Trunk r Treat….October 25th Sunday 5 to 7 pm @ Candies Creek Baptist Church parking lot!
The days of trick or treating are almost long gone, for many reasons. Some families out of an abundance of caution no longer take their kids stranger-house to stranger-house (imagine that). Many people do limited trick or treating by car at friend’s or family member’s homes, some people go to the local mall where businesses, groups and churches consolidate so you can get more bang for your trick or treat bag. But often as not, many families have decided not to “celebrate” such a dark tradition at all.
Candies Creek has used fall festivals, carnivals and children’s events throughout the years to give families with children an opportunity to visit our church and meet its members in an informal, outdoor setting. Sure, this is an outreach to our community. We WANT families to know we are here because our focus will always be sharing the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus to those in our sphere of influence. We make no apologies, we want you to know The Savior.
Trunk r Treat is our way of saying, “Here we are! Welcome, bring your family! Take this small gift of candy and entertainment, and let us share this incredible eternal gift of Jesus, who loves you and longs for your heart.”
Isaiah 55 is an invitation for us, “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live!”
Sure, you’re having fun and eating candy now…but don’t forget, when life seems to hold more tricks than treats…Come and taste and see that the LORD is good!