Do I Need This? A Film about our Relationship with Stuff

How much is enough? Always a good question as we take time in late winter to reflect on our relationship with material things, with the “stuff” that often seems to fill both our garages and our busy lives. Please join the St. James Creation Task Force at 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 18 for a showing of Do I Need This? by independent filmmaker Kate Shermerhorn.

As the hour-long film unfolds, Kate explores her own relationship with the material things that have come to fill her house and garage while helping her aging parents downsize and contend with signs of increasing dementia. Along the way, we also meet a number of other Americans much like ourselves: decluttering counselors and cheerful hoarders, a Buddhist monk with a closet full of robes he never wears and a Texas couple who have turned their home into a crowded museum of “stuff” with every room dedicated to a different kind of vintage American product.

The tone of the film is gently humorous and compassionate, not preachy, as it explores our life as consumers and our relationships with loved ones and they and we both age. A brief discussion facilitated by panelists from St. James and the local community will follow the film. Light refreshments will be served.

All are welcome! Admission is free! Please join us if you can!
St. James Lutheran Church

York St & N Stratton St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA
St. James Lutheran Church is located on the corner of York and Stratton Streets in Gettysburg. Parking is available at the rear of the church. Please enter the church via the back door on E. Zerfing Alley.

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