Christmas Season Movies: an alternative to football viewing

The movies will be shown at the parsonage, 125 S. Collingwood in Pretty Prairie, KS.

Beginning Saturday Night Saturday, November 29, we will be showing movies with the Christmas theme.

All have been previewed and are inspiring some are deeply moving. Although all movies are appropriate for children, parents should inquire about specific movie suitability for ages younger than 10 years.

Seating is limited, please RSVP by Friday before each movie by calling 620-459-6954.

1st movie, Saturday, November 29 at 5:30 pm (light refreshments will be served) A Christmas Carol, based on Charles Dickens, celebrated story of Scrooge a miserly old businessman in 1840’s London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge the error of his ways. Will Scrooge reform his ways in time to celebrate Christmas? Following the movie there will be a discussion.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd movie, Saturday, December 6, 2014, 5:30 pm

It’s A Wonderful Life, a 1946 film, is considered the most loved films in American cinema and has become traditional viewing during the Christmas season. The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born.

It's a Wonderful Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Movie Saturday, December 13, 5:30 pm.

Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) is a deeply moving and inspiring story based on real life events. With the advent of World War I, Europe is thrown into a brutal and vicious chaos as men are forced to kill or be killed. While blood soaks the battlefield as Christmas approaches, the men in the trenches of the Western Front face a transformation, however fleeting, toward peace and goodwill. Against all odds, four unlikely individuals from opposing sides (Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Gary Lewis) bond during this bloodless respite to experience the hope and goodness is is in humanity.

Joyeux Noel

4th movie, Saturday, December 20, 5:30 pm

Silent Night, Another inspiring fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and then three German soldiers, she successfully convinces the soldiers to put aside their differences for one evening and share a Christmas dinner.

Silent Night

Visioning I November 9

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The first stage of four sessions exploring our ideas, feelings and visions for the future of our church.

Pot luck dinner followed by a brainstorming session on visioning

1.)naming the what we like about our church.

2.) What things we don’t like about our church, or another way of asking what would we change about the way we do things in our church?

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