Vol.34, September 2018


The Great Hall at Sinclair Conference Center


Client Testimonies &
Star Parker, Founder & President, CURE

You’re here to be light, bringing out the God colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Matthew 5:14 - 16a (THE MESSAGE)

We can’t change the world, but we can change Dayton! If you feel led to sponsor a table and invite guests to help us raise $400,000, please contact Jenny Shoup at 937-298-9998, ext. 1111 or jenny.shoup@womenscenter.org.

Table Sponsor opportunities are available until September 14. Table Host Orientations, for table sponsors who choose to host and invite guests, include event details, invitations, and other information to ensure an enjoyable evening. Orientations are offered on Thursday, September 20, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. or Saturday, September 22, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Kettering MVWC. Please RSVP by September 19 to Jenny Shoup.

Star Parker, one of few national black conservative leaders, is founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a public policy institute in Washington, D.C. that promotes market-based solutions to fight poverty and transition America’s poor from government dependency.

Before her involvement in social activism, Star experienced seven years in the grip of welfare dependency. After a Christian conversion, she changed her life. Today, CURE leads a network of 800 pastors serving in at-risk communities across the country, and hosts BlackCommunityNews.com. In 2017, she joined the White House Opportunity Initiative task force to share ideas on how to best fix our nation’s most distressed zip codes. This year, Star was appointed to the U.S. Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission. On Friday, November 2, Star will speak to how abortion has deeply hurt our society, and what we can do about it.

Adopt a Family this Christmas!

Looking for a meaningful family or group opportunity to share the Gospel, while meeting the needs of others this Christmas? Your family, church, small group, Sunday School class, business, or organization can sponsor a client family and purchase gifts for them this Christmas! Last year, 79 clients were adopted and blessed! Three made decisions for Christ, and two rededicated their lives to the Lord! To adopt a family, contact Shari Armstrong at 939-298-9998, ext. 1115, by Nov. 2.

Looking Ahead...

Sept. 14
Table Sponsorship commitments due

Sept. 20 & Sept.22
Gala Table Host Orientations

Oct. 19 & 20
Volunteer Training*

Nov. 2
Gala Fundraising Event

Sanctity of Human Life Month
(Speakers available January 6, 13, 20, & 27.)

*Oct. 19, 6:30 - 8:30 pm and Oct. 20, 9 am – 5 pm at the Kettering MVWC. Applications available here. For more information, contact Karen Morningstar: 937-298-9998, Ext. 1108, or karen.morningstar@womenscenter.org.

"I Am Now Happy About My Choice"

The MOMs program helped me learn a lot about myself. For example, I was holding onto past mistakes instead of learning from them and moving forward. However, I learned that I am a good mom and a good person. MOMs helped me grow as a woman. I don’t feel unworthy anymore. I feel appreciated and loved. I learned about SIDS, discipline, and techniques that will help me to better raise my children. I am now happy about my choice to keep this baby and I know that I am doing the right thing despite what others may think.

North Dayton MVWC is now OPEN!

Thank you ministry partners! We are blessed to announce that our fourth location is now open and serving clients Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00am to 4:00pm! Services at this center include pregnancy testing, limited ultrasound, and STI Testing (under certain criteria).

We are proud to announce our new partnership with HomeSown.org! If you are planning to buy or sell a home in 2018, HomeSown.org will connect you to a Trusted Local Agent to guide you through the process. When you close, HomeSown.org will make a generous donation to the MVWC to help us continue to minister. Simply go to: https://www.homesown.org/non-profit/miami-valley-womens-center/.

Volunteer Training

Friday, October 19 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Saturday, October 20 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Applications available Here or contact Karen Morningstar:
937-298-9998, Ext. 1108, or karen.morningstar@womenscenter.org.

Previous LifeLight Newsletters

June 2018

March 2018

December 2017

Volunteer and Liaison Newsletter - January 2018

We value you, our volunteers and liaisons, for your ongoing faithful service. Please share this information with your Pastor and congregation through bulletins, announcements and other venues.

Happy New Year!

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights. James 1:17a (NIV) We look to the new year with anticipation - God will accomplish great things through our volunteers who love the Lord and have a passion for life, each one with their special gifts to meet the needs of our clients. Opportunities for decisions for life, decisions for Christ, and finding hope and a future! May God richly bless each one of you in 2019!

sanctity of Human Life Poster

Sanctity of Human Life!

Liaisons & Volunteers
Please HELP us connect with your pastor.

Are we speaking at your church this year? Pastors are more open to the MVWC when personally introduced to the ministry by an MVWC representative; therefore, you are a crucial link to ensure this lifeaffirming message and ministry information is provided at your church! Please personally ask your pastor to recognize Sanctity of Human Life (SOHL) this year by partnering with the MVWC.

