December Spiritual Cinema - Dances With Wolves - 12/10 @ 7 PM

This year the middle school youth group will be studying “Popcorn Theology” and we are going to use our monthly Spiritual Cinema as an opportunity to watch some of the movies in their entirety. Our movie nights have always been open to people of all ages but we strongly encourage youth to attend with their parents.

For our next Spiritual Cinema on Friday, December 10 at 7:00 PM, we will watch the motion picture, “Dances With Wolves” (1990). Th…

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November Spiritual Cinema - Contact - 11/5 @ 7 PM

This year the middle school youth group will be studying “Popcorn Theology” and we are going to use our monthly Spiritual Cinema as an opportunity to watch some of the movies in their entirety. Our movie nights have always been open to people of all ages but we strongly encourage youth to attend with their parents.

For our next Spiritual Cinema on Friday, November 5 at 7:00 PM, we will watch the motion picture, “Contact” (1997) which was w…

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October Spiritual Cinema - Bruce Almighty - 10/14 @ 7 PM

Please join us for Spiritual Cinema on Friday, October 14 at 7:00 PM. We will watch the motion picture, “Bruce Almighty” (2003). The movie is 102 minutes, rated PG-13, and will be followed by a short discussion of some of the topics raised by the movie. Dan Flippo has volunteered to screen the movie in his home and has room for at least 20 people. Please click his address for a map or directions: 2650 Easthaven Drive, Hudson, OH 44236. Please RSV…

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September Spiritual Cinema - Forrest Gump - 9/25 @ 6 PM

Please join us for Spiritual Cinema on Sunday, September 25 at 6:00 PM. We will watch the motion picture, “Forrest Gump” (1994). The movie is 141 minutes, rated PG-13, and will be followed by a short discussion of some of the topics raised by the movie. Dan Flippo has volunteered to screen the movie in his home and has room for at least 20 people. Please click his address for a map or directions: 2650 Easthaven Drive, Hudson, OH 44236. Please RSV…

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Spiritual Cinema - May 30, 2015

Saturday May 30th at 6:00 pm  in Fessenden hall…we”ll be showing American History X,  a moving, powerful, drama of one man confronting his racist past in a attempt to save his younger brother from going down the same path….

WARNING…this film has graphic violence language, and  sexual situations.. and is not suited for people under the age of 17…No one will be permitted under that age without parental consent.

This movie is rated R ….

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Reminder, Spiritual Cinema - Jurassic Park is Tonight, Friday, November 1st

Please join us for Spiritual Cinema on Friday, November 1st at 7:00 PM. We will watch the motion picture, “Jurassic Park” (1993) which is based on the novel by Michael Crichton. The middle school youth group is encouraged to attend as they will watch a bit of the film earlier in RE. The movie is 127 minutes and will be followed by a brief discussion of some of the topics raised by the movie. The Flippo family has volunteered to screen the movie i…

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Family Movie Nite Returns on Oct 11th at 7:30 p.m. in Fessenden Hall

Family Movie Nite returns on Oct. 11th at 7:30 p.m. in Fessenden Hall! We will show the funniest Science Fiction films ever made! We will start with Galaxy Quest, then on with cartoons,short subjects and more. This is a pot-luck affair,so be sure to bring your favorite comfort foods. If you have any questions, contact Cheryl Spoehr at 330-274-7333.

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September 13th Spiritual Cinema - Contact, by Carl Sagan

This year the middle school youth group will be studying “Popcorn Theology” and we are going to use our monthly Spiritual Cinema as an opportunity to watch some of the movies in their entirety. Our movie nights have always been open to people of all ages but we strongly encourage youth to attend with their parents.

For our next Spiritual Cinema on Friday, September 13 at 7:00 PM, we will watch the motion picture, “Contact” (1997) which was…

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Spiritual Cinema this Friday, May 10 - Glory

Please join us for Spiritual Cinema this Friday, May 10 at 7:00 PM. We will watch the motion picture, “Glory” (1998). The movie is 122 minutes and will be followed by a short discussion of some of the topics raised by the movie. This month we will be screening the movie at the church. Please RSVP to Dan at [email protected].

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Spiritual Cinema

Join us each month as we enjoy a movie together with a spiritual theme.

Some of the themes we plan to explore in our movies this year are the conflict of religion and science, religious tolerance, famous Unitarian Universalists, and social justice.  Each movie will be followed by a short discussion on the topics raised by the movie.  Some movies will be accompanied by a short, optional reading that is related to the movie.

You can see our current and recent movies above.  Please check this website each month for the title, date, time and location.  Movies will be typically hosted on Friday or Saturday evenings at 7 PM at the home of Dan Flippo or another member of the congregation.  Please RSVP for each event with the host of the event.

Feel free to bring your favorite beverages and snacks to share.

If you would like to suggest a movie or volunteer to host a movie night, please contact Dan Flippo.  Please note that we typically have about a dozen people at each movie.

Some of the movies we have shown:

Movies from Popcorn Theology Movies from Popcorn Theology Too
Back to the Future (how our choices affect the future) Apollo 13 (creativity and flexibility can be literally a life-saver)
Star Trek Generations (finding inner peace) Gattaca (how perfectionism leads to oppression)
Forrest Gump (cultivating an attitude of gratitude) Life of Pi (taming the tiger in all of us)
Saved! (between right and wrong) Jesus Christ Superstar (he is who we say he is)
Little Buddha (the concept of karma) Spiderman (with great power comes great responsibility)
Star Trek: The Final Frontier (how truth is determined by perspective Star Trek: First Contact (fear & anger)
Oh, God! (thinking about the big questions) Traitor (the fine line between terrorism and patriotism)
Bruce Almighty (things we have control over and those we do not) The Hunger Games (economic disparity)
Heaven Can Wait (concept of a soul) Million Dollar Baby (the right to die)
Contact (the conflict between faith and science) X-Files: I Want to Believe (the power of belief)
Bowling for Columbine (fear and violence in our society) I, Robot (what constitutes intelligent life?)
Hotel Rwanda (how inaction leads to injustice) Knowing (how does knowing the future change what we do?)
Jurassic Park (ethics and science) Jesus Camp (indoctrination and political activism)
Dances with Wolves (being open to the “other”) Stargate: The Ark of Truth (the lesser of two evils)
Willow (overcoming self doubt) Gandhi (the way of truth and love)
The Fellowship of the Ring (overcoming temptation) Super 8 (bad things happen, but you can still live)
Hoosiers (offering forgiveness) Paycheck (we have the power to make it happen)
Field of Dreams (achieving our dreams)  Evan Almighty (random acts of kindness can change the world)

Other Movies we will consider:

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