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You are the one for Skylight

JULY 27-29, 2018 AT FIVE OAKS, PARIS, ONTARIO

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WELCOME TO SKYLIGHT FESTIVAL

Nurturing a narrative of hope, joy, and transformation.
Presenting our 2018 Theme: Courage to...

Skylight Festival of Arts, Faith and Justice is excited to host a Science Mike Live Podcast on July 27, 7pm at Five Oaks Centre.  We are offering a special rate for anyone who would like to be a part of  a live taping of ‘Ask Science Mike’ of $35 to come just for Science Mike at Skylight Festival.  Tickets are only available on site for this rate and please come for the opening of the Festival at 6:30pm.  Arrive anytime from 6:00pm.   We will have a Facebook event for this on our page.  Please promote this to your e-mail lists, friends and networks.  

 

Courage to…Hope

Courage to…Love

Courage to…Listen

Courage to…Reconcile

Courage to…Act

Courage to…Dream

Courage to…Speak

Courage to…Stand up

Courage to…

Many are finding life to be challenging these days.  We experience the realities such as racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia and heterosexism, economic injustice, mental health, physical and intellectual challenges, climate change – their impact on our lives and growing challenges of the privilege many of us live in.  Skylight Festival is a place where we can explore how to live our lives fully, seeing the Divine in each of us.  As these are difficult times, it takes courage to face these challenges and live faithfully.  Come and explore this with us, as we will experience each session through the theme for this year’s Skylight Festival: Courage to…

Check out our theme song, with permission from Din of F-105 allowing us to use their song,

All are welcome, to this queer friendly, justice seeking, arts-loving, theologically progressive, wide tent of spiritual exploration. Spiritual but not religious especially welcome.

As ancient people looked to the heavens and celebrated
creation, we gather around the skylight to dream about what is possible. No matter your background, you are welcome here, at the Skylight Festival.

Founded in 2015 by people passionate about the arts, faith, and justice, Skylight is a celebratory and creative space where diverse communities connect to explore arts, faith, peace and justice.

WHO'S COMING TO SKYLIGHT

INTRODUCING OUR SPEAKERS
Mike McHargue
Speaker-Podcaster
Dwight Friesen
Speaker-Writer-Parish Collective
Bernadette Arthur
Speaker-Race Relations Advocate
Peterson Toscano
Performance Artist-Queer Climate Change Activist
Emily Joy
Performance Artist-Spoken Word
Micah Bournes
Performance Artist-Spoken Word
Brandan Robertson
Speaker-Author, Progressive Evangelical
Grace Petrie
Musician-Activist

CHILDREN & YOUTH AT SKYLIGHT FESTIVAL

There are programs for Children and Youth at Skylight!

Youth Program (12-17 yrs):  

Have nothing to do on July 28th? Have plans? Cancel them and join us for a spectacular fun filled day? Join us for youth programming at the Skylight Festival where we’ll be interacting with other people of faith, exploring justice and Jesus, and making connections that will last a lifetime.”

Schedule
– Friday evening (gathering at 4pm and onward – gathering games??)
– all day Saturday and Sunday morning
Meals are on your own.

Children’s Program (Ages 5-11)

 Children will spend their Saturday of the Festival playing some groovy games, amazing activities and make some cool crafts to take home and show off to all of their friends! Don’t miss out on this wonderfully unique experience!

Children’s Program Schedule
– 1 full day – 9am-5pm, Saturday
– lunch and 2 snacks
– 7pm-9pm – we can put on a movie, if you’d like

ALL REGISTERED CHILDREN AND YOUTH ARE WELCOME TO THE PROGRAMS WHICH ARE FREE WITH REGISTRATION!

WEEKEND PASSES

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW
CHILDREN
AGES 0 -12
FREE
    Youth
    Ages 13 - 25
    $99
      SENIORS
      AGES 65+
      $129

        DAY PASSES

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        Friday Day Pass
        $100
          Saturday Day Pass
          $100
            Sunday Day Pass
            $50
              SUNDAY WORSHIP
              FREE
                FIVE OAKS
                Education and Retreat Centre

                To be a sacred place... where peoples of all faiths as well as spiritual seekers can gather in community to live, work, learn, pray, play, heal and act for justice. Five Oaks offers a peaceful setting perfect for escaping the busy-ness of today's world.

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                WAYS TO STAY

                Camping

                Bring your own tent and camp under the stars. Don't have a tent? We'll lend you one for the weekend!

                Chalet

                Our chalet-style bunk rooms are the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow festival-goers.

                Main Building Dorms

                We have a variety of sleeping options in our main building, from private and shared rooms, to bunk rooms.

                Summer Cabins

                Our summer cabins are truly small ``homes away from homes``. Book today before they fill up!