Max Lucado's The Christmas Candle

Date Posted: 11/21/2013

Releasing simultaneously in theaters in the U.S. and England on November
22nd, Max Lucado's The Christmas Candle is an instant Christmas classic.

This film fits "hand-in-glove" with Advent and thus our reason for talking
to UMC churches and leadership.

The small Village of Gladbury, England has its very own Christmas legend.
Every twenty-five years an Angel is said to be sent from God to the
village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights the
Christmas Candle and prays will receive their miracle on Christmas Eve.
But this year is 1890, the dawn of the electric age, and the light of
candles and hope in miracles are fading.

We want to encourage the UMC churches to use the movie, which will release
in mid-November, as a way to revitalize Advent and the Christmas season as
a whole by attending in groups from the church in theaters on November
22-24 (Friday-Sunday).

Here is information on the film:

From bestselling author, Max Lucado, comes THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE, a timeless holiday film for the entire family.

Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end.

When David Richmond (Hans Matheson), a progressive young minister, arrives in Gladbury, the villagers discover a new formula for miracles: good deeds and acts of kindness. While David's quest to modernize Gladbury sets him at odds with the old world candlemaker, he finds an unlikely ally in the lovely skeptic, Emily Barstow (Samantha Barks). Now, the fiery candlemaker must fight to preserve the legacy of the Christmas Candle. But when the candle goes missing, the miraculous and human collide in the most astonishing Christmas the village of Gladbury has ever seen.

Starring Hans Matheson (Clash of the Titans, Sherlock Holmes), Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), Lesley Manville (Disney's A Christmas Carol), and Sylvester McCoy (The Hobbit Trilogy, Doctor Who). Also starring John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Barbara Flynn (Miss Potter) with James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, Braveheart). And introducing singing phenomenon, Susan Boyle, in her feature film debut.

Ticket Information:


Resources: - 30 sec trailer, 9 One Minute Video Devotionals with Max Lucado, Behind the Scenes video (2.5 mins), Church mini-poster, church bulletin insert, Sermon Outline from Max Lucado - trailer, poster, wallpapers, web banners, social media pieces


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