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Friday, July 26
 

4:00pm

Game Meetup
The Pub is a space where people can connect to talk, to connect with others who may share similar interests or to play a game!

Bring a game, or borrow a game from a small library at the bar

Feel free to chat or play a game at any time  - this meet up time just lets you know when others might be looking 

Friday July 26, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Pub

6:00pm

Faithkeeper Thanksgiving - Opening Session
We begin with the traditional Mohawk Thanksgiving with Faithkeeper Michael Montour from Six Nations. 

Speakers

Friday July 26, 2019 6:00pm - 6:15pm
Sky Tent Mainstage

6:30pm

James Wilson Performance
Concert

Artists
avatar for James Wilson

James Wilson

James Wilson a Singer/songwriter musician from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory. He has performed at many venues and competitions around Canada and the United States. In 2017 he had the great opportunity to sing back-up for "Lorde" at the MMVA's (Much Music Video Awards... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sky Tent Mainstage

7:30pm

Jonathan Brooks
Concert

Artists
avatar for Jonathan Brooks

Jonathan Brooks

Jonathan Brooks is a lifelong resident of Chicago, IL. He currently serves as Senior Pastor at Canaan Community Church in the West Englewood nieghborhood. He is also the Director of the joint degree program in theology at Northern Seminary, in cooperation with Trinity Christian College... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Sky Tent Mainstage

7:30pm

Open Space, Make and Take, & The Living Room
The living room will be set up, as will make-and-take craft supplies and a button maker! On Friday evening the Edge tent will be available for folks to gather, relax, connect and craft.  This space will be available throughout the Festival. 

Friday July 26, 2019 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Edge Tent

8:00pm

Game Meetup
The Pub is a space where people can connect to talk, to connect with others who may share similar interests or to play a game!

Bring a game, or borrow a game from a small library at the bar

Feel free to chat or play a game at any time - this meet up time just lets you know when others might be looking

Friday July 26, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Pub

9:00pm

SHAD in Concert
Performance by Shad
Follow the performance there will be a chat with Shad facilitated by Joshua Fernandes:
Joshua  Fernandes first saw SHAD perform in Van Gough's Ear in 2004 and has seen him over a dozen times since then. A huge fan of hip-hop, but constantly having to critique the praise of wealth and misogyny in the lyrics, SHAD's music is a refuge in a genre steeped in lateral violence and complexity. He appreciates SHAD's courage and authenticity forging a style of music clearly informed and often inspired, lyrically, through his faith. Joshua will lead a casual 10-15 minute panel chat with SHAD around the intersection of his spirituality and his artistic craft.  

Artists
avatar for SHAD

SHAD

If you boil down Shad’s trajectory as a hip-hop artist up to this point, it all comes down to love. At ashow, his people stare up at him with unconditional amounts of the stuff and he has used his platformas a rapper, a musician, and a writer, to search for and highlight all the... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Sky Tent Mainstage
 
Saturday, July 27
 

8:00am

Morning Yoga
Sam’s yoga classes intend on facilitating the integration of mind and body through steady attention to the breath, and to the feeling of the breath—this spirit of life—moving within and between us. At Skylight, Sam will be offering a gentle Hatha morning practice with a slow/medium pace.

Artists
avatar for Sam Cavanagh

Sam Cavanagh

Sam Cavanagh is a yoga instructor, theological educator, art-maker and researcher/writer living in Parkdale, Toronto. Sam began practicing yoga as a teenager and has been dedicated ever since. Sam has completed over 400 hours of teacher training in hatha, yin, restorative and pre/postnatal... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am
Edge Tent

9:00am

Willow and the Deep
Artists
avatar for Willow and the Deep

Willow and the Deep

Willow and the Deep is Canadiana husband and wife duo, Leah Cogan and Chris Jackson. Their songs are stories from many cities, of many loves and struggles, that resonate locally in the working and breathing that they undertake each day. As community developers, lovers of their neighborhood... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
ReImagine Stage

9:00am

Forest/Wild Church 101
Do you find that being outside can be a spiritual experience for you? You aren't alone. Across North America and the United Kingdom there are groups who facilitate worship and prayer experiences outside. This isn't regular church outside but people seeking to connect with God in nature. Learn about this movement and get a bit of a Forest Church experience.    

