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Film screening raises funds for Hope House

staff report • Feb 21, 2013 at 10:55 AM

KINGSPORT — Colonial Heights Christian Church will screen the PureFlix pro-life drama “Meant to Be” at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2, as a fund-raiser for Hope House, a non-profit organization that helps single women in crisis pregnancy.

Starring Erika Eleniak, Bradley Dorsey, Dean Cain, Della Reese and Michael Gross, “Meant to Be” follows 20-year old Nathan Burr (Dorsey), who loses his career and his girlfriend and questions his purpose in life. Compounding his struggle is the fact that Nathan grew up in a foster home and never met his birth mother. He sets out to find his mother and come to terms with her rejection of him.

His journey begins by flying to the city where he was born. He checks into a hotel and meets Mave (Reese) the hotel’s housekeeper. Encouraged by Mave’s wisdom and the help of a hotel guest, Shelly, (Kristen Renton) Nathan finds the address of his mother, Linda Dixon (Eleniak).

Linda is a social worker who agonizes over the decision she made with Nathan 20 years ago. In an effort to assuage the guilt of giving up her son, Linda gets caught up in the life of a teenage mother, Tori (Erin Sossoman) who is conflicted by the decision to abort her baby. When Nathan gathers the courage to meet his mother, he uncovers a terrible secret that redefines what was meant to be for his life.

“Meant to Be” will be shown in the church’s Family Life Center. Lori Marett, the film’s screenwriter, will attend. An update on Hope House will be given, and local author Cindy Sproles, a CHCC member, will have copies of her book, “New Sheets,” for sale, also to benefit Hope House. Concessions will be available.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $5 and are available at Lifeway Christian Store, Kingsport; at CHCC, 105 Meadow Lane; and from 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday at the Hope House Center for Women, 1567 N. Eastman Road, Suite 7.

Tickets at the door will be $7. For more information, call 247-7994.

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