Porch Lights’ mission is to provide opportunities for women to invite friends, neighbors, and co-workers to hear Christian speakers and be renewed by God’s love. Our speakers bring messages that are both culturally and spiritually relevant, specially designed to encourage and support women in their everyday lives.

Join us for a Porch Party!

We came. We rested. We worshipped.

At this time, we’re organizing neighborhood Porch Parties in the Spring and Summer that allow us to safely gather outdoors to worship, pray, and be encouraged by hearing the testimony of a fellow woman of faith. Please follow our Instagram page @PorchLightsRVA to hear the latest dates and details.

Q: What’s a Porch Party?
A: An informal and free way for us to worship, pray, and be encouraged by hearing the testimony of a fellow woman of faith.

Q: Where is the Porch Party?
A: Upon registration, the location of the Porch Party will be emailed to you.

Q: What else do I need to know?
A: Porch Parties are open to anyone; however, we require an RSVP to ensure we have plenty of space for our guests. Also, please BYO chair, if able, & water/tea/seltzer (whatever you fancy!).

2022 Porch Party Schedule:
May 19th / Henrico – Westhampton
July 21st / City of Richmond
September 15th / Goochland

Porch Lights Book Club

We love to stay connected with women in our city.

You’re invited to our porch as we gather together to be encouraged, supported and renewed in our everyday lives through good books, candid dialogue and, of course, sweet tea! Stay tuned for details about upcoming dates and studies.

Join us Spring 2022!

Ellie Lofaro: “What’s THAT in your HAND?”
May 5th – 6th

Moses had a staff. Mary had perfume. A little boy had a lunch.
God would also like to use what you have.
When we are willing to step forward in faith, He transforms the simple
to the supernatural. Learn the keys to developing your gifts, talents, and abilities. Enter into the joy of seeing yourself as God sees you. You will be encouraged and challenged about being “more of a conqueror” and living “life more abundantly.” Discover God’s purpose for your life as you allow Him to use what is in your hand.

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Please see Ellie’s video greeting and biography below!

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Thursday, May 5, 2022
Evening Praise with Casual Dinner Fare
Willow Oaks Country Club, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
6:30 pm – Gathering and Refreshments
7:15 pm – Praise and Speaker

Friday, May 6, 2022
Willow Oaks Country Club, 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
11:15 am – Gathering
12:00 pm – Lunch and Speaker

Ellie Lofaro
Ellie Lofaro

Meet Ellie

Completely convinced of God’s love and His mandate to “go and tell,” Ellie has committed her life to sharing the Great News. She speaks internationally, has authored five books, has been published in numerous magazines — and for 15 years, she taught a weekly nondenominational Bible Study which impacted over 1,000 women near DC. On two occasions, Ellie has been honored by Focus on the Family as being “The Best of the Best” in their year end compilations. She has also shared the love of Jesus Christ in prisons across several nations. Ellie’s message is a wonderful blend of plainspoken truth, common sense practicality, and disarming humor. A serious student of Scripture and a keen observer of the culture, she has developed a unique teaching style that touches the heart, stimulates the mind, and nourishes the soul — thus inspiring her to establish Heart Mind & Soul Ministries. Ellie and her husband Frank (former CEO of Prison Fellowship International and Christian Leadership Alliance), are native New Yorkers. They reside near the nation’s capital where they raised three strong willed children who turned into very likable adults. Ellie enjoys travel, any mass of water, photography, good food and being around a dinner table for a very long time.



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