Adult/Teen Movie Night

Event Date: 
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

500 miles on foot. Bunk-beds. Blisters. Stunning landscapes. World-class snorers. Hot searing sun, freezing cold rain. Kindness from strangers. Debilitating injury. Unexpected romance. No toilet paper when you really need it. Profound grief and deep doubt. Hunger. Laughing with new friends. Total exhaustion. These are some of the experiences of pilgrims walking the ancient path, the Camino de Santiago, stretching westward across Spain to the city of Santiago de Compostela. Millions of people from all over the world have traveled this trail for over 1,000 years. 

The film Walking the Camino follows 6 pilgrims as they traverse the challenging and rewarding route. Walking for miles with only nature and their thoughts for company, pilgrims are forced to step out of their comfort zones, look inward and examine their fears, insecurities and prejudices towards others. Out of such self-awareness inevitably emerges open-mindedness and generosity, as pilgrims help each other reach the finish line. The film speaks to young viewers in the process of self-formation, offers a way for retirees and mid-lifers to reflect on their past and possibilities for their future, and encourages our disabled population to think beyond their limits. Rather than merely entertaining with mental diversion, the film engages its audience in an active rumination on their own lives.

Following the film, First Congregational member Margaret Bowman will speak about her experiences on her recent walk of the Camino.  

Please join us on Friday, January 23 at 6:00 for a pizza dinner, bring a side dish or dessert to share (or just join us for pizza!). The film will start at 6:30 with discussion following.

 Melissa Baumann 608-320-6644


Posted on January 13, 2015 at 10:47 am in Upcoming Events.

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