June 17, 2020
Prayers for the Entertainment Industry
Dear HPN members,
An earlier version of this email contained a broken link for "Deciding What to Watch." Please see the updated link below.

Happy Father's Day to all our HPN fathers, and welcome to our fourth month of quarantine! Are you frustrated or are you seeing the Lord turn this time into good for you and the people around you? We pray that you are seeking Him and His Kingdom and reaching out to others around you, as we also continue in a spirit of lament and grace for our fellow neighbors, friends, family members and associates. We are still in a time of transition this summer and we want the Lord to guide us through the rough waters!

Thank you for continuing to pray for the people, the projects, and the issues in the global entertainment industry. It is the world’s most influential marketplace, and your prayers are making an eternal impact.
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HPN Friday Prayer Call

HPN’s Friday One Hour Prayer Calls are AMAZING! We invite ALL of you to join us, along with participants from eight countries, at 12:00 noon PST. We start in a time of praise, then we intercede for the global entertainment industry, and then we lift up the prayers of the participants on the call. And God is moving! We’d love to have all of you from around the world be a part of our communal prayer time.
Netflix Compiles Black Lives Matter Content

"When we say 'Black Lives Matter,' we also mean 'Black storytelling matters,'" Netflix said in a statement on Twitter. Join us in praising God for companies like Netflix that are using their platforms and the power of media to spotlight diverse voices. Let’s pray that Hollywood would be a place where everyone’s voices are heard, and that as we hear different voices, we would grow in love for everyone made in the image of God.
outdoor water baptism
George Floyd's Faith in Christ Inspires Many

The national news reports that dozens were healed and baptized at the site of George Floyd's murder, a testament that his faith in Christ lives on. As Floyd was laid to rest last week and protests across the globe led to changes in legislation and honest conversations about racial injustice, ministries are reporting that worship, healing, baptisms, preaching and miracles are occurring at the intersection in Minneapolis where Floyd was killed. YWAM leader Christophe Ulysse confesses that pain and hatred are being transformed into healing and hope. Let us continue praying and actively pursuing healing and justice across our nation and globe and that the news continues to cover positive events like these baptisms.
Egyptian Theatre

For those of us who love Hollywood history we praise God that Netflix just purchased the Egyptian Theater, one of the oldest classic movie theatres in Hollywood! It is a lovely nod to film and entertainment history and gives us hope for a future of going to the movies again. We are grateful that Netflix is investing in Hollywood and in our culture’s history.
egyptian theater
Jas Waters
Jas Waters

Let’s pray for the family and friends of TV Writer and Christian, Jas Waters, who passed away from suicide last week in LA at the age of 39. Jas was a wonderful person and an example of the growing number of people in the entertainment industry whose pain is not fully known by the people around them.
Deciding What to Watch [Updated Link!]

During this quarantine, we would like you to pray that Christians use wisdom in deciding what to watch on TV, since we’re doing much more of that. There are so many excellent programs that we should be thankful for all that is available to us. One new YouTube series is a great help in tracking down good shows that Christians should be aware of and shows us how to discuss shows that we may not even agree with.. As you pray for the Lord to lead us in finding wonderful programming for ourselves and our families, check out three HPN member’s short series: ”Should Christians Watch?”
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HPN is Growing

Pray for the continued growth and effectiveness of the Hollywood Prayer Network. We’re excited to tell you that HPN is healthy and expanding, now with:
Thank you so much for praying with us! As you continue praying this month, check out our varied list of 13 encouraging ways to grow your mind, heart and spirit during this time. We look forward to how the Lord will use each of us for His bigger purposes. We want to be ready to say, “Here I am, Lord, send me!”

With love,
Karen, Kaelyn, Virginia and Kim
Indie Film Workshop
Saturday, June 27 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pacific | Online
Join HPN's virtual brunch series with a practical seminar and time of Q and A with Spencer Folmar, director, producer, and writer, Veritas Arts.

Workshop: Re-inventing Your Career after COVID-19
Saturday, June 20 | 9-11:30 a.m. Pacific | Online
This latest virtual Greenhouse workshop features a seminar from filmmaker and HPN member Phil Cooke.

ABIDE Groups
Thursdays | 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pacific | Online
This seven-week group workshop will explore the discipline of waiting, practicing being present, and exploring what is cultivated as we wait. Each Zoom session will include teaching followed by a time of experiential sharing in breakout groups.​​​​​​​

CFWLA Framework Fellows Program
The Center for Faith + Work Los Angeles is offering a nine-month course "mini-seminary" on the intersection of faith and work, which will start in August. To learn more, visit the link below or email HPN staff member Kaelyn, who has participated in the past, at kaelyn@hpnemail.org.

Local Events
Don’t miss our other (virtual) local events on our Hollywood Community Calendar. VIEW LOCAL EVENTS>>
Thirteen Encouraging COVID Features:
 "The escape that fictional settings are providing for me a mental rest.... We can’t travel away from this virus. It has infected the planet, and not just with a disease. But with fear, loneliness, grief, economic hardship, hunger, and an almost universal feeling of being trapped...We all have the same root problem at the moment, and it’s a problem not even visible to the naked eye...There’s no escape, and our usual refuge from the cares of the world has become, for many, a prison. The only real escape at the moment is courtesy of the imagination. Which makes books and movies and TV shows and games more important, not less important. They are a salvation. They are the way out of the Now and into Somewhere Else.”
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Keep your eyes open, hold on tight to your convictions, give it all you’ve got, be resolute and love without stopping?” 
I Corinthians 16:13

This Sunday is Father's Day! Fatherhood is a crucial issue in our nation, and God knows it. Spend this week understanding our Heavenly Father’s view of our earthly fathers, and in the process let's become better mothers and fathers ourselves.
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