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Movie Magic Series

 

About This Series

If you're new to Confluence at Katy First, then you should know that we believe God is at work in the sacred and secular. We would say that God is in all things. And since movies are a way so many of us are inspired, we think God is at work in them.  In our world, magic is a word we use for things that are mysterious, intriguing, powerful, and maybe even, unbelievably hopeful. This all sounds like God and the good news of God's grace in our lives, and so Movie Magic is about how this Grace shows up in our lives all over.

While we are in a socially distanced world, we can still connect. In fact, I bet you are watching more movies than ever - why not do it together? Over these 5 weeks we'll look at movies that anyone can watch, and also speak into the depth, joy, and mysterious of God. 

We'd love for you to watch the movie before we talk about it Sunday. We'll provide some snacks ideas and questions to think about as you do. Pay attention to our social media pages too because we'll be posting ways you can win pizza, cookies, or gift cards to make your movie night special. So follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Thanks for joining us! 



Weekly Activities

May 31st - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Where to watch online: Youtube, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Prime

Snack and Activities: Butterbeer

Recipe: 
Vanilla Ice Cream
Cream Soda
Extra Heavy Whipped Cream
Caramel drizzle

Add 2-3 scoops of ice cream to a cup. Add Cream Soda. Add Whipped Cream to the top. Drizzle with Caramel syrup. Enjoy!

Activity: Sorting Hat Origami
Print this sheet and follow these instructions to be sorted into a house at Hogwarts. 

Questions to ponder:
1. What do you think is magical about our world?
2. Harry is kept from knowing he is a wizard and that he belongs at Hogwarts. What keeps us from knowing God's grace and participating in God's story?
3. What are things you can do to better see the magic of this world that God has created?

Worship service: "Magic is everywhere"  

June 7 - Frozen 2

Where to watch online: Youtube, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Prime, Disney+

Snack and Activities: Make Snowballs

Recipe: 
1 Can of Biscuits
Powdered Sugar
Vegetable Oil

Heat oil. Cut Biscuits into forths and roll into a ball. Cook biscuit balls in oil until browned. Add powdered sugar to a mixing bowl. Once biscuits have been cooked immediately put into powdered sugar to coat. Enjoy!

Activity: Olaf Competition
Read for a little family competition? See who can wrap another person in the family with toilet paper the fastest! 

Questions to ponder:

1. Do you tend to trust yourself or doubt yourself?
2. How do you feel God's Spirit speaking to you like Elsa feels the voice calling out to her?
3. How is correcting a mistake we've made hard? Why should we try to do it? 
4. Who IS Samantha???

Worship service: "Magic is within" 

June 14 - Hook

Where to watch online: Youtube, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Prime, Hulu

Snack and Activity: Pirate Booty Boats

We'll teach you how to make a pirate boat for your booty (aka snacks). Instruction also found at: https://onelittleproject.com/how-to-make-a-paper-boat/

Questions to ponder:

1. If you were to escape anywhere right now, where would you go? 
2. When has been a time when you lost the magic in your life? 
3. What helps you remember what is important and valuable in life?

Worship service: "Magic is lost" 

June 21 - Onward

Where to watch online: Youtube, Google PlayAmazon Prime, Disney+

Snack and Activities: Magical Adventure Trail Mix

Questions to ponder:

1. If you could make a list with God about the things you'd like to do together, what would you do?
2. Who are the people in your life who have played positives roles in making you who you are today?
3. Who is someone that you are a role model to right now? Who might be someone you'd like to give positive influence to one day if you are not now?

Worship service: "Magic is ordinary" 

June 28 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Where to watch online: Youtube, Google PlayAmazon Prime, Netflix

Snack and Activities: Pigs in a Cape

Questions to ponder:

- Why do you think Miles struggles to embrace his own powers that are different than the others with Spider-powers?

- Is there anything you feel disqualified from because of who you are? Is there anything you disqualify yourself from based on something you think is a deficiency in yourself?

- Who are the people in your life who help you be the best version of yourself - just as the other Spider-men/women/ham do for Miles?

Worship service: "Magic is for everyone"