Finding God in the Dark:
Relationship Series (an online experience)
What is it?
Join us for this three-week retreat series that will offer an opportunity to enter into a contemplative experience through the medium of films. These movies will help us explore the themes of God's constant compassionate mercy and deep love for us. God's love for us remains despite our humanity and even more so when we have not experienced love or feel we have failed.
How will this work?
Each person, in their own time and in the comfort of their own homes, will watch the film guided by reflective prompts. A facilitated meeting on the dates listed, will allow participants to explore the themes of the featured films through group discussion and personal sharing.
Where can I view the featured films?
For your convenience, we’ve noted next to the titles some of the services where each of the films can be accessed through streaming subscriptions or by renting.
$25 (for all 3) or $10 for each movie
Online via Zoom
Tuesdays: June 7th, June 14th and June 21st
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST
June 7, 2022
(Fubo, Showtime, Amazon, AppleTV, Vudu)
A headstrong Chinese American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time. The loving interactions between the family members walk the line between hilarious and heartbreaking. It is a rare view of family love.
June 14, 2022
(Spectrum, Amazon, AppleTV, Vudu, YouTube)
A working-class Italian American bouncer becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. In the process of traveling and working together these startlingly different personalities come to know one another intimately and personally. Their experiences change one another and grow into a lifelong friendship.
Loving Your Enemy
June 21, 2022
(HBO, Amazon, AppleTV, Vudu, YouTube)
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through daily. The story focuses on the life journeys of Aibileen and Minny and how embracing the gospel message, love thy neighbor, changes all their lives.