Monday, December 14 at 6:30 PM
The Mission is a beautiful and stirring exploration of the
themes of power and domination in contrast to values of the
Gospel: servanthood, repentance, and the transformation that
comes through humility and openness to God. Starring Jeremy
Irons and Robert De Niro, this 1986 film tells the story of the
Jesuit Reductions in South America, which brought Christianity
to natives. It is a story that speaks to the history of the church
and to the present questions about the church and mission.
The movie won the Academy Award for its spectacular
cinematography, and was nominated for best picture, director,
original score, editing, and costume design. The musical score
by Ennio Morricone is particularly noteworthy for its beauty
and evocative sounds.
Join Pastor Coffey for the movie and conversation. Bring your own dinner to eat during the film if you want. Invite a friend or neighbor. The popcorn is free.