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Improvisational theatre, often called improv or impro, is a form of theater where most or all of what is performed is created at the moment it is performed.

We were blessed last week by a night of comedy, courtesy of Rx Improv! They billed the event as Laugh for Life and there were a LOT of laughs. It’s no wonder tagline is – A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22
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The event took place at Grace Community Church of Marietta and we had a great crowd. Byron Harvey and the other performers interacted with the audience to get ideas, and in some cases, had them onstage as part of the performance! My favorite was when two audience members had to provide the sound effects for the crazy antics on stage.
At intermission, we were treated to a buffet of delicious sweets. YUMMY!
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Not only did everyone have a good time, everyone donated to CPS. When it was all said and done, Rx Improv had raised over $7,000.00 dollars for the ministry!
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We are so grateful for the community of believers who support this ministry through their gifts! If you’re interested in having a night of fun at your church/ministry event, we highly recommend the folks at Rx Imrov Troupe!
We are excited to share some great news with you. For the past few years we’ve been expressing our need for a new home for Cobb Pregnancy Services. We hoped to either build or buy a larger facility to further our vision of helping more women, providing more medical services, and saving more babies.
Praise the Lord because today we closed on that new building!
The new facility is actually TWO, single story buildings located on Roswell Street in downtown Marietta and are just blocks from the Marietta Square. One building is 7000 square feet and the second building is 3000 square feet. There is plenty of parking and lots and lots of space! We are thrilled!
Here’s even better news. Because of our generous and faithful supporters, we were able to pay cash for the building and remain debt free. Thank YOU to everyone who has given so generously to make this happen.
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There is work to be done to make it move-in ready, but we are confident that we will be in the building early 2016. Please watch for updates via email and Facebook to learn how you can help.
For now we do have one need. While we were able to buy the building, we did have to use a large amount of our cash reserves. This means that our year-end donations are more important than ever. As you are making your final decisions regarding charitable giving, please consider Cobb Pregnancy Services. You can mail your donation, or donate online HERE.
Again, thank you so much for your faithfulness!


WalkforLife

Our Walk for Life was held on Saturday, October 3rd, and while it was a wet walk, it was a TRIUMPHANT walk.

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Over 250 people came to Mt. Calvary Baptist Church to walk with us. Together, we walked up Dallas Highway to the local abortion clinic, and prayed on the sidewalk. We prayed that the abortion clinic in our neighborhood would close, that women would be drawn to Cobb Pregnancy Services and choose life, that the Church would be bold in proclaiming the truth about abortion, that post-abortive women would be healed, and that God would have His way in our community.

We also raised funds that will help us continue to provide free services to the women of Cobb County – more than $76,000 dollars!

 The Walk is over but the fight is not!

The $90,000 dollar goal was not made arbitrarily. It is the number we believe we need based on our services and budget.  We reached 86 percent of our goal, and just need a little less than $13,000.00 dollars to be at 100% There is still time to give.

If you were a walker who did not meet your goal, please continue in your quest for support. If you were not able to walk with us, but would like to support CPS, please do so.

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The giving site is still available. Click HERE.

Please continue to pray with us and for us. There are abortions happening a few short miles from us. Pray that these women would come to CPS and choose life!

Thank you for all of your support.

 

Lori Parker

Executive Director

 

If you were one of the 200+ attendees at our recent banquet that came early and stood in line to get your photo taken with the Duggars, we have good news!

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The photos are now online HERE.

Once you get there, click on the thumbnail to see a larger version, then right click to download to your computer. It’s that easy!

Thanks again for coming to our banquet and for supporting LIFE!

 

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7 Fun Facts about The Duggars and CPS

The Cobb Pregnancy Services fundraising banquet, featuring TLC’s favorite reality couple, MIchelle and Bob Duggar is being held April 30, 2015. The response to the Duggars has been wonderful as it seems most everyone has seen the show at least once.

 

How does this awesome family stack up against CPS?

 

1. If the Duggars ate rolls with every dinner, they would consume 7,665 rolls per year.

 

On Mondays, not only does CPS give the Bread of Life, but actual bread! Thanks to the good folks at Panera Bread, we give our clients bread, bagels and more!

 

2. When the Duggar siblings chaperone dates with Jill and Jessa, they charge $5 per hour for their services.

 

CPS charges our clients NOTHING. All of our services are free!

 

3. The Duggars go through roughly 7,000 diapers a year. For all 18 kids, they have used more than 150,000.

 

CPS gives diapers as part of their Learn-To-Earn program. Each year, they give away an estimated total of 20,000!

 

4.  At their busiest, the Duggars were doing over 25 diaper changes a day.

 

At Cobb Pregnany Services’ busiest, we did 4700 pregnancy tests in one year!

 

5. The Duggars last house had only 2 bathrooms for 16 children.

 

CPS is bursting at the seams! Five people share two offices, our counseling rooms are full, parking can be a real issue. We estimate we could see 25% more clients with a larger space.

 

6. Jim Bob makes a living renting out commercial real estate properties.

 

Cobb Pregnancy Services takes no government assistance and charge nothing to our clients. The only way we are able to serve so many people in our community is because Godly people remember us in their giving.

 

7. The Duggars are going to be great speakers!

CPS is a great ministry! To host a table, or register to come to the banquet, simply go to www.CPSfriends.org and follow the link!
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