All Saints

All Saints

DVD - 2017
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Based on the inspiring true story of salesman turned pastor Michael Spurlock, the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.
Publisher: Culver City, California :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE ALL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
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Feb 17, 2020

Worth watching for the spiritual message of "God has a better, often bigger plan when our human plans fail. " based on true story. Acting not that good.

Jan 16, 2020

im thinking maybe this isnt the movie I wanted, not even expected....But it was the movie I needed.

Thank you Corbett and Corbyn for dedicating yourselves to this production whether you fully believe in it or not. Sometimes even a simple but beautiful movie can make a difference to someone else, for just one more day....

Please watch this movie, and allow yourself to engage it.

And then enjoy what I meant.

Oct 08, 2018

Based on true events and bonus featured life interviews of the real people who were involved in 2008 to save the "All Saints" church in Smyrna, Tennessee . Too bad the story was dramatized and left off some hard facts as "brown people fatigue" of some locals. Nonetheless, an uplifting film for everybody, skeptics, cynics, atheist and the faithful. Find out more in the interview with Rev. Michael Spurlock and real characters in "Summary."

May 11, 2018

Sometimes fun, very faithful. An inspiring story of how a small and floundering church community is uplifted by some unexpected refugees.

May 10, 2018

Clumsily directed, amateurishly written and acted but still manages to pack more truth, more soul, more uplift than 90% of Hollywood films.

Apr 07, 2018

Great movie , heartwarming and inspiring . Would recommend .

Feb 25, 2018

Theme has been done before, and done better. It’s o.k.

Feb 20, 2018

Burmese Karen refugees and church members work together to save the local Episcopalian church in a small town in Tennessee from being sold for the latest big box store location.
wonderful story of acceptance, respect and cooperation.

LoganLib_darsh Jan 29, 2018

great to see a true story being made into a wonderful film.

Jan 28, 2018

Watch this movie. I loved it. True positive story about a church & community in Tennessee. I felt good after watching it. Also enjoyed the Special Features section with the real people & story behind the movie. Watch it.

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Oct 08, 2018

*** Spoiler Alert*** (For future references and ponder some more after the film):

My first call was in Africa, building a chapel. But what the people really needed was an aqueduct. So, every day we'd build the chapel, and every night, they'd tear out the wood and add it to the aqueduct. God's wisdom is vast, Michael. We don't always know what he's asking.
We both have changes ahead, Michael. You're at the River Jordan, son. You got them to the promised land but you can't cross over. All Saints needs an experienced hand to build its future, and you... Well, you need some seasoning.

Oct 08, 2018

Why, if God asked us to plant these crops, would he allow them to be destroyed? Now, I don't know the mind of God, and that's the truth. Was it his voice I heard, or was it mine? That's something to question, something
to pray over, at least for me. A friend of mine felt called by God to go to Africa, build a chapel. But he wound up with an aqueduct. Which is what the people needed. We tried to save our church by starting a farm, but as we fought together down here in these fields, we found that we had actually started something else, something each of us, in our own way, needed more. A community. Baptists from Riverview, Buddhists from Nashville, farmers from Smyrna, farmers from the other side of the world,
connected beyond that building, beyond this land. It's our aqueduct. Maybe it's what God intended all along.

Oct 08, 2018

You brought me to a church full of old cranks.
-I think they prefer "senior cranks."
I'm not Korean. Karen. From Burma, next to Thailand.
We were farmers, then soldier. We fight for our land, for our people. Fight in the jungle, in the mountain. They burned our villages. Many dead, many gone. Girls crying over dead mothers, father over dead son. Many family lost or broken. They forced us into refugee camp. Thailand. We cannot leave. There is nothing for children to do, nothing for men to do. Just wait. Wait. The people fight, cry, scream in the night. Young people, they go bad, go crazy. They steal, lie. Girls get raped. Boys, too, sometime. But we have a church hut. It is for rice, really. We sit on rice bag and we sing and pray, say Bible verses and story in church hut. Yeah, many dead, many gone, many family broken. But in church hut, we are one family. Through Jesus Christ.


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Oct 08, 2018

Rev. Michael Spurlock Tells the Story Behind All Saints:

Real faces of the film:

Feb 06, 2018

All Saints Episcopal Church is nearly empty on Sunday mornings anyway. You could fit the entire congregation into a selfie. Without much squeezing. So it was really no big deal. Just deliver a few transitional sermons, gently nudge the members into another congregation and … sell the whole kit and caboodle.

There is, however, one teeny, tiny problem: God keeps tapping Michael on the shoulder.

The week after Michael and his family show up, several refugees come to church. They're members of the Karen people group, farmers from Burma who've been transplanted to the little town of Smyrna, Tenn., of all places. They don't speak much English. They're believers. They're in obvious need. And every time Michael sees their humble, smiling faces and shakes their roughly calloused hands, his heart goes out to them.

At times, Michael and others question why God would seemingly not be there to aid them in moments of need. But the film makes it clear that God was using their situation and struggling efforts in other ways and for other purposes. A church bishop voices the film's key message when he says, "God's wisdom is vast, Michael. We don't always know what He's asking."

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Apr 24, 2018

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