Five years ago our church encouraged all the community group leaders to host Halloween block parties in their front yard. The idea was to get the church involved where the people were and not go hiding in some parking lot for a “fall festival”. As our pastor Chuck put it, “we don’t value ghosts and goblins; we value people…and candy”. It has become a great neighborhood outreach for Monique and I and our community groups. Every year around the start of October our neighbors start asking if we are going to have our block party again. I really love the opportunity it gives us to get to know our neighbors a little better (and the candy isn’t a bad perk). This year we gave out 238 hotdogs with all the fixins, 321 cold drinks, at least 100 pounds of chocolate, and 82 cans of play-doh. When people ask why we get to tell them that this is just our way of showing God’s love for them in a practical way.
The Hotdog Shack
Nothing like hotdogs, soda, candy, and….JUMPING!!!
Yes the windmill turns…