Spirituality in Movies: The Mission

The Mission

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.

Spirituality in Movies: Lars and the Real Girl

Lars and the Real Girl
Lars and the Real Girl

Spirituality in Movies
Lars and the Real Girl
Monday, November 9 at 6:30 PM

Join us for this month’s film, Lars and the Real Girl (rated PG-13), a funny, quirky, touching story of a man’s struggles, and his family’s and community’s willingness to love him for who he is.  It is a wonderful depiction of one Lutheran congregation and the healing power of acceptance.  Lutherans never looked so good on film!
As always, Pastor Coffey provides the popcorn and leads the discussion.  You’re welcome to bring your own dinner and eat during the movie.  And be sure to invite a friend!