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 - October 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.

God's Divine Appointments

Barb, a client advocate volunteer, met with a client who came in with her two small children for client services. After watching an Evangelism Bridges video, Barb asked her if she would like to know more about what it meant to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. The client accepted Jesus as her personal Savior! Barb gave her a Bible and showed her how to use it. Barb wanted to give the child a children's Bible, but we were out. If you or your group would like to make sure we have Bibles for children, please go to our Amazon Wish List (or best price) to purchase The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories, so we can make sure all four of our Centers have children's Bibles. https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/QDYWBQ37V16K/

Beginners Bible Book Cover
Gala Invitation

Friday, November 2

The Great Hall, Sinclair Conference Center

6:00pm: Check-in, Ministry Table Tours, Fellowship
7:00pm: Dinner (Chicken & Steak split plate or
Grilled Zucchini & Feta Quinoa Cakes)

Client testimonies and Star Parker, Founder and President, CURE (Center for Urban Renewal and Education), will inspire guests to Share His Light!

We praise the Lord for providing a clear vision to Share His Light throughout Dayton and beyond.

NEW this year! In response to this goal, we seek to equip guests with in-depth information about the ministry. Guests will have the opportunity to "tour the ministry"! Upon checking in, they'll receive a Ministry Tour Passport. They will be encouraged to stop by each of ten ministry tables, located throughout the Atrium, to speak with staff and volunteers representing our programs and services, who will in turn hole-punch their passport according to the table number. Guests visiting all ministry tables will be entered into a drawing for a bundle of books, authored by Star Parker!

Join us for an inspiring event to help us raise $400,000, equipping us to Share His Light throughout the next year!

Please RSVP by October 19.

Resource Needs

Huber Heights

Outlet Covers, Cabinet Latches, Breast Pumps, Baby Monitors Bottle Warmers, Humidifiers The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories


The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories 10-15oz Head-to-Toe Baby Wash, 10-15oz Baby Lotion Gently Used or New: P-5T Boys/Girls Clothes; Coats, Hats, Gloves; Bassinets


The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories 2T-5T Boy Clothes-Winter/Summer, Hats, Gloves, Pajamas, 2T-5T Boy/Girl Winter Coats, New Crib Sheets, Head-to-Toe Baby Wash, Baby Wash, New Healthcare and Grooming Kits, Wipes, Winter Shoes, Tennis Shoes 6-12 Toddler

August Statistics


Total Client Visits: 148
Inital Client Visits: 59
Ultrasounds: 21
Chose Life: 30


Total Client Visits: 63
Inital Client Visits: 23
Ultrasounds: 13
Chose Life: 17


Total Client Visits: 86
Inital Client Visits: 22
Ultrasounds: 10
Chose Life: 9

N. Dayton

Total Client Visits: 11
Inital Client Visits: 11
Ultrasounds: 8
Chose Life: 1

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 volunteer opportunities with MVWC. We need Resource volunteers, GIFT Leaders, Childcare volunteers, Client Advocates and occasional help in various ways. I would be happy to share how you can become involved. Please contact Karen at Karen.Morningstar@womenscenter.org or (937) 298-9998, Ext. 1108 for more information.

Looking Ahead

January is Sanctity of Human Life (SOHL) month! The MVWC provides FREE SOHL brochures and speakers to share the ministry (including client testimonies, upon availability) to organizations upon request. Speakers will be available Sundays, January 6, 13, 20, and 27. Pleas share this information with your church leadership so they can mark this on their event calendar. Speaker requests may be reserved by contacting Jenny (937) 298-9998, Ext. 1111 or Jenny.Shoup@womenscenter.org.

LIAISONS, please help us connect with the correct leadership at your church! If you have new staff, please contact Libby at Libby.Webster@womenscenter.org or (937) 298-9998, Ext. 1110 with the most current contact information. Thank you!

Employment Opportunities

The Development Department is seeking a Development Assistant. Please share this with your church or any others. We are seeking someone called to serve in the ministry who has previous event and fundraising experience. The application and job description is available here.

Volunteer Training

October 19-20 at Kettering
Friday 6:30pm - 8:30pm ~ Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

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.

Save the Date!

Walk 4 Life 2019
Saturday, May 18

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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

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