The Rev. Anna Guillozet, pastor of Linworth United Methodist Church, is carrying on the message of America's most iconic cardigan-wearing TV host.

CORRECTION: The print and earlier online version of this story gave an incorrect date for the showing of "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," which is scheduled for 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at the AMC Dublin Village 18 theater complex, 6700 Village Parkway.

The Rev. Anna Guillozet, pastor of Linworth United Methodist Church, is carrying on the message of America's most iconic cardigan-wearing TV host.

Guillozet is preaching "The Gospel According to Mister Rogers," a nod to Fred Rogers' popular show, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," which ran from 1968 to 2001.

She said Rogers spread a message of kindness and caring for everyone in the neighborhood.

"I think that's something important for all people to remember," she said.

All are invited to her next sermons, to be presented at 9 and 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the church, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd.

Guillozet said she would continue with the sermons on the following two Sundays. At 3 p.m. Nov. 24, people will be invited to see "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," a new movie about Rogers starring Tom Hanks. The movie is being shown at the AMC Dublin Village 18 theater complex, 6700 Village Parkway.

Guests are required to reserve their free tickets by calling the church at 614-336-8485.

Guillozet said she got the idea for the sermon while discussing the issue with a local clergywomen's collective. The group of colleagues gather to swap ideas and discuss religious issues.

One of Guillozet's colleagues had created a Mister Rogers theme and Guillozet put the finishing touches on it, she said.

"It was a collaborative work," she said.

The response from parishioners has been heartwarming, she said.

"A lot of our congregation is older, so they say they raised their kids on 'Mister Rogers' and they're glad to have those values revisited," Guillozet said.

The ode is one of respect to Rogers, who died in 2003, she said. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister and an accomplished musician.

"The way I look at preaching, it's not about kitsch ... but about relatability," Guillozet said.

Alisha Artis, director of children's ministries at Linworth, said she hopes to catch one of Guillozet's "Mister Rogers"-themed sermons.

Artis said she was touched by the 2018 "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" documentary, which was about Rogers' life.

"The themes are great for people to know and be aware of for all age groups, not just children," she said.

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