Women's Ministries

Welcome to Women's Ministries!  

Women's Ministries upholds women as they develop unique, God-given qualities. Women's Ministries is just what the words imply - a ministry to women. Women's Ministries is here to equip women to effectively use their unique abilities to share Jesus' love with the world around them. We encourage continued spiritual growth through prayer, Bible study and redemptive outreach to change lives one heart at a time.

LIVE STREAM THIS EVENT BY GOING TO FaceBook: Oregon Conference of Seventh Day Adventist Women’s

2016 Oregon Christian Women's Retreat 30th Anniversary

Living a Long and Beautiful Life

Registration is now CLOSED

Description: A delightful weekend of spiritual renewal and refreshing fellowship for women.

General Session: Loretta Bacchiocchi, NP has been passionately promoting CREATION Health for over 10 years in seminars and classrooms all over the world. Loretta brings all her experience to help inspire and motivate everyone to live life to the fullest as God intended.

Teens: Elise LeBlanc, Music Teacher/Recording Artist “Confessions of an Instagram Christian” Let’s be real. Social media is fun – and a huge part of our culture.  We love to share snapshots of our lives, using filters to showecase only the best parts of us. It can be tempting to filter who we, too. Did Jesus have any comment on being authentic? Join the conversation as we challenge the myth of the “Perfect Christian Girl”, and discover how God see us: #nofilter#beautiful

Concert: Lisa Marie Buster, Recording Artist/Musician Stepping on stage, Lisa Marie Buster messages she wants to share with her audience before they leave her concerts is whether rich or poor, large or small– by man’s standards– Jesus has the power to heal and save them, and He will return soon, and that a personal relationship with Jesus is the key to overcoming the heartaches of life, and to finding hope.

Breakout Speakers

Risë Rafferty, RD  will be presenting two Live Streaming Breakout Sessions  1. For Heaven’s Sake, Bless Your Heart  2. Comfortable in Your Own Skin.

Rachel Griebel, PT So often we are filled with hope and excitement as we set our eyes on a personal goal!  This can be in the areas of our spiritual walk, physical fitness, relational issues... you name it! However, we often succumb to self sabotaging behaviors that steel our motivation and commitment, leaving us disheartened and disillusioned.  Through my personal experience of running and marathoning, I would love to share with you the power of intention and goal setting. Running the race of life is much like running a marathon.  Our ability to dig deep and go the distance with our goals affects not only our day to day lives in the areas of health and wellness, but also carries spiritual repercussions as we press for the ultimate finish line and our hope of heaven.  

Peggy Casebier, RN, M.A. Ministry Breakout Session Title: Got Stress?  Rx for a Better Life! In this session, participants will be inspired to live a joyful and balanced life. They will learn a prescription for managing their stress and celebrating health with God’s abundant provisions.

Musician: Andrea Townsend, RN is currently from Corvallis, Oregon where she works as a critical care nurse. She currently serves on the young adult leadership team and worship leader at Pleasant Valley Church in Happy Valley, Oregon. My passion lies in music ministry and encouraging young adults all across Oregon in their walks with the Lord. You will often find her playing guitar, singing, and rock climbing, hiking, reading or taking a Zumba class! I love people and would love to meet you! I am looking forward to a weekend of worship and ministry directed toward the feminine hearts.


2:00 – 6:00                   ABC Open                                             Juniper Hall
3:00                              Registration Begins                               Conference Center Lobby
4:00                              Room Check in Begins                           Hotel Lobby 
5:30 – 6:30                   Supper                                                 Juniper Hall
6:45 – 8:45                   Main Session Opening Night              Golden Eagle Ballroom             

7:00 – 7:30                   Prayer Walk    
7:30 – 8:30                   Sharing Time & Prayer Groups               Golden Eagle Ballroom 
8:15 – 9:30                   Buffet Breakfast                                   Juniper Hall 
9:45 – 11:45                General Session                                  Golden Eagle Ballroom 
12:15 – 1:30                 Breakout Sessions
                                     Risë Rafferty – Live Stream               Golden Eagle Ballroom
Peggy Casebier                                     Juniper Hall #1
                                    Rachel Griebel                                      Juniper Hall #2 
1:30 – 2:30                   Anointing Service                                 Golden Eagle Ballroom 
1:30 – 4:00                   Free Time 
2:30 – 3:30                   Dinner is served                                   Juniper Hall
4:15 – 5:15                  Breakout Sessions                                           
Risë Rafferty – Live Stream              Golden Eagle Ballroom
                                    Peggy Casebier                                    Juniper Hall #1
                                    Rachel Griebel                                      Juniper Hall #2 
5:45 – 6:45                  Concert Lisa Marie                              Golden Eagle Ballroom 
7:00 – 8:30                  General Session                                  Golden Eagle Ballroom
8:30                             Prayer Groups                          

ABC Open after the last session

7:00                             5 K Walk Run for God                            Rachel Griebel
8:30 – 9:30                   Prayer Breakfast                                   Juniper Hall
10:00                           General Session                                   Golden Eagle Ballroom 

Live Streaming is in Bold

Lodging: Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Highway, Redmond, OR 97758.99   

Meals: You Will Receive A Light Supper On Friday; Sabbath - Breakfast and a Late Lunch, (you may want to bring a snack); And Breakfast On Sunday With Your Paid Registration Fee. All meals will be vegetarian with vegan options. Please plan to take care of special dietary needs and all other meals on your own.

On-Site Event Check-in: You may check-in and pick up your event material on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 3:30-7:00 pm. no registrations will be taken on-site.
Children: As a courtesy to other participants, and to maximize your benefit during the retreat, we ask that you make other plans for the care of your children younger than fifteen.
Dress:  Dressy casual.Additional Questions: You may contact Jane Nicola (503) 850-3555 or Terrie Griebel (541)-310-7248 or email for additional information.Refund Policy: You may request a refund minus a $20 processing fee, per registrant, through October 6, 2016. Please substitute someone to attend in your place after this date.
Special Note: No refunds will be granted for Teen (15-18) registrations.

For information on Live Streaming this event at your church or home, contact Terrie Griebel -



2015 Oregon Christian Women's Retreat video archives

Women's Ministry, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists from NAD Church Resource Center on Vimeo.

Available resources include a library of books, videos, and equipment free of charge. A list of qualified women is available to speak at your church of Women's Ministries events.

Women's Resources - What is Available

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