This year, we continue our exploration of mortality and meaning through a new film series called “Death Positive.” On the last Friday night of each month (with the exception of November/December, which will be combined due to the holidays), our Senior Minister, Rev. Bill Gupton, will screen a film related to death and dying in the Heritage Room, followed by discussion. The movies begin at 7 o’clock. BYOP (bring your own popcorn!).
“Death Positive” is a phrase used to describe an emerging movement that seeks both to remind us of the fact that, as human beings, we all have a terminal condition in which we are “death positive” – but more importantly, seeks to help us embrace that reality as a positive part of the natural cycle.
Our August movie will be “Griefwalker,” a documentary about Harvard-trained theologian Stephen Jenkinson, who believes that the reality of death empowers us to live, and that we must know and experience grief, in order to appreciate and fully live the lives we have been given. The movie will show on August 25 at 7 p.m.
Not all the films this year will be documentaries, however. Stay tuned; “Harold and Maude” is just over the horizon!
The film trailer can be found on YouTube.
For more information, contact Rev. Gupton, SeniorMinister@huuc.net.