Treat or Treat?

Last year we did ‘treat or treat’ as an alternative to ‘trick or treat’ and here are some thoughts about how it went.

Honest about my faith

Chocolate_cupcakesChocolate cupcakes” by Pamela from DC Metro – Flickr. Licensed under CCA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

This year we tried an alternative to Halloween. Usually we run a light themed party at the Church as an alternative and then we come home and put up a sign that says ‘sorry, no trick or treat’.

It dawned on me a few weeks ago that it is possible that we could be doing more and so one Sunday morning I floated two ideas that I had found on the internet.

  1. A meeting half way: If we feel awkward about people knocking on our doors and demanding sweets then we can met them half way by setting up a table outside of the house and offering cakes and tea, coffee or hot chocolate. This gives the opportunity to say that we don’t do trick or treat but to offer generosity in a different…

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
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