Register for Holy Spirit Weekend

One of the key ingredients of the Alpha course is the weekend of the Holy Spirit. It’s a weekend away to relax, connect with others and connect with God.

The main theme of this retreat is the person of the Holy Spirit: Who is the Holy Spirit, what does the Holy Spirit do? And how to receive the Holy Spirit? We also pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit.

It might be scary to “give up” a whole weekend but many participants have experienced profound benefits in this retreat weekend.  

This video can give you a better idea of what to expect:


A Weekend Away

The retreats start on a Friday at 7 pm and end on Sunday at 2:30 pm. You will stay there overnight.

Lodging and Accommodations

Location: Canby Grove Christian Center, Riverfront Lodge

Commute time from Corvallis: Approximately 1 hr 15 min

Accommodations: Meals, snacks, and beverages included. Each room has a full bath. Click here to learn more about the facilities.


The cost of the weekend is $175. We have scholarships available (50% and 25% of the amount).

We don’t want the financial cost be an obstacle for you to go. If you need help, please do not hesitate to ask. You can pay either by check or online (link coming soon). Please write ALPHA RETREAT in the memo so we can track your “donation.”

Women’s Holy Spirit Weekend

Dates: March 8-10

Women’s Retreat Registration:


Men’s Holy Spirit Weekend

Dates: March 15-17

Men’s Retreat Registration:


If you have questions please contact Greg Sherwood or Teresa Blackwell.