Wednesdays during Lent March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 at 6:30 p.m.
LENTFLIX will be our Wednesday evening program this year. Let me give a shout out to Deb Boisvert for coming up with the clever name! Lentflix is a potluck and movie discussion group in Fellowship Hall. Here’s how it will work: Every week in Lent except Holy Week you will be assigned a movie to watch. These will not be religious movies; they will be mainstream or indie films that deal with moral and spiritual themes. At least two of the five films will be kid-friendly. All others will come with a guide for parents, telling them which segments to skip. You will be sent links to places where you can find these films online, sometimes for a rental fee of about $4. In some cases, I will show these movies in the Friendship Room on the Sunday afternoon prior to discussing them. On Wednesday evenings we’ll gather for dinner at 6:30 p.m., and we will have a guided discussion about the film. These dinners will be total potlucks—with emphasis on the “luck” part! We have no one to set up, clean up, or make drinks, so bring simple foods to share, things that can be eaten with eco-friendly disposable tableware. I’m thinking sandwiches, pizzas, salads—no boeuf bourguignon. You might want to bring soft drinks, otherwise there will be lemonade and tap water. If you bring a dish, you will take it home to wash it. We will eat whatever people bring and nothing more. (We did this in Lent 2011, and one evening we got all desserts and one salad, so let’s avoid desserts.) What if you didn’t watch the movie? Come anyway! A brief synopsis will be given. What if you can’t bring a dish? Come anyway! This is as much about getting people together as it is about eating and discussing the film. What if I have small children? Come anyway! They might or might not want to talk about the movies, but they’re welcome to eat and play in Fellowship Hall. I reserve the right to talk about these movies in the sermons on the following Sundays.
All are welcome!
March 23 Details - This will be our third movie in the Lenten potlucks and movie discussion series: LENTFLIX: FILMS, FOOD, FAITH, FRIENDS. Watch the movie ahead of time (see below). At 6:30pm bring a simple dish to share in fellowship hall while we talk about issues of faith found in the film.
For our next Lentflix selection, we do at last have an ENTIRELY KID FRIENDLY FILM! This choice comes from Amy Grella, our Director of Youth and Children's Ministries. Amy will be leading the discussion of this film. She has this to say about it:
For next week, March 23, we will watch a film documentary. I'll Push You (2017) is a story of friendship and love, a story of hope and sacrifice, a story that explores the raw, deep human condition and the connections we all long for. The Camino de Santiago serves as a backdrop to the lives of two lifelong friends. I'll Push You provides insight into what it means to live for one another, what it means to overcome limitations, and what it means to push one another toward who we each long to be. Join us as we discover what it means to let go of safety and what it means to rest completely in faith. Click this link to view the free trailer and / or to rent the film.
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Bring a potluck dish and meet us in fellowship hall at 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 23. Come even if you don't have a chance to see the movie!