This past weekend, November 5-7, 2010, 161 women from the Southern and Northern California Grace Brethren churches came together in Murietta Hot Springs, Calif., for a joint women’s retreat. The theme for the weekend came from Psalm 34:8, Taste and See that the Lord is good. There were 123 ladies in the English sessions and 38 in the Spanish sessions.
Sharon MacMillan of Tracy, Calif., kicked off the weekend on Friday night with a session devoted to worshipping our Lord through music and scripture, which included a worship team made up of ladies from several of the attending churches.
The remaining speakers for the weekend were from five Grace Brethren churches and included Cora Sykes of San Diego, Calif.; Claudia Todd of Whittier, Calif.; Connie Cashman of Bellflower, Calif.; Chaplain Billy and Robyn Graham of Ft. Irwin, representing the Eagle Commission; and Lois Shirk of Ripon, Calif. Rosa Churchill and Vicki Johnson led the Spanish sessions which included Pastor Al and Maria Ramirez and Sonia Perez as their speakers.
“It was clear that the Lord was present and many lives were blessed throughout the weekend,” says Robin Workman, who chaired the event. “Reservations have already been requested for next year!”