Saturday, August 28 | 9am-3pm
Join the women of Alliance for
a free Saturday conference with
breakout sessions and a godly message from
guest speaker, Nicole Zasowski.
Nicole Zasowski is a licensed marriage and family therapist, writer, and speaker. She lives in a small town just outside New York City with her husband, Jimmy and her son, James. With the vulnerability of your closest friend and the wisdom of your most trusted resource, Nicole reveals her own story of how challenges such as unwanted transition, multiple miscarriages, and crippling anxiety gave her empty hands to receive everything she had been looking for in the presence and Person of Jesus Christ. As someone who wears her heart proudly on her sleeve and considers her story to be an open book, Nicole’s message invites others to discover how the surprising path to healing begins when we lose our grip on what we have known, and swerve right into God’s transforming grace, where we find what we need.
In addition to maintaining a private practice, her professional work includes leading marriage intensives at The Hideaway Experience in Atlanta, GA, facilitating support and enrichment groups at several local churches in the greater New York City area, and serving as an adjunct professor at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, NY where she taught marriage enrichment courses. A gifted communicator, Nicole speaks regularly on topics that combine psychology and faith and has conducted several seminars and been invited to speak at several retreats throughout New England.
Nicole co-authored Families and Forgiveness, Second Edition, (Routledge, 2016) with internationally recognized Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Terry Hargrave. She has also been a regular contributor to Darling Magazine – a publication for women that seeks to redefine femininity and challenge women to find their true identity and purpose. Her article, “How to Work a Room When You’d Rather Walk Out of It” was featured on Donald Miller’s Storyline Blog. Nicole’s writing has also appeared in All Good Things Collective devotionals and on the Grit and Grace Project.
A People of Testimony: Ordinary Words of Devotion
Lead by: Amy Todd-Paine
God’s children are called to be a people of testimony, remembering His faithfulness and making His glory known among the nations. In this session, we’ll dig into the biblical call to evidence our devotion to the Lord through our speech and consider what ordinary testimony might look like in the everyday.
Lead by: Karen Kimbro
Daily movement breaks help keep your mind and body more alert and less scattered. In this breakout session, we will focus on body alignment, breath, and scripture, to incorporate movement into everyday life. No special equipment is needed for this session; however, wear comfortable clothes. We will be bending and stretching in either a standing position, or sitting in a chair.
Lead by: Cindy Lege
Bible Journaling is a beautiful way to use your creativity to dive deeper into scripture, memorize the Bible, and worship Jesus. In this breakout session, we will learn to use various artistic techniques to represent verses in a Bible or journal. No previous art experience is necessary.
Boarding School: Charcuterie 101
Lead by: Stacie Saunders
As we open up our homes again to others, what better way to welcome them than with some delicious and beautiful food. Come learn the anatomy of a perfectly balanced charcuterie board with Stacie and Mandy from High Country Boards. Get and tips and tricks to take the presentation to the next level PLUS you will take home your own personal creation.
Free lunch will be provided during the event. We will have a boxed lunch that includes a half sub, chips, cookie, and drink. The sign up form offers sandwich options.