Today’s highly interesting read (10/30/22): No tricks! Church trunk or treats are a Halloween tradition

In the community where I live (Franklin, WI) the public library held a Trunk or Treat last Thursday.

What’s a Trunk or Treat?

Participants bring their decorated cars to a parking lot (usually), often with colorful, creative scenes out of their trunks. Children walk from vehicle to vehicle, collecting candy the way they would during normal trick-or-treating.

Here are a few upcoming Trunk or Treats in SE WI:

Sun, Oct 30, 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Brookfield Congregational Church
16350 Gebhardt Rd, Brookfield, WI

Sun, Oct 30, 1 – 3 PM
City Of Light Church
6725 W Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI

Sun, Oct 30, 2 – 4 PM
Saint Sebastian Catholic Church
3126 95th St, Sturtevant, WI

Mon, Oct 31, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Union Grove Congregational United Church of Christ
1106 11th Ave, Union Grove, WI

On this Sunday today’s read is from Emily McFarlan Miller, a national reporter for Religion News Service. Here’s an excerpt:

On Sunday (Oct. 23), just over a week before Halloween, the “Monster Mash” blasted from the back of an SUV decorated with tinsel ghosts and orange and black garland in the parking lot across the street from Baker Memorial United Methodist Church.

Communities like Baker Memorial (Illinois), which began hosting its trunk-or-treat event in 2015, also use them as outreach to their surrounding communities.

“We always try to think of how we can meet the children and the families where they are, and how we can challenge ourselves to give back to our community, showing the community that the church is a safe, loving place that wants to love on their children and get to know their children in the neighborhood,” said (Kim) Neace, who pastors the church alongside Pastor Mary Zajac.

Read the entire article here.



One thought on “Today’s highly interesting read (10/30/22): No tricks! Church trunk or treats are a Halloween tradition

  1. Pingback: Dems’ bubble bursts Tuesday; They need to apologize for COVID; School teachings are obscene; Trunk or Treat | This Just In… From Franklin, WI

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