COVID-19 - UPDATE OPENSKIES 2020
(Apr 6, 2020) Just an update for those of you who have been part of the summer festival or worship nights in the past or were planning to attend for the first time this year - the OpenSkies team is praying for our community in these unprecedented days of the COVID-19 situation. Stay safe , love your neighbour and use your time well - such a great opportunity to read, meditate, be creative and grow closer to God - in some ways it seems that the body of Christ is even closer together than normal in this time of enforced separation !
As you know we have already cancelled our regular Belfast monthly worship events until the government guidelines tell us it is safe to gather - the summer festival is more complex as normally preparation and promotion are in full swing at this stage which is just not possible right now - we are praying and watching to see what it could look like. We so want to gather together in August and celebrate by worshipping God together but things in the current landscape change each day and we will only do it if it is 100% safe to do so. We are not fearful, God is in control but we also need to be good citizens.
Tickets are still available and on sale from www.openskies.ie/tickets/ . (If, in the end we need to postpone the festival to 2021, then all 2020 tickets will be transferred to the 2021 festival at the original purchase price or on request a refund will be issued without question).
Please pray for us as we live in the uncertain balance of trying to prepare for August with uncertainty hanging over us - we should be in a position to make a final decision by the end of May and will communicate further then.
We remain committed to our primary purpose of creating a space for worship and encounter with God for the church in unity for the island of Ireland and those who join us from elsewhere.
God is still in control and is working good through this situation - we have lots of exciting ways that we can move forward together regardless of the outcome for the summer. We will share more soon and don’t be afraid to keep in contact with us during this lock down period.
Peace and blessings, OpenSkies Team