Welcome to the Friday Five! Every Friday we share our top five articles, stories, and quotes for you to read and share with your friends and church families.

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1. YOU’RE INVITED: 🎉 Less than 1 week until we celebrate in Charlotte

In less than one week, a number of your like-minded neighbors will be meeting at Charlotte’s Carmel Country Club for a refreshing celebration of life, family, and freedom.

Our annual Celebration of Carolina Values event in Charlotte is a night to celebrate all that we have accomplished in 2023, and all we hope to achieve in 2024 in our battle to defend your values.

At this year’s celebration, we’re excited to have culture warrior Megan Basham as our keynote speaker.

To secure your ticket to join Megan and NC Values at this year’s celebration, visit ncvalues.org/celebration_charlotte.


2. AP DILLON: Wake County elementary’s project skirts Parents’ Bill of Rights

“A Wake County Public Schools elementary project appears to come close to skirting the new Parents’ Bill of Rights law. Apex Friendship Elementary school fifth graders were given a list of suggested athletes for a ‘Wax Museum’ project. The list includes multiple transgender athletes; mainly males identifying as females.”

Read more: https://apdillon.substack.com/p/wake-county-elementarys-project-skirts

3. CAROLINA JOURNAL: General Assembly prepares for action against DEI teachings in public colleges

“The North Carolina General Assembly is looking to pass legislation during this year’s legislative session that would restrict teachings on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at public schools across the state. During a committee meeting of the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees last week, Jim Blaine, former chief of staff to Senate Leader Phil Berger, indicated that North Carolina could be one of the next states to defund DEI teachings at public schools.”

Read more: https://www.carolinajournal.com/general-assembly-prepares-for-action-against-dei-teachings-in-public-schools/

4. LIFE NEWS: Florida Supreme Court Allows Heartbeat Law to Take Effect, Protecting Babies From Abortion

“The Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling [earlier this week] allowing the state’s heartbeat law to take effect that protects unborn babies with beating hearts from abortions.”

Read more: https://www.lifenews.com/2024/04/01/florida-supreme-court-allows-heartbeat-law-to-take-effect-protecting-babies-from-abortion/

5. WATCH: Letter to the American Church Movie Livestream

We’re inviting you to watch a free livestream of a film adaptation of the best-selling book, “Letter to the American Church” written by Eric Metaxas.

The film lays out the parallels between early 1930’s Nazi Germany and other totalitarian regimes with what is happening in America today and how the church has been mostly silent facing this evil.

Eric and several leading conservative voices of today, explain how cultural Marxism has taken over America, including the church. To learn more about the film, visit https://lettertotheamericanchurch.com.

Register: https://www.patriotacademy.com/coach/register/7959


Weekly Prayer: Life

LORD, we recognize that you are Sovereign over all creation. We recognize you made man from the dust, and in your mercy, you crowned creation with man and woman made in your image. What a wonder it is that you would bestow upon us this blessing and responsibility!

LORD, may we not take this blessing for granted. We pray that this great responsibility and dignity may motivate us to love You, our neighbors, and our families more. LORD, may we as a culture truly see and believe that children are a blessing from the LORD—born or unborn; able or disabled. All children should have an opportunity to experience the liberty of life. LORD, make us your vehicle to change our culture into one that cherishes and protects life. Keep at the forefront of our minds our responsibilities to respect, cherish, and serve the youngest and oldest in our society.

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.'” (Matthew 18:1-6)



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