This August, I would like to invite you to join me for a series I’m calling Faith and Film. On the first four Wednesday evenings in August from 6:00pm – 8:30pm I’ll be showing a motion picture. We’ll start shortly after 6:00pm and run the movie until it’s conclusion. Then, we’ll have some time for group discussion about how the film can speak to our faith. I recognize the time might fall during some members dinner time, and so I encourage you to feel free to bring dinner with you. I will have popcorn and tea, lemonade and water available. I hope you’ll join me.
Peace, Love and God Bless,
The Rev. Kris Schondelmeyer
August 2 – Collateral Beauty PG-13 1hr 37min
When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it’s not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
August 9 – The Village PG-13 1hr 48min
M Night Shyamalan’s The Villiage revolves around a desolate town in Pennsylvania. The residents of this town live simply and without the means of a modern world – no tv, modern medications. They live by strict rules – They are not to leave the village or the monsters beyond their boundaries will surely attack them. Lucius and Ivy have an disability and whom also has feelings for Ivy, finds out that the two are in love, Noah attacks Lucius. He will die if brave Ivy (who is blind) does not breach the borders and find help to save Lucius.
August 16 – The Shack PG-13 2hr 12min
After the abduction and presumed death of Mackenzie Allen Phillips’ youngest daughter, Missy, Mack receives a letter and suspects it is from God, asking him to return to The Shack where Missy may have been murdered. After contemplating it, he leaves his home to go to The Shack for the first time since Missy’s abduction, and he has an encounter that will change his life forever.
August 23 – Here Comes the Boom PG 1hr 45min
The final movie of our series will be a more lightheared film. In Here Comes the Boom a high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.