Friday, January 26, 2018

Wednesday Night Movie: The Take, January 31, 7:00 PM

The Take (La Toma), Avi Lewis (2004, 87 minutes), Wednesday, January 31, 7:00 PM, Church of the Messiah (614 N. Bush Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701), Upper Room.

Produced by Avi Lewis and his wife, author Naomi Klein (The Shock Doctrine), the film documents the takeover of an abandoned Argentinian auto factory by its workers, who begin a long battle for the right to operate it as a workers' cooperative. Their actions give rise to a broader cooperative movement in the country.

"...a compelling and suspenseful cautionary tale documenting the consequences of globalization... universal in its implications" (Los Angeles Times).

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Lunch at the Courtyard, Sunday, January 28, 11:45 AM

Lunch at the Courtyard, Sunday, January 28, 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, January 17, 2018

Orange County Women's March: March with Messiah, Saturday, January 20, 8:30 AM

Meet us at Church of the Messiah,m 614 N. Bush Street at 8:30 AM, or join the contingent at Flower and Civic Center.