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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summer prayer huddle

We desire to embed prayer in every area of the River Church. Join us to  gather corporately,  for one hour to hear, listen, and pray in groups of four.


Every Saturday in July, beginning July 7th


Torrance Beach (where the beach service meets). 

Summer study

Adamant:  Finding Truth in a Universe of Opinions by Lisa Bevere


Christ is our Adamant. He is the way, and the truth, and the life. Immovable. Invincible. The unchanging stone with the power to change everything! Yet, we live in a time where truth is relative and flows more like a river than a rock- Truth that is based on a sea of opinions, tweets, airbrushed photos and social media narratives and memes needs an anchor for our souls - or we will be swept away with the currents of our culture.  

Discover how to anchor yourself to God’s truth more securely and confidently, and how to engage others to find the Adamant Truth! 

When & Where:
Mondays June 18, June 25, July 9, July 23, August 13, August 20

Susan Mencinger's home - 30676 Via La Cresta, RPV.

Contact: Lyn Woodruff, law9915@gmail.com, 310 528-5909

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 and also welcomes dynamic discussion.  

*This group is on a break for the summer.

When & Where:

Tuesday mornings, 10 am

Kim Engen's Home - 73 Headland Drive, RPV

Contact: Jeamel Hui Bon Hoa, jeamelh@me.com

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.


*This group is on a break for the summer.

When & Where: 

Wednesday mornings 9:30am-12pm

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.

Early Morning bible/book Study

An early morning group for women under 30

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 jordanhjennings@aol.com 

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.

*This group is on a break for the summer.

When & Where:

Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:30am

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

Contact: Aimee Goeppner, aimeegoeppner@gmail.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:

Thursdays, 7-9pm

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

Contact: Casey Waddell, caseywaddell26@gmail.com