Women’s Ministry seeks to help all women of NorthCreek Church to worship God, walk in love and witness to the world. We do that by offering Bible studies, discipleship, and special events that allow for spiritual growth and fellowship. Please join us this year as we grow together in the Word of God and in communion with each other. Click below for more information about our various opportunities.
Women's Retreat 2023
Women’s Retreat 2023
October 6 – 8
Mt. Hermon Christian Conference Center
Registration is Open!
It’s that time of year when we look forward to deep breaths of fresh mountain air, quality time with other women, and solid teaching from the Bible. Join us for our annual weekend away at beautiful Mt. Hermon in Santa Cruz, only 90 minutes from NorthCreek!
This year's theme is “By This We Know… Abiding in the life, light, and love of God ”.
Katie Willis and Sara Fitch will be taking us through the book of 1 John.
For any questions, you can email
We hope you can join us.
Housing Information and Registration
All prices include 6 meals along with your 2 nights stay and other retreat expenses.
Cancellations/Refunds will be granted through September 30, 2023 – all refunds will be subject to a $20 processing fee.
*Deluxe: $350 (16 beds) Deluxe Housing has cabins with 3 to 6 beds per cabin. Bed sizes include singles, day beds (with trundles*), bunk beds*, and queens. This year, all deluxe housing is down hill from our meeting room.
*Standard: $320 (89 beds) Standard Housing includes both cabins and hotel style rooms. Standard Cabins have 3-4 beds per cabin and bed sizes include singles, day beds (with trundles*), bunk beds*, and queens. Standard Rooms are hotel style and have two to a room. Some of the Standard Room options are closest to our meeting spot and require going up or down a small number of stairs. Please note in your registration if you need housing closer to our meeting location and we will do our best to accommodate you.
*Dorm: $250 (20 beds) Dorm Housing has two single beds to a room along with a sink. Shared bathrooms and shower are down the hall.
*For the Deluxe and Standard Cabins, we do not count trundles and top bunks as bed options but can be counted if you’d like a larger group together. If you should like a top bunk or trundle, please make note of it, along with who you would like to share the accommodation with, in the registration. It is not a discounted rate.
All housing includes linens (sheets & towels) and hand soap. Deluxe and Standard housing has private bathrooms. Dorm housing showers and restrooms are just down the hall.
If you have any special dietary needs that you would like to let Mt. Hermon know of, you can fill out the “Mt. Hermon Special Dietary Request Form” before September 20th, that will go directly to the Mt. Hermon Dining Staff. You can find the form here: tinyurl.com/mhspecialdiet
NOTE: if you would like to participate in Mt. Hermon’s Redwood Canopy Tour (zip lining) or their Sequoia Aerial Adventures experience, you can find more information along with their sign-up form at mounthermonadventures.com under the Mt. Hermon and Free Time activities. These adventure sign-ups are due by September 6.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
To Register for DELUXE, Click Here
To Register for STANDARD, Click Here
To Register for DORM, Click Here
Directions to Mount Hermon and Check-in Information
Directions to Mt. Hermon
From Highway 17 take the Mt Hermon Road exit at Scott's Valley. Once on Mt Hermon Road proceed 3.5 miles through Scotts Valley to the signal light at Graham Hill Road. Turn left on Graham Hill Road and then left on Conference Drive, which takes you into the conference center.
When you arrive to Mt. Hermon you can temporarily park in front of the post office or in the main parking lot by the Meadow. Check-in begins at 4:30 in the Fireside Room located downstairs from the Dining Hall, near the Multipurpose Room, which will be our main meeting place for the weekend. You should see our banner and hopefully some familiar faces.
If you arrive after 6:00pm, we should have someone near the entrances of our meeting rooms ready to help you. See the General Schedule below for time and locations.
General Schedule and Locations for Friday
4:30pm – Check-in begins (Fireside Room)
6:00pm – Session 1 begins in our meeting room (Multipurpose Room)
6:30pm – Dinner (Dining Hall)
7:30pm – Session 2 (Multipurpose Room)
What to Bring
What To Bring
Before you head out the door for the Women's Retreat, make sure to pack what you'll need.
*Notebook & Pen
*Casual clothes (Be prepared for warm or cold weather!)
*Flip-flops or sandals for the shower
We will be providing snacks throughout the weekend but you may wish to bring extra money for Mt. Hermon’s Espresso Cart or Bookstore.
Mt. Hermon and Free Time Activities
Mt. Hermon has a beautiful campus available to us. This includes:
Bookstore - The bookstore is open on Friday and Saturday, 2:30 – 6:30pm and Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00pm.
Espresso Cart - Hours will be posted during our retreat. It is generally open Saturday and Sunday mornings and Saturday afternoons.
McAfee Fieldhouse and indoor gymnasium - The main floor is dedicated to the basketball courts. Upstairs there is a Game Room where you will find ping-pong, pool, air hockey, etc. This space is available for all guests on campus to enjoy. Standard Weekend Operating Hours are Friday, 8:30pm – 10:30pm and Saturdays, 1:30pm – 5:30pm and 8:30pm – 10:30pm.
