Coming to New Creation at First Congregational UCC
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….
So begins the Star Wars saga – a phrase instantly recognized by millions since 1977. As one of the film series’ many fans, theologian John McDowell has written a book, The Gospel According to Star Wars: Faith, Hope, and the Force, that examines the relationship between the Star Wars story arc and Christian teachings and principles. During August this book and the Star Wars story will be the focus of New Creation worship. From McDowell’s perspective, the overarching theme of the series – specifically the first six episodes – is the redemptive power of love, so that will be our worship theme as well.
In reading the book it soon became apparent to the New Creation Team that viewing the films in conjunction with the book study was a must-do. So in that spirit we will offer opportunities for all to enjoy some of the movies (again or for the first time) on Sunday evenings at 6:45 PM following New Creation worship at 5:30 PM. Our “film festival” schedule will be:
- August 5 – Revenge of the Sith (Episode III)
- August 12 – The Empire Strikes Back (Episode V)
- August 19 – Return of the Jedi (Episode VI)
Each film viewing will be in preparation for the following week’s worship service.
Please join us for this unique opportunity to revisit this classic tale and to explore a new perspective on it.