Local Church Offers Outdoor Movie After National Night Out

This Tuesday, Clarke County residents will gather with police and emergency officials to observe the 6th annual National Night Out (read more here) in Rose Hill Park to stand in solidarity against crime in our community. The official event runs from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Rose Hill Park in Berryville, however this year one local church will be screening an outdoor movie in the park after the event concludes.

As a gift to the community during the National Night Out celebration, Tuesday, August 7th Apple Valley Baptist Church will be showing the box-office hit movie “Courageous.”

Courageous is another successful movie from Sherwood Pictures, the movie making ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia.  Just like the ministry’s previous movies, Fireproof and Chasing the Giants, this new movie is filled with action.  Viewers will find themselves laughing and cheering for the main characters to succeed.

According to the movie trailer, Courageous follows the lives of four policemen who are “confident and focused” on the job but struggle with the challenge of fatherhood.  “When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering.”

The movie will begin at approximately 8:15 pm weather permitting.  Those attending should bring lawn chairs or blankets to use on the grass.  To ensure a great experience, the movie will be projected on a 15×15 foot screen and an enhanced portable audio system will be used.

Although Courageous is rated PG-13, the church feels the movie is a very positive movie for the family.  A full review is available online at http://www.pluggedin.com/videos/2012/q1/courageous.aspx.

Courageous will challenge and inspire the community through the lives of everyday heroes.  All are encouraged to come and contribute to the spirit of unity within Clarke County.


  1. Wondering .. says:

    Looked up the reviews on the film and it is not the type of movie that we would take our family of young children to view. Perhaps the “church” ( not sure if this is the selection made by one person or the consensus of the entire congregation ) should use better judgment. There are plenty of films that have positive messages.