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The Intrinsic Value of Life

My wife, Jenny, grew up in Fernandina Beach, Florida and one of our traditions over the past 22 years of our marriage is to spend Christmas day with her family on Amelia Island. Typically, the day is quiet, peaceful, and relaxing. That all changed last Christmas when there was a frantic knock on the door … Continued

Heartbeats – Spring 2024

Megan’s Story A support System Makes All the Difference When Megan found out she was pregnant, she felt isolated and alone, with no family nearby. To compound the pressure, her boyfriend’s job was unstable and she was not sure how she could support this child or if she could rely on him for support. This … Continued

Good News from the Kernan Center!

A Message from Joanne Mellish, Kernan Center Director Since moving to the Kernan Center in 2022, our client visits have increased by over 40%! Last year we had nearly 1700 client visits. These visits include pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, men’s mentorship sessions, and Earn While You Learn sessions. As a result of the increase in clients, … Continued

A Future and a Hope

There is such a gap between what we think we know and what will actually one day be. Jeremiah 29:11 speaks of this. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”  As a little girl I … Continued

Holistically Pro-Life

Imagine the following scenario. A young woman finds out she is pregnant. She didn’t plan for it. The father of the child in her womb is nowhere to be found. She lives below the poverty line. She has no idea how she will be able to financially provide for this child. She is scared, has … Continued

Good News from Clay County!

A Message from Diane Stewart, Clay Center Director From the grand opening of the Clay Center in 2009 to now, we’ve had the pleasure of serving 6,703 clients with a grand total of 2,401 life decisions and 271 salvations! We serve a faithful God and have seen Him so evidently at work in the lives … Continued

Florida Supreme Court Update – Spring 2024

On February 7th, 2024, the Florida Supreme Court began hearing the arguments surrounding the case brought against the pro-abortion amendment brought forth by Planned Parenthood, and they now have a deadline of April 1st to come to a decision. As we prayerfully await the final decision, which will determine whether or not the extreme pro-abortion … Continued

Vision 2024

A Look Back at 2023 Miranda’s Story We met Miranda after she moved to Florida to obtain a better quality of life as a teacher. In her mid-thirties, she had never been pregnant and did not know if that would ever happen for her. Soon after moving to Jacksonville, she got into a relationship and … Continued

The One Thing We Can All Do

Devotional by Pastor Matt Owen. Advocating for life is exciting! There are so many things to do and so many opportunities to do them. Sometimes, though, the sheer number of opportunities can be overwhelming.

Important Ministry Update!

This year on June 13th, First Coast Women’s Services will celebrate 30 years of serving clients. We know that God has grown this ministry since the beginning and has had His hand on it. We have served over 37,000 women in our community, with over 12,000 babies saved. 1 Corinthians 3:10 says, “By the grace … Continued

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