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Our 2024 Women's Retreat will be held at NSA on Friday May 3, (6:30-9pm) and Saturday May 4th (8:30am-9pm).  Our guest speaker is Aisling (pronounced Ashling) Zweigle, Family Life Pastor at Tenth Avenue Alliance Church.  The title of this year's retreat is "Dancing in the Darkness: finding levity and lightness in the dark and cloudy spaces of our lives".  Aisling is a dynamic and engaging speaker and the sessions will be encouraging as she explores the ideas of discovery, delight and even dancing in seasons of darkness and clouded vision.

We encourage you to plan ahead so that you are able to set aside the weekend and all responsibilities to fully engage with the sessions and activities.  


Retreat Information

Friday, May 3rd
Doors Open 6:30pm
Evening Session 7-9pm

Saturday, May 4th
Doors Open 8:30am
Retreat 9am - 9pm

North Shore Alliance Church
201 23rd Street E, North Vancouver

Guest Speaker: Aisling Zweigle
Worship Leader: Dayna Evanow
Facilitated by: Lin Guenther, Sofia Kennedy, and Anne Thicke


*Includes lunch and dinner on Saturday* 
Early Bird: $75 (until April 14th)
Regular: $90 
Registration closes on April 25th


Scholarships are available for those in need of financial assistance. Please select "Requesting Scholarship" when registering.  There is a minimum payment of $20.

Optional Afternoon Activities


1:00-2:00pm - CLAY WORKSHOP
Meet in the Lower Auditorium, Led by Andrea Heavenor
God is continually molding us into His Son's likeness. In this workshop you will get to play with clay and have the opportunity to appreciate how this personal work of God is part of a larger story. No sculpting experience necessary.  Apron recommended!  Limited to 25 participants.

Meet in the Sanctuary, Led by Dianne Speranza
We will do various simple standing, sitting and lying stretches, using the pews in the Sanctuary. Posture and breathing will be a focus while we relax into our Lord's presence. All activity levels are welcome. Expect your body to be relaxed, your mind refreshed, and your soul inspired.  Limited to 30 participants.


Meet in the Upper Room, Led by Lise Joshua
We will look together in community at a few Scriptures connected to the retreat's theme and see what gifts God has for us within them!  Limited to 20 participants.

2:15-3:15pm - PICKLEBALL
Meet at Mahon Park, Led by Joanne Sattler
Paddles will be provided, or you can bring your own!


Meet in the Parking Lot, Led by Christine Yeager

3:15-4:00pm - PRAYER MINISTRY
Meet in the Sanctuary
Sign up on Saturday morning for a session with our prayer team.

Drop-In Activities

1:00-4:00pm - FOYER
** Don't go home! Come hang out in the foyer if you don't feel like doing a scheduled activity. Enjoy a coffee with a friend, bring your favourite pastime (your water colours, crocheting, book...), unwind over a puzzle or play some board games. We encourage you to "retreat" from your Saturday to-do list.

A quiet spot to retreat. Self-guided reflection available.

Group Activity for Everyone

4:15-5:00pm - LINE DANCING
Meet at the Rec Center, Led by Sofia Kennedy
This is a group activity for all participants. Please plan to attend!

Guest Speaker

Aisling Zweigle is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and a licensed minister in the Alliance Church. Ais (pronounced “Ash”) serves as Family Life Pastor at Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC. She supports teams of children’s pastors, youth pastors, and families in multi-site ministry. It’s her joy to preach her heart out, create workshops for parents growing their kids in faith, and coach staff in their gifts and calling. Aisling has served in family ministry, child advocacy, and missions. This has included roles inside and outside of the church, both in the US and Canada, as well as the Philippines. In the Philippines she completed original research on attachment theory and trauma informed care inside an incredible orphanage. Ais is an avid runner and coffee drinker! She’s been married for 26 years to, Grant Zweigle, and together they have joyfully raised two university aged boys, Graiden and Abram.