Speakers
avatar for James Ravenscroft and Glen Warren

James Ravenscroft and Glen Warren

Forest Church
Started in the United Kingdom where there are now many groups, and connected in North America as the Wild Church Network, Forest Church is the name taken by groups who seek to connect with God/Spirit in the wilderness, our watersheds and the wider ecosystem of the natural world. Forest... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Teaching/Healing Lodge Lower campus, near labyrinth

9:00am

Story-Telling, Activism, & Theology
Traveling the US as a public theologian is never what I thought I would be doing. And, now I’m building resources for folks to live their theology out loud by creating a collaborative project called the Activist Theology Project.

Activist Theology is a vision for a better world, where we build bridges across lines of radical difference and imagine the kind of people we want to be and become. it’s an invitation to join and embody a collective vision not only for liberation, but for a new kind of humanity. Activist Theology is an orientation to thinking about theology and ethics; it is a discourse and a way of being in the world. 
Activist Theology culls from theologies of liberation and radical politics to envision the work. As a collaborative project, we work in the borderlands of church, academy, and movements for justice. We focus on story-telling, because we believe that stories still change hearts and minds, and it is the best technology for deepening a relational awareness and mobilizing people for radical social change. We seek to be innovate in our theories and embodiment practice and work to revolutionize thought and action to create sustainable change.

Join us as we explore how to live our theology and root ourselves in the politics of change.


Speakers
avatar for Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

Dr. Robyn is a TransQueer Activist | Latinx Scholar | Public Theologian and is founder of the Activist Theology Project.Knowing intimately that the borderlands are a place of learning and growth, Dr. Robyn draws on their identity and heritage as a queer Latinx in everything that they... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Sky Tent Mainstage

10:00am

Child Rights & Conflict Transformation with the Kenya Alliance for the Advancement of Child Rights (KAACR)
Skylight 2019 is excited to host a group of global partner guests from Kenya. Representing the Kenya Alliance for the Advancement of Children (KAACR), this delegation is made up of Child Right Defenders from across Kenya. The delegation is composed of young adults who were members of child rights clubs during their primary and secondary school education. Most group members are currently pursuing different courses and careers at colleges, while some are already engaged in official employment. Because of the empowerment received from KAACR training on child rights, the group is still engaged in active child rights advocacy in schools and at the community level. Some of the activities of child rights defenders in Kenya are supported by the United Church of Canada.

The group meets every month to review and plan on how to engage government and other stakeholders on how to advance the interests of children. Some of the activities undertaken by the group include charitable activities targeting children in children institutions, conflict and peace resolution, capacity building training on life skills and child rights for children, teachers and community members. The group is very excited and grateful to the support received from the United Church of Canada which has contributed immensely to social order and peaceful coexistence among different ethnic groups in Kenya.

Speakers
avatar for Moses Mbithi

Moses Mbithi

Kenya Alliance Advancement of Children
Moses Mbithi is one of the members of the Kenya Alliance Advancement for Children (KAACR) delegation. He is currently studying Peace and Conflict studies at Nazarene University – Nairobi. Moses’ life begun in Kibera – the largest urban slum in Africa. Most Kibera residents live... Read More →



Saturday July 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am
Edge Tent

10:15am

Creative Workshop - Place Based Art
Creatives and artists are key community members often missing from conversations and collective efforts in the neighborhood. They are critical because they are the ones who discern undercurrents and create commentary on what they intuitively understand or curiously investigate. They are uniquely positioned to communicate with both cognitive and non cognitive means. Brave artists name things that are unseen, but felt, and force us to pay attention. They make us think and feel. 


Imagine what would happen if creatives were invited, empowered and celebrated in our neighborhoods. Let’s talk about place-based art and music!


Artists: what informs our work? What would emerge in our creating if we walk through our neighborhoods, listen to our neighbors, creating in, from, and through our particular place and space? In what ways might we contribute through our creative gifts to the flourishing of our neighborhoods? Bring your experiences and curiosity to the conversation. Let’s inspire and encourage one another in the compelling and vital role as artists in our communities.

