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Month: July 2016

Don’t Miss Skylight 2016!!

Get your summer renewal at the the Skylight Festival, July 29-31.

Music, justice, faith, and spirituality organizers invite you to the Paris, Ontario fairgrounds for the second annual Skylight Festival event. Day and weekend passes are available.

Skylight features musical performances, workshops, speaking events, and worship led by dynamic Canadian and international speakers and facilitators. Join diverse participants in sharing, eating together, and co-creating this creative beloved community event.

“I will be modelling what we are hoping will be an expanded worship experience – modelled after the Skylight Festival format. As someone who has been struggling with “what to do with Jesus” in a search of a relevant way to share a vital message that is timeless, I feel almost relieved. I have an expanded path now. Very exciting!”- Skylight attendee 2015

Headliners include: Raheel Raza, award-winning journalist, speaker and activist; John Bell, worship animator from the Iona community; Peterson Toscano, queer Quaker performance artist and scholar; the Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, the Anglican Church of Canada’s National Indigenous Anglican Bishop; and Romal Tune, American author of God’s Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens and motivational speaker devoted to Redemptive Storytelling. See for a fuller listing, camping / accommodation and registration details.

“As an LGBTQ person, it felt so good to be in an environment that I could completely
be myself in without having to ‘modify’ how I usually am in public. It was freeing! I loved that it
felt like a very open, accepting, non-judgmental environment.”  – Skylight attendee 2015

Skylight is organized by a small ecumenical group of people passionate about arts, faith and justice in partnership with the United Church of Canada’s EDGE

Network for Ministry Development. The United Church Foundation is a supporter.

Organizers were inspired by the Greenbelt Festival in the UK and the Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina.

The festival is intentionally inclusive and everyone is welcome. Contact organizers if finances are a concern.

They’re longing to meet you!