If you’ve been around Elevation for any amount of time you may have heard us use the phrase, “We eat the fish, and leave the bones” to describe our posture when exposed to something that we don’t entirely agree with. This posture allows us to take the pieces that work for us, and communicates well to our culture, and leave what doesn’t line up with the Scripture or simply won’t work for us.
It’s through this lens that we examine and participate in Halloween activities. Sure there are some traditions associated with Halloween that we don’t support, but we’ve decided to take advantage of the fact that people who wouldn’t normally come to church might come if we let their kids dress up and provide a safe environment for them to have fun and get free candy. I guess you can say, when it comes to Halloween, we eat the Swedish Fish and leave the bones…(see what I did there!) With that in mind, we have some exciting fall festivals planned for several of our campuses.
Matthews: Trunk or Treat
After the evening Worship Experience on October 30, you are invited to attend our Trunk or Treat event at the Matthews Campus. It will be a fun opportunity to attend a great Worship Experience, dress up in a costume, and get a lot of candy. Everyone is invited to dress up, decorate their cars and bring treats to hand out to the trick or treaters. Register your car here.
Blakeney: Family Fall Festival
Saturday, October 29, immediately following the 5pm worship experience
Providence: Jack O Lantern Jubilee
Join us this Saturday from 5 – 8pm at Providence High School. We’ll have costume contests, hayrides, games, a place to decorate your own Halloween treat bag, pumpkin carving contests (bring your own pumpkin), smores, caramel apples, a chili cook-off, and more…