Cancelled due to rain. Hope to reschedule a showing at the Neighborhood Church over the winter in the newly-renovated space.
By Rev. Andy Woodworth, Co-Pastor of Neighborhood Church Atlanta, A United Methodist Community
“A neighborhood is a place that if you felt worried or scared would take care of you…” – Fred Rogers
On Friday, Oct 26th at 7:00pm, you are invited (along with the whole neighborhood!) to a night of fun, music, and a movie. The evening kicks off with a community-building group karaoke session – you are invited to gather at 7pm in Candler Park to “sing your heart out” to familiar and popular songs, concluding with a song or two from the Mr. Rogers TV show. Then at 7:30pm, the evening continues with a free screening of the documentary that looks at the life and impact of Fred Rogers. What better way to watch this movie that highlights the work of being a kind and compassionate neighbor than with your friends and neighbors in Candler Park?
The documentary film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
This event is free, and residents of any neighborhood are invited and warmly welcome. The event is offered as the concluding community event of a fall series at Neighborhood Church, a new and becoming church in Candler Park. Neighborhood Church is open, inclusive, and community-oriented – and the church community has been focusing in worship services and in practical ways in September and October on the work of “neighboring” as a spiritual practice – seeing the divine in all the people who live around you, or that you encounter out in the community. If you have any questions about the movie or Neighborhood Church, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit neighborhoodchurchatl.com.