Artists
avatar for Jonathan Brooks

Jonathan Brooks

Jonathan Brooks is a lifelong resident of Chicago, IL. He currently serves as Senior Pastor at Canaan Community Church in the West Englewood nieghborhood. He is also the Director of the joint degree program in theology at Northern Seminary, in cooperation with Trinity Christian College... Read More →
avatar for Sunia Gibbs

Sunia Gibbs

Sunia is an artist and faith leader in pursuit of creative innovation that promotes connectivity andbelonging. As an abstract painter and musician, she creates from conversations andexperiences anchored to people and place. A founding pastor with The Groves, she leads asthe visionary... Read More →
avatar for Willow and the Deep

Willow and the Deep

Willow and the Deep is Canadiana husband and wife duo, Leah Cogan and Chris Jackson. Their songs are stories from many cities, of many loves and struggles, that resonate locally in the working and breathing that they undertake each day. As community developers, lovers of their neighborhood... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
ReImagine Stage

10:15am

How To Make PIE: Public-Intentional-Explicit, A Recipe for LGBTQ2S+ Affirming Leaders and Faith Communities
Gay marriage might be legal in North America, but that legal permission hasn’t changed the fact that LGBTQ2S+ folks experience discrimination in every area of society.

LGBTQ2S+ Affirming churches still only make up less than 5% of religious communities. What is holding us back from embracing difference and diversity when we can be leaders in what a radically welcoming community can look like? How do we grow beyond tolerance into celebration?

The acronym of PIE (Public, Intentional, Explicit) embodies a guiding map and litmus test for people who want to be more tangibly affirming, whether as an individual, faith leader, or organization. It’s possible for us to be bold and innovative, and we don’t have to do this alone!

We will dive into these topics with conversation, music, comedy, and curiosity!


Speakers
avatar for Pam Rocker

Pam Rocker

Pam Rocker is an atypical activist, award-winning writer, musician and speaker. She has worked in the intersections of faith and queer identity for almost a decade, speaking and playing north and south of the border. She recently launched the podcast 'Sacred and Profane: Bending the... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Sky Tent Mainstage

10:30am

James Wilson Concert
Performance by James Wilson of Six Nations

Artists
avatar for James Wilson

James Wilson

James Wilson a Singer/songwriter musician from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory. He has performed at many venues and competitions around Canada and the United States. In 2017 he had the great opportunity to sing back-up for "Lorde" at the MMVA's (Much Music Video Awards... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Pub

11:30am

Drew Brown Concert
Artists
avatar for Drew Brown

Drew Brown

Drew lives in Milton, Ontario with his wife and two kids and engages/encourages people to think about how to live out justice & “table”-minded presence in their local context.  As an artist and advocate, poet and pastor, songwriter and storyteller… Drew Brown has the heart... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Sky Tent Mainstage

11:30am

Turtle Teachings
Speakers
avatar for Evan Noodin Smith & Jesse Swance

Evan Noodin Smith & Jesse Swance

The Reverend Evan Noodin Smith Rev. Evan Smith is ordained in the United Church of Canada and is the minister at Toronto Urban Native Ministry in Regent Park, Toronto. Evan is Queer, Two-Spirit, Anishinaabe, and Turtle Clan. Evan completed an undergraduate degree from the University... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Teaching/Healing Lodge Lower campus, near labyrinth

11:30am

Bridging Radical Difference - Walking Together In Comradeship
In order to change the world, we must change ourselves. This is hard work, especially when we are socialized to be opposed to ideas and politics that might be harmful. Bridging is a chance to cross into new relational space that has the power to fiercely hold the complexities of multi-dimensional people.  None of us are single-issue folk who are attempting to do justice work, but oftentimes, we fail to enact relational politics in the work we are doing.  And, so, the work of bridging radical difference is at the cusp of both personal and interpersonal change.  Through the radical act of bridging, we find renewed capacity to our mission for social change and find unlikely comradeship in the process.
Join Robyn and Anna for this conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

