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Advent series draws on ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

By From page A10 | November 26, 2013

Davis Community Church will celebrate the season of Advent with a series of services focused on the much-loved Frank Capra classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The series will draw a connection between traditional Advent biblical texts and contemporary life issues using clips from the movie and brief dramatic appearances by actors depicting characters from the film.

From George Bailey’s hopelessness and struggle to the sense that life is precious, the film offers timeless life lessons that will be woven into the season.

The series begins Dec. 1, the first Sunday of Advent, and continues through the month and on Christmas Eve. All are welcome at Sunday services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Christmas Eve services will be at 4 and 5 p.m. (designed for families with young children) and at 7 and 9 p.m.

In addition, DCC will offer “Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World?,” a program that invites participants to substitute consumption with compassion by practicing four countercultural concepts: seek the sacred, spend less, give presence and love all.

The program presents options that shift the focus to a joyous celebration of Christmas that enriches hearts, homes and the wider world, over a hollow retail binge that depletes pocketbooks and spirits. Vickie Ito will facilitate this class in the DCC Library at 9:40 a.m. Sundays, Dec. 8 and 15.

For a full slate of Advent and Christmas events, call the church office at 530-753-2894 or visit www.dccpres.org.

Enterprise staff

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