Church Youth Ministry Hosts Big Hero 6 Movie Night

Posted by Paul Murray on Sunday Jan 10, 2016 Under Event Productions

Considering that the Big Hero 6 movie was a phenomenal film, there is only one way to make the movie better, and that is by hosting a children’s movie event in a space that is transformed into San Fransokyo with featured characters from the film. That is exactly what occurred when Southern Outdoor Cinema partnered with the Youth Ministry at a Church in Roswell Georgia for movie night in a basketball gym. It was truly amazing to watch their church community come together to create an unforgettable atmosphere for the children to enjoy and remember for a very long time.

Southern Outdoor Cinema provided the inflatable movie screen to showcase the film, and the Youth Ministry and the church community did an excellent job of decorating the gym with themed items from the Big Hero 6 film. The decorations included paper lanterns for ambient lighting, white balloons decorated with the one-of-a-kind Baymax face, props that resembled the San Fransokyo city and skyline, colorful balloons, bags and bags of popcorn, lots of tasty treats at the fully stocked concession stands and much more.

Big Hero 6 Movie Night at Church

The youth fully enjoyed the special guest appearances by the Big Hero 6 movie characters, which included Baymax, Hiro Hamada and Honey Lemon. The energy in the room was vibrant and electric as the children ran, played and interacted with the movie characters. Of course, the super cuddly Baymax character stole the show as the children could not get enough of the life-sized superhero that had clearly captured the imagination of the smaller children.

Big Hero 6 Movie Characters

The movie event was truly epic before and after the featured film even started. However, when the film was playing the children enjoyed watching their favorite Big Hero 6 characters on the large inflatable screen. The children cheered, laughed and smiled as the event was truly a family affair with very supportive adults and teenagers who worked really hard to ensure that the youngest participants had a great time.

The movie event was truly filled with joy and tons of smiles and laughter as all of the participants interacted with each other like one big happy family. Another thing that the children really enjoyed was the freedom to make unlimited trips to the concession stands. It seemed like there was as much popcorn and candy as any small movie theater that I had ever been to.

Having Southern Outdoor Cinema screens at the Big Hero 6 movie event was a fantastic experience for everyone. Even though the children were very respectful and well-behaved, it was still great to have the presence of an inflatable and mobile movie screen that is durable and capable of withstanding a room filled with excited children who played freely and safely.

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It can be hard for young adults to meet other singles these days, especially if they are looking for a safe and wholesome environment in which to meet others their own age. Many people go to bars and nightclubs or resort to online dating sites to find a significant other, but recently a community church came up with a new alternative for those in their parish.

This church decided to host an outdoor movie event where the singles in their community could mingle with each other in an environment that was not only safe, it was fun. They had a huge inflatable movie screen set up on the church’s lawn with their building as the backdrop. A movie for young adult singles was selected as the main feature of the evening, and to get the event started off, the pastor spoke about how he had met his spouse at a special event at church.

Part of what made the outdoor movie event for singles such a success was the amount of people who came. Not only did this large church invite its own members, they asked singles from their four satellite churches to come as well. They also didn’t make it exclusively for the church members. Non-church members were included, and everyone was encouraged to bring a friend. Because it was only for singles in the community, there were no families with little children involved. This made it much easier for everyone who attended to mingle with others freely.

The movie started as the sun went down. The large group of singles who showed up for the event had brought blankets, pillows, and lawn chairs. Everyone was able to claim a spot on the church’s lawn where they could be comfortable, and the inflatable screen was big enough that everyone was able to find a good place for viewing the presentation. It became an entertaining way to sit back and relax on a warm evening with both new and old friends.

The hosts of this outdoor movie event for singles realized that it could be difficult to actually talk to others and meet new people while watching a movie, so they included many other activities. Before the feature film was scheduled to begin they had games such as corn hole set up, but it was the line dancing that stole the show. A huge group of people joined in as the music played. It was as fun to watch as it was to dance, and it turned out to be the perfect way to break the ice.

You can’t host a successful event without food. The church arranged to have plenty of food trucks come in and offer the guests a terrific way to get snacks and treats both before and during the movie. In keeping with the movie theater feel they also made sure that there was plenty of popcorn to go around. Many of the singles thought ahead and brought along picnic dinners to enjoy on the lawn of the church.

Social events are a great way to meet up with new people in the community. When a church decides to host an outdoor movie event they are providing their members a wonderful way to find other singles in their area while remaining safe. This church’s movie night event for young adults was a huge success, and hopefully many of those who attended can one day tell a story similar to their pastor’s about how they met their spouse at a special church event.

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Made in Georgia: Church Produces Hit Films

Posted by Paul Murray on Thursday May 15, 2014 Under Georgia Film Industry

Filmed in Georgia: Courageous

There has been a lot of talk about made in Georgia movies lately. Many well-known movies have been filmed in Georgia over the past several years. Four successful made in Georgia movies were produced by a unique production company, Sherwood Pictures, a ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church. Sherwood Pictures, located in Albany, Georgia, has been involved in this made in Georgia trend since 2003 when the movie “Flywheel” was released.