Dr. Robyn is a TransQueer Activist | Latinx Scholar | Public Theologian and is founder of the Activist Theology Project.Knowing intimately that the borderlands are a place of learning and growth, Dr. Robyn draws on their identity and heritage as a queer Latinx in everything that they... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Anna Golladay

Anna Golladay

Artist-Social Entrepreneur-Parish CollectiveAnna thrives on curating creative, spiritual & entrepreneurial possibility.  Via her social enterprise Work of Place she helps urban churches understand how their underutilized facilities can work alongside burgeoning entrepreneurs, often lacking in resource and financing, with the intent of sparking both neighborhood revitalization and an increase in ideators who change their communities. Additionally... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
ReImagine Stage

11:30am

Making Modern Ritual
Come and learn about the art of ritual! This workshop will introduce ritual as a methodology of making meaning and making magic. From the witchy to the religious, sacred to the secular, ritual is for all people along their spiritual path—and anyone can lead it. Participants will walk through potential elements of ritual, and practice creating their own. Some materials will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Davies

Chris Davies

United Church of Christ, USA
Chris S. Davies is a Connecticut, US native and a Cleveland transplant and a wandering Irish Rover at heart.  She loves the church deeply, and is committed to finding ways to continue to bring the gospel into the world.  She attended Smith College for her undergrad work and Andover... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm
Edge Tent

12:15pm

Death Cafe
Death cafe is a facilitated conversation on death and dying lead by Rev. Gary Clark, minister at Forest Hill United Church

Saturday July 27, 2019 12:15pm - 2:15pm
Pub

1:00pm

Six Nations - Music For the Spirit Program Presentation
Speakers
avatar for Richelle Miller

Richelle Miller

Music for the Spirit, Six Nations
Six Nations Speaker
RE

Roselyn Elm

Anglican Priest, Mohawk Chapel
Six Nations Priest at Mohawk Chapel

Artists
avatar for James Wilson

James Wilson

James Wilson a Singer/songwriter musician from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory. He has performed at many venues and competitions around Canada and the United States. In 2017 he had the great opportunity to sing back-up for "Lorde" at the MMVA's (Much Music Video Awards... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sky Tent Mainstage

1:00pm

"Sensio Divina" Meditation Walk - Forest Church
You've heard of "lectio divina" in which you slowly read a passage of the bible with openness to God's presence. "Sensio Divina" is a prayer practice of reading the book of creation

Speakers
avatar for James Ravenscroft and Glen Warren

James Ravenscroft and Glen Warren

Forest Church
Started in the United Kingdom where there are now many groups, and connected in North America as the Wild Church Network, Forest Church is the name taken by groups who seek to connect with God/Spirit in the wilderness, our watersheds and the wider ecosystem of the natural world. Forest... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teaching/Healing Lodge Lower campus, near labyrinth

1:00pm

Reimagining Church in the Neighbourhood - A more place based liturgy
“I deeply believe that the primary opportunity to catalyze change in the church is through a diverse, robust, courageous revival of neighbourhood presence. When neighbourhood becomes the umbrella for transformation, we then collaborate toward how to reimagine our economies from the ground up… We build toward greater equity and inclusion, ultimately leading a faith-rooted movement to recover what it truly means to love your neighbour.” – workshop speaker, Dave Harder

Workshop description: Participants will learn practical ways for growing faithful presence, fostering missional engagement, and leading with others in the neighbourhood. Participants will leave with very practical ways they can move from: unconscious busyness to conscious habitation; consuming programs/perks to beholding people; independence to interdependence. The outcome will be a map each person takes as a pathway to begin weaving a fabric of love and care in their neighbourhood.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Harder

Dave Harder

Parish Collective
Dave is a spiritual entrepreneur who lives at the intersection of spirituality in the everyday. He finds deep value in creating spaces of belonging and inclusion amid a world of growing polarity and division. He is about people period. He is the co-founder of Good City People —a... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ReImagine Stage

1:00pm

The New Economy: implications of our social and financial decisions and where the leverage points may lie for transformational change
Our communities are facing extraordinary challenges: increasing inequality, rising poverty rates, unstable economies, climate change and a raft of other issues. At the same time, technologies are transforming the world in which we live, markets are undergoing massive change, and philanthropists are changing their practices. The speed of change is faster than ever, and the social and environmental need is reaching a frightening crescendo.

