MISSION Salem Pregnancy
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Jesus Chri t. predicting severe weather activ- Funds from our fundraisers are
they don't have to announce Face painters were on used to help provide pregnancy
that they don't have adoption ity.
Board of Directors not
lawyers on hand. They're hand to entertain the chil- tests to the community free of
forced to suggest that clients Jennifer Fogle, dren. Not only were faces charge. Clients facing a crisis
go elsewhere—say, to a clinic
that invites women to see director of Fund- painted but arms, hands, pregnancy are counseled on their
their unborn babies on an raising and De- legs and feet as well. options as it relates to their preg-
ultrasound machine before
making a decision.
Steve Mathis velopment, was- nancy and they all receive the
n’t worried. She Vern Hill of WBFJ pro- Gospel message.
Treasurer vided the music and em-
Judy Kessinger knew that God
ceed the event. Funds from the Walk for Life are
Secretary was in control
and He would also used in our parenting classes
Dr. John Birkedal handle the situa- and Bible studies we offer every
Jason Carter tion. Thursday night. Clients are en-
Jake Jelinek, Esq. In addi- rolled in the program and earn
Joe Joseph The walk was held at Tanglewood tion to vouchers through an incentive
Beth Sanders Park and the rain held off until the program. Clients are also en-
Dr. Cooper Scurry after the event! Walk rolled in our mentoring program
Scott Jones , Esq. for that matches them with a mentor
Approximately eighty walkers Life, for as long as the client deems
Staff braved the clouds and came out in Kernal Kustard on Hanes Mall
Bonnie Logan necessary.
support of the center. Boulevard hosted a classic car
Center Operations show on April 29th in honor of Thank you to all who came out for
The walk is always family friendly Salem Pregnancy Care Center. our walk and we look forward to
Jennifer Fogle and this year proved no exception.
Director- walking with you next spring!
Games for You arrived with their Classic cars were showcased and
Fundraising & Develop-
Teresa Remmenga Not just a pregnancy test
Client Services Director She thought she was coming here for a pregnancy test. What she didn’t know was how much love she was
Dottie Powers about to receive. After meeting with the client for an hour the counselor felt a burden for her. She immedi-
Director - ately wanted to know how much she could get involved in this client’s life. She wanted to be a birth coach, be
Worth the Wait Program in the delivery room, but even more she wanted to share the love of Jesus Christ with this girl.
Client Programs Director The client was in a tough spot: her family was completely unsupportive, she had no car, a job that only called
her when needed, and lived in a terrible neighborhood. The counselor began by attending classes with the
client. They would then go to grab something to eat afterward and to talk about the Gospel message. After a
Client Services Assistant
few meetings, the client gave her life to Christ.
Fundraising Assistant She has also asked the counselor to be in the delivery room with her and has also asked her to be the god-
mother to her baby. The client is set to get her GED by the end of May and will start taking classes at For-
syth Tech in the fall. She wants to own her own business one day.
Page 2 Meet Lauren Hobson
Lauren Elizabeth Hobson became a member of Salem Pregnancy Care Center’s staff in Novem-
Funding to ber 2010. Before working at the center she was a case manager at the Baptist Children’s Home
Retire the Debt. in Thomasville, North Carolina.
Just mark your
In January of 2010 Lauren felt a calling on her heart to volunteer at Salem
Pregnancy Care Center. Her best friend, Ginny Stone, worked for
Worth the Wait Pregnancy Support Services, a pregnancy care center in Durham, and that
drama and helped plant a seed of interest for this specific ministry to women. After
medical praying and looking into what services were available in the Winston
volunteers Salem area, Lauren heard about Salem Pregnancy Care Center and
felt led to volunteer as a counselor for the center. Lauren loved the
Baby supplies fact that this ministry sought to love and minister to women whom
many people overlook. As it is with God’s timing, about the time Lau-
Office supplies ren finished counselor train- ing, the Client Services Assistant position
became available. She truly feels God is so gracious to have given her this opportunity.
Lauren received her Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological
Seminary and has always felt led to help women facing a crisis.
Diapers Her favorite part of the ministry is being able to share the hope of Jesus to clients facing a diffi-
cult situation – a real hope that will not spoil nor fade, and to tell them how much God loves
DVD Player them.
Digital Camera Lauren is in charge of training and screening all potential volunteers for Salem Pregnancy Care
This past year is a year of change for Lauren. In addition to joining the staff at Salem Pregnancy,
she also recently gotten married. Her wedding was the first staff wedding in Salem Pregnancy’s
In Memory Of: In Honor Of:
Jon Kindy Lisa Ling
by Jeremy and Jennifer Kindy by Natalie and Richard Ling
Salem Pregnancy Care
Micki Haymore Faucon Mr. and Mrs. Norm Potter,
Center car magnets are
available at the center. by June Wilson and Gayle Mays Mr. and Mrs. Stu Epperson, and
Stop by and pick one up Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Pegram
today for just $1. by Rep. and Mrs. Dale R. Folwell
Footsteps making tracks
Mentors also help our clients on their spiri- services with their mentors, or just to have
tual walk. The center currently has twenty someone to talk to should the need arise.
