women's ministry

Join with other women and connect on a heart level as you make friends, have fun, be encouraged and grow in your faith!  We can't wait to meet you!

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2019 Women’s Retreat


As of Feb 1st, room reservations are contingent upon room availability. If you register on or after Feb. 1, Debbie Tretheway will send you a confirmation email once confirmed with the hotel.

*Please note that all cancellations must take place at least one week prior to the start of the retreat by way of email to Debbie Tretheway: 


by 5 pm on Feb 21st.


"For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing" 2 Corinthians 2:15

The women of the River don’t host retreats often, but when we do, they’re exceptional! Reserve your own room, a room with a friend or two, or a spot in a room of friends-to-be at the Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa. We can’t wait for you to join us as we enjoy a fun weekend away going deeper in relationship with the Lord and each other.

March 1-3, 2019 @ Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa/Newport Beach


Accommodation for two nights and all meals included in registration price.

Quad (2 Queens, 4 people) $219.00 per person

Triple (2 Queens, 3 people) $245.00 per person

Double (2 Queens, 2 people) $279.00 per person

Double (1 King, 2 people) $279.00 per person

Single (1 King, 1 person) $409.00 per person

Prayer Group

Unleashed - Unleashing God's Power Through Prayer

For everyone seeking to pray for others, or to receive prayer. Come grow more deeply in relationship with God , and with one another!

When & Where:

Monday mornings from 9am to 10am

At Margaret DePauw's Home - 4208 Via Nivel, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Contact: Lyn Woodruff, 310-528-5909

*location subject to change, please contact Lyn Woodruff  if this is your first time or you're unsure where to meet.

We also have a River Prayer text group with daily prayer prompts and requests from The River community. If you want to join our group of prayers, text Lyn Woodruff at the number above.

BIble Study


A group of women committed to the study of God's word and warm, engaging community.  It is a weekly study led by a teacher to learn Biblical principles and apply scripture to our lives. 

To learn more about the study and to register, click here.

When & Where:

Tuesday mornings, 9 am

Kim Engen's Home - 73 Headland Drive, RPV

Contact: Jeamel Hui Bon Hoa, jeamelh@me.com or Laura Yutronich, 310-480-3438.


Reading God's Word and developing a prayer life are essential elements to living a victorious Christian life. In fact, nothing else can do more to transform your life and make you look more like Jesus! We are so excited to see what God will do in each of our lives and in our group as we seek to walk with Him more consistently, intentionally, and intimately.

*The new study will begin Jan. 15 and will conclude on April  23.

We will be doing two studies:

First seven weeks:The Gospel of Mark by Lisa Harper

Second seven weeks:  The Book of Hebrews  by Lisa Harper

This Bible study has two study guides that will be approximately $35 total, which will be collected at the first meeting.

When & Where:

Tuesdays, 9-11am

Life on The Hill Church - 735 Silver Spur Road - RHE

Contact: Renee Leigh Centofante, neeleigh3@gmail.com, to join this study. 

Moms of Infants & Toddlers

Calling all new Moms!  Kerry Nelson invites you to "Tea Time for Moms of Infants & Toddlers" weekly on Wednesday morning.  Bring your babies & toddlers and any newborn, new mom, breast feeding issues, or parenting concerns.


Kerry is a Registered Nurse specializing in new baby care and lactation education and she would love to be a support person for you. Being a new mom can be lonely, as it's demanding (living on precious little sleep) and every need is foreign territory.  Kerry's joy is to be a cheerleader for you and to encourage and give you some well- worn tips that can help you.


When & Where: 

Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30am

Nelson home - 539 Camino de Encanto, Redondo Beach 90277

Contact: Kerry Nelson, 310-809-3472

Moms Day Out - 1st Wednesday of the month

Moms can drop off their infants and toddlers on the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30am-12pm  at the Nelson home.  There will be a 1:1 ratio of babysitters to child (unless the children are siblings) so please RSVP to Kerry at 310-809-3472 if you'd like to drop your child off on this day.

Please check the calendar to confirm meeting times.

Early Morning bible/book Study

An early morning group for women in their late 20's - early 30's

The group meets at 6am on Thursdays for discussion of their current book/Bible study. 

When & Where:

6am on Thursdays at Peet's Coffee & Tea*

1418 S PCH, Redondo Beach

Contact: Jordan Jennings, (847) 650-2550 or jordanhillaryjennings@gmail.com 

*Location subject to change, please contact Jordan if you'd like to attend this study.

Bible Study

Moms of Young Children - A Bible study group for women with young children. 

A very relational and  intimate gathering, with Biblical discussion, including  20-25 moms! Childcare is provided for a minimal fee.

Current study -  Transformed, How God Changes Us -   Click here to register for the study.

When & Where:

Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:30am

Nancy Keating's home - 4137 Via Solano, PVE 90274.

Contact: Stephanie Klein, steph6319@yahoo.com

Strength and Splendor

SASsy Ladies

A night to create a space for relationships and mentoring for women who have graduated college and either are  single, newly married, or moms of young families and to build relationships and seek wisdom from the women of splendor. 

When & Where:

Once monthly on Thursdays, 7-9pm

Location changes monthly and day & time subject to change, please check the calendar to confirm

Contact: Casey Waddell, caseywaddell26@gmail.com