Many social change movements are articulating this moment as a time of a great turning or unraveling. We invite you into a conversation to discuss what is emerging and to share where and how we are being called to respond.

Moderators
avatar for Joshua Fernandes

Joshua Fernandes

Social Innovations, Edge: Network for Ministry Development
Joshua jokes that he is a burnt-out activist, recovering from a young male ego. He hopes to approach outer social change through the frame of inner spiritual transformation. He loves cycling, cooking, civic engagement and building and being in community. Professionally, he works with... Read More →

Saturday July 27, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Edge Tent

2:15pm

Sunia Gibbs/Willow and the Deep
Artists
avatar for Sunia Gibbs

Sunia Gibbs

Sunia is an artist and faith leader in pursuit of creative innovation that promotes connectivity andbelonging. As an abstract painter and musician, she creates from conversations andexperiences anchored to people and place. A founding pastor with The Groves, she leads asthe visionary... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Sky Tent Mainstage

2:15pm

New & Emergent Ministry panel discussion
Are you interested in new ministry and long to be inspired by the stories of practitioners who are living out faith in new and creative ways? Are you longing to hear the Spirit in new ways? Are you a new ministry leader looking to connect with others who are on the edge of the new thing that is emerging? This panel discussion will feature leaders who are engaged in a variety of new ministries – including young adult intentional communities, migrant church communities, LGBTQ youth programs and community garden ministries.


Saturday July 27, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Edge Tent

2:15pm

Sacred Ceremony
Speakers
avatar for Evan Noodin Smith & Jesse Swance

Evan Noodin Smith & Jesse Swance

The Reverend Evan Noodin Smith Rev. Evan Smith is ordained in the United Church of Canada and is the minister at Toronto Urban Native Ministry in Regent Park, Toronto. Evan is Queer, Two-Spirit, Anishinaabe, and Turtle Clan. Evan completed an undergraduate degree from the University... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Teaching/Healing Lodge Lower campus, near labyrinth

2:15pm

Writing Workshop: Let Love be the Way
A consistent writing practice allows one to narrate one’s life stories, and make sense of their experiences and relationships. Furthermore, taking time to sit, reflect, and write together, and then sharing that writing, creates a sense of community. This workshop will begin with a circle gathering and a short performance of songs by host and singer-songwriter, Kate Reid. Then, participants will be given a series of writing prompts in relation to themes of love, identity, and connection. Participants will be invited to discuss their reflections and share their writings, if they wish. At the end of the workshop, Kate will provide a hard copy of a several writing prompts, which participants may take home with them to enhance their personal writing practices at home. Please bring something to write with: a pen and journal, iPad, or cellphone are acceptable. Weather permitting, we will outside for this workshop.

Artists
avatar for Kate Reid

Kate Reid

Slam poetry meets folk music meets LGBTQ-themed tunes in Toronto-based singer-songwriter Kate Reid. Her songs just might have you rolling in the aisles with laughter or dabbing tears from your eyes, where singing about small towns, gender-bending tug-boat drivers, old and new loves... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Pub

3:30pm

Beer & Hymns
A highlight at Skylight (and similar festivals), and in many communities across England and North America,  this is exactly what it says: an hour of amazing hymn singing with the accompaniment of beer (or whatever you’d like to drink). The result will be spine-tingling!

Saturday July 27, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pub

3:30pm

Spiritual Practice Stations
Come and experience a variety of spiritual practices. These stations will be self directed. 

Saturday July 27, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Edge Tent

3:30pm

Church Forsaken?: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods
Jonathan Brooks was raised in the Englewood neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. As soon as he was able, he left the community and moved as far away as he could. But through a remarkable turn of events, he reluctantly returned and found himself not only back in Englewood but also serving as a pastor ("Pastah J") and community leader.