Contact Jenny Shoup at (937) 298-9998, Ext. 1111 or jenny.shoup@womenscenter.org to schedule a meeting with your pastor, or go to our Sanctity of Human Life page to request a speaker, client testimony, and brochures.

Listen to our radio ad, airing through January 15 on 93.7 WFCJ and 100.7 WEEC! Go to our Sanctity of Human Life page. We are grateful for their generous support and coming alongside us to promote SOHL!


First Fruits Worship Celebration

Friday, January 25
10:00am to 12:30pm
Apex Community Church
5200 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering 45429

All volunteers and staff are encouraged to come on this special day set aside to honor God at the beginning of the year as well as to take time to personally surrender to the Lord our ministries at the MVWC. Our God is High and Lifted Up For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite. Isaiah 57:15

RSVP: Sign-up sheets are at each Center.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are feeling God's calling to be a part of demonstrating Christ's love and making a difference in lives, there are many opportunities with MVWC.

We need:Resource Volunteers, GIFT Leaders, Childcare Volunteers, Client Advocates

Bulk Mailings for 2019

Friday, March 8 ~ 9:00am Kettering
Friday, June 21 ~ 9:00am Kettering
Friday, August 16 ~ 9:00am Kettering
Friday, August 30 ~ 9:00am Kettering

For more information, please contact Karen at karen.morningstar@womenscenter.org or (937) 298-9998, Ext. 1108.

Special Request

Will you help us build a relationship with your church, pastor, and church leadership? We want to know how we can support your church and community, but we need your help to connect us with your leadership! Please contact Jenny Shoup (jenny.shoup@womenscenter.org) or Jeni Newman (jeni.newman@womenscenter.org) or call us at (937) 298-9998, Ext. 1111. Thank you!

Resource Needs

Diaper Drives - If you are planning a Diaper Drive at your church, business, school, etc., please note that we are in need of Sizes 4, 5, and 6 Diapers. Also, please include baby food, baby cereal, Gerber baby formula and baby head-to-toe wash, and baby lotion.

Baby Showers - If you are planning a Baby Shower at your church, business, school, etc., please check out our needs on Amazon Smile under Miami Valley Women's Center. Please contact Teresa at (937) 298-9998, Ext. 1106 or teresa.ligon@womenscenter.com for ideas, brochures, and more information.

We accept baby and maternity clothes and most baby items. Please contact your nearest Center Director or Resource Coordinator with questions.

Needs at our Huber, Kettering, and Xenia Centers:

New Items: Gerber Baby Formula, Baby Food, Baby Cereal, Baby Head-to-Toe Wash, and Baby Lotion. The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories.

New or Used Items: 2T-5T Clothes, 2T-5T Coats, 12mo-5T Hats/Gloves/Mittens, Toddler Socks, Hooded Towels, Wash Cloths, Crib Sheets


Volunteer Training

February 15-16 at Kettering
Friday 6:30pm - 8:30pm ~ Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Application Deadline is January 31, 2019

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering and attending the Training, please contact Karen at Karen.Morningstar@womenscenter.org or 937-298-9998, Ext. 1108.

October Statistics


Total Client Visits: 125
Inital Client Visits: 35
Ultrasounds: 11
Chose Life: 15


Total Client Visits: 78
Inital Client Visits: 27
Ultrasounds: 16
Chose Life: 15


Total Client Visits: 79
Inital Client Visits: 18
Ultrasounds: 16
Chose Life: 17

N. Dayton

Total Client Visits: 8
Inital Client Visits: 8
Ultrasounds: 1
Chose Life: 2

Walk 4 Life 2019 Logo

Save The Date! Walk 4 Life

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Coming in March - Watch for Pastor and Liaison Kick-Off Event information.

Support Our Mission

Donate Online Today!

Miami Valley Women's Center

24-hour Client Careline (937) 298-2822

Kettering - Main Office

2345 W. Stroop Rd.
Dayton, OH 45439
Tel: (937) 298-9998

Huber Heights

7079-A Taylorsville Rd.
Huber Heights,
OH 45424
Tel: (937) 424-2386


245 S. Allison Ave.
Xenia, OH 45385
Tel: (937) 374-0023

North Dayton

4247 Philadelphia Dr.
Dayton, OH 45405
Tel: (937) 262-7420

©2018 Miami Valley Women's Center. All rights reserved.

The Miami Valley Women's Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
All donations are 100% tax deductible when no goods or services have been received.
EIN 31-1068733. Site managed by Edison Lightworks.