Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November 2

Our church recently got a new pastor. He is young and full of life and ideas. We went from almost never having anything at our church to it being used 3 and 4 times a week for different things. I am so glad we got such a young energetic pastor to keep up with us.

One of the ideas he brought to us for October was Treats at the Trunk Night. It's a fun safe way for the kids to collect candy and play some games without the worry of strangers and moving vehicles.

The youth and leaders organized a few games for the kids while the adults went back to their cars and 'decorated' their trunks.

They had silly games like Pumpkin Bowling
And Put the Pumpkin Together. They had some one cut a pumpkin in a few pieces and then left long toothpicks sitting there for the kids to put it back together.
Pumpkin Decorating - Lots of markers and glitter glue and stickers and such.
Guess How Much Candy - Jars with different types of candy to guess (Little S actually guessed the exact amount on one of these jars)
And then after cider and donuts, the kids went trunk to trunk and collected their goodies. This is my trunk. It looked much scarier in the dark with just the flashlights shining up through the webbing.
The kids had a great time and we can't wait to see what else is in store for the future. Thanks Pastor Jeff!

1 comment:

Chris said...

Our church has hosted a Harvest Party for 5-6 yrs now. It's been a fun & safe way to get kids loaded up on sugar. Another church in town introduced Trunk or Treat this year & it was a HUGE success. Everyone was talking about it as they did trick or treats the "old fashion" way. Hurray for Pastor Jeff for bringing such great new ideas to your church!