Learning to Dance in the Dark

A Workshop with Aisling “Ash” Zweigle

This workshop uses a poignant book as a launch pad for exploring God’s provision in surprising parts of our story. Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor challenges us to look at the ways that God may use seasons of darkness and clouded vision to powerfully grow us into who God wants us to be. Together we will explore what God might have for us in dark and cloudy spaces. Taylor says it this way: “I have learned things in the dark that I could never have learned in the light, things that have saved my life over and over again, so that there is really only one logical conclusion, I need darkness as much as light.”

We associate a lot of HARD things with the dark. But our topics will also include “delight,” “discovery,” and even “dancing” in the dark. Because the liminal spaces we find ourselves in –with God’s presence can provide the gift of unexpected “levity” and “lightness” in the places we have to trust God more.

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Aisling (“Ash”) Zweigle is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She serves as Family Life Pastor at Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC.

Joy in Spite of Circumstances

Karin Moscato is a seasoned lay leader and has worked as a paid staff member for many years at Cariboo Road Christian Fellowship,, located in Burnaby, BC. She has undertaken various roles, including leading the Women’s Bible study, serving as the Hospitality Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Event Director, and working as the church’s full-time administrator.

During this workshop, Karin will recount her personal testimony, revealing how God has guided her to find joy amid life’s adversities. Confronting the sudden loss of her husband and supporting a son grappling with addiction, Karin has discovered solace, purpose, and personal growth in the midst of these challenging circumstances. Karin actively seeks ways to discover ‘Joy in Spite of Circumstances’ and eagerly anticipates sharing her personal journey.