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Sacred Parenting semester group

March 25th, 2018

Sacred Parenting: How Raising Children Shapes our Souls

In this 5-session semester group, we will look at parenting through a unique lens - moving beyond raising great children to becoming more holy as a person. We will dig deeper into learning how God can transform dirty diapers, toddler tantrums, and a teenager’s silence into occasions for becoming more like Christ.

We will use a curriculum based on Gary Thomas's book, Sacred Parenting. Each session will include a short DVD segment, personal reflection, and discussion.

(Registration shows all 5 sessions separately but please plan to attend the whole series if possible)

Questions? Contact Lesley Stahl at

Women of color conference

Women of Color Conference: Self Care as a Spiritual Practice

May 18th - May 19th, 2018

$25 - $150

Women of Color Conference: Self Care as a Spiritual Discipline

This conference is for women from non majority cultures to connect to who we are. We want to offer a non-white space to encourage and empower the women of color in our church communities. As women of color, we carry strength that comes from our gender and cultural identities. Even as these parts of our identities give us strength, we also face discrimination and burdensome expectations due to them. These realities mean that we have unique needs when it comes to caring for ourselves. If you are a woman of color in need of spiritual nourishment, then this conference is for you!


Friday 5/18, 6:30-10pm

  • Dinner, games, dancing
  • Location to be announced

Saturday 5/19, 9am -8pm

  • Location: The River (670 Lincoln Ave #200, San Jose, CA 95126)

  • 8am Yoga or running (optional)

  • 9am Check In

  • 10am Speaker & Worship session

  • 12:30pm Lunch

  • 2pm Scripture Response time

  • 3pm Workshop Sessions

  • 6pm Dinner

Registration Fee

This fee will cover the conference materials and meals.

  • Standard: $75
  • Reduced Rate: $25 (if you are on a limited budget)
  • Saturday Only: $55
  • Standard + Donation: $150 (if you are able to pay more, we will use additional amounts to support those with a limited budget)


During registration, you may select two workshops that you'd like to attend.

Ethnic Identity (required)

There will time for you to gather with other women that identify in similar ways to ethnically and culturally to discuss the topics of importance to you.

Being LGBTQ in the Church (only if you identify as LGBTQ)

Being someone that identifies as LGBTQ within the Christian church presents unique challenges and gifts. This workshop will explore navigating individual and Church life within this aspect of your identity.

Race & Class: Building Mutual Relationships Across Differences

Our racial/ethnic identities and socio-economic status impacts how we experience the world. How does privilege or oppression affect the way we relate to others? This workshop will explore how we create mutually respectful and life giving relationships with women from all backgrounds.

Resisting White Supremacy

What is white supremacy and how does it appear in our daily experiences? How do we mindfully and practically resist it? Explore options for resistance within this workshop.

Holistic Health

Often within church communities we talk about spiritual health, but what about the rest of our lives? This workshop will explore practical ways to pursue holistic health -- physical, mental, spiritual, relational and emotional.

Women in Leadership

The Christian church has often not empowered women to lead inside or outside the Christian contexts. What are the challenges we face as women leaders? What are the gifts we offer? How do we thrive as women in leadership? Gather to learn more about how to thrive as a woman of color leading.

Young Women Empowerment (Ages 14-23 only)

What does it mean to be a young woman of color in the church? How can a young woman of color be empowered to be who God has made them? What are some of the ways you have been living in survival mode? What does discipleship look like when you are living in the in-between of being young and being an adult? Gather with other young women of color who can help you process what it means to have your voice heard!

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Maker Camp Junior

June 18th - June 22nd, 2018

$0 - $100

The River's Maker Camp Junior will run June 18-22 (Monday-Friday), 9 am - 12:15 pm each day. For full description and all the details, see

On Friday, June 22, there will be an Open House & Closing Lunch from 12 - 1:30 pm. Please plan to join your child to meet their friends and see what they've been working on all week!

Please use this portal to register a Junior Maker (entering grade 1-4), to register as a volunteer (middle school and older), and/or to register a volunteer's child for childcare (age 0-5). During registration, please put your child's CURRENT GRADE in the "grade" section. Please select the ENTERING GRADE when you choose attendee type. Thanks, and sorry for the inconvenience!

Maker Camp Junior is $100 per student. For a breakdown of costs, please see The following discount are available:

  • To pay only the cost ($75), or to request scholarships, please contact Deborah Woo at
  • For more information about volunteering at Maker Camp Jr., please contact Lesley Stahl at