“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8
Join the first ever Canada wide Inspirational Women's Retreat, Friday, April 16 & Saturday, April 17, 2021!
Two years ago we gathered with almost 1200 women for the Inspirational Women's Conference in Oakville. This year we'll gather online with women from across Canada!
Register for a weekend of three keynote sessions and a great variety of breakouts!
Trusting God in Hard Times - Jeremiah 17:7-8
Join us as we explore the intersection of Trust, Hope and Confidence and the faith practices that help them take deep root in our lives.
Trusting God in Community - Jeremiah 17:7-8
It's been a year of social distancing and personal isolation. We've not been able to gather for worship, or Bible study, or family celebrations. And yet, we are created for community. Let's consider together God's call to live in community even during this challenging time in history.
Trusting God into the Neighbourhood - Jeremiah 17:7-8
Looking for strawberries: a prolonged or chronic shortage or lack of something expected or desired is one definition of drought and yet God is calling us to flourish. What does it mean to bear fruit in spite of the circumstances? How do we become the witness to our neighbourhood and community that offers fruit in a dry season? Let's learn to Reach Out together.
Brooke Nicholls is a Worship Leader, leading worship across Canada at conferences and worship services. During COVID, through a sponsorship with Compassion Canada, Brooke has made her online worship available for free to churches. Come and worship with Brooke this weekend.
Born and raised in Hamilton, ON, Samantha Walkes, is an artist in Theatre, TV and Film. Through the spoken word, Samantha addresses the hard realities of the journey of living in the midst of current challenges!
Lunch Break with Desserts by Michelle
“Don’t feel like making another ham and cheese sandwich, but don’t want to order greasy takeout?
Desserts by Michelle can help. Learn a new twist on a delicious sandwich and try your hand at perfecting a light and airy dessert that will have you coming back for seconds.
Lesli van Milligen
Please select your breakouts below.
Lunch Break with Desserts by Michelle“Don’t feel like making another ham and cheese sandwich, but don’t want to order greasy takeout?Desserts by Michelle an help-learn a new twist on a delicious sandwich and try your hand at perfecting a light and airy dessert that will have you coming back for seconds.
Registrants will receive a Retreat Gift Box which will be mailed to you! It will include a devotional book, a Coffee Break travel mug, some retreat 'treats' and a few other goodies - a secret for now! Register today so we can send your box in time for the retreat!! ($50 value with shipping included)Quantities are limited! Register as soon as possible, to allow for shipping times. (We cannot guarantee shipping times.)
Registration includes access to all retreat events, but will not receive a gift box.
#1 Painting with Heather deHaan
Everyone can be creative and artistic. Come and paint with Heather. She teaches painting to students from children to adults. Discover the painter in you! A short supply list will be sent to you if you as you prepare to paint with Heather. No experience necessary!
2. Learning about Prayer from Jesus (Friday only)
Learn about prayer from Jesus with Hilda VanderklippeWe will look at the life of Jesus and learn how, when, why and what he prayed. Throughout the breakout there will be times of prayer.
3. Leading like Jesus
Leading like Jesus with Sam HuizengaHave you noticed how many questions Jesus asks as he interacts with people? Consider the power of asking good questions. This workshop will use the approach of Dialogue Education to sharpen leadership skills in leading small group Bible studies.
4. Movement Therapy with Kelly (Friday night only)
Kelly Neale, Registered Physiotherapist. Pandemic posture? Zoom sessions? Home schooling? Let's lift, lengthen and strengthen ourselves out of it.This session will give you simple techniques and strategies that will have you walking taller and stronger and maybe even brighter!!! (This breakout is available Friday night only.)
5. Herb Wreaths with Karin Vermeer
Make an herb wreath with Karin VermeerGather your favourite fresh herbs, a wire coat hanger and a few other items (list will be provided), and learn how to make a beautiful, fragrant wreath. Also, bring your spring planting questions! Karin has worked in horticulture for many years and will answer questions as time permits.
6. Felt Flowers with Leanne deWeerd
Looking for an easy creative outlet that will add a touch of spring to your decor? With a few simple supplies, a glue gun, and scissors we will get to work making some fun felt flowers that can be used to make a wreath.
7. Rhythm Vs. Balance
Rhythm vs. Balance with Juan SierraWe all lead hectic lives and are striving to find some sense of balance between our work and family life. But, does the Bible really speak of balance or does it talk about rhythms? Explore what the Bible has to say about priorities, balance, and seasons of life, and how our thinking influences our views