Some mentors take their mentee to church
This program has really enriched the lives with them, or to church events such as
of our clients and our volunteers as well as Calvary’s God Encounters. Others will go
they get to see their client over helpful books such as Living Free by
grow in the Word. Beth Moore and do a study
Footsteps, Salem Pregnancy Care Cen- Mentors are encouraged to meet with their with their client.
ter’s Mentoring program, just celebrated client at least twice a month, one time This one-on-one relationship has helped
its second birthday. being at our HOPE/New Life classes. In our clients meet their goals with more
The program was created as a way to addition to the class time, specific mentor focus than in the past.
continue relationships with our clients events are scheduled allowing the mentor
and mentee time to have fun and Mentors are helping their clients to find
once they had graduated out of our community resources that will enrich their
voucher program. build a lasting relationship.
living situations, as well as different oppor-
Mentors are assigned to clients and meet Clients have been very positive about this tunities such as financial training classes
with them to encourage them to continue program. They are excited to go shopping to help them with practical life skills.
their educational or employment goals. with their mentors, to attend church
Fall Banquet 2011
Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 29th, 2011 and
As the season of spring cleaning came to an end the cen- join Salem Pregnancy Care Center for our annual banquet. Sa-
ter was blessed with an abundance of lem Pregnancy will be celebrating its twenty-sixth year in minis-
material donations. try serving the Winston-Salem
For the past nine years Angela Perdue has been sorting
and organizing our baby boutique and maternity room. This year’s special guest will be
Angela began volunteering at the center as a counselor Grammy-Award winner Re-
and after giving birth she took charge of the becca St. James. She began her
recording career at the age of 12.
She became involved with crisis
Nicole Mott helps with the sorting as well. Her interest
pregnancy centers after attending
in crisis pregnancy centers came from her mother who a crisis pregnancy event in Los
volunteered at a center in Tampa, Florida when Nicole Angeles. She prayed to God to
was a child. use her in this ministry field and
within weeks she was given the
Nicole loves being able to show the love of Jesus Christ
opportunity to star in Sarah’s
to girls and women who feel they have Choice, a movie about a young unmarried woman faced with the
no where to turn. choice of life for her baby.
She feels that Salem Pregnancy Care Center is a place Thank you for supporting this vital ministry for twenty-six years.
where women can come and feel accepted We are exited to see what God has in store for Salem Pregnancy
no matter the circumstance. Care Center in the coming year.
1342 Westgate Center Drive
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103
www.SalemPregnancy.org U.S. POSTAGE PAID
Phone: 336.760.3680 PERMIT NO. 541
THANK YOU: CARING PARTNERS (monthly/
quarterly donations); and
UNITED WAY PARTNERS who designate
Salem Pregnancy Care Center
Code 2130 Return Service Requested
THANKS TO OUR 2010-2011 WORTH THE WAIT SPONSORS!
You are….Worth the Wait
Worth the Wait ended the 2010-2011 academic year with a drama performance at Mineral Springs Middle School. Medical profes-
sionals as well as high school drama presenters were able to speak to over five thousand middle school students about the message of
For one student in particular this message was exactly what she needed to hear. The day after the drama team performed at her
school she sent an email to Dottie Powers, the director of the Worth the Wait program. Below is a copy of her email:
I have signed up for Worth the wait and sent in my application to you. I just wanted to talk to you separately about a problem I am having. When you
and your team came to my school yesterday you reached out to me and a bunch of my friends. Anyway, my problem is about a boy. We were dating and
he asked me about sex, I didn’t really know what to say so I just laughed. I didn’t want to tell him no right then because I really liked him and I didn’t
want us to break up. Then the next day you came to our school, and I sure am glad you did. We broke up today and looking back now I'm glad I didn't
have sex with him.
Dottie is now accepting applications for medical presenters and for high school students who wish to be on the drama team. Please
contact her at: email@example.com or by telephone 760-3680 ext. 207.
Donate Online at www.salempregnancy.org
Upcoming Events! Donations to SPCC can also be made
July 14th Community Serve at Calvary Baptist Church in the following ways:
Sept 29th Annual Banquet - Special Guest Speaker, Matching Company Gifts Good Search
Rebecca St. James United Way #2130 Online Donations
September Her Choice to Heal: post-abortive support group Credit Card Bank Draft