BRIGHTON — The movie “The Christmas Candle” will screen for free at Brighton Christian Church next month.
The church, 308 S. Main St. in Brighton, will host two showings: at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.
The movie is based on a novel by Max Lucado about a young minister and his experiences in the village of Gladbury, where legend has it that every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas eve. The movie is set in 1890, at the beginning of the electric age, and chronicles the young minister’s quest to modernize the village, putting him at odds with the candlemaker. The candle goes missing and the miraculous and human collide in the most astonishing Christmas the village ever has seen.
The movie is the Crystal Dove Seal winner for Best Limited Release Film of the Year.
“Max Lucado’s ‘Christmas Candle’ is a heartwarming movie with a message of hope that is so important today,” Roma Downey of “Touched By An Angel” said in a press release. “We hope everyone has a chance to see this new holiday classic.” Refreshments will follow the 90-minute film.
To reserve a seat, call (618) 604-1711.