Events

May
31
Fri
Donate to the Holiday Auction
May 31 all-day

Donate to the Holiday AuctionIn preparation for one of our best fundraisers of the year, Grand Rapids Right to Life is accepting donations for the 26th annual Holiday Auction.

This event raises money to fund activities and educational outreach efforts that foster respect for all human life.

The Holiday Auction gives hundreds of supporters a unique and fun shopping experience … just in time for Christmas!

To make this event successful, we need your help. Please consider contributing to the Holiday Auction by May 31.

Donations
For unique donations, think outside the box:

  • one-of-a-kind experiences
  • merchandise and restaurant gift cards
  • homemade craft items
  • vacation, cottage, B&B rentals
  • homemade food
  • baby items and children’s toys
  • books, CDs, DVDs
  • interesting items for the home or garden
  • gift certificates for services

Deadline to Donate

  • Donations are due by May 31.
  • Complete a donor form for each item.
  • Contact us to arrange a drop-off time.
  • Mail to GRRTL, PO Box 901, Grand Rapids, MI 49509-0901.

Holiday Auction Details

  • The Holiday Auction will be held from October 14 – 21.
  • People can submit bids via phone or online.
  • Items can be viewed online or by visiting the office during set hours.

Jun
3
Mon
Prolife Golf Classic @ Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am

ProLife Golf ClassicJoin us for a great day of fun and fellowship at the 17th annual Prolife Golf Classic.

This event, held at beautiful Pilgrim’s Run Golf Club, is a day of fun for golfers of all levels. Pilgrim’s Run Golf Club was selected as the favorite place to golf in West Michigan by the readers of The Grand Rapids Press. Don’t miss your chance to golf at this prestigious course and to raise money to benefit the prolife efforts of Grand Rapids Right to Life.

Entry Fee Includes

  • 18 holes of golf with cart
  • practice balls
  • grilled lunch
  • on-course games

A Little Help on the Course

  • $10 Mulligan Package. Cash only.
  • $10 Putt Package. Cash only.
  • Packages may be purchased at registration on the day of the event.

Beat the Pro Game with an LPGA Player

  • Compete against an LPGA player in this interactive, exciting game.
  • The cost to participate is $10 – $50.
  • Fee is payable on the day of the event.

Sponsorships

  • Looking for an additional way to get involved? Be a sponsor of this outing!
  • To sponsor this event, complete and return the registration form.

Registration by Check

  • Register as a single or as a foursome.
  • Download, complete, and return the registration form.

Registration by Credit Card

  • Click here to pay by credit card.
  • Processing fees will apply.

As this event may sell out, all are encouraged to register by May 6.

Jun
7
Fri
Church Chat @ Roots Brew Shop
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Church ChatStruggling to get your church to be more actively prolife?

Looking for new and interesting ways to engage your faith community in the prolife movement?

Then a Church Chat gathering may be just for you!

Church Chat is open to any current or interested Church Representative and their church team! This casual time of prayer, conversation, and inspiration is a way to support one another, learn from the successes and failures of other congregations, and be motivated to action on behalf of the unborn and the vulnerable.

Now meeting in the trendy and centrally located Roots Brew Shop, each participant will be able to enjoy a delicious beverage of their choice.

June’s Theme

  • Father’s Day! It’s all about the daddies.
  • Focus on helping the men in our churches be the fathers God calls them to be.

A Casual Gathering

  • If the conversation is engaging, feel free to stay longer.
  • If your time is short, feel free to leave a little early.

Plan Your Schedule

  • Did you miss a gathering? Come next month!
  • Church Chat will be held the first Friday of every month.

Confirm Your Participation

  • An RSVP is requested.
  • RSVP to Tammy, prolife ambassador, by phone (616-532-2300) or e-mail.

Jun
21
Fri
Planned Prayer at Planned Parenthood @ Planned Parenthood
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Planned Prayer at Planned ParenthoodHarness the power of prayer and pray to end abortion in front of the only free-standing abortion facility in Grand Rapids.

All are welcome to join Tammy, prolife ambassador, to pray for an end to abortion, for the conversion of the workers, and for the abortion-minded who are considering ending the life of their precious child. This is a prayer-filled event, not a protest.

This simple act is an opportunity to intercede for the unborn and to change the hearts and minds of the abortion minded.

Planned Parenthood Services in Grand Rapids

  • Surgical Abortion up to 13 weeks and 6 days
  • Medical Abortions (The Abortion Pill) up to 11 weeks
  • Emergency Contraception (The Morning-After Pill) on a walk-in basis

How to Participate

  • Just show up!
  • Meet on the sidewalk in front of the abortion facility.
  • Prayer booklets will be provided.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather.

