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The Life Chain

Typical Life Chain in Quebec City

1) This Year's Québec City Life Chain

When: Sunday October 1nd, 2017, from 2 PM to 3 PM.
Where: Close to the intersection of Jean De Quen Avenue and Laurier Boulevard, Quebec City.
(Exactly between the Place Laurier shopping mall and the CHUL Hospital, just like the previous years.)
With what: Your prayers! (Signs are supplied)

Other Life Chains in North America: See www.lifechain.net

Table of contents

1) This Year's Québec City Life Chain
2) What is a "Life Chain"?
3) How does a Life Chain proceed?
4) What is the Code of Conduct of Chainers?
5) Where can we get more information?
6) Where and when is the Life Chain in Quebec City?
7) How did the previous Life Chains go?
8) What if I have all kinds of reasons not to participate?

2) What is a "Life Chain"?

Annually, on the first Sunday in October, LIFE CHAIN invites the churches in each city and town across North America to stand on a designated local sidewalk and pray for one hour, while holding one of the following approved pro-life sign messages:

Abortion kills children
Jesus forgives and heals
Adoption: the loving option
Lord, forgive us and our nation
Abortion hurts women
Pray to end abortion
Life - the first inalienable right

3) How does a Life Chain proceed?

During the Life Chain hour, idle chatter, frivolity, and both verbal and physical responses to motorists are strongly discouraged. LIFE CHAIN is a time for prayerful self-analysis, repentance, and serious commitment to helping end abortion in our nation.

Accordingly, LIFE CHAIN is not chiefly a demonstration, and its witness is not intended for the viewing public only. Instead, its first goal is to minister to its own participants - to those who call Christ their Lord and hold pro-life messages that declare abortion a grave evil that defames the Name and Holiness of God [Lv 18:21].

4) What is the Code of Conduct of Chainers?

[The Code of Conduct is printed on the back of each LIFE CHAIN sign, along with an introductory statement on "Why We Are Here" (at the LIFE CHAIN). Together, they emphasize the critical importance of Christian behavior in a public setting. With the Code of Conduct on the back of each sign, it is less needful that it be passed out separately, but Chainers still must know what is expected of them before coming to the LIFE CHAIN. To this end, members of the clergy and pastors can play an important role in preparing their congregations. Please urge them to do so.]

1 - Be humble but be bold as you stand today against the greatest injustice our nation has ever faced.

2 - In the spirit of Christian love, commit to being peaceful, prayerful, and polite, in word and deed. Any misconduct from passersby should be met with silence, which will convey your inner peace.

3 - Do not respond to motorists. Please stay silent and prayerful and your response to any situation will be proper. Do not wave or gesture. Do not frown or smile in response to motorists. Our mission is to pray and stand against abortion - with the solemnity our mission deserves.

4 - Help others. Watch for mothers (and dads) who need help with children, and assist the elderly with chairs and other needs.

5 - Pick up any trash near you before leaving your area.

6 - Drive carefully, and park legally. Buddy-up, if possible, to minimize traffic woes. Use crosswalks, and do not hold up traffic. Watch your small children at all times. During the Chain, stand back from the street and do not extend your sign over the curb. Give immediate passage to other pedestrians. Only small children should eat during the LIFE CHAIN.

7 - Thank you for being a strong public witness for Christ and for being an exemplary citizen in our local area.

(Source: Published by Please Let Me Live, distributed by LifeChain.Net, 2002.)

5) Where can we get more information?

PLEASE LET ME LIVE
"The Life Chain People"
3209 Colusa Highway
Yuba City, California 95993
Phone: (530) 671-5500
Main web site: www.nationallifechain.org
List of most of the Life Chains in Canada and the USA: LifeChain.net

6) Where and when is the Life Chain in Quebec City?

For location, date and time of the upcoming Life Chain, see top of this page.

7) How did the previous Life Chains go?

See the Archives section.

8) What if I have all kinds of reasons not to participate?

Jesus tells you: "Could you not keep watch for one hour?" [Mk 14:37]. The Life Chain lasts only one hour!

Jesus tells you: "Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me" [Mt 25:40]. The Life Chain denounces the murder of innocent children!

Jesus tells you: "The Lord GOD is my help, therefore I am not disgraced; I have set my face like flint" [Is 50:7]. The Life Chain is a silent and prayerful witness.

Jesus tells you: "Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me." [Mt 16:24]. The Life Chain is a silent scream, a silent scream of the children who ask you to think a bit less about yourself, and a bit more about them.

And Jesus, nailed to the Cross, the last drops of blood dripping out of his wounds, tells you again: "Could you not keep watch for one hour?"

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