Until further notice, all Sunday services will be conducted live and online. We will post links to each upcoming online service here. Our building is closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please do not visit our building. Thank you!

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May Messages

Series Theme: Let’s Watch the Same Movie!

Since almost all of us are spending some of our time watching movies on various internet streaming services, let’s watch the same film during each of three weeks in May. We’ll then gather in a live online Sunday service to consider the film’s message and meaning. In doing so, we’ll hopefully be entertained, informed, or even inspired!

  • Sunday, May 3, 2020, “Let’s Watch the Same Movie! ‘A Serious Man’ and the Problem of Suffering”. This 2008 film, written and produced by Ethan and Joel Coen, follows the misfortunes of Larry Gupnik and his efforts to understand why he is suffering so much. As something of a comedy, the films leads to both laughter and wincing. It is a modern take on the Biblical story of Job. The film, currently streaming on Netflix, tackles – in a lighthearted way – the age-old question about why there is suffering in the world and if there is any meaning to it.
  • Sunday, May 10, 2020, “Let’s Watch the Same Movie! ‘Some Like It Hot” and Human Fluidity.” Billy Wilder’s film is considered one of the all-time cinematic and comedic classics. Featuring stars like Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, the film is a study of blending – of male and female, of youth and experience, innocence and knowledge, and money versus love. It’s both a farce and a serious effort to find joy amidst all of the world’s cynicism. This film is streaming for free on Amazon Prime Movies. It can also be rented on Amazon for $3.99.
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020, “Let’s Watch the Same Movie! ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ and the History of America According to James Baldwin.” This 2016 documentary based on James Baldwin’s book “Remember This House” focuses on Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcom X, and Martin Luther King Jr. The film was nominated for the Best Documentary Academy Award of 2016. The film streams for free on Amazon Prime Movies and Netflix. It can be rented on Amazon for $3.99.