Methodist Heritage Day Movie Event!
When: Wednesday, May 24th 6:00 – 7:48 pm (108 min.)
Where: PEUMC Sanctuary on the big blow-up screen
One Foot in Heaven is a witty 1941 American biographical film about a traveling Methodist minister and his family as they move from one parish to another in the early part of the 20th century. Along with Citizen Kane, it was nominated for Best Picture in 1941.
May 24th is a special day for the People Called Methodists. We call this Aldersgate Day or Heritage Day. On this day in 1738, John Wesley attended a Moravian group meeting in Aldersgate, London, where he received a religious experience—a pivotal moment in his life that ultimately led to the development of the Methodist movement in Britain and America:
“In the evening, I went very unwillingly to a society meeting on Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther’s preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ—Christ alone—for salvation; and an assurance was given to me that He had taken away my sins—even mine—and saved me from sin and death.”