Women

Women

You're invited...

on a journey to discover the truth about who you are and the One who created you.  

Our goal in Women's Ministry is to provide unique pathways where YOU can come to know the fullness and grace of Jesus Christ, find a place for spiritual growth, and discover opportunities to serve and give your life away.  Discover the joy of connecting with other women and being developed to reach your fullest potential in Christ. Opportunities to get involved are as diverse as your passions, your gifts, your abilities, and your availability.

Join us for the adventure of following Christ at any of our women's ministries,

Melissa Brogdon

Director of Women's Ministries

For a copy of our current Women's Newsletter, CLICK HERE.

Ladies Night Out w/ Kerri Pomarolli

Ladies Night Out w/ Kerri Pomarolli

​Friday, October 8

6:00 - 8:00pm

Cost: $15

RiverLakes Community Church

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Who doesn’t need a good laugh every once in a while? Enjoy this fun ladies night out with Christian comedian Kerri Pomarolli. Light snacks to be provided.

Upcoming Occurrences

  • Friday, October 8, 2021 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Christmas Isn’t Canceled!

Christmas Isn’t Canceled!

Maybe you know a few girls, or maybe you NEED to know a few girls –either way, come and make a friend or bring a friend! Join us for an afternoon of fun, laughter and ugly Christmas sweaters because 2020 won’t cancel Christmas! This event is a great opportunity for you to open a door for the gospel to come to your co-workers, neighbors, family and friends. 

Ugly Christmas Sweaters!

Let's have a little extra fun - wear your ugliest sweater and join in the silliness

BYOC

Bring your own chair! We will have a very limited amount of chairs available for you but if you can, please bring your own seating.

Saturday, December 12

2:00 - 4:00 pm

RiverLakes Church, South Lawn

Speaker: Melissa Brogdon

Special Music: Paige Burzlaff

Cost: $7.50 | 18 and over

Treats + Beverages + Photo Booths + Merch Table

Women’s Christmas Brunch 2019

Women’s Christmas Brunch 2019

Saturday, December 7, 2019

9:00 – 11:30am

RiverLakes Community Church 

Cost:  $20/ticket

$7 of each ticket donated to Children to Love International

Speaker: Cadey Fenn

Worship Leader: Paige Burzlaff

Tickets can be purchased online or at RCC during the month of November.

No tickets will be sold at the door.

Girls ages 14-17 are invited to attend this year’s Brunch! Minors must be accompanied by an adult.     

Take a break from the hectic pace to enjoy a delicious Christmas breakfast with your girlfriends. While you may know the true meaning of Christmas, do your family or friends? We have a great opportunity for you to open a door for the gospel to come to your co-workers, neighbors, family and friends.

Take a few minutes to pray now and ask the Lord who He would love to introduce himself to on this special date. Who is in your circle of acquaintances that does not know Christ?  Let’s see what God will do as we all join together to declare His love to a lost world.

Women’s Christmas Brunch 2018

Women’s Christmas Brunch 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

9:00 – 11:30am

RiverLakes Community Church 

Cost:  $20/ticket

Speaker: Teri Thompson

Special Music: Paige Burzlaff

No tickets will be sold at the door.

Girls ages 14-17 are invited to attend this year’s Brunch! Minors must be accompanied by an adult.     

Take a break from the hectic pace to enjoy a delicious Christmas breakfast with your girlfriends. While you may know the true meaning of Christmas, do your family or friends? We have a great opportunity for you to open a door for the gospel to come to your co-workers, neighbors, family and friends.

Take a few minutes to pray now and ask the Lord who He would love to introduce himself to on this special date. Who is in your circle of acquaintances that does not know Christ?  Let’s see what God will do as we all join together to declare His love to a lost world.

Girl Friendzy: Bingo Bash

Girl Friendzy: Bingo Bash

Maybe you know a few girls, or maybe you NEED to know a few girls. Either way, come and join us for a night of fun and relaxation with the ladies! Girl Friendzy is an opportunity to connect and get to know others in our church family. High school ladies, this means you too! We are also excited to give half of the proceeds for this event to the Children to Love International. We hope you'll join us for the fun!

