God Goes to the Movies Sermon Series

This July we are going to the movies to see how film speaks to and challenges our faith, while addressing real world issues. The movies are available for purchase and/or rental from most streaming services like Amazon Prime, Hulu, iTunes, etc.
 

God Goes to the Movies Discussion Group

Monday nights at 7:00 there will be a discussion group for the film that was used in the God Goes to the Movies sermon the day before.

The discussion group will be held in-person in the courtyard, and also available via ZOOM. Bring your own lawn chair and mask. We will practice good social distancing. In order to ensure safe numbers, please indicate your interest in attending by clicking here to visit our SignUpGenius page. To join via ZOOM please send an email to Pastor Karen at karen.bruins@lakeharrietumc.org to receive the link for the night.

 
Here are the movies we will be looking at in this sermon series:
 
 
 
 
 
July 5, 2020  
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Trailer

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.

 
 
 
 
 
July 12, 2020
The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon – Trailer

THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON follows Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome who runs away from a residential nursing home to fulfill his dream of attending the pro wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). On the road, Zak meets Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small-time outlaw who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together, they set out on a wild, life-changing journey and try to convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing-home employee charged with bringing Zak back, to join them.

 
 
 
 
 
 
July 19, 2020
Trolls World Tour

Trolls 2 World Tour – Trailer

Welcome to the remarkable world of DreamWorks’ Trolls—a musical adventure filled with heart, hilarity and pure happy! When their village is invaded by the grumpy Bergens, two mismatched friends must work together in perfect harmony to save the day. Featuring hit songs performed by Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick and more, Trolls is the critically acclaimed, feel-great movie of the year!

 
 
 
 
July 26, 2020
Just Mercy

Just Mercy – Trailer

A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation.