Full Length Screening with Rick Santorum Attending
Releasing simultaneously in theaters in the U.S. and England on November 22nd , Max Lucado’s THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE is an instant Christmas classic and you’re invited to a one-time preview showing of THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE with a special message from Max Lucado. This showing is reserved for pastors and their pastoral staff, as well as community and organization leaders with the purpose of determining how best to support the movie in this city on opening weekend (Nov.22-24). Please click the link to RSVP for you and a guest.
The small Village of Gladbury, England has its very own Christmas legend. Every twenty-five years an Angel is said to be sent from God to the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE and prays will receive their miracle on Christmas Eve. But this year is 1890, the dawn of the electric age, and the light of candles and hope in miracles are fading.
Impact Productions has teamed up with former Sen. Rick Santorum’s Echolight Studios to turn Max Lucado’s classic story into one of the most beautiful Christmas films in decades. Shot on location in the timeless English countryside by famed Pinewood Studios and starring Hans Matheson (Sherlock Holmes) and Samantha Barks (Les Miserables) and introducing singing sensation, Susan Boyle, in her film debut, THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE tells the story of the young minister who has lost his faith in a God who answers prayer and the town that needs more than just one miracle.
November 20, 2013, 6:00 PM
“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little — do what you can.” ` Sydney Smith
I AM THE NATION
I am 281 million living souls and the ghosts of those who have lived and fought and died for me.
I am Nathan Hale and Paul Revere. I stood at Lexington andfired the shot heard around the world. I am Washington, Jefferson, and Patrick Henry. I am John Paul Jones, the GreenMountain Boys and Davy Crockett. I am Lee, Grant, Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Pershing, Eisenhower, MacArthur, Patton, and Colin Powell.
I remember the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor and September 11, 2001. When freedom called, I answered and stayed until it was over, over there. I left my heroic dead in Flanders Fields, the rock of Corregidor, on the bleak slopes of Korea, in the steaming jungle of Vietnam and the desert sands of Kuwait.
I am the Statue of Liberty, the wheat fields of Kansas, the granite hills of Vermont, and Tennessee the Volunteer State. I am the coalfields of the Virginias and Pennsylvania, the fertile lands of the west, the Golden Gate, Brooklyn Bridge and the Grand Canyon. I am Independence Hall, the Monitor, the Merrimac and the Challenger. I am the Liberty Bell that first rang for freedom.
I am big. I sprawl from the Atlantic to the Pacific – three million square miles of land throbbing with industry. I am two million farms. I am forest, field, mountain and desert. I am quiet villages and cities that never sleep. You can look at me and see Ben Franklin walking down the streets of Philadelphia with his breadloaf under his arm. You can see the lights of Christmas and hear the strains of “Auld Land Syne” as the calendar turns.
I am Babe Ruth and the World Series. I am more than 170,000 schools and colleges and more than 300,000 churches where my people worship God as they choose. I am a ballot dropped into a box, the roar of a crowd in a stadium, the voice of a choir in a cathedral. I am an editorial in a newspaper and a letter to Congress. I am John Glenn and Neil Armstrong and their fellow astronauts who whirl above my head. I am Eli Whitney and Stephen Foster, Tom Edison, Albert Einstein and Billy Graham. I am Horace Greeley, Will Rogers and the Wright brothers. I am George Washington Carver, Jonas Salk and Martin Luther King Jr. I am Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Walt Whitman and Thomas Paine.
Yes, I am the nation and these are the things I am. I was conceived in freedom and God willing, in freedom I shall spend the rest of my days.
May I always possess the integrity, the courage and the strength to keep myself unshackled, to remain a citadel of freedom and a beacon of hope to the world.
“Coming together is a beginning;
Keeping together is progress;
working together is success.”
“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” ~ Vista M. Kelly
Take a minute to think about this quote and those of us who are out there fighting to make a difference in the world and stand on the principles the Republican Party was founded upon. Together, like snowflakes, we can do it!