Friday, October 26

6:30 - 8:30pm

Community Center

Cost: $10 (tickets for sale at the door)

Half of every ticket sale goes straight to CTL!

Women’s Christmas Brunch 2017

Women’s Christmas Brunch 2017

Come and know the truth of what Christmas is all about. Take a break from the hectic pace and enjoy a delicious Christmas breakfast with the girls.  Invite your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to an opportunity to hear the gospel while having a fun morning out. New for 2017: Girls ages 14-17 are invited to attend this year’s Brunch! Minors must be accompanied by an adult.                                  

Speaker: Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner

Saturday, December 9

9:00 - 11:30am

RiverLakes Community Church

Cost:  $20/ticket 

Tickets available in the Church office until Wednesday, December 6 at 4:00pm

Women’s Retreat 2017

Women’s Retreat 2017

​Women’s Retreat in Cambria

October 20-22, 2017

Speaker: Mary Beth Dragoun

Worship: Chelsea Moon

Enjoy a weekend of rest, refreshment and renewal away from the everyday pace of life. This year's retreat provides a beautiful coastal setting for you to draw closer to the Lord while connecting with other women at Cambria Pines Lodge, the perfect blend of ocean meeting rustic pine mountains. You are sure to experience fun, fellowship and renewal while profiting from the biblical teaching of Mary Beth Dragoun and the inspiring music of Chelsea Moon. New for 2017! Ladies as young as 16 years old are invited to join us at the women's retreat! Minors (ages 16-17) must be accompanied by a legal guardian. 

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  • Two to four person accommodations available 
  • Price range: $200-$320 
  • A limited amount of rooms are available. 
  • $50 deposit holds your place.
  • Register on the patio or online at www.riverlakeschurch.org

For more info contact: Shannon Hall (342.9144) or Carrie Casallas (378.3772)

Girl Friendzy: P.J. Bunco

Girl Friendzy: P.J. Bunco

Keep calm and put your jammies on! Grab a friend or come and make a friend -- but join us for the FUN! We've got cool games, great prizes and the best part... wear your favorite jammies or comfy clothes!  You don't need to know how to play... we'll teach you. 

​​Friday, April 22 @ 6:30pm

Community Center

Cost: $5.00

Location
Community Center

RiverLakes Women’s Bible Study

RiverLakes Women’s Bible Study

Draw close to the Lord and other women, find support and grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ in a small group environment.  You may choose Thursday mornings or Tuesday evenings for fellowship, discussion, prayer, and encouragement. Join us as we walk through the books of Judges and Ruth. A children’s program is available for both morning and evening groups.

Space is limited because group size is small.

Register early to avoid being placed on a waiting list.

Registration begins on August 8 and ends when groups are filled.

Online childcare registration is highly encouraged.

RiverLakes Women—Evening

Begins August 31

Education Building, Room 210/212

Tuesdays @ 6:00 - 8:00pm

Contact: Women’s Office 589-9733

Registration Fee: $20

Childcare provided

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RiverLakes Women – Morning

Begins September 2

Community Center

Thursdays at 9:30 - 11:30am

Contact: Women’s Office 589-9733

Registration Fee: $20

Childcare Provided

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Ignition Groups

Ignition Groups

Are you a new believer? Do you wonder what it really means to be a Christian? Maybe you have been a Christian for years yet joining a Bible study seems intimidating and you are unsure where to begin. Join us as we navigate through foundational truths of the Christian faith, and learn how to read and interpret the Bible. Ignition Groups provide a safe environment to ask questions, seek answers, and build a strong foundation of Biblical truth amongst women on the same journey. This group will meet yearlong on Thursday mornings, beginning September 2, from 9:30 to 11:30am. Please follow us on Facebook or check out our website for more information. Childcare is available.

