Right to Life Volunteers Needed


Upper Downriver Right to Life usually takes the summer off and has no meetings in July and August.  This summer is an exception.

On June 20, many of us attended the training held by Right to Life of Michigan.  We learned about the legislation that was passed that would ban dismemberment abortions.  Governor Whitmer has promised to veto it.  The state constitution provides a means to by-pass the veto.

We will join with Right to Life of Michigan and collect signatures on petitions to ban dismemberment abortion.  You can read the press release from RLM here.

For your convenience, UD-RTL will hold two special meetings of one hour to explain the situation, enlist the help of volunteers from churches and distribute petitions.  Please make plans to attend one of these meetings.
  • Tuesday, July 9 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the Right to Life Resource Center, 2010 Eureka, Wyandotte (734-282-6100)
  • Wednesday, July 10 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the same location.
Please help us recruit representatives from as many churches as possible and RSVP to wyandotteRLM@gmail.com as to which session you plan to attend.  We will have information and petitions available at the meetings.  We need your help to secure our share of the 400,000 signatures needed.  Please invite others who may be interested!

If you need a letter to a pastor, please let me know and I will get it to you.

Also, please watch our “Events” page on our Facebook account and volunteer for any of the upcoming events, or for various committees that put together an event.  Often times we need people to make phone calls, or help stuff envelopes, hand out flyers, and join us in our parades, Life Walk, Oratory Contests, Life Chain, our Yard and Bake Sale, and so many other opportunities to reach out to help.


Wyandotte Street Art Fair

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Dates:  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 10-13, 2019

Hours: 10 AM to 9 PM daily.

In the city described as “The Heart of Downriver”, our annual Art Fair draws artists, entertainers, and thousands of patrons to create an event that people of all ages can enjoy.  The fair traces its history back to 1961, in the city along the shore of the Detroit River, among it’s historic and charming downtown area. The 58th Street Art Fair will bring you days of fun, food, entertainment, and art and crafts created from across the state, region and nation, including pottery, wood, fiber, metal, drawings, furniture, basketry, jewelry, cartoons, sculptures, toys, clothing, painting, and so many other types of crafts to look at, or to buy. 

As one of the largest fine art fairs in the State of Michigan, the event also offers a variety of music, food, and activities for all ages, and has brought us over 200,000 visitors, 200 artists, 25 restaurants, and a multitude of local merchants, carnival type games for the children, and live entertainment for all to enjoy.  All ages can have fun in a festive environment enjoying the cultural enrichment of Wyandotte.  To see a list of “Entertainment” each day, please scroll down.

Needless to say the Upper Downriver Right to Life will have its table set up close to Elm and 2nd Street, with various pamphlets to read, and a few articles to sell.  We are looking for volunteers for at least two or four hour shifts, but at the very least just stop by and say “hi” to us.


To participate in the Beautiful Baby Contest which will be held this year, please click “Here” for more information in how to participate.



Wednesday, July 10th
2-3:30 pm – Gary Niemenski
4-6 pm – Meltdowners
6:30-8:30 pm – Crazy Babies – Ozzy Rebourne
9-11 pm – Larry Lee and Back in the Day

Thursday, July 11th
3:30-5:30 pm – Wisteria
6:15 – 8:15 pm – Category 5
9-11 pm – Class of 98

Friday, July 12th
3-4:30 pm – Fake News
5-6 pm – Fairgrieve
6:15-8:15 pm – Category 5
9-11 pm – Boogie Dynomite

Saturday, July 13th
1-2 pm – Olivia Schotthoefer and Friends
2:30-4 pm – SQ3
4:30-6 pm – Rummler
6:30 – 8 pm – Eva Under Fire
9 – 11 pm – Mega 80’s



Run for the Unborn

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Dear Friends,

I am pleased to share with you and also invite you to attend “RUN FOR THE UNBORN” to be held Saturday, June 10, 2017. Those participating will meet at the Sacred Heart Church, 21599 Parke Lane, Grosse Ile, Mi. 48138.


  •  Check in time 7:45 -8:45 a.m.
  •  1 Mile 9:am 5K 9:20 am.
  •  No Fee to enter – All Donations accepted to support crisis Pregnancy Centers – Sponsorships available for $100
  • Register by May 17th to receive a free t-shirt at sacredheartgi.org/parish-happenings .   Register by mail: Sacred Heart 21559 Parke Lane, Grosse Ile, Mi. 48138


Everyone Loves a Memorial Day Parade!

What child wouldn’t want to walk in a parade and be part of the fun?  Come join our Right to Life affiliates as they march in the following parades!


Saturday, May 21, 2016 – Islandfest Parade, Grosse Ile – Join Southern Downriver Right to Life to march in the annual Islandfest Parade. Parade line up is 9:30 a.m. at the Grosse Ile High School. For more information contact Joe Connors at (734) 675-8655.


Sunday, May 22, 2016 – Lincoln Park Memorial Day Parade. Upper Downriver Right To Life is Unit #26. The parade begins at 1:00 p.m., and they would like us to line up by 12:15 p.m. We are to line up on the left side of White Street between Fort Street and S. Electric–probably closer to S. Electric. White Street runs parallel with Southfield Road and is located 2 streets away from Southfield Road. S. Electric runs right behind the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts located on Fort & Southfield and S. Electric dead-ends at White Street. North Fort Street will be closing around 11:00 a.m. and you will NOT be able to turn onto S. Electric off of Southfield because of parade traffic– As always, we’ll help everyone get back to their vehicles. Please arrive at Noon. For more information, please contact Anna at (734) 284-5226.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 – Trenton Memorial Parade – Join Southern Downriver RTL to march in the annual City of Trenton Memorial Day Parade. Parade line up is 9:30 a.m. Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. Marchers please meet 1 Block North of West Rd. on Gorno St. Trenton, Mi For more information contact Joe Connors at (734) 675-8655