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Special Event Movie Night
The Florida Project (rated R)

Living in a budget motel in the shadow of Disney World, 6-year-old Moonee and her friends have a joyful & glorious summer oblivious to the harsh realities of their life. “An intelligent, unpatronizing look at life on the margins, told from a child’s-eye view without ignoring the bleak realities she faces.” (David Sims, The Atlantic) This movie is not appropriate for children.

Friday, August 24, 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, 5110 Grand Ave., Gurnee

We’ll have a light dinner, watch the movie, then have a discussion using tools from Bridges Out of Poverty workshop. This event is free.

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Bridges Out of Poverty

Bridges Out of Poverty book cover

What people are saying: “I found this workshop helpful to increase my compassion and understanding for people in poverty. The class is engaging, interactive, and makes you think about attitudes and assumptions.”
Choose the 3-week session that fits your schedule. Materials for this course cost $12 per attendee. Donations to offset the cost are appreciated.
The next workshop is tentatively scheduled for…
When: Oct. 27, Nov. 3 & 10, 10:00 AM – Noon (Saturday mornings)
Where: Bethel Lutheran Church, 5110 Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031
Registration for this session opens in September.

When Helping Hurts

We love our neighbors and we want to help people who are struggling in poverty. What kind of help is truly helpful? Together we will think about how to love and empower our neighbors who are living in poverty, by the power of Christ.

A new session will be scheduled in Fall 2018 or Winter 2019. Contact Susan if you’re interested!