of 5,164 diapers plus wipes! What an amazing blessing!
Supporters Like You-whose monthly financial giving and prayers keep this ministry alive
Our Staff-Paula Butler, Gail Gardner, Rose Giammalvo, Siomara Nadreau,Jessica DeFilippo, Pam Sager, Gail Langhart, Ann Fleming, Jody Smith, Sarah McRell, Joyce Ingemi, Joan Kopley, Wendy Mattis and Dr. Worden-for your faithfulness, expertise and commitment
Fellow Board Members-thank you for giving to the Lord behind the scenes
Daniel Beauregard-for your vigilant website updates
Baby Boutique givers--whose donations of clothes and other baby-related items help those in need. 
Our Volunteer Moving Crew-for packing us up amd moving us out in such an efficient and careful manner

People faithfully praying, who are behind the scenes but before the Lord. You are all so very much appreciated!

"We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 1:3

Save the Date for the Annual Banquet . . . October 20, 2011
Our Ninth Annual Fundraising Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 6:00 PM at the Four Points by Sheraton in LeominsterSheraton. We hope that you will plan to attend! Our banquet was a wonderful success last year and we are hoping for the same this year. It is an evening of fellowship and good food with the opportunity to hear what is happening at Care Net and how you can be a part of what our Lord is doing through His people here. It is also a time to catch up with others in the Christian community that you have not seen in awhile. 

  
The Annual Banquet is made possible by very generous and helpful local people, churches and businesses we call "Table Sponsors" and "Table Hosts." A Table Sponsor donates $500 to sponsor one table. That donation underwrites the cost and expenses of the banquet for the people at the table. A Table Host, who is often the same person, business or church as the Table Sponsor, will arrange for that table to be filled with people who care about the mission and are open to donating to Care Net. Our Table Sponsors and Table Hosts are very much appreciated. If you or your business could help in this way, please let us know. Give us a call or send me an e-mail. If your church is not yet involved in this way, perhaps you could be the spark that kindles the fire with your pastor or missions' committee !

 

Welcome Joyce and Catherine!

Joyce H
Joyce Hemenway

Joyce Hemenway was recently elected Treasurer of Care Net. Joyce's mom, Ann Fleming, introduced her to Care Net and her mom is a volunteer at our center. Joyce attends Heritage Bible Chapel in Princeton, a strong supporter of this ministry. Joyce is a Branch Manager at Leominster Credit Union. The opportunity to serve as our Treasurer combines Joyce's skills in the financial area with her desire to serve the Lord in this worthwhile ministry. Joyce resides in Sterling with her three children.

 

Catherine
Catherine Adair

Catherine Adair was recently elected to our Board of Directors. Catherine is a former Planned Parenthood employee turned pro-life activist. She credits the Lord, with His amazing goodness and mercy, for her conversion. She worships at St. Francis of Assisi in Fitchburg, where she coordinates the Respect LIfe Ministry and teaches Catechism class to third and fourth grade. She was a middle-school Spanish teacher before staying home to raise her children. She and her husband Ron are blessed with Carmella, age 10, George, age 7, and Francis, 16 months. She lives in Ashburnham where she enjoys organic gardening, cooking for her family, and walking her dog.

 

Thank you, Joyce and Catherine, for coming forward to serve with us by the giving of your time and talents! We are excited to have you with us! May God bless you both in your service.

 

 

If you have a desire to serve or would like more information about where you could fit into this ministry, please do not hesitate to let us know. Remember, there is no pay here but the benefits are out of this world! 

 

 

unPlanned ... the movie and luncheon .... Saturday September 17, 2011
 

Come join us in experiencing this powerful documentary, followed by a friendship luncheon. The luncheon cost is simply a donation of $5.00. The movie is free!

Unplanned

We Are Pro "Choose Life!" 
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The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles now offers the Choose Life license plate, thanks to the tireless efforts of some pro-life volunteers.The Choose Life license Plate is a wonderful way to raise public awareness regarding the sanctity of life and much needed funding to support the positive choices of Life, Adoption and Safe Havens for unwanted pregnancies and newborns. To order the plate, please check out: RMV Choose Life.To learn more about the plate, please visit the Massachusetts Choose Life website: Choose Life specialty plate
Some Words to Ponder...

 

 "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Jesus, recorded in Mark 10:14
 
"Just because you have a right to do something doesn't mean that it is the right thing to do." Anonymous

 

"But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15
  
 "It is not my ability, but my response to God's ability, that counts." Corrie ten Boom

 

 "A dog bites when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent, without giving any sound." John Calvin

 

"No human actions were ever intended by the Maker of men to be guided by the balances of expediency, but by balances of justice."  John Ruskin

 "Between the great things we cannot do and the little things we will not do, the danger is we will do nothing." H.G. Weaver
 

The Lord has promised help. He has said, "Fear not--for I am with you; be not dismayed--for I am your God! I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness!" ... Oh, precious promise, of a good and gracious God! It extends to all times, it embraces all circumstances, it belongs to all believers, and it ensures us triumph over all our foes! Yes, the strength of Jesus has been perfected in our weakness! We have found His grace to be sufficient for us; and to the praise of His glorious grace, in reference to all our trials, troubles, and conflicts--we can truly say, "The Lord helped me!" Oh, beloved, it is an unspeakable mercy to have God for our helper! James Smith



 

May God bless us all as we stand together for Him in this generation...
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