Books are great and sitting down to read a good book is still one of the joys of life. But, sometimes, watching the movie is exactly what we need to get into a story. The shorter time investment, the artful use of cinematography, and experiencing powerful performances by skilled actors, all have the power to contribute significantly to storytelling. This summer, we invite you to watch a few good movies and then join us for a Zoom-based discussion, where we’ll unpack the stories presented and dig deeper into how our own stories might be shaped as a result. Each of the chosen movies will be featured as the central stories in some of our Sunday worship services this this.
Join the Conversation! You have two opportunities to join us for a Lazy Book Club discussion of the movie and book.
Family Movie Discussion: Sunday, Aug. 30 at 2:00 p.m. socially-distant outdoor discussion. Wear a mask and bring your own lawn chair.
Outdoors: Sunday, Aug. 30 at 4:00 p.m. socially-distant outdoor discussion. Wear a mask and bring your own lawn chair.
Zoom: Sunday, Aug. 30 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.
Hidden Figures (2016)
On August 30 our worship service focuses on the movie Hidden Figures, the story of 3 black women who are an integral part of the NASA space program in 1961. We can learn much about faith and life through stories of people’s lives and the struggles they face. As you watch the movie, think about what it teaches us about God and how to love our neighbor.
This 2016 movie is based on the book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. Shetterly also wrote a young readers’ edition of the book.
Maybe you’ve seen the movie but would like to watch it again. Maybe the story is new to you. We encourage you to watch the movie prior to August 30. You can find it various online streaming platforms or at your local library. Watch the movie trailer here.