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What are we celebrating?

Author: Pastor Mitch
October 17, 2019

What is the second most costly holiday in America? None other than Halloween. Over 9 billion dollars will be spent to celebrate and make light of death, sorcery, ghosts, and witchcraft. Millions of children will don costumes, knock on doors and collect treats. But why not consider having your family skip the holiday altogether?

Philippians 4:8 reads, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Paul gives us a sound principle to live by when it comes to how we spend our down time.

Did you know that something very significant happened in the evening of Halloween, not a costume party but a Reformation petition? On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted 99 disagreements with the Universal Christian church, focused mainly on the fact that only Jesus Christ offers salvation. Martin protested the teachings of righteousness by works of humans taught by the Catholic church – and began the Protestant Reformation.

Therefore, rather than celebrating Halloween, we Christians need to be honoring Reformation Day! That is why your church will be offering a Halloween alternative on October 31 called: “Let's Light up the Night.”

Dinner for everyone
6:00 – 6:30 PM – Dinner in the Church Courtyard
Pizza provided to the children
Adults bring chili or cornbread to share

Children (ages 2-12)
6:30 – 8:30 PM – Children’s Program
Singing, Worship, Crafts, Bounce House, Other fun activities

Adults (ages 13 and over)
6:30 – Movie – Overcomer

Be sure to bring a friend to this special invite-event!

Blessings!
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