I Love My Church Because of Trunk or Treat & Lamentations

I know I say/write this pretty often, but I love the church of which I am a part. The response to the two very divergent things we did this past week is yet another reason why I love my church. First let me explain the two different things that we did last Sunday.

1st we held a “Trunk or Treat” for our kids – i.e. decorate your trunk and pass out candy to the kids that make up a part of our congregation. We are not a large church (usually around 30 to 40 people attend our weekly worship gatherings) and yet 8 vehicles were decorated and candied up for our kids to enjoy and participate within. That’s about a 1/4 to a 1/5 of the church participating and making sure our kids had a good time. Here are a few photos of what people did.

I love the fact that these “threads” care about our kids.

2nd our gathering this past Sunday revolved around the Book of Lamentations. In fact, we read the entire Book of Lamentations as our message for the Sunday. A thread read an intro to the Book of Lamentations and then we read one chapter, sang a song, read the next chapter, sang another song, etc., etc. through all five chapters of the book. First, I loved the gathering that was all about scripture and lamenting. Second, I loved the fact that one of the “threads” who was reading had come in costume as a part of her trunk for “Trunk or Treat”. Erin dressed up as Merida from Pixar’s movie “Brave” (a great movie in my opinion) and was still in costume when she read. You know how many complaints I heard about someone reading scripture while in costume? Not a one. We were just focused on the scripture and understood that she was in costume for our kids, which was one of the most God-honoring things she could have done.

This isn’t the moment that Erin was reading but instead David reading chapter 1.

I love our church.

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