New Documentary About Haywood Street Fresco Launches “Host A Screening” Campaign
At the intersection of faith and art, the film follows the rare creation of a contemporary fresco mural inside the sanctuary of the Haywood Street Congregation UMC in Asheville, NC. This is a painting not of the rich and powerful, but of people battling homelessness, addiction, and mental illness. From first sketch to final unveiling, the viewer witnesses the difficulties of this ancient artistic technique while also meeting an ensemble cast of rich, complex characters.
The film team is launching a “Host A Screening” campaign to bring the story to communities and congregations around Western North Carolina. They’ve created a screening kit that includes all the tools necessary to host a successful event, either virtually or in-person: Discussion guide (created in conjunction with Haywood Street), digital download, license to publicly exhibit the film, and marketing materials to promote event.
Also, you can watch an exclusive 12-minute “sneak peek” clip here:
- https://vimeo.com/457320263 (Password: fresco)
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.