Fitness Center – Located below Youth Memorial. Open from 5:30am – 11:00pm.
Trails – There are many wonderful places to walk around campus. The main walking trail is called “The Sequoia Trail” and it follows the route of Zayante Creek. A great way to admire the Redwood Trees.
*Redwood Canopy Tour – 6 Zip Lines! Max height of 150 ft. 2 hours of pure excitement. To reserve a spot, the individual guest must register on-line by September 6. You can register through the Mt. Hermon Adventure Website: mounthermonadventures.com
*Sequoia Aerial Adventures – 40 elements; 2 zip lines; Max height of 80 ft. 2 hours of total adventure. To reserve a spot, the individual guest must register on-line by September 6. You can register through the Mt. Hermon Adventures Website: mounthermonadventures.com
Other Free Time Activities Ideas:
Feel free to bring some games or crafts to do with others in our main room/snack area. You can take a nap, hike to the cross, participate in a Bible Study Methods workshop, use the gym, decorate a journal…
Tuesday Evening Bible Study
Tuesday Evening Women’s Bible Study starts on September 5 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Worship Center. This year we will meet in small groups and go through the book of Romans. The cost for the study is $7. You will receive your study material on our first night together. There is NO CHILDCARE on Tuesday nights. Questions? Please contact Leanne Sears.
To Register, Click Here
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
We offer two Bible studies on Wednesday mornings. Both will begin September 6 from 9:30-11:30 am. Childcare is available, but limited so please do not hesitate to register. You must first register for Bible Study before you are sent the link for childcare.
Small Group Study
We will be going through the book of Romans together. You will meet in small groups for discussion and then come together for a short lecture. You will meet in room 119/120 on the first morning to be assigned to a group and given your materials. The cost for the study is $7. Questions? Please contact Stephanie Cranmer.
To Register, Click Here
Precept Upon Precept
This study meets together in one large group. We discuss the lesson together and then show a DVD lecture that accompanies it. We will be continuing our study of Kings and Prophets (1&2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, and minor prophets). If you missed last year, you are still free to join us. We will start with a review of last year so you will be caught up and ready to continue in the study. Precepts will meet in room 117/118. The cost for all five workbooks for the year will be $63. You will receive all your materials on our first morning together.
Gospel Moms (formally known as Homemakers)
What is it?
Gospel Moms is a ministry for moms of young children who desire to be encouraged to apply the Gospel of Jesus Christ to their everyday lives. Our purpose is to follow the command in Titus 2:3-5 and 10c instructing the older women to “teach what is good, and so train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled…. so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.”
Who can register?
Moms who have young children (elementary age or below). There is an “Olive Shoots” children’s program available (registration is required) for children ages 0-5. NOTE: Childcare is full. Please contact Kara Rehrer at if you’d like to be on the waitlist for childcare.
There is limited space available so please do not hesitate to sign up. Registration will be unavailable after September 30, 2023.
What does it look like?
The young moms who register will be placed in a small group which will include several other young moms in a similar season of life, led by an older woman who has experience and maturity, having lived through the season of life being experienced by the younger women.
There will be a 30-minute biblically based teaching time with topics related to the virtues listed in Titus 2:3-5, followed by an hour of discussion about how the teaching and the Gospel informs how we should live our lives to the glory of God. We will end our time together sharing prayer requests, and praying for one another in our small group.
This is a wonderful way to enjoy fellowship, develop friendships, and grow in our faith as we spend time encouraging one another.
When will this program meet?
We meet 15 times from September – May, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday mornings of most months. Our meetings take place from 9:30-11:30 am in rooms 117-118.
September 14 and 28
October 12 and 26
January 11 and 25
February 8 and 22
March 14 and 28
April 11 and 25
To Register, Click Here
One2One is formal discipleship for NorthCreek members and regular attenders that encourages spiritual growth in a believer’s walk with Christ. Meet one-on-one with a more mature sister in the Lord for 10-12 meetings, for the purpose of walking through life together. You will read and discuss scripture and work through various topics related to godly living. This is for those who want to grow in their walk with the Lord, be challenged and held accountable, and be encouraged through the Spirit. This is an ongoing program.
Our group seeks to strengthen single-mom families in our church and in our community. Older and younger single moms join together for mutual encouragement in our journey of single-parenting. We seek to live out God’s parenting principles in our current season as single mothers. For more information or to receive email notifications of upcoming events, please email .
Sharing God’s Word one stitch at a time. Using donated materials, we create quilts and pillowcases for the Bay Area Rescue Mission. We also serve children in need by making dresses and shorts for Kids4TheKingdom. Scripture is stitched into the bedding and we pray over each individual who will be receiving these items. No sewing experience is necessary – just a heart to serve and hands to help. We meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 9:30 in FMC140. Contact Jeanne Andrews for more information.
Save the Dates!
Women’s Retreat: Mount Hermon in Santa Cruz, October 6-8
Together Fellowship Events: 12/1/23, 2/9/24, 6/22/24