Saturday, July 15, 2017

Lunch at the Courtyard, Sunday, July 23, 11:45 AM, Episcopal Church of the Messiah (click for map).

Immediately following the 10:15 service the Messiah community and all interested persons will go out to the homeless shelter at the Courtyard to serve lunch. If you plan to come and/or bring food, please contact Lou Chapin at

Entrees, salads, fresh fruits, dinner rolls, and desserts are usually needed for this large lunch service, as are volunteers to serve the food. It is best to coordinate food donations with the organizers to make sure we have enough of everything. Cash donations are also welcome and will be used wisely in shopping for food on the Saturday preceding. 

Wednesday Night Movie: A Whisper to a Roar, July 26, 7:00 PM

A Whisper to a Roar, Ben Moses (2012, 96 minutes), Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 PM, Church of the Messiah (614 N. Bush Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701), Upper Room.

Inspired by the research of Stanford scholar Larry Diamond, Ben Moses's film examines the modern democracy movements in Egypt, Malaysia, the Ukraine, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. It includes extensive interviews with heads of state as well as activist leaders.

"This deft digest from the director Ben Moses is by turns shocking and inspiring as we witness both the brutal abuse of power and life-endangering dissent. [...] The footage plucked from archives--crowds, interview face-offs, heads of states grandstanding--can be electric" (Nicolas Rapold, New York Times).