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Women of the Rock

Women of the Rock :: 2012 Annual Retreat

The 12th Annual  Rock Women’s Retreat was up at Calvary Chapel’s Retreat Center, Murrieta Hot Springs.  From all counts it was a great success and more importantly, God was there and His Spirit was moving!  

Debbie Alsdorf was this year’s speaker

Take a look at a few photos that Raquel took and we think you will be blessed.  Stefanie Kelly lead the women in praise and worship

After Eden played a special concert of worship on Saturday night.Raquel did a great job.  We are so thankful for her and her heart to serve.  If you see her make sure you thank her for all the great photos she took.  Praise God!

If you want to see more of Raquel’s photos from the weekend, please visit the photo gallery HERE.

Women of the Rock SHINE

“Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor: be aglow and burning with the spirit, serving the Lord” Rom. 12:11

SHINE meets on Thursday mornings at 9:30 alternating each week between a walk in the park and a Bible Study at the Rock Church.

The Bible Study is “The Beautiful Disciplined Woman” taught by Karen Stevens.


Stretching and introducing ourselves to each other

Prayer before our walkWalking & Riding

New Friends & FellowshipPrayer & Encouragement

GOD’s Handy Work

Womens Retreat Photo Booth…

Recently I was blessed by being able to photograph some wonderful women who spent time in fellowship and worshiping the Lord at the annual Rock Women’s Retreat.  Most of my time was spent at the photo booth but I also had time to capture moments in silence with Him and worship with After Eden.  Even with the serious discussions, prayer, and groups the women really had a good time especially with the photo booth.  I’m happy to have been able to serve and help MISSION focused capture some of those moments.

to see more photos from the Women’s Retreat please visit MISSIONfocused.smugmug.com

2011 WOTR Retreat :: photo-gallery

photo-gallery from this years retreat are loaded on our Facebook site HERE.

the same photos are up on our MISSION focused gallery site, where you can download hi quality images of these photos and photos from the photo-booth.  link below


2011 Rock Women’s Retreat

God reminded me just how much He is able to provide over my life when I received news from Brother Joe that I was able to go to the the Women’s Retreat this year.  All I can think of was Ephesians 3:20.  He does give beyond what we ask or think of!  Love my Spiritual brothers and sisters so much!  Not only did He provide me the financial means, but He also provided me the very spiritual support necessary for me to have with sisters before stepping into a new season in my life in a few months: the season of marriage.

Fellowship was wonderful and Laurie Cole was such a great speaker for this year’s Women’s Retreat.  She focused on the topic From Bitter to Sweet, using the book of Ruth as reference to her sermons.  What I got out of this retreat was how we find ourselves being like Naomi sometimes, a women who was bitter of losing everything in her life and not recognizing the very blessing of a Ruth right in front of her during the storm.  Powerful worship was lead by Toni Dejesus-Coloma, After Eden, and the worship team of the Women’s Ministry.  On Saturday morning, we were all blessed with a devotional lead by Teresa Holderby.  Empowering workshops were lead Saturday evening by Kirsten Strawn, Lisa Gordon, and Victoria Thomas.

Going to these retreats for four consecutive years now, I can honestly say it never gets old!  There is so much power when two or more come together in His name!  I invite any woman considering to go to go.  Special shout out to the two gentlemen (Jim and Brother Joe) for coming out and making each woman feel special at the photo-booth set up!

to see the photo-booth pics please click on www.MISSIONfocused.smugmug.com

2011 Rock Women’s Retreat…photos & stories soon….

so, jim and i had the tough job of hanging out with over 3 hundred beautiful women of God at this years rock womens retreat…somebody had to go!  it was a real blessing for us!!  stay tuned for photos…we will let all yall know when they are posted…

BLOOM::1st Women’s Ministry Brunch

just as the rock north county prepares to celebrate their 1 year anniversary, the womens ministry had their first official event BLOOM, on saturday at the byrds house in carlsbad.

Bloom was a chance for the women of north county to come together for brunch, fellowship & Gods Word.  it was a great morning of fun and sharing.  for more photos please visit  http://missionfocused.smugmug.com/



Women of the Rock Spring Luncheon

Terry and i had the pleasure of hanging out with a bunch on beautiful sisters in Christ at the Women of the Rock Spring Luncheon.  Take a look at some of the photos and check our MISSION focused facebook site  for more photos…it was a blessing!