Women's Retreat

Women from across Iowa and Missouri come together each year for a weekend of encouragement, support, friendship, spiritual refreshment and growth.

Welcome to Women’s Retreat!

We may not be able to meet in-person this year, but we are excited to bring you this virtual retreat. In this short video, Gina Beldin offers some creative ideas for how to do this retreat your way and maybe still incorporate some personal connection.

2020 Iowa-Missouri Conference Virtual Women's Retreat

September 18-19

Ladies, please join us Sept. 18-19 for a virtual Women’s Retreat featuring Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, international speaker and speaker/director for the Jesus 101 Biblical Institute, a media ministry of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Click on a topic below for more info.

Elizabeth Talbot

Dr. Elizabeth Talbot is a pastor and speaker/director for Jesus 101 Biblical Institute, a North-American Division media ministry. She holds a PhD in Biblical Studies, is an International lecturer and revival/motivational speaker, and has spent several years working in radio and TV.

Below is the schedule for live Zoom sessions throughout the weekend. Prerecorded materials are also available and may be enjoyed whenever convenient.

Main Presentations

Friday, Sept. 18

  • 7:00 pm – Elizabeth Talbot: “Jesus Wins!” Part 1 (followed by Q&A)

Sabbath, Sept. 19

  • 9:30 am – Angie Joseph: Sabbath School
  • 11:00 am – Elizabeth Talbot: “Jesus Wins!” Part 2
  • 6:00 pm – Elizabeth Talbot: “Jesús Gana!” (Español/Spanish)

Sabbath Afternoon Seminars

  • 1:30 – 2:00 pm – Melissa Armour: Children’s Virtual Sabbath School Videos 101
  • 2:15 – 2:45 pm – Angie Joseph: Preparing for What’s Next
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm – Nancy Buxton: Dream Big
  • 3:45 – 4:15 pm – Gina Beldin: Creative Devotions
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm – Jessica Rochholz: Whole Heart, Whole Mind, Whole Stomach

You will need to install the Zoom app to join the live presentations and seminars.

  1. To install Zoom on a computer, visit zoom.us/support/download to download and install Zoom (you may need to click on downloaded .exe file). To install on an Android device, click here. To install on an Apple device, click here.
  2. Once Zoom is installed, click “Sign In” and “Sign Up Free” to create an account.
  3. Once an account is created, simply click on the Zoom link provided for the presentation or seminar you want to attend.

"Jesus Wins!" Part 1 (Plus Q&A)

Friday: 7:00 pm | Elizabeth Talbot

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Sabbath School

Sabbath: 9:30 am | Angie Joseph

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"Jesus Wins!" Part 2

Sabbath: 11:00 am | Elizabeth Talbot

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"¡Jesús Gana!" (Español/Spanish)

Sábado: 6:00 pm | Elizabeth Talbot

Puede unirse a esta presentación a través de Zoom o verla en vivo en Facebook. Para unirse a través de zoom, haga clic en el enlace o ingrese el “Meeting ID” en Zoom. Para unirse por teléfono, llame al 312-626-6799 e ingrese el “Meeting ID” cuando se le solicite, seguido del signo #.

Meeting ID: 976 7371 5220

Children's Virtual SS Videos 101

Sabbath: 1:30 - 2:00 pm | Melissa Armour

Learn techniques and tools for creating spiritual and personal connections through virtual Sabbath school with the children of your church.

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Preparing for What's Next

Sabbath: 2:15 - 2:45 pm | Angie Joseph

Are you Prepared? If the current pandemic made you feel slightly unprepared, then what can you do to be ready for what’s next?

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Dream Big

Sabbath: 3:00 - 3:30 pm | Nancy Buxton

Define your dreams for yourself. Find out what’s holding you back. Learn how to reach your goals using Jesus as your example.

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Creative Devotions

Sabbath: 3:45 - 4:15 pm | Gina Beldin

Devotional time feeling a bit dry? Let’s find some new ideas!

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Whole Heart, Mind and Stomach

Sabbath: 4:30 - 5:00 pm | Jessica Roccholz

Our culture has become comfortable with processed and convenient foods–big on easy but short on nourishment. We’ll learn some realistic options to meet you where you are and honor your body the way God designed it. Today you can improve your health and build your faith.

This seminar has ended. Due to technical issues, it unfortunately isn’t currently available to rewatch on Facebook. It was recorded, however, and will hopefully be available to stream sometime within the next week. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Hospitality: For Such a Time as This

Charity Infante

This seminar covers biblical examples of hospitality. Find encouragement in how God equips us in a variety of ways to creatively live out the gospel.

As part of our 2020 Virtual Women’s Retreat, we’re pleased to present several short messages in various languages.


Eh Paw Ngala


Helen Deaver


Chantal Brooks


Eh Paw Ngala


Rachel Teng


Sunita Rokka


Sandee Tagaloa and Friends


Tabitha Isaboke

Pride Family Music

The Pride family has been blessed over the past two decades with six sons and a love for music. They enjoy traveling, meeting new people, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Their music styles include old-time hymns, southern gospel, contemporary worship, barbershop, and original mixes. They perform their music with instruments including the keyboard, guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin, synthesizer, bass guitar, and bowed psaltry.

SAA Bel Canto Singers

The Sunnydale Adventist Academy Bel Canto Singers recorded a rendition of “Victory in Jesus” for the 11:00 am presentation with Elizabeth Talbot.