Alex Kendrick founded Sherwood Pictures, and, with the help of his brother, Stephen Kendrick, produced four successful Christian films between 2003 and 2011. The first movie, “Flywheel,” is about an untrustworthy businessman who is struggling with his business and customers as well as his family. He turns to God and turns his life around by the end of the movie. This movie was produced on a very small budget, but still managed to earn more than $37,000 in theaters. In addition, several hundred thousand copies of the DVD have been sold.

“Facing the Giants,” released in 2006, is the story of a struggling high school football coach. When he turns to God he is able to overcome his professional and personal problems. This movie was also shot on a small budget, in fact real high school football teams were used for filming.

The movie “Fireproof” also features a man struggling in his life. In this case a firefighter, Caleb Holt, is struggling in his marriage. With the threat of divorce, his father leads Caleb to God through a book and Caleb and his wife are able to save their marriage with the help of God.

“Courageous” was the most successful as well the most expensive film to produce for Sherwood Pictures. In “Courageous,” a group of police officers seek the help of God to become better parents.

All four of these films feature a similar main theme: men seeking and receiving God’s help in their personal and professional lives. With each movie the small production company enjoyed increased success. Although Sherwood pictures started with very small budgets, especially for the first film, “Flywheel,” the movies have earned a large amount at the box office when compared to their budgets.

Sherwood Baptist Church benefited financially from this venture, and Alex and Stephen Kendrick benefited professionally. The pair recently announced that they would be separating from Sherwood Pictures to form their own, independent production company, Kendrick Brothers Productions. The Kendrick brothers will continue producing Christian films and the two remain members and associate pastors at Sherwood Baptist Church.

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Churches Host Outdoor Movie Night Instead of Trick or Treat

Posted by Paul Murray on Monday Sep 24, 2012 Under Event Productions, Tips

Parents all over are experiencing increasing fears about the safety of trick or treating and other traditional Halloween activities. Adults worry about children being out after dark, especially unsupervised, and are concerned about the risks of consuming treats from strangers. Trusted community organizations like churches have begun filling the need for safe and fun alternative activities for children. Planning a unique event filled with fun fall activities will help both parents and children have an enjoyable and worry free Halloween.

Churches looking for a unique way to help families in the community celebrate Halloween and the fall season should consider a Halloween or fall themed outdoor movie event. An event like this appeals to both children and parents as an alternative to potentially dangerous trick or treating or other unsupervised Halloween activities. Fun games and activities and a wholesome family movie are the keys to a successful alternative Halloween event.

The church can start the evening by offering some fun activities like bobbing for apples, fall or crafts, tractor rides and face painting. Volunteers can help run the booths and, if desired and possible, prizes like candy or other small favors can be given out to participating children. (Click Here To Tweet.)

A child friendly movie “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”, or any other family movie, shown on a large movie screen will be the perfect ending to the event. After time spent with friends and family enjoying games and other activities; children and adults will enjoy relaxing and enjoying a movie together.

A safe fall event like this is perfect for families concerned about Halloween safety, or those who simply want to stay away from the stresses of trick or treating and enjoy a fun evening with friends and family. An outdoor movie adds a unique element that will make the event stand out and will encourage more families to attend.

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God At The Movies

Posted by Paul Murray on Monday Sep 17, 2012 Under Movie Articles

Outdoor movies are appropriate for a wide variety of venues: local parks, schools, businesses, and churches. Movies have a unique way of bringing people together, and movies can tell stories and convey important messages to viewers. Let’s explore the benefits of planning an outdoor movie at a church.

Why host an outdoor movie at your church? Outdoor movie events are popular and, if advertised in the community, can draw a crowd that includes un-churched community members. The event can be a great opportunity to reach out to members of the community who have not experienced church. This type of event invites those who may not be familiar with your mission to learn about your church, your teachings and your mission.

An outdoor movie event also provides a great outlet for family fun and fellowship with friends. In addition to fun, an appropriate movie can supplement your teaching and start an important conversation about what you are currently focusing on.

Movies can be very powerful. Movies have the power to tell important stories; in fact, today story telling often takes place at the movies. The stories told in movies can create a friendly and familiar connection to Jesus for church and community members since Jesus was a story teller.

Good movies can speak of the struggles of human existence in a way that the average person can relate to. Some movies remind us of our struggles to find hope and meaning and inspire us with examples of the power of redemption.

Movie choice is very important. You want to choose a movie that will appeal to church and community members, is age appropriate for your expected audience and that remains in line with the values of your church and community. (Click here to retweet this.)

We Bought a Zoo, a newer selection, will inspire viewers with the story of a family struggling to get over the loss of the wife and mother and fix up the old zoo they bought to save the animals and provide enjoyment for the community. The Blind Side tells the story of a young man who overcomes his troubled childhood and goes on to play professional football with the help and support of a loving Christian family. Other possible selections include Soul Surfer, Dolphin Tale, The Pursuit of Happyness, Rudy and Pay it Forward. Some of these movies speak directly about religion and church, while others inspire us simply by telling the stories of people who live their lives in loving in giving ways.

Outdoor movie events are perfect for a church because they provide a chance to gather with friends and family and invite un-churched people to join your community and learn more about the mission of your church. In addition, well chosen movies can promote the values and teachings that are important to your church and its members.

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