A message from Kinston Center Director Lesley Rigsby “You can do it”

Have you ever had someone to tell you, “You can’t do that or you’re not going to make it”! I still remember my first-grade teacher saying to me, “You can’t do that”. The words we speak have lasting effects. They can build a person up or they can quickly tear them down. I don’t know

A message from our new Kinston director, Lesley Rigsby

Hello everyone, I am Lesley Rigsby, the new center director at the EPIC Center in Kinston. I was born and raised in Kinston and love this town. I have been a registered nurse for 19 years in the Family Birth Center at UNC Health Lenoir, here in Kinston, and have dedicated my career to educating

Did You Know Jesus’s Mother Was Probably a Teen Mom?

Being a Teen Mom… Is not a new thing. You may not have considered this, but Jesus’s mother Mary was a teen mom. It is likely that she was between 12 and 14 years old when he was born. Mary had to deal with a lot of the same things as teen moms today. Teen

How To Know If Adoption Is Right For You

Questions As an expectant parent asking yourself these things can help you evaluate what the best option is for you and the baby. As an expectant parent you have a lot to think about.  Pregnancy can be scary enough without thinking about how you will care for a baby. You have a lot of questions.

Your generosity is a BIG deal!

It’s Giving Tuesday! If you didn’t get a chance to join us for any of our signature fundraisers this year, we invite you and your family to participate in our county-wide virtual baby bottle campaign! Right here at the end of the year Americans across the country take the time to be generous to a neighbor or two

Will My Child Hate Me If They Find Out I Gave Them Away?

People Have Said… Choosing adoption is “giving your baby away,” but have you considered that you are giving them the opportunity to have the life you want for them? Sometimes choosing to parent may not be an option for expectant mothers. Adoption is not giving up; it is a choice you make for the baby and for yourself. Even though it’s an excellent option, choosing

Just Play. It’s Cornhole Day!

We Enjoyed Y’all! Other than Jesus, what’s better than fun, family, friends, and food, huh? Our favorite part was hearing how you enjoyed yourselves! Please join us in thanking our food vendor for the day Bella’s Café. It would be even better if you took your family over there to enjoy more of their barista treats and good eats! In

Why Teen Moms Should Finish High School

I’m Pregnant…        Now What!!  “Oh, my word…I’m pregnant! What am I going to do?” Unplanned pregnancy can be a scary situation, especially if you are a teenager and still in high school. Many think having an abortion is the only way to stay in school. This is a myth! Many teens take care of

From Our Executive Director’s Desk

Greetings! This note was difficult for me to write. I rarely write about myself but I have to tell you how GREAT our GOD is!! Early February I suffered multiple strokes and was hospitalized from Feb 12-14. The first doctor to walk in my room said, “You look better than what I was expecting after

Have you seen your race pic?

2022 Race Recognition We’d like to thank all of our wonderful Run Baby Run 5K race sponsors for their willingness to support our run and 1 mile Walk for Life this year! They were 902 Church, Spence’s Welding, The Ruby S. Griffin Family, Ron Ayers Motorsports, Grace Fellowship Church, and Kinston First Pentecostal Holiness Church. We invite