Festival 2017




March 3-4, 2017

Philpott Memorial Church

We have decided to celebrate a Festival this year rather than to hold a Conference.

On March 3rd and 4th we will once again gather together at Philpott Memorial Church as the TrueCity network, but this year it will be for the TrueCity Festival.

We want to keep much of what was good and best about our yearly Conference, but place it into a format that lets the relational, connecting, celebrating aspects take centre stage.   In deciding to go in this direction we intend to do more than simply rebrand, we want to create a time and space that builds on the strengths of the network we have created together.

Breaking News:
Our scheduled Friday evening speaker, Dr. John M. Perkins has been ordered to stay on bedrest and so will not be able to come to speak at the TrueCity Festival next weekend.  While this is hugely disappointing and has pushed us to do some rapid revamping of plans, it has not deterred us from our goal of holding a Festival where we as churches can come together to celebrate all that God is doing in Hamilton.   

Our friend and co-worker Jill Weber (see bio here) has stepped into the breach and will be our main speaker on Friday evening.    Jill’s work of calling us and our churches to ever deeper interaction with God and all He has for our city, gives her a unique perspective that I sense God wants us to hear.

 We are experimenting with a new format for Saturday to give us more opportunities to share stories, build relationships, and celebrate.  There are five hub time-slots–you can attend a hub each time or skip one (or more) to have coffee with a friend (new or old) or go to the Contemplative prayer space or do visio divina with the St. John Bible or explore the tables in the Atrium.  To see more schedule details you can click on the images below.

At the core of this new festival format is a series of shorter gatherings we are calling “hubs”.  The goal of the hubs is to connect us with each other so that together we can celebrate the various ways we see God at work across our city.