Confirmation Class to watch “The Mission”

The Confirmation Class invites the whole church to watch the film The Mission on Saturday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Set in 18th century Latin America, the film depicts Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in Spanish-claimed territory (and the Jesuit mission there) from the dangers of the territory falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. Jeremy Irons plays the Jesuit leader of the mission. Robert DeNiro plays a slave hunter who, early in the movie, kills his brother.

The movie deals with themes of sin, repentance, and redemption, along with themes of colonialism, racism, and the choices of violence verses non-violence. “This movie is rich with theological themes,” Pastor Jeff explains. If you have never seen it, or if you want to see it again, he hopes you will join the Confirmation Class at the screening.

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