In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.
~ Albert Camus
It was late on December 20th, 2014 and I was still recovering from my surgery. I read an email from my friend Gail in which she asked if the Junior League of Phoenix (JLP) would be interested in hosting a movie screening. Gail works at The Arizona Partnership for Immunization.
It was this movie screening:
I watched the trailer.
I called her to talk on the phone.
I pretty much told her that I didn’t know but I would find a way. We talked about how I could manage this in my capacity as the member training committee chair and we came up with a plan. The next morning I sent out some emails to my Team Leader in the Junior League and my co-chair. Both were supportive. Gail and I discussed venues and what options we had. We decided that my cousin, who is Lead pastor at Scottsdale First Church of the Nazarene, would be a good person to approach. So an email went to him. I received immediate replies and all were supportive.
Here I am 2 months later. The JLP team lead I serve under, has allowed for this to become a bigger deal within the JLP. More partnerships have developed and are included below.
Our goal is to provide one large movie screening with a panel that is targeting about 200 viewers.
If you are local – please save the date:
Thursday, April 9th 2015
Scottsdale First Church of the Nazarene
2340 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
5:30 – 9:00 pm / Movie starts at approx 6:30
Sign in opens with a meet and greet: 5:30
Movie and topic is introduced and screened 6:30
(movie is 80 minutes long)
Panel discussion at end of film
closing meet and greet