North Cleveland Baptist to offer free showing of ‘I Can Only Imagine’
On Sunday night, March 24, North Cleveland Baptist Church welcomes the community to a free showing of “I Can Only Imagine.”
It is a is a powerful and moving story of redemption and reconciliation. A tremendous cast includes Dennis Quaid and Trace Adkins. The movie is beautifully shot and well structured. Best of all, “I Can Only Imagine” promotes the theme of forgiveness, redemption and repentance that can be found in Jesus, noted North Cleveland Baptist Pastor jay McCluskey.
Bart Millard is an imaginative young boy in Greenville, Texas, who loves to bike around and listen to cassette tapes. His home life is not so pleasant, though. His father Arthur (Dennis Quaid), who is troubled by his failure to achieve football dreams, is abusive toward Bart and Bart’s mother. One day Bart’s mother decides she
can’t take the abuse anymore and leaves.
Years later, still with his father, Bart plays football in high school, but when he breaks both his legs, any thought of fulfilling his father’s dreams is crushed. Bart’s girlfriend Shannon prompts him to join the Glee Club. In the Glee Club, Bart’s teacher finds out Bart actually has a great voice, so she gives him the lead role in a musical against his wishes. When the day of the play comes, Bart doesn’t tell his father about it, for fear of being mocked by him.
Bart’s relationship with his father goes from bad to worse, and Bart decides that he’s done. So, he decides to leave his father and his girlfriend, Shannon. By “chance,” Bart finds himself with a band and becomes their lead singer. When the band struggles to impress some record labels, Bart knows he must go home to resolve issues with his
father. What Bart doesn’t know is that his father is dying from cancer and has found the Lord, but can Bart ever forgive his father?
McCluskey said, “We are proud to invite the community to experience ‘I Can Only Imagine’ with us. Not only is admission free, North Cleveland Baptist will also provide complimentary popcorn and beverages.”
The showing starts at 6 p.m. in the church activity building.
North Cleveland Baptist is located at 2815 North Ocoee St., directly across from the Cherokee National Forest offices.
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