In observance of Refugee Week 2018, The Wyndham Interfaith Network in partnership with Hoppers Crossing Uniting Church and Karen Congregation of the Werribee Baptist Church invites you to their All Saints Film Screening (for) Refugee Week.
An event organised by Wyndham Interfaith Network. A film showing a pastor’s first assignment is to close a church and sell the prime piece of land where it sits. He is challenged when the Church starts to welcome refugees from Burma. Mark Htoo Saw a relative of those featured will share reflections on the refugee experience. Come share an inspiring true story of displacement, discomfort, faith and discovery.
After trading in his corporate sales career to become a pastor, Michael’s first assignment is All Saints, a quaint country church with a dozen members. It comes with a catch: he has to close the church doors for good and sell the prime piece of land on which it sits. While developers eagerly eye the property and the congregation mourns the inevitable, Michael and his family look forward to moving on to an established church where they can put down roots.
But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming Karen (kuh-REN) refugees from Burma-former farmers striving for a fresh start in America-Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Toiling alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills and feed its newest people.
Jeopardizing his family’s future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do-close the church and sell the property-or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community.
Program: All Saints: Film Screening | Refugee Week
Date: Saturday 23 June 2018
Time: 3pm to 6pm
Location: Hoppers Crossing Uniting Church, 235 Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing, Vic 3019
Cost: $5 (adults) | Children free | Refreshments will be provided
Bookings: Please click here.
More information: Laurence Gray | Wyndham Community & Education Centre | 03 9742 4013