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Feb
21
Fri
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)| Faith and Film
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A man dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of gentrified San Francisco, but as he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.

Reviews:
“The Last Black Man in San Francisco possessed a rare quality of being deeply authentic and idiosyncratic at the same time. I haven’t seen anything quite like it.”

“The whole film lifts and sighs as a lament for vanished birthrights, while coaxing these characters to cherish what they have.”

Reservations Recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or  igfn.us/form/MQcEQg
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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
1
Sun
Breakfast Church | “The Power of Not-Me”
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lent 1: “The Power of Not-Me”
In the gospel lesson for the first Sunday in Lent, Matthew 4:1-11 – the tempter offers Jesus the chance to see himself as self-sufficient, dominant, and selfish. Jesus asserts his true identity as one of many in God’s care. Then he goes further and tells the tempter that his true strength comes in the service of God. Jesus is led into the wilderness by the Spirit – to be tempted. We are all on a similar journey of self-discovery, and we will all be tempted to think of ourselves as independently discovering our identity in isolation. Christ’s example here shows us that our true identity comes from being part of something bigger than our individual selves.


Join us for Breakfast and deep conversation: How is your identity formed by the circles in which you participate?


Please bring something to share!

Prayer for the First Sunday of Lent: We pray to the One God of the many: Grant us the courage to intervene when we sense injustice. May we speak generosity into scarcity and use the power of our presence only for those who cannot speak for themselves. Remind us of the privilege it is to know who we are and our place in the order of your creation. Amen.

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Church can be boring: sitting and listening to a sermon certainly isn’t for everyone! We are trying to recapture the deep sense of community that early Christians created by simply sitting around a table, breaking bread together, and talking about what matters most.

Breakfast church is held the first Sunday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sanctuary UCC. Breakfast Church is like no church service you’ve been to before. We invite everyone to join in the conversation – as much or as little as you like – so we can all learn from and be inspired by one another no matter your age, background or experience with God.

Breakfast church typically occurs on the first Sunday of the month.

Breakfast Church Circle – Pot Luck & Beloved Community
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

First Sunday of the Month Breakfast Church is Sunday Circle over a Pot Luck Breakfast and Fellowship!

Mar
27
Fri
ONLINE ONLY – “Come Sunday” | Faith and Film @ https://zoom.us/j/347760039
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ZOOM DETAILS BELOW
You Will Need access to Netflix to view the film! 

Here is how we are planning the evening: 

  • Faith and Film will have the same time frame as normal. 
  • We will join together on zoom (see access below) from 6:30 to about 6:45 to say hello, get connected to each other,  and hear from the leaders with their invitation to the film. 
  • Then we will begin watching the film (via our own Netflix access). So we will all be watching together, just in separate rooms ;-).
  • When the film is finished, we will take a 3 minute break
  • Return to zoom for the discussion!  
  • As always, Anna and Chad will lead the discussion and Rev. Wendy will “Host” the meeting, managing the zoom room.

We hope you will give it a try. We are finding that we need each other now more than ever – and sharing our experience of the film will ground us in the community we share at Faith and Film; while honoring our need for social distancing.

Film Overview: What would you do if your beliefs were to change, and yet you were leading the faith journeys of others? This film examines one man and the consequences of his actions in his church.

Film Reviews:

“Takes the challenges of faith
seriously. We need more movies like it.”

“A cautionary tale about the abuses and theological confusion that can arise in charismatic cultures where ‘God told me’ is common parlance.”

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About Faith and Film: 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.
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