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"Speak Life" Broadcast Schedule
Saturdays @ 7:00pm Prince William County Xfinity Channel 2
Tuesday Night Teaching
Tuesday-Night-Teaching is a dynamic interactive bible study that will change the way you see yourself and God.
If you haven't been attending T-N-T you have been missing some phenomenal teaching.
Each Tuesday @ 7pm TNT will be held at
The Life at 12680 Darby Brook Court in Woodbridge.
Make the commitment and be there each Tuesday night!
Online ordering for CDs and DVDs of Sunday Worship Services and Tuesday Bible Studies is available!
Welcome to our March newsletter. As we continue the season of Lent we reflect on the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus 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
Season of Reflection,
Contemplation & Repentance
Winter has definitely made its presence known. The back-to-back snow and ice storms in our region have forced all of us to slow down whether we wanted to or not as school and work closures and delays forced everyone to spend more time indoors. Shoveling snow and salting driveways has almost become the new American past time, at least here in the DMV. I am sure we are all looking forward to Spring along with the warmer weather and new life it will bring.
Hopefully some of the recent interruption of our daily routine has given us time for reflection. We are in the season of Lent and Lent really is all about reflecting on all that Jesus Christ has done for us. It is a time of contemplation, a time of repentance and time for renewal of our commitment to Kingdom principles and living according to God's agenda, not our own. Living according to the agenda of God's Kingdom means that we are living life abundantly in all areas of our lives. This is why it is so important for us to understand the word of God, apply it to our lives and share it with others.
We have been intentionally preaching and teaching messages that will help you live your best life in all areas, physical, emotional, spiritual and even financial. At TNT on Tuesday evenings we have been learning all about the Kingdom Agenda. The lessons have been empowering. On Sunday's I have been preaching about moving beyond emotional pain from our past so that we can live with joy in our present and have hope for our future. We must learn to "get past the things that we may never get over" so we can have the things that we never thought we could.
This past week, I started a series on generosity. As we become healthy and whole we must also remember our brothers and sisters and do all we can to strengthen them along the way. God expects us to be generous with our time, our talents and our treasure and to use all three to advance His Kingdom by generously sharing with others. As we continue in this series we look forward with great anticipation to Resurrection Sunday when we will talk about the most generous act of all time, the giving of Jesus Christ for the world. What an awesome gift.
Please remember to support The Life through your giving. Even though we missed a few Bible Studies and worship services due to inclement, ministry must go on. We cannot allow snow and ice to hinder the great work that we do through this ministry. Your faithfulness in giving allows ministry to continue to flow. You can give online at www.thelifedc.org .
I pray the Lord bless each of you for your love and commitment to the work of Christ!
"CLAIMING OUR TERRITORY!"
Bishop E.V. Reeves
Women's Breakfast with Lady O
Join Lady O for Breakfast
Saturday, March 28, 2015
9:00am - 12:00pm
Holiday Inn Dumfries - Quantico Center
3901 Fettler Park Dr, Dumfries, VA 22025
Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs, Crisp Bacon, Home-Style Breakfast Potatoes, Freshly Prepared Pancakes with Sweet Cream Butter & Maple Syrup
Cost: $25 per person
Register Online Now!
Invite your family and friends
to join in celebrating the resurrection
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on
Sunday, April 5th at 9am
CD Hylton High School
14051 Spriggs Road, Woodbridge, VA 22193
Kingmakers Men's Retreat
Mark your calendars to attend the 2015 Men's Kingmakers Retreat April 17-18 for all men and young men age 15+ at Northern VA 4-H Educational Center, 600 4-H Center Drive, Front Royal, VA.
Includes overnight stay, Friday Dinner,
Check In - Friday, 3pm
Close Out - Saturday, 6pm
REGISTER ONLINE NOW!
DAUGHTERS OF DESTINY
Why Does the Heart Matter
March Health Ministry Session
The human heart is a vital organ that pumps blood throughout the body via the circulatory system, supplying oxygen and nutrients to all other organs and removing carbon dioxide and other wastes. Heart disease is a simple term used to describe several problems related to plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries. As the plaque builds up, the arteries narrow, making it more difficult for blood to flow and creating a risk for heart attack or stroke.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.Among African Americans age 20 and older, 44.4% of men and 48.9% of women have heart disease. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease.Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease.
