Next Step Ministries - Newsletter

February, 2018

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing - 1 Thessalonians 5:11
A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BAPTISM
A Big, Huge, THANK YOU for all your love and generosity. Since the first day we acquired the Next Step Centre space, we have received gifts, non-perishable food items, clothes, soap and all sorts of women essentials. 
We are seeing a steady stream of people from the community. They have come in to talk, to get food or to find resources. Just yesterday a lady from the community came in to get some non-perishable food items for herself and her kids.
NEXT STEP CENTRE NEWS:
 
At Next Step Ministries, we work to meet the needs of the women we serve.  One of the needs we have seen is a place for women to come, regardless of where they are on their journey.  It is our vision to meet this need through the Next Step Centre, creating a place where women can come, know they are valued, build community, and access practical resources.
We are privileged to host the Next Step Ladies AA Meetings at our NSM centre every Wednesday at noon. This is a safe meeting for women to come from across the city as well as our own participants to start to work through the 12-Steps and build accountable relationships with other like minded sober women.
Each Wednesday we are hosting CommUNITY Nights, where we have dinner together and share life together. Dinners are hosted each week by an individual or partner church. The women have picked a topic for each month for the next 6 months.
During the month we will explore that topic together, through teaching, art activities, as well as hosting a special speaker once a month. Opportunities to sponsor a dinner are available. We started CommUnity nights in January and have been overwhelmed by the positive response of the women in the community - A powerful time of connection. The possibilities are endless for the Next Step Centre!
BREAK THE CYCLE FUNDRAISER!
 Our annual Break the Cycle fundraising event is on Friday, March 16. The evening will be a big 400 person party where you can mingle, eat delicious hors doeuvres, have an adventure in one of the two escape rooms, visit in one of the lounge areas, get a fun photo taken in the photo booth, learn more about Next Step Ministries at the education gallery and enjoy great music throughout the evening! Come and bring your friends. Click on the banner below to purchase tickets. See you there!
Please support the work of Next Step Ministries. Click HERE to donate.