Registration closes this Sunday, March 24!

Learn more about your choices for breakout sessions and how to pay below

In Love with the Shepherd

Gateway, New Life, Trinity and Living Hope are teaming up to put on a Women’s conference at New Life Church. The theme for the weekend is In Love with the Shepherd. Our speaker Grace Fox will lead us in sessions centred around Psalm 23. Together we will learn about the character of our Shepherd, how He restores our soul and how to find peace in His presence in the midst of fearful situations.

Cost: $40

Location: 35270 Delair Road

Weekend Schedule

Friday, April 12

  • 6:00pm – Check In & Dessert Social
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm – Evening Session

Saturday, April 13

  • 8:30am – Breakfast
  • 9:00am – Opening
  • 9:30am – Morning Session with Grace Fox
  • 10:40am – Breakout #1
  • 11:50am – Lunch
  • 1:00pm – Afternoon Session with Grace Fox
  • 2:10pm – Breakout #2
  • 3:20pm – Worship & Closing

Breakout Sessions

When you register, you have the choice to choose 2 of the 5 breakout sessions.

1. Watercolour

Have you ever seen a beautiful watercolour card or picture and wanted to recreate it but didn’t know where to start? Come learn some really basic watercolour skills with Sue Apperloo and Mary-Anna Ouwehand to create your own masterpiece. You’ll leave with a beautiful piece of art to remember the conference by.

2. Swing Dancing

If you’re the type who needs a movement break between listening sessions, consider learning a new dance step or two with a local Swing dance instructor. All experience levels are welcome!

3. Moss Flower Basket

To all the ladies missing the feel of dirt under their nails or wanting to add colour to their homes please join us to build a beautiful moss lined hanging basket. This is a wonderful opportunity to build a custom basket with flowers from Vaandrager’s nursery. This break out session is for the experienced and unexperienced gardeners giving us a chance to learn from one another about flowers. Dawn Dykstra will facilitate this session, she is a mom of three and lover of flowers, though still learning through trial and error in her own garden.

4. Prayer Binder

Are your prayers mostly “on the go” and “spotty” when you need help, or even just before meals? How are your conversations with God?  Are you desiring to grow deeper in your prayer life? Join Shena Gorter in creating a prayer binder where you can organize your thoughts and prayers for adoration, rest, confession, thanksgiving and petition for all the people and areas in your life. You leave the workshop with a personalized binder to help you get started in making prayer a routine, including written prayers and other tools for using scripture to inspire your personal conversations with God

5. Welcoming the Stranger & Foreigner

Jesus said, “Love the Lord above all and love your neighbor”. Who is our neighbour, especially in this day of changes in our culture. How do we see the kingdom of God breaking into our own life and neighbourhood? Eldean Kamp has a passion for welcoming the stranger and foreigner into our midst. Join her as we see a vision of what God is up to through her testimony and the testimonies of one another.


Frequently Asked Questions:

How much is it and how do I pay?

The cost for the conference is $40. Please pay via etransfer to and include in the memo your name on your registration and “Women’s Conference.” Please pay immediately after registering. Your registration is not complete until you have completed the registration form and paid.

When does registration close?

Your last chance to register is Sunday, March 24.

Where is the conference located?

The conference is being held at New Life Church in Abbotsford (35270 Delair Road, V3G 2E2). The event is being put on by four local CRC churches, New Life CRC, Trinity CRC, Gateway Community CRC and Living Hope CRC.

Who do I contact if I want to make a change to my registration?

Please contact Sam Postma at New Life Church if you have any questions about or want to make a change to your registration.

Where can I learn more about the speaker, Grace Fox?

You can visit to learn more about Grace and her ministry.

Can anyone attend?

This conference is open to any women who is eager to grow in deeper love with our Shepherd.