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Jacksonville Celebration 2024


Join us for an evening of celebration as we remember the miraculous moments of “today” — moments we can proclaim the goodness of God as He has moved in the lives of the women and families served through the Pregnancy Resource Center or our various counseling ministries in 2024. As always, our celebration event will also be a great opportunity to share with you the vision God has placed on our hearts for the future of Living Alternatives.

This year’s banquet is changing its name to a Celebration and will be held at a new venue! Instead of serving a full dinner buffet, we will offer delicious desserts after the program. The doors will open at 6:30 pm for a time of fellowship with guests, volunteers, and staff of the Pregnancy Resource Center. Then the celebration will begin at 7:00 pm, with a ministry update and hearing from our guest speaker.

We look forward to seeing you there!


First Christian Church
201 N Main
Jacksonville, IL 61650

Keynote Speaker — Melissa Coles

Melissa Coles’ testimony inspired the movie, LIFEMARK, which originated from the documentary “I Lived on Parker Avenue” where she reunites with her birth son 19 years after he was placed for adoption. She brings the perfectly imperfect beauty of adoption through her unfiltered truth. She is currently living out a lifelong dream of performing as an actress and working in the film industry. And, in addition to being a national speaker, Melissa is also in the process of writing her autobiography and working to launch her nonprofit ministry, Life Stories Matter.

2024 Underwriting & Event Sponsor Opportunities

Each year, we build a team of Underwriters and Event Sponsors to completely pay for the event expenses and get us started towards our celebration event goal. This enables all of the donations and pledges given the night of the celebration to go directly towards the operating expenses of this ministry over the next year.

Becoming an Underwriter or Event sponsor allows your donation to be multiplied, enabling us to invite prospective donors to the celebration at no cost. Your gift will be leveraged to inspire others to give generously. To show our appreciation, Underwriters and Event Sponsors (formerly Table Sponsors) will receive an invitation to a VIP event before the celebration, a premium table with 10 seats reserved for you and your guests, and be listed as sponsors during the evening. Responses must be received by June 25 to be listed on the invitation and no later than September 5 to be included in the program.

Will you partner with us this year? Your investment will ensure the success of the mission and future of Living Alternatives. Sponsorship levels are below for your consideration. If interested, please contact us at [email protected].


Underwriting Levels

$10,000 – Protector $1,500 – Rescuer
$7,500 – Restorer $1,000 – Steward
$5,000 – Guardian $500 – Champion
$2,500 – Defender $250 – Advocate