Sunday, October 30, 2016

All Hallows Eve

I am not a fan of Halloween...never have been, however, as Colossians 4:5 says, "Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity."  Halloween is an opportunity to reach out with the Gospel.

Saturday was the ECS Halloween Party.  We ended up with 40 people in attendance.  There were games...



A costume contest...



A pinata...


Snacks... Popcorn, rice crackers, pretzels, & cupcakes.

And pumpkin carving, with the reminder that pumpkin carving is a lot like becoming a Christian.  God takes us, cleans out all the sin in our lives, and puts His light inside us.

Sunday afternoon, I had another event at the library.  This was the easy event, other than all the planning meetings, that is, because the library staff did all the prep work.  This ended up being a bigger event than originally thought, with 27 children signed up PLUS parents and a few younger siblings who were too young to officially attend.  I didn't get an exact count but I'd say 50+.  We sang a song Knock, Knock, Trick or Treat, read two picture books, make masks, played a game, and went "trick or treating" around the room to practice new vocabulary.



Happy Halloween!

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