Joy in the Journey - May 24-26, 2019

In the beautiful setting of Niagara –on the Lake, Ontario, our next Women’s Ministry Retreat will be held on May 24—May 26, 2019.  Niagara College is the facility, its residence our home for the weekend.

Due to circumstances beyond our control  our original keynote speaker, Wendy Farha, cannot be with us on our retreat weekend.  Instead we have engaged another speaker to be with us for the weekend - Joanne Goodwin.

Joanne is a dynamic speaker who has often been referred to as Canada’s own  “Barbara Johnson”.  She is constantly travelling and sharing what she has learned through her many trials  and heartaches.  Her unique ability to share her experiences with transparency and humour leaves her audiences laughing and crying—but most importantly, encouraged.

Joanne currently resides in Hamilton, ON and is the mother of three young adults and the grandmother of 10.  She is married to Joe who is an interim pastor when the need arises and sometimes travels with her.  She has appeared several times on 100 Huntley Street and is the former co-host of a Montreal radio talk show.

Our chaplain for the weekend will be Pastor Karen Kuhnert, currently serving St. James, St. Jacobs, ON.  We look forward to lively and inspirational worship for the weekend lead by Karen and her worship team.

Breakout sessions will include Bible Study, Arts & Crafts; and Chair Yoga to name a few.  A full schedule of the weekend is found in the retreat information on this page.  We will offer a couple of off-site trips into the Niagara Area—a bus tour of the Falls area and a Wine/Brewery Tour!  Information about both is included with the itinerary on this page.  Note that there is an additional charge for the off-site trips.

Saturday evening will feature the “Red Shoe Banquet” a themed, fun-filled evening for all.  What does “Red Shoes” have to do with it? We are using "Red Shoes" as a symbol of celebration and to have a bit of fun!  Wear your red shoes, decorate other shoes with "red" - be creative!  We will all have a bit of fun with this at the banquet.

Mark the dates on your calendar and start saving your pennies!  Registration forms can be downloaded from this page.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Download the brochure, registration form and itinerary for the retreat here.  A poster is also included so that you can post it in your congregation.

Registration forms must be received/post-marked by March 31, 2019 to receive the early registration amount of $275.00

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