January Sermon Series

January 7 - February 4

Sermons Series

In January and early February, we’ll be taking a look at recently released movies and how they relate to us from a faith perspective.  When the days are growing colder and the snow is falling, take your friends and family out to the movies during the week and then invite them to join you in worship for this series where we will talk about the issues of faith that we see in them. 

  • Sunday, January 7 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Sunday, January 14 – Hidden Figures
  • Sunday, January 21 – Ferdinand
  • Sunday, January 28 – The Greatest Showman
  • Sunday, February 4 – Victoria & Abdul

Scroll down for trailers and descriptions of each movie. 

Sunday, January 7

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.

Director: Rian Johnson
Writers: Rian Johnson, George Lucas
Stars:  Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill 

Watch the Movie!

As part of our “Let’s Go To The Movies” sermon series, our  Shine Contemporary Service team will sponsor the showing  of the movie “Hidden Figures” in the Christian Life Center on Saturday, January 13th at 7:30 p.m.

All are invited! Invite a friend, enjoy some free popcorn, watch the movie and then come back Sunday, the 14th when we will be discussing the movie. Click here to watch the trailer and download the reflection questions.m

For more information, contact Kristen Snyder, Contemporary Service Administrative Assistant (ext. 3161).

Sunday, January 14

Hidden Figures

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Director: Theodore Melfi
Writers: Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octabia Spencer, Janelle Monae
Sunday, January 21


After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Writers: Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson
Stars: Kate McKinnon, David Tennant, Bobby Cannavale

Movie with the Pastor

Join Pastor Elbert at the movies to see The Greatest Showman at the Emagine Palladium theater in Birmingham on Tuesday afternoon, January 16th at the 1:25 showtime. 

Sunday, January 28

The Greatest Showman

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Director: Michael Gracey
Writers: Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon
Stars: Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Hugh Jackman  
Sunday, February 4

Victoria & Abdul

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
Director: Stephen Frears
Writers: Lee Hall, Shrabani Basu
Stars: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith