Agenda

See the campus map for location details.

10:00 am - 11:30 am

JW202
In this workshop, we’ll highlight Affirming journeys and ministries through the presence of Affirming, and in the process congregations, presbyteries, Conferences, and outdoor ministries.
B201
Spark  ideas of the challenges and opportunities, and have the ultimate aim of addressing  efforts to widen the scope of participation  in the church, particularly to more fully  include people with disabilities.
SW214
This workshop will show that the church can be a leader with the power to move the needle on massive social voids that are affecting communities across the country, such as affordable housing, community hubs, and inclusive communities.
Outside
Together, we will walk. We will stop for prayer, scripture, reflection, and joyful song.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experiment with different colours and explore your creative side through the intersection of art and spirituality.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

JW201
Trans-Script is an original play, written by Rosemary Nolan and Eleanor Crowder, that explores love and relationships in the context of transgender experiences.
JW203
Participants will immerse themselves in a dynamic, modern worship experience, and discover how to build an intentional community of faith.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Enjoy carnival games and bouncy castles for various ages.

Polonsky Commons
DJ in the house—make a request

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

B204
The workshop will help participants understand the impact of a mental illness, and develop strategies for helping themselves, or others, struggling with a mental illness.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Polonsky Commons
Drop by and observe and practice skills for developing strong relationships with your elected officials.

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

SW214
This workshop invites participants into conversations around the Living Apology Project.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

B201
This interactive workshop will include time for individual reflection, small-group work, and large-group discussion. Participants will be encouraged to deepen their learning outside of the workshop.
JW202
This workshop provides a very basic experience of Godly Play, which is a faith-formation curriculum and spiritual practice used around the globe with people of all ages and capacities.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

JW201
Music with the Mobile Arts Program (MAP) is a programming platform where experienced facilitators run music workshops that explore various aspects of song creation as a way to expand creative capacity and healthy forms of self-expression.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

TBD

Lead Presenter: Allan Buckingham

Learn more and ask questions about the new business process that will be used at GC43.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

JW203
Participants are invited to take part in a transformation dance that works best with 15 to 100 people. Incarnational and two-life cycle teachings arising from the dance are shared.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Polonsky Commons
Bring your own tunes to the silent dance party
JW201
Listen to Enid tell the story of 'The Wood Sword,' a Jewish story from Afghanistan.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

B204
This workshop focuses on material and practical activity. It will include...
SW214
This workshop will provide a catalyst for further discernment and discussion on whether the Messy Church model would help your community of faith.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

TBD

Discussion/Table Hosts are invited to an orientation session.

Polonsky Commons
Check out a fascinating Taoist Tai Chi demonstration at the Festival.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

JW201
Jermaine Henry is a social art entrepreneur who infuses hip-hop with philanthropy to bring about social change in various communities in Canada.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Stage
As an artist who is socially aware and committed, Janne Mark's work draws on the freedom of jazz and the breadth of Scandinavian folk tradition.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

JW202
Participants will learn practical ways for growing faithful presence, fostering missional engagement, and leading with others in the neighbourhood.
B201
This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to explore the music of the blues and the lament Psalms as resistance, prevailing and persistent speech in the midst of discontent and disorientation.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

JW201
Discover how the books known as the Gospels came to be written.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

JW201
Denise McLeod will share stories about her own experience in the reclamation of her Indigenous identity.

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

JW203
Participants will be introduced to liturgical dance in worship. No dance experience necessary to participate in this workshop.
Outside
Come on a gentle walk and experience the practice of forest therapy, inspired by the Japanese movement of Shinrin-Yoku, or “forest bathing.”

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Polonsky Commons
Shine at the lip-sync uncompetitive competition

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

SW214
This workshop will discuss how Indigenous peoples and many newcomers in Canada share a similar history and experience of colonization.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Plenary - (Gyms 3-5 CRWC)

The first mandatory item for Commissioners, join us as we are welcomed to Oshawa! Learn about important items, process, and more at General Council

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

B204
In this workshop you will have the opportunity to design and build a nativity from recycled material.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

B201
In this workshop, Dr. Arch Wong will share the results from interviews and focus groups with Canadian church leaders.
JW202
Explore medical assisted dying (MAID) and the importance of engaging communities of faith, and the broader community, in conversations about death and dying.
JW201
Come and enjoy a creative, refreshing, and thought-provoking experience of poetry, spoken art, and music—all with a global twist.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Main Stage
Driven by passion, social awareness, and love for his craft, Martyn Joseph has created a versatile and unique percussive style that he combines with his powerful, show-stopping voice.

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Main Stage
Well-known for their sizzling, high-energy performances of classic 60's and 70's soul, R&B, funk, and Motown music, Professors Of Funk are a celebrated musical institution in the Durham region.