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Short Term Women’s Studies

Short Term Women’s Studies

These groups are created for women who desire to be in community with women  of faith but are unable to join a year-long Bible study. Groups will typically run  six to eight weeks in length. Childcare is available. Follow us on Facebook or check  out our website for up-to-date info.

Tuesday Evening

6:00 - 8:00pm

Begins August 31

Leader: Tina Haas

Book: “Experiencing Spiritual Intimacy”

Author: Christa Kinde

Cost: $10.00 on Amazon

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Thursday Morning

9:30 - 11:30am

Begins September 2

Leader: Lisa Swanson

Book: “Finding God Faithful”

Author: Kelly Minter

Cost: $16.99 on Amazon

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Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me is a group designed to support and encourage mothers who are parenting pre-k children. It is a biblically-based small group, led by a mentor mother who is a little further along in parenting small children. Mommy & Me groups are based around the Titus 2:4 concept of older women teaching and encouraging younger women. Designed specifically with our mommies in mind we pray this is a group that will be a place of nurture and a "safe haven" for this season of motherhood. The only requirement to join this group is you must have children between the ages of birth to five years old. We will meet at RiverLakes church every Thursday from 9:30 - 11:30am. This group will include: prayer, fellowship, guest speakers, playdates, opportunities to gather in a large group for worship, and topically led discussions suited specifically for the season of life you are currently in. This year we will walk through two books: Risen Motherhood by Emily Jensen & Laura Wifler and Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood by Melissa B. Kruger. You will purchase the books after your leader has confirmed you are registered for the group. Our group will launch on September 2. Mark your calendars and check in with us for up to date information.

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Cheerleaders

Cheerleaders

Our Cheerleaders group meets monthly on the third Saturday of each month from September to May.  Our desire is to encourage and inspire old and new friendships for widows and mature single women. Join us and be supported as we continue to grow in our faith making disciples who make disciples, deepening our roots together.

Contact Dana Kroeker, 661.589.9733 ext. 214 for more information.

Prayer Seekers

Prayer Seekers

​Prayer Seekers is a group of women who gather Tuesdays at 1:30pm to pray for our church body. Prayers are kept confidential. Any women who call RiverLakes their home church are invited to join the ladies during their weekly prayer time. You may submit your prayer requests to the church by emailing info@riverlakeschurch.org.

Prayer Quilt Ministry

Prayer Quilt Ministry

Can you touch a prayer?

Can you pull it close and feel its comfort?

You can if it's part of a Prayer Quilt.

Prayer quilts are sewn by a team of women committed to sharing the burden of others through prayer and the giving of quilts.  The quilts are completed with knots tied by our praying congregation and given as tangible expressions of God's love to people with prayer needs.  Anyone who is facing a special need for prayer such as surgery, treatment or a crisis illness may receive a quilt when they are sponsored by someone attending RiverLakes Community Church.  The Prayer Quilt ministry is located in the Community Center at the North Entrance.  Please stop by our location, tie a quilt knot and pray for those in need.  

To sponsor a quilt, contact Jeanne at 661.979.1965.

Ladies Night Out

Ladies Night Out

​Maybe you know a few girls, or maybe you NEED to know a few girls --  either way, come and make a friend or bring a friend!  Ladies Night Out is an opportunity to connect and get to know others in our church family.  Join us for an evening of fun such as Bunco, pedicures, food and spiritual encouragement! Ladies Night Out happens every Fall.

Not Alone: “Captives Free” for Women

Not Alone: “Captives Free” for Women

Not Alone: "Captives Free" for Women Affected by their Mate’s Sexual Brokenness. Confidential support and encouragement. Whether your mate is involved in pornography, physical or emotional adultery, or other forms of sexual acting out, this Christ-centered group incorporates spiritual discipline, accountability and prayer for those enduring sexual infidelity. You need not suffer alone. Join other women who also want to be “Captives Free”. Call Diane at (661) 204-2499 for further information.  Childcare available by previous arrangement only.  Materials fee. Start anytime August – May. 

