Christ and the Chocolaterie - A Lent Course

Post date: Jan 26, 2010 9:13:15 AM

Some people don't think that fiction can teach us any­thing. But many films are great starting points for exploring big issues. And this year we’ll be using the Oscar nominated film ‘Chocolat’, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, to lead us into discussion about God, the world and what it means to be human.

The course will take place over 5 weeks beginning in the first full week of Lent and running until just before Holy Week.

Each session will include extracts from the film, group discussion questions, exercises and meditations, suggestions for individual reading and related Bible passages.

You’ll also get a chance to learn more about the curious history of chocolate, the unfair economics of chocolate and for those really hooked on it, there’ll also be one or two recipe ideas. Oh - and we might also get to eat some!

The course will be on Monday evenings at the Vicarage in Mellor, and for those who are available during the day it’ll also happen on Tuesday mornings.

If you’re going to come,

please sign-up on the form at the back of church

This will not only give an idea of the numbers, but you also need to see the whole film first, so we need to know who needs to borrow a cd or a dvd.

If more than 10/12 people sign up for each session, the course will be repeated on another day to cope with the numbers involved.