Posted by: place holder | October 20, 2010

Do Halloween and church go together?

Did you know the word “Halloween” comes from “Hallow’s Eve,” which refers to the night before ( or “eve” of) All Hallows Day?  We still observe All Hallows Day in church, although you probably know it by its modern name, All Saints Day.  On All Saints Day we remember those who have died and are now part of the “great cloud of witnesses.”  Are you seeing the connection to Halloween?  The real meaning behind Halloween is that we do not need to be afraid of death.  And that concept is certainly central to Christianity – that we do not need to fear death.

So the answer is, yes, Halloween and church go together!  In fact, on Sunday, October 31, we’re inviting kids (and kids at heart) to wear their Halloween costumes to church!  On the morning of Halloween let’s worship God, have some fun, and take ourselves less seriously.  We hope to see you there – in costume.

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