Gabriel Project hosts steak dinner

Jennifer Lee Preyss By Jennifer Lee Preyss

Sept. 8, 2012 at 4:08 a.m.

In an effort to aid area women in crisis pregnancy, the Gabriel Project is hosting its first-ever Kick Start dinner.

The steak and potato feast aims to raise awareness for the nonprofit organization, which was founded 10 years ago as an ecumenical abortion alternative.

Mothers in crisis pregnancy are offered a variety of services, as well as pregnancy and baby supplies during their term.

Victoria Diocese Bishop David Fellhauer and the Rev. Bob Knippenberg are the featured guest speakers at Tuesday's event, hosted by Holy Family Catholic Church.

"Hopefully, people will want to know more about us, and we can maybe generate some volunteers out of it," said Barbara McCain, Gabriel Project founder.

Kick Start will begin at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. McCain said it is free to attend, and all are welcome for dinner.

McCain hopes the Kick Start dinner will help the Gabriel Project expand into churches throughout the Crossroads, of all denominations.

"This isn't a Catholic Church thing. It's a God thing," she said. "So many people don't know what the Gabriel project is and that there is help out there for these pregnant women," McCain said.



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