here in the USA the community at least where we live is all about halloween in the sense of dressing up and going door to door asking for candy. i've witnessed and have been proud to be apart of our annual trunk or treat event for the past 4 years now, with our church taking something that is viewed as an "evil" day in many peoples minds and turning it around to have people come onto our property for 2 hours october 31st evening. last year we had over 5000 people come and partake in this event, everyone receiving a bag of goodies with information on the church, service times, up coming events i.e. christmas eve etc.how amazing to have this amount of people come each year to your church who receive literature of God and his salvation plan who may never any other time step foot on church property. people argue with us about doing this event but i'd rather be involved in something boarder line acceptable in the christian community and see 5000 + people coming to our door step than to be the one who sits @ home with their arms folded grunting about how evil this church is, who is making the impact for Jesus Christ? i'd rather stand before Jesus having been active for his kingdom than to be pulling down what other's are doing. a little less thinking about me and how it makes me feel and alot more thinking about them and their need for a saviour.
get out there, be relevant to the culture you're living in and meet the people where they're @.