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While some churches shun pop culture, Sanctuary UCC believes it provides us with amazing opportunities to reflect on who we are and what matters to us most. In our faith and film series, we invite our community together to reflect on recent films through the lens of spirituality.

Each month, we show a new hi-def film on our large movie screen. We offer comfortable seating and light snacks, followed by a lively discussion led by our brilliant film buffs and theologians, Anna and Chad Kidd.

BYO beer, wine, and soda. A free will offering will be collected after the film – please help support this vital ministry!

upcoming faith & film events

Jan
23
Wed
Art of the Steal – Film and Discussion
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This film looks at the controversy surrounding the art collection of Dr. Albert C. Barnes, a millionaire who amassed a remarkable selection of significant works during the early 20th century. Barnes sought to keep his priceless pieces together as part of his foundation even after his death, but the involvement of numerous parties led to the scattering of his collection. This documentary sheds light on how his wishes were violated by a handful of opportunistic individuals.

A group discussion to share opinions and thoughts will follow the film.

For more information, contact Mike Oliver at moliver6@verizon.net

Presented in association with UCC Sanctuary, Coffee Shop Artists, Malden Creates, Howes Gallery, MACI, Pinnacle Mortgage Corp

Jan
25
Fri
Deeply Affecting | Faith and Film
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Reservations Recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or  igfn.us/form/MQcEQg

This month’s film tells the story of a father and daughter living in the forest off the grid – until society 
‘intervenes’ in their idyllic life. Their journey is profound and harrowing and beautiful – and we get to wonder about what makes a home.

“Occasionally uplifting and sometimes heartbreaking, it is nothing less than sublime.”

“It covers difficult ground, but to say it leaves no trace would be a lie. It definitely makes its mark.”

“…is one of the best films of 2018 and promises to make a star of [it’s actors].”

100% Tomatometer

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

Feb
15
Fri
Friendship, Courage and the Joy of Discovery | Faith and Film
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Reservations Recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or  igfn.us/form/MQcEQg

This entertaining, animated fantasy has “intellectual ballast, but it’s cleverly disguised. ” “Beneath the easy slapstick, there’s a timely moral too: Don’t fear the unknown, embrace it. Just try not to squish it.”

74% tomatometer. 


From the reviews:

‘…a charming family film…” with a “thoughtful lesson about tolerance, division and learning to see from the perspective of others.” 

“…a surprisingly sophisticated allegory about the consequences of conformity and the importance of questioning authority. Oh, and the songs are catchy too.”

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

Mar
15
Fri
Arts and Inspiration | Faith and Film
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Reservations Recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or  igfn.us/form/MQcEQg

This month’s film has not been selected – please check back later.

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.