Oct. 26 – To Kill A Mockingbird – “They’re White, Ain’t They?”

This is the final service and message in our October Movie Classics Series. We have been focusing on what it means to be “called”.  The story and movie for this week is Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird”.

Atticus Finch was called upon to do something he had hoped he would never have to do: defend a black man accused of taking advantage of a white girl. In the story, set in the deep south during the Great Depression, attorney Finch tries to convince a prejudiced jury of the innocence of a Negro.

How do those of us who are privileged respond to the call to name and dismantle racism in our time?

The Scripture for Today:  Ephesians 2:11-20

Sermon: They’re White, Ain’t They?

Video: “All Men Are Created Equal”

Mark Demers

Want to talk about sex, politics, spirituality? So do I. I grew up in a religious home in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Our country was reeling from assassinations and the devastation of the Viet Nam War. Looking for something beautiful, I got a degree in music, married the love of my life and had children. Looking for God, I then went to seminary. Looking for something that might transform the world, I became a local church pastor. Now, I’m always looking for people who want to talk about important things. I cherish conversations with emerging leaders, people who are antsy to try an idea they believe would change the world for the better. I’d would love to hear from you.