Serenity Weekend

2020 Serenity Weekend cancelled

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

We'll be back next year: 5pm Friday 14 May - noon Sunday 16 May 2021

Check out the programme flyer below to see what we had planned BEFORE we realised we had to cancel the 2020 Serenity Weekend. (Looked fab, eh?!)

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 15 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 16 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

Sunday 17 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

SW2020 brochure FINAL.pdf