Trunk or Treat

October 31st, 6:00 P.M. (after church service)

What is Trunk or Treat? “Trunk or Treat” is intended to be an alternative for our children to Halloween. We open up the trunk of our vehicle or let down the tailgate of our truck and the children go from trunk to trunk receiving goodies from the members of the congregation. We believe this is a safer and more wholesome alternative to have our children here, in a controlled environment at our facility, than to have them out on the streets Halloween Night.

Please know that with this event we are in no way celebrating Halloween and do not want anyone to think that we are doing so. This is simply a time to enjoy our kids dressing up in fun and appropriate costumes and see their joy as they get their treats.

What do children wear to this event? If your child, or children, wear costumes, they should be appropriate in keeping with Christian values. Costumes such as Bible characters, princesses, super heroes (Superman, Batman) and other positive role model characters are good choices. A good rule of thumb: if you are not sure if it meets the definition of keeping with Christian values, it probably does not. Please, no costumes depicting evil themes such as devils, demons, witches, or other evil characters such as Freddy Kruger, etc. If you do not want your child or children to dress in costume that is fine, costumes are not a requirement. All children are welcome to participate and get treats.

What do the grown-ups do? After evening service, all members staying to participate in the Trunk or Treat event are asked to park their vehicles in the parking lot on the north side of the building. Please do this as soon as possible. Those participating are encourages to decorate their car trunks or truck beds appropriate for the evening (decorating is optional). Also, be sure to bring plenty of candy or other appropriate treats to hand out to the children.

Parents, be sure the kids (as well as yourselves) are dressed warmly. We will have coffee and hot chocolate in the fellowship hall for any who would like something warm to drink.