Reconciling Journey Ministries

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This page was last updated: November 5, 2015


Some Movie Suggestions are:


The Laramie Project
An all-star cast delivers a compelling performance based on a theatrical portrayal of reactions to the Matthew Shepard story, a 1998 murder that took place in Laramie, Wyo., and became a lightning rod for rallies against homophobia and hate crimes. Moisés Kaufman writes and directs, based on his own stage play.

Normal
Roy, a small-town Illinois man, wildly declares after blacking out on his 25th wedding anniversary that he's convinced he's a woman trapped inside a man's body. It's up to Roy's shell-shocked wife, Irma, his kids and the entire community to come to terms with this stunning revelation. It won't be easy. Based on a hit play by Jane Anderson.

Latter Days
This controversial film explores the consequences of a young Mormon missionary, Aaron, recognizing his homosexuality and falling in love with another man. Aaron's first sexual encounter with a gay "party boy" leads to a passionate romance that gets Aaron excommunicated from his church and risks destroying both their lives. Latter Days offers a mix of romantic comedy and powerful drama.

Freeheld
Detective Lieutenant Laurel Hester spent 25 years investigating tough cases in Ocean County, New Jersey, protecting the rights of victims and putting her life on the line. She had no reason to expect that in the last year of her life, after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, that her final battle for justice would be for the woman she loved.

I Exist
Winner of the New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival's Best Documentary award, this groundbreaking film gives a voice to gay and lesbian Middle Easterners who live in the United States. Interviews with a variety of gay Middle Eastern men and women and their family members reveal the negative stereotypes the group faces in regard to sexual orientation, race and cultural belief systems.

Mambo Italiano
When Angelo announces he's moving out, his old-fashioned, Italian-immigrant parents, Maria and Gino nearly have a fit. After all, dutiful sons are supposed to stay home until they're married. But when they discover he's rooming with his buddy Nino, they settle down. That is, until they discover the two are actually a couple, a scandal that brings "agita" to everyone in the family.

We also encourage small groups to occasionally meet for MOVIE NIGHTS --- if you have a great movie you would like to view with your RJM group, please let us know about it and we will add it to our resource list below. 

Our goal is to develop a library of discussion guides for each of these movies.  Please share with us any resources you find and/or develop so that we can share those with the larger RJM community of small groups. 
MOVIE NIGHTS 
Rockford, IL

Reconciling Journey Rockford
Meeting on the 3rd Friday of every month

6:30-8:00pm

(doors open at 6pm,
fellowship time
following meeting)

Rock Valley College
Student Center RM 1224

As small groups launch, we would like to add here your group location, date, and time to a resource list of small groups meeting in homes, churches, campuses, coffee shops, etc. nation-wide. 

As your group grows we can dedicate as many pages as you need to support your small group with upcoming announcements, resources, and other information specific to your small group.  RJM is here to support the growth and success of your small group.  So -- get started today and contact us for next steps. 
Kalamazoo, MI

Nest LGBTQ Christian Community
Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday
of every month

6:30-8:00pm

Kalamazoo Quaker Meeting House
508 Denner Street,
Kalamazoo, Michigan,  49007

Nov 2015 starting
Online Group
(based in Rockford, IL)

We are currently starting a small group bible study that is going to meet every 2-4 weeks online via a live computer group (Google Hangout).  It is based on Willow Creek Community Church's Thrive series. We hope to start meeting in the next few weeks.  All videos and content will be provided.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact me:
rdevold@hotmail.com
or text me at 630-301-9966

- Ronda DeVold-McCaskill