The Lenten Series during the Sundays of Lent (February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29) will feature episodes from The Twilight Zone.
The Twilight Zone was one of the most influential programs in television history. For five spellbinding seasons (1959-1964), it kept audiences on the edge of their seats with its unique brand of chills and suspense. Though outwardly a fantasy/science fiction series, The Twilight Zone really focused on everyday fears, superstitions, and prejudices by which we are all victimized. May of the ways in which these human foibles were depicted lent themselves to spiritual interpretation. Rod Serling, while writing the series, was an active member along with his wife, Carol, of the Unitarian Community Church of Santa Monica, California. Watching these episodes will be a very entertaining way to address important issues from a spiritual perspective.
We will begin on February 22 with what is considered to be the best episode, “A Private World of Darkness.” The title of this episode was later changed (I won’t tell you what it is for those who have never seen it, since it might give away the surprise ending!). A signup sheet is posted on the bulletin board outside Davis Chapel for those attending. Please mark off the Sundays you will be attending as we need to know how many to expect for lunch each week. The cost is $5.50. Sunday School children will eat for free. The Confirmation Class, Youth Group, and Sunday School Children are encouraged to attend as they will enjoy the episodes very much. We will have lunch first together in the Lee Room beginning at 11:15am, and then at 12:00noon, we will watch the episode (about 24 minutes). Then we will spend about half an hour discussing the spiritual themes in the story.
We hope to see you there!