The Skylight Festival emerged out of the collaboration of a small ecumenical group of people who are passionate about arts, faith, peace, and justice. They wanted to create an open space for people of many backgrounds to come together to explore faith while engaging in art and being inspired by speakers and seekers of justice.

In the summer of 2015 Skylight Festival ran a pilot weekend event that was a resounding success and by all accounts was an incredible experience for many! July 2016 marked the official launch of the festival.

The 2016 Skylight Festival is where the innovative initiative known as Embracing the Spirit was launched. The program is supported through Mission & Service. Headed up by a team from EDGE Network, it celebrates innovation. We are thankful for creative spaces like Skylight Festival that nurture hope, joy, and transformation, offering diverse communities a place to connect arts, faith, and justice.

We give thanks for spaces that enliven innovation in our church. We sing thanksgiving for the Skylight Festival.

If Mission & Service is already a regular part of your giving, thank you so much! If you have not given for Mission & Service, please join me in making Mission & Service a regular part of your life of faith. In all our Mission & Service giving, with a willing heart, we sing thanksgiving to God!

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