We will be showing two films in Sunday School over the four Lord’s Days in August. Both productions are about children who were responsible for two of the great hymns of the church: When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder and The Love Of God.
Bessie – Bessie is the dramatic story of the history behind the hymn, When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder. Is there more to the comfortable Christian life than attending church and living good lives? Hurrying through the rush of daily life, James Black decides to take a short cut through an alley, little imagining how his life is about to change. James meets and befriends a poor girl named Bessie and discovers the true value of a human soul and the time God has given us.
Indescribable – Amidst financial pressures and the uncertainties of WWI, Pastor Frederick Lehman begins to write a song about The Love Of God. When he gets stuck on the third verse, ten-year-old Blynn comes to the rescue by calling a sibling council and laying out a strategy to help Papa write the song. Along the way, they waste a lot of paper, explore an old asylum, meet a real Jewish Rabbi, and learn about events that took place more than 800 years earlier. Faced with failure and grief, Blynn is left grappling with a desire to love God. Can Papa help Blynn discover the truth about loving God?