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Monday, December 21st is the winter solstice, the one day out the year with the least daylight and most hours of darkness. At 8pm, in conjunction with our evening 8’s prayer gathering we’re holding a longest night service via zoom. It will be a time of prayer and naming the grief experienced this year, but also a time of comfort and hope remembering that when things are their darkest, we can still pause to remember together that God’s light and love drives out darkness. We hope you’ll join us for this special time together.
Christmas Eve is sure to look different this year, but we have a beautiful, hope filled online service planned and you’ll have multiple opportunities to take part. Our Christmas Eve service will premiere at 5pm on the 24th and then run at the top of the hour through midnight on both Facebook and YouTube. We can’t wait to worship with you as we bring in Christmas day together.
The lighting of the Advent wreath during worship will be a big part of the season and you're invited to join in from home by lighting your own candles. You can either simply light candles you already have at home or follow these instructions to make your own wreath.
The theme for Advent and Christmas this year focuses on the power of music in our lives and in the history of humanity.
The films in this series were chosen because they tell powerful stories of people who were uplifted by music in very difficult times.
Please note that these films are not suited for young children because they depict some very disturbing times in history or difficult lives.
A memorial concert reawakens the story of an artistic uprising in the Nazi concentration camp, Terezin, where a chorus of 150 inmates confronts the Nazis face-to-face - and sings to them what they dare not say.
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Watch the movie on Amazon Prime here
A group of incarcerated teenage girls get a last shot at redemption when they get the chance to create a prison musical, based on their lives and crimes. An Emmy-winning true story.
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Please be advised that this film has very strong language (not so much in the trailer). We encourage you to embrace the language as an act of deeper love and listening for greater understanding. Don’t dismiss too soon.
Rent for $1.99 on Amazon Prime Video
Filmed on four continents, this documentary film looks at the global impact of Beethoven's hymn to humanity, his battle cry of freedom, his Ninth Symphony. Following The Ninth is both inspirational and hard-hitting, and a testament of hope.
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This movie begins streaming on Dec 4th on Apple TV+
It also will be airing on PBS & PBS Kids on Dec 13th @ 6:30pm CST
Ezekiel 36:26 – I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you. I will remove your stony heart from your body and replace it with a living one.
Let’s watch a movie that captures the essence of this lovely Bible verse.
Available on Netflix until Dec 5th
Luke 1:46-47 – Mary said, “With all my heart I glorify the Lord! In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my Savior.”
One of the greatest sources of joy is the joy that comes from reaching out to help others. See how many ways helping others is shown in the movie. Let’s look at some examples of real joy in Frosty the Snowman.
Click here to rent on Fandango
Click here to Rent on VUDU