Join us for this year’s Women’s Retreat on Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th(7 pm to 7 pm)! Our annual Women’s Retreat is a weekend to get away, grow friendships and make new ones, and be encouraged in your relationship with God through time with Him and in His Word. We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity for spiritual, relational, and physical rest and rejuvenation!

Retreat Theme

Why This? Why Now?

Sometimes, and for some of us, there are moments when God's purpose for us is crystal clear. But more often than not, we feel our way through the fog of busyness and distraction to catch glimpses of our place in His plan. Join us for this intentional experience together, where we’ll take a deep dive into why you are here on this earth in the first place.

Retreat Speaker

Coletta Smith

Coletta is a pastor's wife and the founder and director of Alongside Ministries. Hear a little more about Coletta in her own words below!

"A few of my favorite things… flowers, horseback riding, skiing, helping women know God through His Word, hiking with my family… doing anything with my family, getting to the important stuff in a conversation, and seeing women in ministry embrace their Calling from God and walk in courageous faith.

God has had me in lots of different roles, from middle school and high school teacher to Event Planner and Speaker Manager for a non-profit, to homeschooler and mom – all the while being a Pastor’s wife, committed to being in the “trench” with him, navigating the obstacles together and shepherding whatever flock God calls us to with courageous passion. We’ve been in ministry for about 26 years, serving in very diverse church situations (from a plant to a megachurch and everything in between, in the youth pastor, worship pastor, Assoc Pastor and Lead Pastor spaces)."

Retreat Details

We’ll be returning to Pilgrim Pines Conference Center in Swanzey, NH for our retreat. Pilgrim Pines is beautiful, with hiking trails, a small lake, and a variety of housing options.


The retreat begins Friday evening and ends Saturday night after dinner, but the option to stay another night is available.  The cost of the retreat depends on how long you plan to stay.

  • Friday Night - $130 (includes Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Friday & Saturday Night - $210 (includes Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner, Sunday breakfast).
  • Saturday Day Only (no lodging) - $80 (includes Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner).

Rooming options include singles, doubles, and group options for 3-8 women in cabins or apartments. Please note: some housing options may be limited.
Please register by March 8th

What to bring

Bible, Notebook, Pen
Comfortable Clothes
Walking shoes, if you plan to walk or hike


Pilgrim Pines is about 1 hour and 20 minutes from Hanover, near Keene, NH.
220 West Shore Road
Swanzey, NH 03446
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Contact Elena Marshall. (If you need Elena's email, please contact