It is interesting to talk about the issue of hunger during a month that we don't think quite as much about it. Around November we have Thanksgiving and that seems to fit more naturally. The Christmas season as well is a time that we are often prompted to think of others.
However, upon having a talk with Pastor Stuart, I came to realize that, particularly for our younger children, that we can make this connection even with Halloween. On a night that some people may see as "anti-church", can we not only say "No, this is a celebration of fun, and fantasy." but also use it as an opportunity to further carry out the will of Christ?
This is a new idea for me too, but one that has me thinking.
Please support any of our participants in our CROP walk as well as with Trick or Treat for UNICEF. If you'd like to learn more about either of these efforts, please visit.
Also, this YouTube video made by Alleluia! Lutheran Church in IL to promote their local CROP walk is just brilliant and fun.
The official UNICEF site: http://unicefusa.org/
A UNICEF video explaining the basics and promoting involvement for children and families.
Families- if you want to check out some great books to share with your children, look here.
Yours in Christ,