GOT LIFE?
A Publication of The Life Church VA FEBRUARY 2015
In This Issue
From the Bishop
Couples Valentine's Dinner
Married For Life
Multicultural Day
Financial Peace
Daughters of Destiny
Health Ministry
RLCDC Golf Classic
Life Happenings

Mark Your Calendars

 

RLCDC Scholarship Applications Available

February 1

 

Couples Valentine's Dinner

February 13

 

President's Day

Life Offices Closed

February 16

 

Financial Peace Class Begins

February 16

 

RLCDC Golf Pre-Classic Warmup

February 18

 

 Health Ministry Session

February 21

 

Multicultural Day

February 22

 

Winter Shelter Outreach & Dinner

February 22

 

 

RLCDC Golf Pre-Classic Warmup

March 19


Health Ministry Session

March 21


 

RLCDC 12th Annual Charity Golf Classic

April 27

 

 

 

"Speak Life" Broadcast Schedule

 

 

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Greetings!   

Welcome to our February newsletter. This month we celebrate LOVE. Take time to show love to one another and in doing so, show the love of Christ. We pray that as you read this month's newsletter you are encouraged to live a more abundant life in Christ.

 

From the Bishop

Bishop Reeves

Boldly Claiming Our Territory  
 

We have declared that 2015 is the year that we are "Claiming Our Territory". Therefore, here at The Life, we are off and running for there is no reason for delay. When something belongs to you there is no need to wait for permission or to seek approval from anyone to go after it. Once God says that it belongs to you, it belongs to you. "For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us." (2 Corinthians 1:20). Now all we have to do is boldly take our possessions.

 

We are boldly claiming our marriages, family and children! We are boldly claiming our health and well-being! We are boldly claiming our finances and resources! We are boldly "CLAIMING OUR TERRITORY!" Are you prepared to fight if necessary to claim what is yours? Well we will fight alongside of you by providing you the spiritual and ministerial support that you need.

 

There are so many ministries and programs to help you succeed in your walk with Christ all you need do is get involved. We are excited about our Marriage Mentoring Ministry, a new component of our Married for Life Ministry. Sometimes it is not counseling that married couples need but mentoring from other couples who have strong marriages that have stood the test of time. We have also launched our health ministry that focuses on healing and wholeness of the body, soul and spirit. Financial Peace classes are starting soon make sure you enroll now. Millionaire's Unleashed, our wealth and entrepreneur ministry is starting up now.

 

We are a "Do Something" Church. And with your support and participation we can and will do so much more!

 

I hope to see all of our married and engaged couples at the Couples Valentines Dinner on February 13th. Check out The Life's Facebook page and website: www.thelifedc.org for more details.

 

Bishop E.V. Reeves

 

Couples Valentine's Dinner

 

MARRIED FOR LIFE

 

Is Love Enough in Marriage?

Pastor Ron Jones

 

 

I have been re-reading this book entitled "Love and Respect". In my opinion this is one of the best marriage enrichment tools on the market.   I would like to share a thought and start a little dialogue.  

 

How many of you agree with the statement "all you need is love?"  Since I love a good survey I created two surveys and sent to twenty of my associates at work.  A national survey conducted in 2008 says that 5 of 10 marriages are ending in divorce because love alone is not enough. 

 

My quick one question survey was simply "As it pertains to marriage what is more important to you Love or Respect?" 

 

My survey revealed that 9 of 10 women said that love was more important to them in marriage and almost the complete opposite was revealed for men 8 of 10 men said respect was more important. 

 

Ephesians 5:21 says, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.  I simply submit that if men were to love their wives as Christ loved the church they would ultimately receive the respect they so deeply need.   Now this works both ways ladies if you respect your husband and reverence him as lord you would get the love you so deeply need.   

 

We have heard many sermons and bible studies on love so we usually have a great comeback for anything dealing with love.  So let me turn the tables a little what if the husband does not deserve to be respected?  Is respect earned? Or should I say "Is respect conditional or unconditional in marriage"?  

 

Please continue the dialogue with others or you can even send me an email at rjones@thelifedc.org.   These are some of the topics to be discussed this year during our Married for Life Ministry and Marriage Mentoring Ministries. For more information on the meeting dates for these ministries please email marriedforlife@thelifedc.org.   

 

Please come out and support our first Married for Life event for 2015 for a pre Valentine Date on Friday, February 13th 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Spotsylvania Conference Center (Spotsylvania Mall), 3102 Plank Road, Fredericksburg VA 22407.  The cost is only $50 per couple, please register online. 

 

Reference: Love and Respect, Emerson Eggerichs, Thomas Nelson, 2004

 

 

MULTICULTURAL DAY

 

Celebrate the many cultures that make up our congregation and community. Join us for 9am Worship Service at Hylton High School filled with multicultural music, dance and worship. Immediately following the worship service we will enjoy a sampling of cuisine from across the country and around the world. Sign up to bring a dish online or in the lobby and invite your friends and neighbors to the celebration.

 

Financial Peace
Financial Peace Starts Monday,February 16th at 7pm!

 

 

Course registration and curriculum can be purchased at the Dave Ramsey website.

 

Please contact Elder Kylisa Harris with any questions at rlcdc@rlcdc.org

 

 

DAUGHTERS OF DESTINY

 


DAUGHTERS OF DESTINY HOST 

"BEE EQUIPPED"

 

Have you held a conversation with your child or student on sexual assault and dating violence? Do they know the basics of sexual assault, such as the cycle of violence and behaviors that can place them and their friends at greater risk at being victims? If you answered "No" to any of these questions, The Hive Community urges you sign your student up for a "Bee" Equipped Workshop.

