Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lunch at the Courtard: Messiah's Homeless Ministry, September 24, 11:45 AM

Lunch at the Courtyard, Sunday, September 24, 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 louisjchapin@gmail.com.

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: I Am Not Your Negro, September 27, 7:00 PM

I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck (2016, 93 minutes), Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 PM, Church of the Messiah (614 N. Bush Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701), Upper Room.

The highly-acclaimed documentary is based on James Baldwin's unfinished book Remember this House. It tells the story of racism in America in Baldwin's words with reflections on the lives of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. It was nominated for Best Documentary in the 2016 Academy Awards and won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

"It both is and is not a documentary about Baldwin, the brilliant, exasperating and endlessly erudite black writer who belongs on any short list of the most important American intellectuals of the 20th century. It's a lot of other things, too, including a visual-poetic essay tracing the startling threads of analogy between America in the mid-1960s and America today [...]" (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon).