Thursday, January 20, 2011

Good News for People with Big Problems: Part 3

Anxiety, guilt, fear, judgment, disappointment, powerlessness, and hurt. What does the Christian understanding of the world have to say to our big problems? Join others in their 20s and 30s and find out in the 6-part “Good News for People with Big Problems.” This series uses movies and music, the Bible and pop culture, to look at our real problems, and to explore the Christian response to them. Part 3, “Check Out Any Time You Like (But You Can Never Leave)" deals with depression, powerlessness, and... hope.
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Steely Dan, author David Foster Wallace, and director Whit Stillman

Weds, Jan 26, 6:30-8:30pm, in Grace Commons. The event is free, but we ask you throw in $5 if you opt for dinner. Dinner kicks off at 6:30; presentation and conversation at 7:15pm.

Info and RSVP on facebook.

All 20s and 30s invited, whether you go to church, left church, or never went to church. You don't have to attend all the sessions to get something out of this--feel free to come to any of the sessions as you're able.

As always, free childcare available in the nursery. Free parking at the church.

Future sessions:

Weds, Feb 2
Part 4: “When I Get to the Bottom I Go Back to the Top: Addiction, Anxiety, and Recovery” (Starring Bill Wilson, co-founder of AA; Marlin and Dory from Finding Nemo, and director Wes Anderson)

Weds, Feb 9
Part 5: “Getting Out of Jail Free: Death, Despair, and Sacrifice” (Starring Bob Dylan, Leo Tolstoy, WH Auden, and Clint Eastwood)

Weds, Feb 23
Part 6: “What Would Uncle Scrooge Do? Finding Freedom, Recovery and Grace (One Mistake At A Time)” (Starring the Muppets, Thornton Wilder, and the Beatles)

PS--"Good News for People with Big Problems" was developed by Mockingbird Ministries. Check them out!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Upcoming: Good News (Part 2) and Evensong

Lot's cooking in the Anchor kitchen. Next Weds, Jan 12, we continue with our series "Good News for People with Big Problems."

Part 2 is “It’s Not You It’s Me and Other Lies: Judgment, Guilt, and Identity,” starring: George Costanza, T.S. Eliot, and Axl Rose. It should prove to be thought-provoking, funny, and as always, connected to your real life. RSVP and info here.

Then on Weds, Jan 19, we have our monthly Evensong service from 7:30-8:30 in the Sanctuary. Acoustic music featuring hymns and contemporary songs, all in a setting of ancient yet simple ways of praying. Many have found the service a powerful way to connect with God and find a real place of peace. All welcome! RSVP and info here.