Women in Ministry Highlights

Erin Peterson – Cinderella’s Closet

cinderellas_closet_chathamCinderella’s Closet provides formal wear to girls who could not otherwise afford to attend their prom. Through donations of new and gently used formal dresses and accessories, we are able to “Turn Dresses Into Dreams” for juniors and seniors referred to our organization by their school, community organization or social care agency.  Even more than a dress, Cinderella’s Closet provides an unforgettable, amazing experience.  From the moment our princesses dance through our doors they are greeted with an environment of grace, love and respect.  It is our mission that they leave knowing they are cherished.

Cinderella’s Closet originated as a ministry of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Lakeside Park, KY in 2006 and has now grown to other churches throughout the country. Each is founded on the belief that providing formalwear is simply a way to show God’s extrodinary love to some amazing young women.

Visit http://www.cinderellasclosetnky.org to find out more.

Cinderella’s Closet Headquarters
Northern Kentucky
Immanuel United Methodist Church
2551 Dixie Highway
Lakeside Park, KY 41017
Office Phone: 859-341-5330
Erin Peterson, Founder & Director – Email Erin
Northern Kentucky’s Facebook Page

Women in Ministry Highlights

Christie Dixon – We Care Ministry


We Care is a brand new ministry for the Foster Families in the South Western Ohio District. Our goal is to bring Foster Families together for support and encouragement as we … “Trust God Through The Twists & Turns Together”.  We will connect through events, private Facebook and email groups.

Not a Foster Family?? You can still support We Care by spreading the word to your church & foster families, join our  encouragement team, or donate gift cards (any where, any amount).

For more details, please contact:

Christie Dixon

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We Care – SWO NAZ Foster Care Ministry

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Cindi Stevens – Target Dayton Ministries

targetdayton1Target Dayton Ministries is a church for the poor and homeless in the inner city of Dayton, Ohio. Our mission is to show God’s love to the poor and homeless through ministries of compassion and lead them to a life changing new birth in Christ. With the help of hundreds of caring volunteers and financial partners, Target Dayton served more than 60,000 delicious hot meals to the poor and homeless last year! And thousands prayed to receive Christ in over 300 evangelistic services!

Mark-and-Cindi-300x199Mark and Cindi Stevens moved to the inner city in the spring of 2000 and began full time ministry as the directors of Target Dayton in June of 2002. During the past 10 years the ministry has grown from a small Saturday meal for the homeless into a life changing ministry affecting 1000’s of poor and homeless people with 6 services a week.

Robbie-Amanda-300x196At the beginning of 2013, Mark and Cindi were joined by Cindi’s son, Robbie and his family.  Robbie, Amanda, and little Avery just left everything and moved from Atlanta, GA to follow God’s call on their lives to join in the ministry here in Dayton.

Visit http://www.targetdayton.com to find out more.

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Michele Bailes – The Broken Bus Ministry

brokenbuscoverphotoThe Broken Bus Ministry is an outreach ministry created by Greg and Michele Bailes with the assistance of their children Jordan and Justin. The Ministry is supported solely by friends of our family along with friends of friends and so on. God leads the way, we just follow.

What started with feeding homeless with our church for several months led to serving homeless out of our car for almost a year. We soon realized the car was not big enough as the needs of those who live on the streets were larger than we could provide out of our personal vehicle. God planted a vision in our minds – a mobile service vehicle – which would drive the streets of our city searching for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are in need. Once we chose to be obedient, God began His work.

brokenbusWe now have a bus filled with clothes, shoes, blankets, food, drinks, gloves, hats….everything and anything a person living on the street might need. We are currently in the legal process of becoming a non-profit charity but we rely solely on the donations of friends to make God’s plan a reality.

We are always in need of items to give directly to the poor and homeless. In addition, monetary donations are always greatly appreciated as we provide food and drinks for countless homeless on a weekly basis. If you can help, please send us a note!

In addition, our bus allows friends and family to ride along and serve with us! If you are interested, send me a note! We would love to have you join us!

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Jan 9-10, 2014 – Out of Our Minds Renewal Event


You are invited to a special renewal event just for “the girls”. The second Out of our Minds~ DEVOTED event will be held January 9-10 at West Chester Church of the Nazarene. I would be delighted if you would join us! I can’t think of a better way to start the new year than taking some extra time to focus on Jesus and His word. This year’s theme is DEVOTED and during our sessions together we will be reminded of God’s great devotion to us and the devotion he seeks from us- prayer, the apostle’s teaching and brotherly love.

Worship with women from all around southwest Ohio as we devote our time to him in song, the study of God’s word, and prayer. This event is free and is for ladies of all ages everywhere.

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January 9-10, 2015
West Chester Church of the Nazarene
7951 Tylersville Road
West Chester, OH 45069