May Update

What has been happening at Family Life Services and how YOU can help

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued serving those who think they might be pregnant, are pregnant, or are parenting young children. By God’s grace, through the generosity of our previous donors, we have responded to over 300 requests for help. 

Though much of the world has “sheltered in place,” the essential care we provide cannot wait.

The communities we serve are among those most severely impacted by COVID-19 in Michigan. Precautions are in place to protect the health and safety of our clients and staff, while doing everything we can to provide desperately needed services, supplies, and information.

  • Using telehealth, our compassionate RN and Client Services team are providing accurate information and arranging for free medical pregnancy tests and ultrasounds. We have incorporated secure video conferencing into our ministry. Our Scripture-based Share Group for clients has become a weekly conference call.
  • In the past 8 weeks, we have given over 14,000 free diapers plus wipes & formula to families in challenging situations. We have provided many free layettes to new mothers. The two mini layettes pictured together provided essential items to bring twin girls home from the hospital. The large layette is a “baby shower in a gift bag,” helping provide for baby’s first 3 months home. All this has been made possible by previous gifts from our generous donors.
  • Our Easter letter reached over 5,000 souls, sharing our confidence in the risen Lord and his resurrection message: “do not be afraid.” We shared links to over 45 Christian ministries that have supported Family Life Services, inviting those we serve to pray with our church partners online.
  • For nearly 2 months, every day at 2pm, FLS staff and volunteers join together on a conference call to pray for all connected to our ministry and all impacted by this pandemic.

God’s love and provision have been evident every day.

And yet, as needs have significantly increased, donations to Family Life Services have significantly decreased. During this pandemic our online giving has dropped by 65%. In April alone, financial donations to our ministry dropped by over $10,000. This is challenging for our donation and volunteer based charity.

There are three ways you can support our ministry during these challenging times.

  1. Please pray for us. Contact PrayerTeam@flscenter.com for specific prayer requests.
  2. Provide essential supplies for our clients and ministry. We are low on baby wipes and diapers size 4, 5 & 6; see our amazon shopping list for additional items.
  3. You can donate securely online, or call the FLS office at 734-434-3088.

Every prayer, action and donation makes a difference. Your generosity will have an immediate impact.

Thank you for considering this request. God bless you.

Yours for life,

Teresa Kasperick-Postellon, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Family Life Services of Washtenaw County

Keynote Speaker Travon Clifton and FLS Executive Director Teresa Kasperick-Postellon at our 2019 Gala in March

Upcoming Events in our Spring Quick E-newsletter

Keynote Speaker Travon Clifton and FLS Executive Director Teresa Kasperick-Postellon at our 2019 Gala

Hello, friends, and Happy May Day.  Life at the pregnancy center is busy as usual and there are blessings and God’s grace happening all around us.

Attached here is my brief newsletter sharing upcoming important dates and just a few of the stories of things we are so thankful for at the pregnancy center.

If you have ever been a volunteer at the pregnancy center, please click on the link below my signature and vote for Family Life Services as your Favorite Place to Volunteer.  You can vote once a day until May 10th, and we are hoping to win this Ann Arbor Family Press contest to gain tons of publicity for the pregnancy center.

If you’d like to receive this E-newsletter by email about once a month, please send me an email and tell me to add you to my list.

Happy Spring!
Teresa Kasperick-Postellon, Ph.D., Executive Director ExecDirector@gmail.com

FLS Scripture verse of the year: “The desert will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.”  Isaiah 35:2

Vote for FLS as your Favorite Place to Volunteer
DAILY until May 10th at Ann Arbor Family Press’ Family Favorites

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  May this week’s celebration of our Savior’s birth be a time of peace and joy for you and your loved ones.
This mp3 of O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles in Latin) is a gift from Family Life Services of Washtenaw County and our friends at Ave Maria Radio.  For nearly 3 centuries Christians have sung this song rejoicing in Christ’s birth into our world and our hearts. This version is shared with you through the generosity of Sandra McDevitt, Mike Jones and Annelie Cherney.
This is my final “thank you” as a staff member at Family Life Services.  I have transitioned out of my responsibilities and Teresa Kasperick-Postellon is our new Executive Director.  In 2019 my family hopes to adopt a second child.  I will continue to support FLS’s life-saving ministry as a donor and prayer team member, and I plan to host a table at the 2019 FLS Gala in March.  I hope to see you there.
I greatly appreciate the faith and generosity I have witnessed from you during my 5 years at FLS.  I am inspired by your support for abortion-vulnerable women and for women who are parenting in difficult circumstances.  Your commitment to this ministry enables our FLS team to share the love of Christ with those we serve.
imageThank you for the lives you have helped save and the families you have helped strengthen through Family Life Services.  May God bless you this Christmas and always.

~ Karalee Robison, Volunteer and Table Host for the 2019 Family Life Services Gala