Artists
avatar for Jonathan Brooks

Jonathan Brooks

Jonathan Brooks is a lifelong resident of Chicago, IL. He currently serves as Senior Pastor at Canaan Community Church in the West Englewood nieghborhood. He is also the Director of the joint degree program in theology at Northern Seminary, in cooperation with Trinity Christian College... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ReImagine Stage

3:30pm

We Suffer to Inspire
The We Suffer to inspire sessions is an interactive session focused on poetry and self expression. The session will focus on finding the lessons in adversity. Through open discussions, reflection and poetry we will dive into what it means to live an inspired life.

Artists
avatar for Randell Adjei/RISE

Randell Adjei/RISE

RISE Edutainment
Randell Adjei is an entrepreneur, speaker and spoken word practitioner who uses his gifts to empower through Edutainment. He is the founder of one of Toronto's largest youth led initiatives; Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E Edutainment). In 2018, R.I.S.E received the... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sky Tent Mainstage

4:45pm

Skylight Festival’s Lovin’ Open Mic
If you have ever wanted to get up in a front of a supportive and appreciative crowd to share a poem, deliver a spoke-word piece, sing a song, read a short story, demonstrate a magic trick, do a dance, or give any other kind of performance, this is your chance! As Skylight’s first open mic event, we will be celebrating love, acceptance, diversity, and community. A sign-up sheet will be posted by the stage. Please keep performances under five minutes in order to allow for a variety of acts. Hosted by Kate Reid.

Artists
avatar for Kate Reid

Kate Reid

Slam poetry meets folk music meets LGBTQ-themed tunes in Toronto-based singer-songwriter Kate Reid. Her songs just might have you rolling in the aisles with laughter or dabbing tears from your eyes, where singing about small towns, gender-bending tug-boat drivers, old and new loves... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Pub

4:45pm

Home Cooked Love - Southern Style
Pam and Robyn are kindred spirits working north and south of the border, immersed in activist and spiritual movements. Although Pam is based in Canada and Robyn in the US, both of them were raised in Texas which gifted them with a deep appreciation of Southern hospitality, alongside an awareness of the problematic lines of division that shadow the  South.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Rocker

Pam Rocker

Pam Rocker is an atypical activist, award-winning writer, musician and speaker. She has worked in the intersections of faith and queer identity for almost a decade, speaking and playing north and south of the border. She recently launched the podcast 'Sacred and Profane: Bending the... Read More →
avatar for Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

Dr. Robyn is a TransQueer Activist | Latinx Scholar | Public Theologian and is founder of the Activist Theology Project.Knowing intimately that the borderlands are a place of learning and growth, Dr. Robyn draws on their identity and heritage as a queer Latinx in everything that they... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Sky Tent Mainstage

4:45pm

Kenyan Music & Dance: The African Warrior Dance Clinic, spoken word & drumming
KAACR delegates will offer a workshop that explores a number of different African music, dance and art practices. Julian Omanje will lead a traditional dance clinic – The African Warrior – teaching African dance moves, Harzel Katembe will offer spoken word poetry, with Djembe percussion by Moses Mbiti

Speakers
avatar for Moses Mbithi

Moses Mbithi

Kenya Alliance Advancement of Children
Moses Mbithi is one of the members of the Kenya Alliance Advancement for Children (KAACR) delegation. He is currently studying Peace and Conflict studies at Nazarene University – Nairobi. Moses’ life begun in Kibera – the largest urban slum in Africa. Most Kibera residents live... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Harzel Katembe

Harzel Katembe

Harzel Katembe is a 24 years old student studying Business Administration (Finance). She is the current student President at the Kenya Methodist University - Mombasa. She is the lastborn of a family of three children and hails from Mombasa County. Harzel has been an active member... Read More →
avatar for Julian Ochieng Omanje

Julian Ochieng Omanje

Julian Ochieng Omanje is a 22 years old student at KCA University - Kisumu Campus pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Procurement and Logistics. Julian is a second last born in a family of ten and hails from Kisumu County. Coming from a religious family, Julian is a Catholic church... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Edge Tent

