Serenity Weekend

Each year, Al-Anon Family Group members from all around New Zealand join their hosts - Areas 3, 4 & 5 - for a weekend of recovery & fellowship.

Join us again at Forest Lakes, 156 Forest Lakes Road, Ōtaki

from 5pm Friday 14 May until noon Sunday 16 May 2021

Healthy Relationships

“With this Step [9], we have an opportunity to choose the kind of person we would like to become and the kind of relationships in which we would like to be involved.”

How Al-Anon Works for Families and Friends of Alcoholics (B-22), page 60


Friday 14 May

5pm - 6pm Registrations open

6pm - 7:30pm Pot Luck Shared Dinner

7:30pm - 8pm Set up meeting room

8pm - 9:15pm Sharing Meeting: RECOGNISING A BETTER WAY IS POSSIBLE

Saturday 15 May

8am – 9am Breakfast

9am - 9:30am Housekeeping Info & Welcome

9:30am - 10:45am Sharing Meeting*: BOUNDARIES

10:45am - 11:15am Morning Tea

11:15am - 12:30pm Sharing Meeting*: DETACHMENT WITH LOVE

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch (catered or BYO)


2:45pm - 3pm Raffles drawn & Silent Auctions close; last chance to buy Conference Approved Literature (CAL)

3pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Tea

3:30pm - 5:30pm Free time or Workshop: APPLYING THE LEGACIES IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS

5:30pm - 7pm Dinner (catered or BYO)

7pm - 8:15pm Sharing Meeting: FORGIVENESS

8:15pm - 8:30pm Set up movie

8:30pm - 10pm Chill out time

* a workshop option is likely to be running at the same time as the sharing meeting; if so, themes will be advised on the day

Sunday 16 May

8am - 9:30am Breakfast

9:30am - 10:15am Clean up

10:15am - 10:30am Set up meeting room & grab a cuppa

10:30am - 11:45am Sharing Meeting: TRUST

11:45am onwards Fond farewells & heading home

Cost & catering

• Full weekend EARLY BIRD price (registrations received by 20th April): $105

• Full weekend standard price (registrations from 21st April onwards): $130

• Saturday attendance at meetings: BYO food $25, lunch only supplied $35, lunch + dinner supplied $50

Meals and all dietary requirements must be booked with Forest Lakes a full week before the Serenity Weekend. Otherwise, please BYO (there's a full kitchen available).

Click, download and print the programme flyer

Serenity Weekend 2021 brochure.pdf