IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Due to COVID-19 Unveiled is postponed.  We will give further direction within the next month, and will send out an email on how we will proceed.

Daystar's First Weekend Women's Retreat

Connect with other women, experience refreshing times of worship, a variety of breakout sessions, and hear guest speaker Pastor Karen Wells at the brand new Covenant Bay Lodge at Pigeon Lake. Expect to encounter God in an intimate way, as we allow the Holy Spirit to lift the veils that keep us from seeing Him clearly.

Friday to Sunday Retreat (Optional Saturday only attendance)

 

May 1-3 at Convenant Bay Bible Camp, Pigeon Lake

 

Main Sessions with worship and encouraging teaching

 

Breakout Sessions including your choice of teaching, discussion, prayer, active living, and aesthetics

Featured guest speaker Pastor Karen Wells of Rockpoint church in Newburg, Oregon

 

All meals and overnight lodging included with full package

 

Bus service available from Leduc

 

A relaxing, inspiring weekend – get involved with programs or just unwind

Breakout Session Schedule and Details

During the registration process, enter your preferred breakout sessions on the registration page.Choose 1 session from each Breakout time slot.

BREAKOUT 1

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

BREAKOUT 2

2:15 PM - 3 PM

BREAKOUT 3

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Unveiling Truth: Teaching Session

TOPIC: Uncovering the Lesson in the Trial

Unpack Uncovering the Lessons in the Trial with Becky Henuset exploring acknowledging grief, battling disappointment, and wrestling with control. Teaching and interactive discussion.

Presenter: Becky Henuset
Location: Chapel

Unveiling Truth: Teaching Session

TOPIC: Unfolding the Rhythms of Daily Habit

Learn how to gradually apply the discipline of daily habits to bring life into order with Jessica Boyle in Unfolding the Rhythm of Daily Habits. Teaching and interactive discussion covering physical, mental, and spiritual components.

Presenter: Jessica Boyle
Location: Chapel

Unveiling Truth: Teaching Session

TOPIC: Unleashing Courage for the Journey

“We always cling to something when we get scared. What are you going to cling to?” Unpack Unleashing Courage for the Journey with Angela Paine. Teaching and interactive discussion.

Presenter: Angela Paine
Location: Chapel

Unveiling Perspective: Panel Discussion

TOPIC: Marriage

5 leaders, 5 min each, 5 perspectives on the marriage journey. Q&A time to follow after all 5 perspectives are shared.

Presenter: 5 Different Daystar Leaders
Location: Dinning Hall

Unveiling Perspective: Panel Discussion

TOPIC: Parenting

5 leaders, 5 min each, 5 perspectives on the parenting journey . Q&A time to follow after all 5 perspectives are shared.

Presenter: 5 Different Daystar Leaders
Location: Dinning Hall

Unveiling Prayer: Prayer Stations

Interactive prayer stations to help you invite God into more areas of your life and allow Him to unveil personal truth to you. You will receive a guide with scripture and reflections to lead you through each interactive station.

Presenter: Self-led with guidebook
Location: Prayer Cabin

Unveiling Prayer: Prayer Stations

Interactive prayer stations to help you invite God into more areas of your life and allow Him to unveil personal truth to you. You will receive a guide with scripture and reflections to lead you through each interactive station.

Presenter: Self-led with guidebook
Location: Prayer Cabin

Unveiling Prayer: Prayer Stations

Interactive prayer stations to help you invite God into more areas of your life and allow Him to unveil personal truth to you. You will receive a guide with scripture and reflections to lead you through each interactive station.

Presenter: Self-led with guidebook
Location: Prayer Cabin

Unveiling Creativity: Arts & Crafts

Discover Art Journaling

Learn how to incorporate colors, images, patterns, and other materials to enhance your journaling experience. Margot Soltice will guide you through starting a page in your own take home art journal.  This is 90 minute workshop starting at 12:30. Limited to 20 participants.

Extra Cost: $20.00 payable at the retreat
Presenter: Margot Soltice
Location: Lower Level Lodge

Unveiling Creativity: Arts & Crafts

Craft Hour Stations

Relax, sip a beverage and craft your way through our casual, self directed stations. No supercrafter skills required! Instructions and facilitator provided.

Presenter: Self directed.
Location: Lower Level Lodge

Unveiling Creativity: Arts & Crafts

Craft Hour Stations

Relax, sip a beverage and craft your way through our casual, self directed stations. No supercrafter skills required! Instructions and facilitator provided.

Presenter: Self directed.
Location: Lower Level Lodge

Unveiling Play: Active Skills

Archery

Activate your inner Diva! Learn to hit a bulls eye with Scott Heggerud.

Presenter: Scott Heggerud
Location: Quonset

Unveiling Play: Active Skills

Salsa Dance Class

Activate your inner Diva! Learn to Salsa dance with instructor Karla Staples.

Presenter: Karla Staples
Location: Quonset

Unveiling Play: Active Skills

Archery

Activate your inner Diva! Learn to hit a bulls eye with Scott Heggerud.

Presenter: Scott Heggerud
Location: Quonset

Unveiling Beauty: Beauty & Esthetics

Manicure Tutorial

Learn new skills with Karla Fitzner to enhance your natural God given beauty through a hands on manicure tutorial.

Presenter: Karla Fitzner
Location: Craft Shack

Unveiling Beauty: Beauty & Esthetics

Makeup Tutorial

Learn new skills with Katie McDonnell to enhance your natural, God given beauty through a hands on makeup tutorial.

