Closer to God in "The Shack"

Wednesdays, February 21-March 21, 6:30-8pm, at Trillium Gathering Building: 18915 Lincoln Rd., Purcellville (5 minutes south of St. Peter's Church)

Based on a best selling novel, The Shack takes us on a father’s spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (played by Sam Worthington) spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his inmost beliefs.   Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.

Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers – all three members of the Trinity - led by Papa (played by Octavia Spencer). With them Mack finds truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.

The Shack is a modern-day parable that brings to life deep truths and illuminates the path for healing even in the face of loss. If you’ve wondered where God is in your pain, or even if God is there at all, The Shack presents an unforgettable encounter with a loving God who promises to never leave us.

Whether you are looking for faith, have lost faith along the way, or are strong in your faith but desire to trust God more deeply, this study is a place to start a conversation, wrestle with your questions, and explore life-changing answers.

In five sessions on Wednesday nights in Lent, we will view a clip of the film, study Scripture, and explore what it means for our life. This book and movie has a deep impact on me. I think you’ll walk away changed people, too. Join us, starting Feb. 21, for a Potluck Soup & Salad dinner at 6:30, followed at 7 by a screening and discussion for teens and adults. Bring your kids for special program led by Kathleen Voss.


Led by Fr. Tom Simmons


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