Trunk or Treat Drive Thru! (10/24/20)

Posted by on Oct 2, 2020 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Ministry: Community & Church, Neighbors, youth | 0 comments

“Normally,” Trunk or Treat at PUMC is a time where hundreds of people gather to look at decorated cars, collect candy, and play games.  But this year, nothing’s “Normal!”  During this ongoing “season of Covid-19”, we’ve found new ways to carry on proven ministries.  The adage of “But we’ve always done it that way…” has been getting a fresh challenge lately! 


Trunk or Treat…. 2020 Style

This year’s Trunk or Treat will be different, but we ARE inviting our neighbors and hosting our annual Trunk or Treat this year!  Our Trunk or Treat will employ “Social Distancing” using a “drive-thru” approach.  Stay in the safety of your car, cruise by our lineup of decorated trunks, collect some candy, and enjoy a special memory with your family.  Wear your mask (and costume?), roll down your windows, wave and get a big bag of candy!  



Here are the details on this year’s Trunk or Treat…

DATE:       Saturday Oct. 24

TIME:       Come by anytime between 2:00 – 4:00 PM

WHERE:  PUMC Parking lot (Directions)

WHO:      Anybody!  All are welcome.

COST:      RU Kidding???  Totally Free!


Setting Up Your Own Trunk

If you want to do more than just drive through, and if you’ve got some creative imagination nudging you with some cool ideas, consider decorating your own trunk! 

To join in the fun, add your name to the Trunk sign-up list.  The below button will take you to a Google Docs spreadsheet. 
In addition to signing up, the spreadsheet also lists important Covid safety concerns which must be followed.  We are taking all measures to ensure that this evening will be a special and SAFE experience. 

After reviewing the Covid Safety instructions, enter your name and your “trunk’s name” (yes, we’re going to vote on the best trunk).  Once you’ve entered your info and agreed to the procedures, you’re good to go.  Close your browser, open your trunk, and start creating your work of art!

Host a Trunk


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.

Click this button for John Wesley’s take on this:   All Saints Day



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