4:45pm

Moving It From the Safety of the Congregation Into the Streets
Many who work in faith sectors, clergy or laity, understand the work that is asked of them within the walls of their community. We know how to preach and advocate in missional and justice-based ways when we are in our community. But what happens when we are called to do more? How do we gain the words, the confidence, the energy to take our work outside the walls of our faith communities and directly into the work? Seminary teaches us how to use the words we preach to change minds. Our social media feeds are easy ways for us to remain “behind our keyboards” and still speak our truth. But if we aren’t engaged in the realtime, on the ground work of our communities, are we really doing the work we have been called to? This session is designed to broaden our understanding of non-violent resistance and the ways we should be leaving our comfort zones in order to change our world.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Golladay

Anna Golladay

Artist-Social Entrepreneur-Parish CollectiveAnna thrives on curating creative, spiritual & entrepreneurial possibility.  Via her social enterprise Work of Place she helps urban churches understand how their underutilized facilities can work alongside burgeoning entrepreneurs, often lacking in resource and financing, with the intent of sparking both neighborhood revitalization and an increase in ideators who change their communities. Additionally... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
ReImagine Stage

5:45pm

Sunia Gibbs Concert
Artists
avatar for Sunia Gibbs

Sunia Gibbs

Sunia is an artist and faith leader in pursuit of creative innovation that promotes connectivity andbelonging. As an abstract painter and musician, she creates from conversations andexperiences anchored to people and place. A founding pastor with The Groves, she leads asthe visionary... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 5:45pm - 6:45pm
ReImagine Stage

5:45pm

Queer Clergy Trading Cards
Queer Clergy Trading Cards (QCTC) disrupt the assumption that “queer” and “faithful” are different ends of a spectrum.  They portray faith leaders at the intersection of humor and passion, inviting a faithful irreverence about the work that we do for the sake of the Gopsel.  Come and see different cards, and play a game together about how to use the Super Powers and kryptonite of these leaders to solve any problem.  
Dream with us about your walk out song, super power, or kryptonite! And finally- learn what difference queer clergy are making in the faith and in the world.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Davies

Chris Davies

United Church of Christ, USA
Chris S. Davies is a Connecticut, US native and a Cleveland transplant and a wandering Irish Rover at heart.  She loves the church deeply, and is committed to finding ways to continue to bring the gospel into the world.  She attended Smith College for her undergrad work and Andover... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Edge Tent

6:45pm

Hootenanny! Skylight Campfire Sing-Along
Love means singing in community! Come join Kate Reid for a fun and fabulous, family-friendly Skylight sing-along around the campfire. Bring your songs ideas, your unique voice, your clapping hands and stomping feet, and of course, your good ol’ campfire enthusiasm! You don’t have to be a singer to join in the fun. All singers and listeners welcome. Songbooks will also be provided.

Artists
avatar for Kate Reid

Kate Reid

Slam poetry meets folk music meets LGBTQ-themed tunes in Toronto-based singer-songwriter Kate Reid. Her songs just might have you rolling in the aisles with laughter or dabbing tears from your eyes, where singing about small towns, gender-bending tug-boat drivers, old and new loves... Read More →



Saturday July 27, 2019 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Sky Tent Mainstage

7:45pm

Evening Vespers
Saturday July 27, 2019 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Edge Tent

8:00pm

Game Meetup
The Pub is a space where people can connect to talk, to connect with others who may share similar interests or to play a game!

Bring a game, or borrow a game from a small library at the bar

Feel free to chat or play a game at any time - this meet up time just lets you know when others might be looking

Saturday July 27, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Pub

8:30pm

How to Spark an Ordinary Revival
What if transformation doesn’t require powerful institutions, charismatic speakers, or influential leaders. What if it just requires ordinary people like you? Pastah J will challenge us to spark an ordinary revival in our neighborhoods.  