Your heart also matters because the issues of life-our actions, works, pursuits, etc.-all proceed from the heart. (Prov. 4:23) The thoughts of your heart define your reality. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. (Prov. 23:7) God is so deeply concerned about the inner man or the condition of the heart. " ...for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7) And finally, our walk with God is always a matter of the heart. Salvation begins in the heart. "For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:10)
Preventing Heart Disease
One way to prevent heart disease is to improve your diet. Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. In fact, an analysis of more than 1.5 million healthy adults demonstrated that following a Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of death from heart disease and cancer, as well as a reduced incidence of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends the Mediterranean diet as an eating plan that can help promote health and prevent disease. The Mediterranean diet is one your whole family can follow for good health.
The Life's 40 day fast is based on a Mediterranean diet. To assist you in your meal planning, below are some recipe links for a Mediterranean eating plan.
Eating Well (Mediterranean Recipes)
Eating Well (Weight Loss)
Health Ministry March meeting
In February, the Health Ministry began a dynamic discussion on Matters of the Heart- -why your heart matters and the condition of your heart (physically and spiritually). This month, we will continue discussing Matters of the Heart-- how to prevent heart disease and how to receive healing for heart "dis-ease." Come join us for an encounter with the Healer of the brokenhearted.
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Location: The Life
Speaker: Min. Kim Johnson, MD
RLCDC Golf Classic
Community Development Corporation
12th Annual Charity Golf Classic
Pre-classic warm ups:
"A NIGHT AT TOP GOLF"
Thursday, March 19th
Calling all golfers! The RLCDC 12 Annual Golf Classic will be held on Monday, April 27th at Potomac Shores
Golf Club, one of the top 10 best new courses in the country!
In preparation, we will be hosting our first golf warm up at Top Golf, Alexandria on Wednesday, February 18th from 5pm-9pm. Come out with your team and get golf ready! No registration required for warm up sessions.
RESTORING LIVES CDC
RLCDC REVENUE PLANNING COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS
The board of directors for Restoring Lives Community Development Corporation (RLCDC) is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the Revenue Planning Committee. This committee is a board standing committee and will be responsible for working with the full board and the executive staff in ensuring the financial health and sustainability of the organization. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 31st.
RLCDC ONLINE CHARITY AUCTION OPENS MARCH 15th!
In conjunction with our annual charity golf classic being held April 27th, Restoring Lives Community Development Corporation (RLCDC) and its Honorary Chairman, the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) will be hosting an online charity auction starting March 15th. This is a great way to help support your CDC's efforts in advocating for affordable housing, financial literacy and first time homebuyer education, college scholarships and more! Items are authentic sports memorabilia and other surprises! We need your support for a successful event! Live auction opens March 15th! www.biddingowl.com/rlcdc
RLCDC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE
IS MAY 1
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
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PROJECTS
Your RLCDC is partnering with Habitat for Humanity Prince William to provide volunteer support for various housing rehabilitation projects.
The RLCDC is creating a volunteer database of individuals who are interested in being part of an RLCDC Team that will sponsor and volunteer from time to time on various projects in Prince William County, as well as at Habitat for Humanity's Restore which is opening a new location in Woodbridge!
If you are interested in being part of the RLCDC Community Development Team and being notified when opportunities to serve and build become available, please send an email with your name, address, and phone to RLCDC@RLCDC.ORG!
EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST: Life Outreach Ministry Fellowship Breakfast for Ministry Group Leaders and all volunteers March 21 from 9am-11am at Old Country Buffet, 2942 Prince William Pkwy, Woodbridge. RSVP email@example.com NLT March 19. POC Elder Sears (540) 419-9497.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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
Join The Life in worship each week:
Sunday 9:00am @ Hylton HS
Bible Study Tuesdays @ 7:00pm at The Life
(Children's Program available Sundays and Tuesdays)
Bishop Eugene Reeves,
Founder / Senior Pastor
12680 Darby Brook Court,
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Advancing the Kingdom of God by Developing Kingdom Disciples
One Family at a Time