Oct 9

Halloween is also Reformation Day posted by jwatson on Oct 09, 2013

How to Celebrate and Not be Weird.

Did you know that October 31, the day our culture celebrates as Halloween, is also an important day for Protestants? In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg for discussion, and it resulted in a massive reformation of the Christian Church.

So turn the day into a spiritual celebration:

  • Use Halloween as a template and not a target to bash. Your party could focus on the reformation with reformation-based costumes.
  • When you hand out candy, include Gospel tracts. EE has a variety of tracts, including the full-color Gospel tract for kids. We call it the Kids’ EE Gospel Booklet.  A pack of 25 is only $9.75. . EE also recommends our contemporary Gospel tract in color. A pack of 25 is just $5.95. .
  • If you’re taking your kids trick or treating, it’s a wonderful time to renew friendships with neighbors or introduce yourself.
  • If you’re not having a party, many local churches offer fun, safe, alternative celebrations for Halloween. Check with area churches.

* If you’re having a party, remember to have a servant heart and spend time with your guests. Always look for opportunities to share about the greatest gift of all—eternal life through Jesus Christ alone! And that’s what the Reformation was all about!

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