(I Corinthians 9:22)
The church down the street
Has a yearly Halloween treat
For the neighbor children
Who think it’s pretty neat.
Inside the children sit
Watching a ventriloquist
Telling the Gospel story
Putting on it a new twist.
Some are over playing games:
A Pumpkin bean bag toss,
Yellow numbered ducks in a pond,
A Do-It-Yourself painted Cross.
There’s a bouncy house
On the playground.
A long eager line,
Up and down, up and down
Costumed kids walking by.
Adults doing a prayerful act –
Giving out candy
And Halloween gospel tracts.
The outreach is held every year
To take something secular
And make it into something
— Charles B. Mayes
Halloween Outreach © 2017 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.
When churches reach out to children and their families then wonderful things happen for them, and for the church itself. The mission of the church is to touch lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all ways possible.
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