Artists
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Jonathan Brooks

Jonathan Brooks is a lifelong resident of Chicago, IL. He currently serves as Senior Pastor at Canaan Community Church in the West Englewood nieghborhood. He is also the Director of the joint degree program in theology at Northern Seminary, in cooperation with Trinity Christian College... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Sky Tent Mainstage

9:00pm

James Wilson
Artists
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James Wilson

James Wilson a Singer/songwriter musician from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory. He has performed at many venues and competitions around Canada and the United States. In 2017 he had the great opportunity to sing back-up for "Lorde" at the MMVA's (Much Music Video Awards... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Sky Tent Mainstage

9:30pm

Kate Reid
Artists
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Kate Reid

Slam poetry meets folk music meets LGBTQ-themed tunes in Toronto-based singer-songwriter Kate Reid. Her songs just might have you rolling in the aisles with laughter or dabbing tears from your eyes, where singing about small towns, gender-bending tug-boat drivers, old and new loves... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Sky Tent Mainstage
 
Sunday, July 28
 

7:00am

Sunrise Meditation
Start the day with an earth-centred meditation. Led by a practitioner within the solitary witch tradition

Speakers
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Evan Noodin Smith & Jesse Swance

The Reverend Evan Noodin Smith Rev. Evan Smith is ordained in the United Church of Canada and is the minister at Toronto Urban Native Ministry in Regent Park, Toronto. Evan is Queer, Two-Spirit, Anishinaabe, and Turtle Clan. Evan completed an undergraduate degree from the University... Read More →


Sunday July 28, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
Teaching/Healing Lodge Lower campus, near labyrinth

8:00am

Morning Yoga
Sam’s yoga classes intend on facilitating the integration of mind and body through steady attention to the breath, and to the feeling of the breath—this spirit of life—moving within and between us. At Skylight, Sam will be offering a gentle Hatha morning practice with a slow/medium pace.

Artists
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Sam Cavanagh

Sam Cavanagh is a yoga instructor, theological educator, art-maker and researcher/writer living in Parkdale, Toronto. Sam began practicing yoga as a teenager and has been dedicated ever since. Sam has completed over 400 hours of teacher training in hatha, yin, restorative and pre/postnatal... Read More →


Sunday July 28, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am
Edge Tent

9:30am

Worship
Worship together in community
Liturgist: Drew Brown
Preaching: Chris Davies
Presiding: Jonathan Brooks  

Speakers
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Chris Davies

United Church of Christ, USA
Chris S. Davies is a Connecticut, US native and a Cleveland transplant and a wandering Irish Rover at heart.  She loves the church deeply, and is committed to finding ways to continue to bring the gospel into the world.  She attended Smith College for her undergrad work and Andover... Read More →

Artists
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Drew Brown

Drew lives in Milton, Ontario with his wife and two kids and engages/encourages people to think about how to live out justice & “table”-minded presence in their local context.  As an artist and advocate, poet and pastor, songwriter and storyteller… Drew Brown has the heart... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Brooks

Jonathan Brooks

Jonathan Brooks is a lifelong resident of Chicago, IL. He currently serves as Senior Pastor at Canaan Community Church in the West Englewood nieghborhood. He is also the Director of the joint degree program in theology at Northern Seminary, in cooperation with Trinity Christian College... Read More →


Sunday July 28, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Sky Tent Mainstage

10:45am

Faithkeeper Closing
Speakers

Sunday July 28, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am
Sky Tent Mainstage

12:00pm

Grand River Pow Wow
Join us for the Grand River Pow Wow on the Six Nations Reserve.  
http://www.grpowwow.ca/visitors/
Directions
1. Head southwest on Bethel Rd toward Pottruff Rd
2. Turn right onto ON-24 N
3. Use the right lane to take the ON-403 E ramp to Hamilton
4. Take exit 41 for Garden Avenue toward Cainsville
5. Turn right onto Garden Ave (signs for Garden Avenue S/Cainsville)
6. Turn left onto Brant County Hwy 54 (signs for County Road 54 E/Caledonia/Cayuga)
7. Turn right
8. Arrive at location: Chiefswood Park
For the best route in current traffic visit https://maps.app.goo.gl/88s1bDHq1YzHNgm79

Sunday July 28, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Cheifswood Park, Six Nations