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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: What is family?

Assembly Objective:

  • Families are weird and complicated things. Have we ever stopped to ask exactly what a family is, or what it is for? Have we ever wondered what makes families different from friends? This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching on why what makes families a little bit difficult, might also be the thing that makes them something to be excited about.

Film:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Marvel Studios, 2017, 12A) Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Doctor Strange: Why should we get back up from a fall from grace?

Assembly Objective:

  • What does a fall from grace feel like? Why should we bother to get back up again and face the world when we fail or when we feel like we’ve let people down? Where can we find the humility to accept our flaws, and the courage to move past them? This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching on the value of learning to pick ourselves up in the face of adversity, and how true humility about ourselves can help us feel free.

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The BFG: What makes friendship so special?

Assembly Objective:

  • Friendship is a central part of living a life shared with other human beings. In a world where many of our relationships are lived out through our smart-phones, it’s sometimes hard to identify what a real friend is, and what makes that friendship something to be treasured. This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching on what friends are for, and what makes them so special.

Film:

  • The BFG (Amblin Entertainment, PG, 2016). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Florence Foster Jenkins: The Best Policy?

Assembly Objective:

  • Is it always right to tell the truth, even if we know it will hurt someone’s feelings? And if we decide not to be truthful, is there a point where our actions will be harmful? Through reflection on an Old Testament proverb and a verse from a New Testament letter, this assembly offers students the opportunity to consider how our actions impact others and to reflect on their friendships.

Film:

  • Florence Foster Jenkins (Pathe, 2016, PG). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – is it my Responsibility to Stand up for What is Right?

Assembly Objective:

  • What should we do if we see bad things happening around us? Is it worth doing the right thing if all our friends disagree with us? This assembly explores the Bible’s teaching on the importance of fighting for and doing what is right even when doing so is scary and difficult.

Film:

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Lucasfilm Ltd., 2015, certificate 12A). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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The Lady in the Van: This is my Neighbour

Assembly Objective:

  • Who is our neighbour? How far should we go to help someone in need? Does it make a difference if the person doesn’t want our help? This assembly explores the biblical story of The Good Samaritan to consider the benefits of choosing to help those who make us feel uncomfortable.

Film:

  • The Lady in the Van (BBC Films, 2015, certificate 12). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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Spectre: We Always Have a Choice

Assembly Objective: 

  • How do we decide what to do with our lives? How do we make important choices? This assembly reflects on the character of James Bond and the biblical story of Peter to consider the value of reflecting on who we are, of listening to the advice of others, and of making good choices.

Film: 

  • Spectre (MGM/20th Century Fox, 2015, certificate 12A). Click here to buy the DVD online.

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