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 - March 2019

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.

Together for Life

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works... encouraging one another...
Hebrews 10: 24-25

Saturday, May 18, 2019


Fifth Third Field
220 N. Patterson Blvd. Dayton, OH


Registration - 1:00 pm
Walk Program - 1:50 pm

Liaison & Church Leadership Kick-off Events

Tuesday, March 12 at N. Dayton - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Thursday, March 14 at Kettering - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Together for Life

How you CAN help us become the solution to abortion in Dayton...

Please share this information with your church leaders and with as many people as you are able:

Partners of the Miami Valley Women's Center Donor Facebook page - Please friend us and share our posts to help spread awareness and upcoming information.

Client Facebook page - Miami Valley Women's Center - Check it out, like it, and share posts!

Walk 4 Life Kick-off events - Church staff and liaisons are invited to attend one of two events to receive important details and supplies in order to equip their church to help us raise $185,000. Please RSVP by March 11 to Jenny (Jenny.Shoup@womenscenter.org or 937-298-9998, Ext. 1111) with your name, church, email, cell number, and location attending.

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2:00-3:00pm at the N. Dayton Center (4247 Philadelphia Dr.)
  • Thursday, March 14, 6:00-7:00pm at the Kettering Center (2345 W Stroop Rd.)

MVWC Benefit at the BellHop Café, Friday, March 29 - The owner and pastor of this faith-based Community Coffee House will donate 10% of food and beverage purchases to the MVWC! Musician, Art Casci will be performing and donating all tips to the MVWC as well! Join us for a great evening out with friends and family while benefiting the ministry! (26 North West Street., Bellbrook, Ohio; www.facebook.com/bellhop café; www.bellhopcafe.com).

Resource Needs

The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories

Huber Heights

New Items: Baby Lotion, Shampoo, Wash, Pull Ups, Diapers Sizes 3, 4, 5, 6, Gerber Soothe Baby Formula

New or Used Items: 2T-5T Boy Clothes, 2T-5T Boy/Girls Coats/Jackets, Toddler Socks


New Items: Gerber Soothe and Gentle Formula, Baby Lotion, Baby Proofing Kits, Changing Tables

New or Used Items: 2T-5T Boys/Girls Winter Clothes (Boys Pants), 12m-5T Socks, Washcloths, Humidifiers, Baby Monitors, Maternity Clothing Sizes XL-3X; Books, Balls, Bears, Dolls


New Items: All Formula, Baby Food, Diapers Sizes 4, 5, 6, Baby Wash, Baby Lotion

New or Used Items: 24m-5T Boy/Girls Clothes, Hats/Gloves/Mittens, Wash Cloths, Hooded Towels, Crib Sheets

Volunteer Training

June 28-29 at Kettering
Friday 6:30pm - 8:30pm ~ Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Application Deadline is June 6, 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.

January Statistics


Total Client Visits: 143
Inital Client Visits: 46
Ultrasounds: 23
Chose Life: 25


Total Client Visits: 85
Inital Client Visits: 30
Ultrasounds: 18
Chose Life: 22


Total Client Visits: 66
Inital Client Visits: 28
Ultrasounds: 18
Chose Life: 16

N. Dayton

Total Client Visits: 16
Inital Client Visits: 14
Ultrasounds: 5
Chose Life: 7

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Huber Heights First Baptist Church 5875 Shull Road, Huber Heights

The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life.
Proverbs 11:30a NLT

The staff would like to share our appreciation of your faithful service to the MVWC by inviting you and a guest to enjoy an evening of fun, fellowship, and friends. We will be taking reservations beginning March 11. There will be a sign-up sheet at each MVWC locations. Please choose chicken or salmon for your meal. If you have any questions, please contact Karen at (937) 298-9998, Ext. 1108 or karen.morningstar@womenscenter.org.

Calling All Volunteer!!

Bulk Mailing

If you can help, 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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