Presenter: Katie McDonnell
Location: Craft Shack

Unveiling Creativity: Arts & Crafts

Painting Workshop

Discover your inner creativity. Recreate a beautiful take home painting with step by step instructions by Robin Doan.  This is a 90 minute workshop 3:30-5:00pm.

Extra Cost: $5.00 payable at the retreat
Presenter: Robin Doan
Location: Craft Shack

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect?

A fun-filled weekend of fellowship, worship, and growth! Keynote teaching will be led by Karen Wells, as well as breakout sessions from a variety of Daystar’s leaders. Choose from breakouts including spiritual teaching, panel discussions, arts & crafts, active skills or beauty & aesthetics.  Expect to encounter God in an intimate way, as we allow the Holy Spirit to lift the veils that keep us from seeing Him clearly and changing us to be more like Him.

What are the accommodations like?

Accommodations are in the beautiful, new, main lodge and include 6 dorm rooms (4 bunk bed + 1 queen) and 2 smaller accessible rooms (1 bunk bed + 1 queen) with shared bathrooms. Dorm room capacity can be increased up to 9 if participants are willing to use top bunks. Accommodations are in the main lodge, however, the dining hall and most sessions require a short walk outside.

Who can attend?

The retreat is for ALL women ages 18-100! Feel free to invite a friend. Mothers needing to bring young infants (under 6 mos old) are welcome to attend on Saturday. We cannot accommodate mobile infants & children.

Can I choose my own roommates?

Yes! Room selection can be made at the Daystar Welcome Desk in the foyer starting March 8. If you have no preference, you will be assigned a room.

How do I get there?

Covenant Bay is about 1 hour drive from Leduc. You can choose to drive yourself or take the bus from Daystar Church.  Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/YQXKNRyKGcQM3MHe9

Do I need to bring my own food?

All meals and snacks are provided. We will try to accommodate food allergies as far as possible, however, this is not a nut free facility. Gluten friendly meal options available.

What do I need to pack?

  • Warm layered clothing
  • Weather appropriate outdoor clothes & Rubber boots
  • Slippers or indoor shoes for the lodge (optional)
  • Bible & Notebook
  • Water bottle

Overnight Guests:

  • Bedding & Pillow (double beds have fitted sheet)
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Hair dryer etc
  • Pajamas

Can I bunk with Sanet?

Sanet snores. You really don’t want to be there when that freight train rolls through. Earplugs won’t even help.

I have more questions. Who can I ask?

Please feel free to email questions or concerns to women@daystarchurch.ca or call Stephanie Heggerud (780) 352-1114

Retreat Schedule
Friday May 1:

  • 6:30 pm – Arrival at Covenant Bay (Bus & Self Driving)
  • 6:45-7:30 pm – Welcome & Supper
  • 7:30-8:30 pm – Get Settled!
  • 8:30 pm – Campfire (Introduction – Keynote Speaker)

Saturday May 2:

  • 7:00-8:30 am – Early Riser Coffee & Tea (optional)
  • 7:30 am – Early Morning Gentle Exercise (optional)
  • 8:30-9:30 am – Breakfast
  • 9:15-9:45 am – Day Attendees Arrival & Registration
  • 10:00-11:30 am – Worship & Keynote Speaker: Karen Wells
  • 12:00-1:00 pm – Lunch
  • 1:15-3:00 pm – Breakout Sessions (1 & 2)
  • 3:00-4:00 pm – Tea Time
  • 4:00-4:45 pm – Breakout Session (3)
  • 5:00-6:30 pm – Worship & Keynote Speaker: Karen Wells
  • 6:45-7:45 pm – Supper
  • 7:45-8:30 pm – Free Time
  • 8:30 pm – Campfire

Sunday May 3:

  • 7:45-8:15 am – Pack Up & Load Luggage
  • 8:15-8:45 am – Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – Bus leaves for Daystar
  • 10:00 am – Pre-service Prayer

Bus Times:

Full Weekend:

  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm Arrival and Registration at Daystar
    5:30 pm Bus Departs for Covenant Bay (FIRM)
  • Sunday May 3:
  • 9:00 am Bus Departs for Daystar

Saturday Only:

  • May 2
  • 8:00 – 8:15 am Arrival at Daystar
    8:15 am Bus Departs for Covenant Bay (FIRM)
    8:00 pm Bus Departs for Daystar
Retreat Information
Date:

  • May 1-3, 2020

Location

Cost

  • Full Weekend
    Early Bird: February 23 – March 29: $120
    Regular Registration: March 29 – April 16: $140
    Includes bus transportation, welcome package, all meals, and accommodation.
  • Saturday Only
    Early Bird: $55
    Regular Registration: $70
    Includes bus transportation, welcome package, lunch & supper.

Bussing:

  • Bussing is available from Daystar to Covenant Bay. It is about a 1 hour drive. However, you are welcome to drive your own vehicle if you choose.

Accommodations:

  • We’re located at the beautiful new lodge at Covenant Bay Camp on Pigeon Lake. Accommodations include 6 dorm type rooms (4 bunk bed + 1 queen) and 2 smaller accessible rooms (1 bunk bed + 1 queen) with shared bathrooms. Room selection can be done at the Welcome desk at Daystar Church starting March 8. Bedrooms and some meeting areas are in the main lodge; however, the dining hall and most sessions require a short walk outside.
  • Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section for further information.

Purchase Tickets – Make Breakout Selections on Following Page

Details Price Qty
Full Weekend Registration $140.00 (CAD)  
Saturday Only Registration $70.00 (CAD)  


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