Parking

  • Parking is free and available on Cherry Street right in front of the abortion facility.

Plan Your Schedule

  • Did you miss this time of prayer? Come next month!
  • Planned Prayer will be held the third Friday of every month.

Jun
27
Thu
Drop-In Day @ Grand Rapids Right to Life
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

June Drop-In DayIt’s time to get up close and personal!

Take advantage of Drop-In Day to introduce yourself, get to know the staff, check out resources, learn about upcoming events, and find out how we might better connect with one another.

If you are passionately prolife …

If you care about the life issues in your community …

If you have some ideas you’d like to share …

If you have a concern you’d like to express … then Drop-in Day is for you!

Reservations?

  • Nah. It’s a “drop-in” day!

Perks of Participation

  • There may be some tasty treats or fun giveaways!

Scheduling Conflict?

  • If Thursday, June 27, doesn’t work for you, no problem!
  • Drop-in Days will be the fourth Thursday of every other month.  See you in August!

Jul
18
Thu
Car Hop Coin Drop @ Grand Rapids Right to Life
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Car Hop Coin DropWe’re taking a Coins for Kids baby bottle drive out of your hands and putting it in our parking lot.

This opportunity to help the prolife cause is perfect for those who are not associated with a church or school that hosts a Coins for Kids drive and for people who have coins just sitting around and collecting dust in a jar!

Bring your spare change, or a dollar or two, to Car Hop Coin Drop and support Grand Rapids Right to Life and local pregnancy care centers.

It’s Easy

  • Drive through our parking lot.
  • Volunteers will be stationed under a red canopy.
  • Donate your spare change.

Coin Drop … and Shop

  • Peace, Love, Life T-shirts – $10 only!  (Sizes M, L, XL)
  • Awesome T-shirts – $10 only!  (Sizes M, L, XL)
  • All sales are cash or check only.

Can’t Participate in Person?

If you can’t drive to Wyoming and meet our wonderful volunteers, you can still participate online!

  • Make a secure online donation.
  • Choose your level of giving as a friend, advocate, champion, or angel!

Funds Raised Help Women and Babies

The money raised will support the online pregnancy help ads placed by Grand Rapids Right to Life and the work of six local pregnancy care centers that distribute material goods to moms and babies.

Oct
14
Mon
Focus on Life Benefit Dinner @ DeVos Place Ballrooms
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Focus on Life Benefit DinnerThe 37th annual Focus on Life Benefit Dinner will be the largest prolife banquet in Michigan, will incorporate 20 student volunteers, and will feature award-winning journalist and New York Times Bestselling author Raymond Arroyo.

Guest Speaker: Raymond Arroyo

As a Fox News Contributor and Editorial Advisor to the top-rated program The Ingraham Angle, he has created the popular “Seen and Unseen” and “Friday Follies” segments that have become audience favorites.

As founding News Director, Managing Editor, and Lead Anchor for EWTN News, Arroyo is known for his penetrating interviews. He has interrogated the leading figures of the day, including Mother Teresa of Calcutta; Placido Domingo; Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump; and the only English language interview with Pope Benedict XVI.

Arroyo is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has acted and directed in New York and London.

Emcee: Lisa Posthumus Lyons

Lisa Posthumus Lyons is in her second term as Kent County Clerk. She was elected to the Clerk’s Office in 2016 and re-elected in 2020. Prior to serving at the county level, she represented her community in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2011 to 2016. A graduate of Michigan State University, Lyons was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan.

Grand Rapids Right to Life Update

Grand Rapids Right to Life president, Laura Alexandria, will give an update on the organization’s accomplishments in the past year.

Special Highlight

  • Following the event, Raymond Arroyo will sell copies of his books and CDs.

Program

  • 5:30 PM – No-Host Bar in the Secchia Lobby. Credit card purchases only.
  • 6:30 PM – Program Begins

Registration

  • To purchase tickets with a check, submit a completed registration form.
  • To purchase tickets with a credit card, click here. Processing fees will apply.

Student Volunteers

  • A limited number of high school students are needed to volunteer at this event.
  • To secure your spot, contact Laura by September 30.

Note

  • It is recommended that tickets be purchased by September 23, 2024.
  • Seat assignments will be mailed to ticket holders on October 1, 2024.
  • All ticket sales are final.
  • Any tickets not used will be considered a donation to Grand Rapids Right to Life.