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ST. MARYS — A Grammy award-winning Christian artist will visit St. Marys next month to perform, speak and show her movie.
The Family Life Center of Auglaize County will host a Pro-Life Event at 7 p.m. March 24, featuring Rebecca St. James. The event will be held at Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 150 E. Spring St., St. Marys, and proceeds will benefit the Family Life Center of Auglaize County and Mission Pre-Born.
Since her role as Sarah Collins in “Sarah’s Choice,” St. James, a Christian recording artist, songwriter, motivational speaker, actress and author, has been involved in many pro-life events and has taken an interest in helping pregnancy centers, like the Family Life Center of Auglaize County. At the event in March, St. James will be providing several forms of entertainment.
“She will be singing her songs, giving her personal testimony and she will be showing her movie, ‘Sarah’s Choice,’” Family Life Center of Auglaize County Executive Director Candice Dicke said.
Dicke said the center is hosting the event for a several reasons.
“To see her (St. James) passion for being pro-life and we’re using this to bring attention to the Family Life Center,” she said, noting that St. James brings a strong pro-life and abstinence message. “Also to bring an outstanding singer and icon of the Christian community to St. Marys.”
She noted that proceeds will go toward the Family Life Center of Auglaize County’s Save a Beating Heart campaign.
“Those funds we raise will go toward the ultrasound machine we are trying to purchase,” Dicke said.
In addition to St. James’s program, a silent auction will be held.
“There will be a silent auction to help raise funds before the event and during intermission,” Dicke said.
“We do have some Ohio State University items, vintage items, gift cards and gift certificates.”
Tickets are on sale now and are $10 for general admission.
A ticket package is also available, which includes an extra perk.
“Gold Circle tickets are $50 and include up front seating and a personal, one-on-one meet and greet with Rebecca St. James,” Dicke said.
Tickets are available at the Family Life Center of Auglaize County, Minster Bank in St. Marys, First Church of the Nazarene in St. Marys and Faith Alliance.
Dicke noted that there are a limited number of tickets available.
“Seating is limited, so it is very important that you get your tickets early,” she said.
Dicke encouraged anyone interested in helping the center pay for St. James’s visit to contact her.
“If anyone wants to help support or defray the cost of her coming, they can contact the center,” Dicke said.
For more information, visit the Family Life Center of Auglaize County, located at 150 E. Spring St., St. Marys, or call 419-300-9756.