“God in the Movies”

Good stories have the power to move us, challenge us and open us up new awareness of ourselves and God. It is in the subtle art of storytelling that humanity often portrays its deepest longings, its greatest wonder, and its most heart-felt angst. These are all places that God shows up whether we recognize it or not. Today, movies are perhaps one of the most compelling sources of storytelling. Not all their messages are good, but many profoundly explore the human condition, our place in the world, and our relationship to God.

Through this annual series, we will hear from community members about how a movie has stirred them to a deeper connection to Jesus. Since we can find God throughout culture, even in some unlikely places, we try to avoid choosing overtly religious movies with an obviously spiritual theme. Below are this year’s speakers, the movies they have selected, and where you can watch them.

We are hosting our traditional God in the Movies series a little earlier this year to allow for outdoor movie nights before sunset gets too late. Family-friendly movies will be projected onto the side of our historic barn on the evenings of May 28 (Wonder) and June 4 (Soul). Bring snacks and a friend. Sign up to attend.

Date Message Speaker
May 16 “Remember the Titans” Alison Pasternak
May 23 “Groundhog Day” Andrew O’Day
May 30 “A Hidden Life” Gina Richardson
June 6 “The Farewell” Jonathan Freeman-Coppadge
June 13 “Soul” Kristin and Sierra Wurie

 

Where to Watch

If you are able, we recommend watching the movies in advance. Here are lists of where you can find each weekly movie. Click here for tips and links for viewing the movies.

Remember the Titans
Subscription

  • Disney+
  • Amazon Prime

Rent or Buy

  • YouTube
  • Google Play
  • iTunes
  • Apple TV
  • Vudu
  • Amazon 

Groundhog Day
Subscription

  • Sling
  • Starz
  • Amazon Prime
  • Philo

Rent or Buy

  • YouTube
  • Google Play
  • iTunes
  • Vudu
  • Amazon

A Hidden Life

Subscription

  • Amazon Prime
  • Hulu

Rent or Buy

  • Redbox
  • HBO
  • Google Play
  • iTunes

The Farewell
Subscription

  • Amazon Prime

Rent or Buy

  • YouTube
  • Google Play
  • Vudu
  • Amazon
  • FandangoNow
  • Redbox
  • Microsoft

Soul
Subscription

  • Disney+

Buy

  • YouTube
  • Google Play
  • Vudu
  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • FandangoNow
  • DirectTV

Virtual Sunday Service

Join us at 10 AM on Sundays via Zoom for our Virtual Sunday Service.