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“Faith in Films” begins January 14, 2018

The season of Epiphany begins January 14, 2018. For five weeks, we’ll explore how God reveals himself in film, with a special focus on Jesus’ words in John 10:10, “I came that they might have life and have it to the full…” Pastor Mary’s message will be based on a different film each week. You are encouraged to watch the films before Sunday worship. We are not arranging a group outing, but encourage you to see the movies with friends and families over the holidays. Take advantage of Cinema Carousel’s T.A.C.O. Tuesday to watch “Wonder” and “Ferdinand” for only $6. We’ll show the last two movies in their entirety at church for free as neither one is playing in the theaters currently. Click on the links below to see the trailers. We’ll show the trailers during worship.

Click here for a summary of the message titles, scripture readings, message summary, and ideas for worship.

Sunday, January 14, 2018: “Wonder” (November 2017)

Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Sunday, January 21, 2018: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (December 2017)

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

Sunday, January 28, 2018: “Ferdinand” (December 2017)

FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.

Sunday, February 4, 2018: “The Way” (2011)

Free Showing: Lake Harbor UMC on Sunday, January 28 at 4:00 pm

Tom, an American doctor who comes to France to collect the remains of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Driven by his profound sadness and desire to understand his son better, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage, armed with his son’s backpack and guidebook. He soon discovers that he will not be alone on this 800 km journey. While walking The Camino, Tom meets other pilgrims from around the world, all broken and looking for greater meaning in their lives. From the hardship experienced along “The Way” Tom discovers the difference between “The life we live and the life we choose”.

Sunday, February 11, 2018: “The Case for Christ” (April 2017)

Free Showing: Lake Harbor UMC on Tuesday, January 30 at 7:00 pm

“The Case for Christ” is based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist (Lee Stroebel) and avowed atheist who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife… with unexpected, life-altering results.