A few Halloween Links:
Regardless of one’s view of involvement on this day, there is a sociological fact that cannot be denied: Halloween is the one day which neighbors are outside of their homes and engaging in something together. There is not another day during the year that we see so many faces and family in our immediate sphere of influence, together.
~ Jeff Mangum
This is definitely true in our neighborhood. How are you getting engaged this weekend? Our family is throwing an outdoor movie night in our front yard for our neighborhood. Bridge Church is incarnating and taking free souvenir pics at a city-wide Halloween Block Party in Covington on Friday, as well as throwing a Halloween Party for a local multi-housing complex on Saturday. Check out a few ideas for engagement, storytelling, and conversation below:
- On Mission this Halloween | Jeff Vanderstelt – Great list. My favorite “Give out the best Candy. Please, don’t give out tracks or toothbrushes or pennies…kids are looking for the master loot of candy. Put yourself in their shoes.”
- 3 Simple Ways to Be Missional on Halloween | Verge Network – “how does God want me to put this day to use for the name of Jesus to be magnified?”
- Resources for Reformation Day | Justin Taylor – October 31st is also the day that Martin Luther began his protest movement against the Romans Catholic Church. Great list of resources here.
- CandyNOMICS Infographic – The average household spends $44 on Candy at Halloween each year. The average American eats 24 pounds of candy. 20 million pounds of candy corn is consumed each halloween.