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Free Movie Night – Won't You be My Neighbor?
September 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First Congregational UCC is hosting a screening of “Won’t You Be My Nighbor” September 7 at 6:30pm.
This Event is free and open to ALL. Popcorn refreshments are provided and a brief discussion will be held afterwards. You are our neighbor: we love you and you are invited to join us!
Charmingly soft-spoken and yet powerfully incisive expressing his profound ideals, Fred Rogers was a unique presence on television for generations. Through interviews of his family and colleagues, the life of this would-be pastor is explored as a man who found a more important calling to provide an oasis for children in a video sea of violent bombardment. That proved to be his landmark series, MisteRogers’ Neighborhood (1968), a show that could gently delve into important subjects no other children’s show would have dared for that time. In doing so, Rogers experienced a career where his sweet-tempered idealism charmed and influenced the world whether it be scores of children on TV or recalcitrant authorities in government. However, that beloved personality also hid Rogers’ deep self-doubts about himself and occasional misjudgments even as he proved a rock of understanding in times of tragedy for a world that did not always comprehend a man of such noble character.