Free Family Film Night
Organized by: Jim Huggins
Stories are at the heart of our society. Storytelling comes in many forms and has an impact far beyond the big screen or the pages on which the story is told. When you consider that society is a reflection of the stories we tell ourselves, we have to ask “Am I happy with how society is going?” If you said no, then you can help make a positive impact! One place to start is at the movie theater. Not to replace them or the movies many of us enjoy but to provide an alternative addition in contemporary entertainment—an alternative founded in faith and family values but NOT FORCED on anyone as some faith-based films do today. The "sermon in a box" approach that beats people over the head with a Bible is simply not appropriate. So, in conjunction with several leading, independent faith and family film producers, we’re offering an inter-faith weekend event to the City of Salem, Oregon and surrounding communities where individuals and families alike can enjoy award-winning, faith and family films FOR FREE at select theaters presented SIDE-BY-SIDE with the usual Hollywood fare. To do this, we’re asking for help from individuals, local businesses, and area churches who share this vision of reaching out to the community with family-oriented entertainment. Our goal is to demonstrate to the community that outreach is more than just a church activity—it involves all of us. We’re also here to show that good stories don’t always have to have explosions, car chases, or gratuitous sex. (Please visit our Upcoming Events page at www.newshepherdentertainment.com for more information.) To meet this goal, we need to rent the theater space and promote the event. And that's where YOU can help! Donations of ANY amount will help us meet our goal, provide an entertainment experience for our community, and provide it as a FREE GIFT for our neighbors. Please consider how you can help change the stories and impact society…starting today! Because without you getting involved, this won't happen!!!