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 - September 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.

Friday, November 2

We can't change the world,
but we can change our city!

The Great Hall, Sinclair Conference Center

6:00pm Check-in, Ministry Table Tour, Fellowship
7:00pm Dinner

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 lightbearers, 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)

The Gala is just around the corner, and we are praising the Lord for His provision and encouragement through our 41 underwriters, the most-ever! Gala Invitations have been mailed and information has been posted on our website and our Facebook page (Partners of the Miami Valley Women's Center). Now we are seeking Table Sponsors for our remaining tables.

Join us to Share His Light by becoming a Table Sponsor and help us raise $400,000! If you, someone you know, or your group/organization would like to sponsor, host, and fill a table for 8 guests, please contact Jenny at jenny.shoup@womenscenter.org or 937-298-9998, ext. 1111, or go to our Gala page. Please commit by Sept. 14.

Table Host Orientations will be held Thursday, September 20, 7:00-8:00pm OR Saturday, September 22, 10:00-11:00 am at the Kettering MVWC (2345 W. Stroop Rd.). Please RSVP by September 19. Table hosts will receive guest Gala invitations and important details to ensure everyone has a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Resource Needs

Huber Heights

Outlet Covers, Cabinet Latches, Breast Pumps, Baby Monitors Bottle Warmers, Humidifiers, The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories [Zondervan] on www.amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.


Toddler Bibles The Beginner's Bible Timeless Children's Stories (we are completely out!!) 10-12oz Head-to-Toe Baby Wash, 10-15oz Baby Lotion Gently Used or New: 2T-5T Boys/Girls Clothes ; Coats, Hats, Gloves; Bassinets, Cribs, Toddler Beds


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.

Sanctity of Human Life Month

Even though January is months away, please contact your pastor to consider requesting a MVWC speaker to share the ministry for SOHL (January 6, 13, 20, 27). Information will be provided mid-November. Requests can be made by contacting Jenny 937-298-9998, ext. 1111 or jenny.shoup@womenscenter.org. We are grateful for the many churches who support the ministry, but likewise, the MVWC is here to support the church.

Volunteer In Service

Monday, September 17 ~ 6:15-8:20pm
Beavercreek Nazarene Church, 1850 N. Fairfield Road

Joanna White, Director of Womanline

Trauma Informed Care

Practical Tips to Better Understand/Respond to Client Available Resources in the Community

Shari Armstrong

Our Discipleship Program Received a Major Renovation

The BIG Reveal

Place your name on signup sheet at the Center.

July Statistics


Total Client Visits: 169
Inital Client Visits: 61
Ultrasounds: 28
Chose Life: 27


Total Client Visits: 67
Inital Client Visits: 18
Ultrasounds: 5
Chose Life: 5


Total Client Visits: 101
Inital Client Visits: 27
Ultrasounds: 16
Chose Life: 13

Employment Opportunities

The Miami Valley Women's Center is seeking a candidate for Director of Operations. The DOO works closely with the Executive Director to plan, develop, budget, and execute services and programs related to the day-to-day operations of the Miami Valley Women's Center. The position includes leadership and management of all designated staff and oversight of 4 Centers; public relations and advertising; and promotion of the MVWC services and programs for 4 locations (Kettering, Huber Heights, Xenia, and North Dayton).Interested applicants should review the job description and send both a resume and application to the Business Administrator, Darla Webb, at darla.webb@womenscenter.org.

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

Application Deadline is September 27, 2018

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.

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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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