A Beautiful Friendship - A lent course based on Casablanca

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The friends at Bishops Offley Chapel welcome you to their Lent Course. As usual, the studies are focussed on a film. This year, "A Beautiful Friendship" is a new lent course that offers a fresh perspective on one of the classic movies of all time — CASABLANCA. The film has many well-known lines and scenes, but it also deals with powerful themes of love, loss, faith and sacrifice. Casablanca concerns itself not with frontline warfare, but with the displaced, forgotten refugees.

In 2013 the world saw more refugees than at any time since Casablanca's release. More than 50 million people fled their homes that year — mostly from Syria, Afghanistan and central Africa. The countries taking the most refugees are not the wealthy west, but Pakistan, Lebanon and Iran. The visa seeking refugees of Casablanca are still with us today, in vast number.

Paul Kerensa (comedy writer for Miranda and Not Going Out) and his wife Zoe Young — both small group leaders at their church in Guildford — masterfully weave these famous scenes into their lent course. Using clips from the film, discussion starters and insightful reflections the course will inspire and challenge us to revisit the Easter story from a different perspective.

The course will be at Bishops Offley Chapel (unless otherwise notified) and all evenings will start at 7:30pm with refreshments and cake.

There will be five weekly sessions

  • Monday 18th March — Waiting in the wilderness
  • Monday 25th March — Lamenting and lost love
  • Monday 1st April — Seeing God's big picture
  • Monday 8th April — Standing up for our beliefs
  • Monday 15th April — The power of self-sacrificial love

During these, we will watch two extracts from the film, have bible readings, discussion points, practical exercises and a prayer.

We would welcome you to all or any of the sessions.

From the friends at Bishops Offley Chapel.

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