Passionate Hearts

Passionate Hearts

Hope, Help & Healing for Women

Passionate Hearts Ministry offers a variety of Christ-centered, curriculum-based, highly confidential settings for adult women. 

Were you wounded by childhood sexual abuse? Are you wanting to defeat disordered eating? Do you long for emotional health and wish for heart-connections? Have you wondered how to overcome the bondage of dysfunctional relationships? Come and discover a better understanding of who God created you to be. 

Passionate Heart Ministry offers these support groups this fall. If interested call 661.331.3392 and leave a confidential voice message. Preregistration is required by August 30. These groups are Christ-centered, curriculum-based, highly confidential for women 18 years or older. Space is limited. Materials fee $50. Childcare by is offered by prior arrangement only.

More info: http://www.passionateheartministry.com/


Call by August 30  to request registration in any of the following groups:​

Passionate Hearts: For women wounded by childhood sexual abuse

We are a safe place for women to tell their stories and assess and overcome wounding, helping them become thriving survivors. We’ll help them explore the beliefs developed during abuse and how the beliefs impacted their lives. We help them identify and replace faulty beliefs with Biblical truth and give the freedom to wrestle with God and His sovereignty over their lives.  We explore what it means to passionately love God, others, and themselves so that they can see their story, painful and ugly as it is, us a part of God’s beautiful redemptive story.

If you were victimized by childhood sexual abuse or rape and want more information about this group leave a message at 661.331.3392.

Courageous Hearts: For women in recovery for all types of eating disorders, both clinical & subclinical

We explore the physical damage caused by their choices, their denial systems, root causes of food issues, and the distorted thinking processes used. We also explore emotional, relational, and spiritual damage and provide practical tools to help overcome these.  If they struggle with disordered eating, distorted body image, or are trapped in patterns of yoyo dieting, they can benefit from studying this material with us. The group can remove the shame of struggling with food issues as you depend on God for healing.

If you struggle with an eating disorder and want more information on this group leave a message at 661.331.3392.       

Feeling Hearts: For women who would like to learn more about the emotions in their lives

God created them to feel emotions that give valuable information about their hearts, world, and perceptions. Because of The Fall, people mishandle, misread, repress, suppress, avoid, deny, or act out of their feelings in inappropriate ways, which can rob them of heart connections. This groups helps women understand emotions are not unimportant, inappropriate, or shameful and will give them the power to live a more authentic life experience a deeper sense of community by helping you to form heart connections.

If you would like to learn more about how emotions affect the way you live and want information on this group leave a message at 661.331.3392.   

Invisible Hearts: For women recovering from multiple past issues

This group will address most all areas of abusive challenges including verbal, neglect, physical, spiritual, and growing up in a home with mental illness issues. We also cover the wounding from growing up in a home with mental illness and addictions and discuss the impact of shame, powerlessness, cognitive distortions, and the core beliefs that form within abusive relationships. Women can verbalize pain, stories, and questions in a safe place where Gods’ love and sovereignty for the wounded is explored. They will learn to relate to others in healthy ways.

If you were a victim of emotional abuse and want to understand its impact and work toward healing, leave your message requesting more information at 661.331.3392.

Loving Hearts: For women who desire to understand and overcome dysfunctional relationships

This group explores topics such as: living with a distorted sense of reality and responsibility, control issues, loneliness, codependency and unresolved wounds. You will examine the roots of dysfunction by exploring topics like love hunger, living with addicts, abuse, and families bound by legalism and shame. They learn to overcome dysfunctional relationships by understanding the call to love as Jesus loves and the heart issues that hinder that. We will also talk about the art of building mutual relationships, loving in the face of difficulty, and what it means to understand the love of God and live loved.

If you desire healthier and more meaningful relationships this group would be beneficial for you. For more information leave a message at 661.331.3392.