Spirituality on Screen


“Spirituality on Screen” facilitated by Wesley Nurse Pamela Castles


Films play an important role in our culture. The cinema is the place where many of us experience a world beyond ourselves. We become familiar with ethical, social, and personal struggles that are different from our everyday lives. Films help to broaden our understanding of our culture, our world, and our faith.Wednesdays April 11 – May 30 (except for May 9) from 1-3:30pm in the Fellowship Hall, Buda UMC will offer a series entitled: Spirituality on Screen(SOS), an examination of movies that challenge, entertain, and console us while illuminating our faith. In this series we will be utilizing several books:


“God in the Movies” by Catherine Barsotti
“Movies that Matter” by Richard Leonard, SJ
“Faith and Film” by Edward N. McNulty


Each week for 7 weeks the title of the video will be announced in the newsletter. An email as a reminder with the name of the week’s film will also be sent to participants. Each will view the film in its entirety at home (options for viewing the assigned films will be discussed at our first meeting). At our Wednesday gathering we will view selected clips and engage in theological discussion. Each session will contain scriptural texts to enhance discussion in association with individual movie interpretations. There is no need to purchase the books.Please join us! We will provide the popcorn, Junior Mints and beverages!


Viewing Schedule:


We will be viewing the film from 1-3pm in the Fellowship Hall. After the film, from 3-3:30, we will discuss the film as a group. Folks have two options: 1) join us to view the film and stay for discussion or 2) view the film at home and join us at 3 for discussion. Here are the dates and films we will be watching:


April 11 True Grit (2010)

Apri 18 Lars and the Real Girl

April 25 Wall E

May 2 The Third Miracle

May 9 (no class this week)

May 16 12 Years a Slave

May 23 Reign Over Me

May 30 Road to Perdition

Registration Form

  • Free childcare available with registration.