The Journey Church presents "The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry"

| 23 Apr 2012 | 02:58

WEST MILFORD — All are welcome to the Journey Church on Friday, May 4, for a night of laughter, friendship, popcorn and a great movie.

"The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry" is a 2009 Christian film, directed by Rich Christiano. The majority of the film was filmed in Holley, N.Y. It is the story of Dustin, Albert and Mark, 12-year-old friends looking forward to a summer of fun in 1970. Dustin becomes friends with 75-year-old neighbor, Jonathan Sperry, who he has seen at church and whose lawn he mows. Mr. Sperry begins a Bible study with Dustin and his friends and encourages them to be kind to all, even Nick, the bully they are afraid of. He also has Dustin mow the lawn for a neighbor but doesn't want him to tell who is paying for it.

One day, Mr. Sperry dies and the kids realize how much he meant to them. They also find out a secret that shows just how kind and forgiving Mr. Sperry was in life.

The movie is family friendly and open to all. The cost is $5 for those 14 and older, $2.50 for kids ages 4 through 13, and free for those 3 and under. It begins at 7:30 p.m. Food will be available.

The Journey Church of the Highlands is located at 184 Marshall Hill Road.