The theme for Advent and Christmas this year focuses on the power of music in our lives and in the history of humanity. Song and singing together has always been a way that communities feel connected and empowered together. We certainly have been experiencing the loss of not making music together as a church for a while. So this theme will help us dive deeper into our appreciation of music and its role in our lives.
The films in this series were chosen because they tell powerful stories of people who were uplifted by music in very difficult times. Some are historic, some are current. All are relevant to the times in which we live. You will find information on where to watch each film in the attached PDF along with reflection and discussion topics.
Please note that these films are not suited for young children because they depict some very disturbing times in history or difficult lives. Also, we offer a Film Festival just for children as part of this series as well that uses children’s Christmas classics.
We hope that our experience of these stories and our celebration of the power of music will remind us that we have a song to sing and we are called to sing and make sure everyone can sing as well!