Festival Faith & Service

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Welcome to the Faith & Service Festival webpage!  

Here you will find suggestions and links to information and opportunities to practice our faith and help others:

•    Practice Our Faith – Mindful Media Consumers
•    Service to Others – Beach Clean Up
•    Service to Others – Second Harvest Food Drive
•    Blessing of the Animals

Mindful Media Consumers

Watching more movies because you are spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Worried about the secular themes promoted in Hollywood films?

Horton MovieA famous quote from James Alberione, the founder of the Pauline Family, states “You don’t have to go about worriedly trying to get rid of the darkness. Just turn on some light”. Okay, but what does this quote mean for us? It means we need to become mindful-media consumers by watching media together and actively looking for key Christian themes and values. Surprisingly enough, there are numerous mainstream market movies that contain Christian themes and values.  This is because since the early days of movies, films have reflected how society grapples with questions about the existence of God, the meaning of life, and what it means to be good.

For a fun family activity to do as part of our Virtual Fall Festival, we’d like to suggest your family watch Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who!  This movie is available for viewing through Amazon Prime Video, and can be purchased through several retailers.

There are many beautiful themes woven into this movie.  Click on the link below for a discussion guide that identifies some key Christian themes to look for as you watch the movie and discuss with your family afterwards. You can use a similar approach for other movies you watch together. The guide will help us all be better Mindful Media Consumers!

Click here to view the Horton Hears a Who Movie Discussion Guide

Service to Others – Beach Clean Up

Beach Scene

We are working on setting up a beach cleanup as soon as the restrictions have been lifted and this type of activity can resume. Information will be provided in the bulletin once the arrangements have been made.

 2nd Harvest Food DriveService to Others –Second Harvest Food Drive

The date for the next food drive benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank will be announced in the near future.

Blessing of the AnimalsBlessing of the Animals

You are invited to bring your pet for a special blessing and sprinkling of holy water. Please make sure your pet is safely secured for its protection and the safety of others by being in a cage, on a leash or in your loving arms.

When:      Saturday, October 3 at 10:00 a.m.
Where:      Stairs in front of Church