In observance of Refugee Week, the City of Greater Shepparton is having a movie night at Village Cinemas, Stewart St, Shepparton on the evening of Wednesday 20 June: World Refugee Day. The film to be screened is a 2014 production, All Saints.
The movie that will be screened is ALL SAINTS which is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. Rating: PG
After trading in his corporate sales career to become a pastor, Michael’s first assignment is All Saints, a quaint country church with a dozen members. It comes with a catch: he has to close the church doors for good and sell the prime piece of land on which it sits. While developers eagerly eye the property and the congregation mourns the inevitable, Michael and his family look forward to moving on to an established church where they can put down roots.
But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming Karen (kuh-REN) refugees from Burma—former farmers striving for a fresh start in America—Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Toiling alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills and feed its newest people.
Jeopardizing his family’s future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do—close the church and sell the property—or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community.
The movie will be followed with a presentation by Rev. Matt Anker who, almost 12 years ago, came to a small, very typical congregation made up of people mostly from European ancestry, but that all changed as new arrivals sought out the fellowship of this small congregation!
Rev Matt will speak on the transformation of his community through new friendships, Christian love and the cross-cultural adventure that has consumed the St Paul’s congregation.
Program: Screening of All Saints
When: Wednesday 20th of June, 2018, at 5:15pm
Where: Village Cinema, 9-13 Stewart St, Shepparton
Bookings: Online at Eventbrite
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