 

According to the most recent college campus study on sexual assault in 2012, there were nearly 4,000 reports of forcible sex offenses on college campuses nationwide. But college is not where it begins. One of out of four females will be sexually assaulted by age 18. Also, one out of six American adult women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. For young women to reach their full potential as leaders, they must also be equipped to handle every area in their life, especially personal safety.

 

That's where the Hive Community Circle steps in. The "Bee" Equipped Workshop is an educational awareness program for female high school upperclassman and college students that aims to heighten their awareness of sexual assault. The Daughters of Destiny Ministry has partnered with the Hive Community Circle to provide this interactive, 2-hour session provides participants with the basic knowledge and understanding of sexual assault, risky behaviors that can increase victimization and victims' rights and local services. The workshop will also teach the students tools for living a healthy campus and social life.  After completing the session, students will receive a certificate and be ready to stand up against sexual assault and reduce their chances of victimization.

 

For more information please contact Minister Ashley Thomas @ ashleythomas@thehivecc.org or visit www.thehivecc.org.

 

Date:  March 28, 2015

 

Time:  9:00am-12:00pm

 

Location:  The Life Church

 

Participants:  7th-12th Grade Young Ladies (Please note that the middle school girls will be grouped in a separate workshop from the high school girls).

 

 

 

 

 

HEALTH MINISTRY


MATTERS OF THE HEART
February Health Ministry Session

 

In Psalms 61, David cried out from a far place "when my heart is overwhelmed lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Proverbs 4:23 admonishes us to "Guard your heart with all diligence, for from it flows the issues of life." 

 

What's overwhelming your heart today? How are the issues of your life impacting your heart?

 

This month, we'll be discussing Matters of the Heart--- how our life's issues and our emotions impact our physical well-being and our heart health. Whether you suffer from physical "issues" like high blood pressure, heart failure, or high cholesterol or emotional "issues" such as depression, fear, or a broken heart, Jesus our Rock wants to heal you. The anointing for healing all matters of the heart will be present.  Come join us for an intimate time with Jesus, the Healer of the brokenhearted.  Your heart matters!  Let's Be in Health in 2015!

 

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015

Time: 10 am - 12pm

Location: The Life, 12680 Darby Brook Court, Woodbridge

 

 

 

RLCDC Golf Classic

 

 

RESTORING LIVES 
Community Development Corporation

12th Annual Charity Golf Classic

Pre-classic warm ups:

 

"A NIGHT AT TOP GOLF"

 ALEXANDRIA VA

 

Wednesday, February 18th

Thursday, March 19th

5pm-9pm

 

Calling all golfers! The RLCDC 12 Annual Golf Classic will be held on Monday, April 27th at Potomac Shores Golf Club!

 

In preparation, we will be hosting our first golf warm up at Top Golf, Alexandria on Wednesday, February 18th from 5pm-9pmCome out with your team and get golf ready! No registration required for warm up sessions.

 

 

 

LIFE HAPPENINGS

 

RLCDC REVENUE PLANNING COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS: As we move forward in 2015, Restoring Lives CDC is expanding its community development role in several key areas - housing development, financial literacy, work force development and transportation. With the expansion of our role comes greater fiscal responsibility. We need volunteers to work with the Board of Directors and Executive Director in the area of revenue planning, policy and procedures. Please contact us at rlcdc@rlcdc.org for details. 

2014 GIVING STATEMENTS: 2014 Giving Statements were emailed to the address on file January 22nd from "The Life's Finance Ministry" with the subject line "2014 Contribution Statement". Be sure to check your spam folder. If you did not receive your statement you may email your request that includes your Name, Mailing Address and Member number to finance@thelifedc.org


 

HOMELESS SHELTER OUTREACH & DINNER: The Life is making a difference in our community. Each fourth Sunday through March 2015, The Life's Evangelism Ministry will be preparing and serving dinner to our local homeless at the Bill Mehr Winter Shelter. Volunteers are needed to provide items for meals as well as to serve. To volunteer please contact the Evangelism Ministry at evam@thelifedc.org. All volunteers serving in the shelter must be at least 18 years old.


VOLUNTEER HOSPITALITY EVENT COORDINATOR NEEDED: The Life needs a Volunteer Hospitality Event Coordinator to mange the details of events such as conferences, meetings, celebrations, and special worship services. If your are detailed oriented, creative and called to serve the house with your talent, please contact Minister Leon Hammond at 703-490-7155 or lhammond@thelifedc.org.

 

RLCDC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: The 2015 College Scholarship Application is now available! Scholarship amounts range from $500.00 to $2,000.00. The scholarship program is open to the community. All applications must be POSTMARKED no later than MAY 1, 2015.  NO EMAIL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED! Download 2015 Scholarship Application

 

PRAYER REQUESTS: Visit TheLifeDC.org and Connect Through Prayer & Praise to share your prayer requests and praise reports. Let your Life family gird you in prayer and share what God is doing to encourage others. Join us on the prayer line Mon-Fri 5:00AM-5:30AM & 10:00PM-10:30PM. Phone: 712-432-1212. Meeting ID: 781-504-075


 


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Bishop Eugene Reeves,  
Founder / Senior Pastor
12680 Darby Brook Court, 
Woodbridge, VA 22192
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