Our Good Friday film this year is First Reformed, one of the Oscar nominees for best screenplay (Paul Schrader). It is spiritual, religious, environmental, and psychological in nature (probably a lot of other adjectives could be applied as well). Starring Ethan Hawke (in one of his best performances) as the pastor of an historically famous church and one who brings much baggage to his calling, Cedric Kyles as the mega-church supervising pastor who has much to balance on his proverbial plate, and Amanda Seyfried, a pregnant parishioner whose husband is so zealous about environmental issues that it affects their life to its core, this film obviously touches many bases. The denouement of these subplots is anything but satisfying but will undoubtedly lead to a thoughtful discussion afterwards. Showtime is Friday, April 19th at 7:00, in the fellowship room. Discussion to follow. Please bring friends, and, if you’d like, a beverage and snack.