Trunks Open Wide for a Big Treat! (10/27/18)

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in EventReport, FEATURED, Friends & Fellowship, kids, Neighbors, SS-kids | 0 comments

It was a rainy evening, but that didn’t stop our “Rain or Shine” Trunk and Treat!… we just moved it indoors. Over 600 members of our community dropped by to enjoy some safe and warm family fun. The cars had to stay outside, but “trunkers” still found creative ways to decorate tables and doorways. Visitors wound their way through the education wing to be greeted by all sorts of sights and sounds.

And there was a whole lot of food; chocolate abounded!

Downstairs in the Fellowship Hall, kids played on a bouncy room, slide, tried “bobbing” for donuts, bowled some strikes, tossed rings, and aimed beanbags through pumpkins. It was like a block party picnic with much to enjoy by everyone.

Here’s a taste of what happened…

 

Welcome!

Visitors were handed a card with a QR code linking to a welcome message on this website. To view the contents of this message, click the below button…

Trunk or Treat Welcome!

 

Trunks…

What would a Trunk or Treat be without decorated trunks??? Well, since it was raining and we had to move indoors, we discovered that it could still be pretty impressive even without help from our 4-wheeled friends. Here are some of the “trunks”…

 

 

Games…

After eating all of that candy, we needed some exercise! A whole variety of games in the Fellowship Hall entertained the kids (while moms and dads were able to- well- fellowship with eachother)…

 

Families…

But the stars of the evening were the kids (with some help from their parents)!

 

What’s Halloween?

The Apostle’s Creed,which is recited by many churches (including ours), contains the line “I believe in the forgiveness of sins, the communion of Saints…” A “Saint” in the United Methodist church isn’t a title bestowed by humans. Instead, it’s anyone who has been saved by the grace of God.

In the communion of saints, we proclaim our belief that those who are in Christ and have gone before us should be honored, and God should be thanked for their salvation.

“All Saints Day” (also called “All Hallows” day) is the day where we honor saints of the past. It is traditionally celebrated on November 1. October 31, therefore, is the “Eve” before “All Hallows Day.” It is therefore called the “Eve of All Hallows”, or “Halloween.”

“Halloween” is a chance to celebrate the salvation and life that God has given us through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. Over the years, the holiday has picked up pagan overtones of death and scary creatures “from beyond.” But at its root, it is a time to honor those who have accepted the life giving grace that’s available to all who trust in Jesus. It’s a time to thank God by giving and celebrating Christian Community.

 

Here’s some other info about Halloween…

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For more info on this year’s Trunk or Treat, check out the article that announced this event…

Announcement Post

The air is crisp, pumpkins abound, and dentists everywhere are rubbing their hands in anticipation! Well- at least it can be said that the shelves of any local store are overflowing with bags of snickers, Reeses, and Baby Ruths. Good people are getting dressed up in strange costumes.

Yes- Halloween (or All Saints Day) is upon us.

And, as in years past, we are opening our annual Trunk or Treat!

 

What’s Halloween?

The Apostle’s Creed,which is recited by many churches (including ours), contains the line “I believe in the forgiveness of sins, the communion of Saints…” A “Saint” in the United Methodist church isn’t a title bestowed by humans. Instead, it’s anyone who has been saved by the grace of God.

In the communion of saints, we proclaim our belief that those who are in Christ and have gone before us should be honored, and God should be thanked for their salvation.

“All Saints Day” (also called “All Hallows” day) is the day where we honor saints of the past. It is traditionally celebrated on November 1. October 31, therefore, is the “Eve” before “All Hallows Day.” It is therefore called the “Eve of All Hallows”, or “Halloween.”

“Halloween” is a chance to celebrate the salvation and life that God has given us through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. Over the years, the holiday has picked up pagan overtones of death and scary creatures “from beyond.” But at its root, it is a time to honor those who have accepted the life giving grace that’s available to all who trust in Jesus. It’s a time to thank God by giving and celebrating Christian Community.

 

Here’s some other info about Halloween…

 

Trunk or Treat!

Instead of dressing up as who-knows-what and going door to door and encountering who-knows-what, we are providing a safe alternative: Drop by our parking lot between 6:30-8:30PM on Saturday October 27. “Trunk Artists” will decorate their trunks with a variety of themes and will hand out candy and other goodies. And our Fellowship Hall will be open for games and other types of food.

Here are the details:

  • DATE: Saturday October 27
  • TIMES: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
  • WHAT IF IT RAINS?!? We’ll head inside! Rain or Shine
  • COST? Absolutely None! Come on out!

 

Here are some glimpses of Trunk or Treats from past years…

 

 

 

 

 

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Here’s the article about last year’s Trunk or Treat…

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PUMC Throws a Trunk or Treat Party for Pitman! (10/28/17)

 

 

 

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