In October 2019, Southern Illinois District President Rev. Timothy Scharr refocused the district’s commitment to life issues with the creation of a task force called the Advocates for Life Team. The appointed leadership consists of Monica Shannon as coordinator and Robin Schultze as administrator. The team’s vision is a world without the cavalier killing of human life from the time of conception to natural death.

Relying on the help of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, the team’s mission is to provide members of our district congregations with information on the unique challenges in Illinois as well as the valuable resources available to support our God given pro-life values. 

Did you know that on June 12, 2019, the Reproductive Health Act (IL SB-25) became law in Illinois. This legislation is considered the most radical pro-abortion law in the country. While the entire legislation can be viewed at, here are a few important highlights (pr...

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