Fundraiser to help Covenant Care

Sun News correspondentMarch 13, 2013 

It has become a Middle Georgia tradition, and this year marks the eighth annual Covenant Care Services Ladies Night Out.

The Ladies Night Out is an annual fundraiser for Covenant Care Services, a nonprofit, nondenominational, Christian ministry that provides adoption services. Along with adoption, Covenant Care offers pre-natal counseling as well as follow-up counseling, throughout Georgia. More than 300 women a year seek the services of Covenant Care during an unplanned pregnancy. These services are free to young women in crisis regardless of whether they choose to place their children for adoption.

The guest speaker at this year’s event is Connie Carey, a former Miss Dublin who is involved with the Strong Tower Fellowship, a mission to the Pleasant Hill Community in Macon. Carey and her husband both teach a Bible study as well as volunteer at L. H. Williams Elementary.

“God led us to Strong Tower,” Carey said. “We live in the Ingleside area, about 1½ miles from the Pleasant Hill area, where there are literally children that are hungry and children that are in the fourth grade that cannot read.”

Carey volunteers with the reading program at L.H. Williams, but her reading tutoring doesn’t stop with the elementary school.

In the adult Bible study that she teaches, the women are a mixture of those who can read, those who can read a little and those who cannot read at all.

At the Covenant Care event, Carey will combine inspiration, humor and music as she talks about what to do when a person is falling.

“There are times in life when we have moments where we feel like we are falling -- when a spouse walks out, when we are wearing out our knees over a wayward child.”

Carey said that the subject of falling fits in perfect with Covenant Care.

“When a young woman finds out she is pregnant with an unplanned pregnancy, she can definitely fell like she is falling,” Carey said.

“Covenant Care comes along right beside her and her family and says, ‘you are going to be OK,’ and is just wonderful in the resources that they provide.” Carey said.

The Ladies Night Out will be held 7 p.m. March 21 at Shirley Hills Baptist Church, located at 615 Corder Road in Warner Robins. Dessert will be served prior to the speaker. Proceeds from the event support the pro-life, adoption ministry of Covenant Care. Tickets for Ladies Night Out are $20 each and must be purchased in advance at one of the following locations: The Lamb’s Well in Centerville; Gottwals Books in Warner Robins, Macon, Byron and Perry; My Father’s Place Pizza in Warner Robins; or Covenant Care Services’ office in Macon. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.CovenantCareAdoptions.com. Tickets must be purchased by Tuesday. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Contact Alline Kent at 396-2467 or allinekent@cox.net.

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