Harvest_inlineOSWEGO, Ill.—Harvest New Beginnings is investing in a local crisis pregnancy ministry to serve its community. The Pregnancy Information Center in nearby Aurora offers free and confidential medical, educational, and spiritual support to women and men in the western suburbs of Chicago.

To help raise funds for this important ministry, Harvest New Beginnings participated in its Baby Bottle project. The church has participated for the past several years in addition to giving monthly financial support.

This year, the church distributed 300 baby bottles to families and individuals during worship services. Then they kept the bottles for one month, filling them with money. It’s a creative way to “tangibly support the Pregnancy Information Center’s ministry of providing education and positive alternatives to abortion,” says Paul Strong of Harvest New Beginnings. The church gave $7,809, with almost half of that total in the form of coins.