Serenity is set in subdued mauves and pinks as the sun sets above the Yukon River in a mural where trees and plants are alive with birds and butterflies.
Serenity is the purpose of the Serene Room – a fulfillment of the vision Linda and John Lemphers-Fenton had for the Serenity Centre.
“It was a dream for years – about four years,” Linda says in a voice warm as the earth tones she is wearing.
A fountain stands in one corner; a cozy fireplace in another. Comfortable chairs face the screening area.
A clock softly ticks away time as she speaks.
The room is available for rental as it fits the couple’s vision of helping others.
“From some people’s perspectives, we’re in troubled times,” Lemphers-Fenton says, explaining that they will host movies that show “the spirit of life – of how it’s all worthwhile.”
The first movie is The Peaceful Warrior.
“It’s about how we are more than just ‘this’.”
The movies will “promote and bring awareness to the many blessings in this life.
“It is so easy to see the tragedy … the troubles.
“It’s easy to get lost in our own heads.”
She asserts, enthusiastically, that each inspirational movie night will be “a no-troublesome-thoughts evening … almost like a mini retreat.
The opening of the Inspirational Screening Room (in the Serene Room) is May 22. Movies will be shown for two-week periods. Reserve seats by calling 667-2767. The Peaceful Warrior will be shown May 22 to June 3 at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays. Popcorn and refreshments will be served along with a “surprise feature.”