Hallelujah Harvest!

Each year at Enterprise Baptist Church, we have our Hallelujah Harvest. We schedule this event on Halloween night, not in celebration of Halloween, but to provide an alternative. As a matter of fact, we use to call it our Halloween Alternative, but every year when we announced it, it just seemed like it needed a different name. So, last year, at the event, we took nominations for names, then we voted, and Hallelujah Harvest won the title. We had some great other suggestions like Holy Harvest, Hallelujah Night, etc. Over the years we have had several fun activities, such as hayrides, weenie and marshmallow roasts, and s'mores. One year we announced that we wanted each person who would like to share a story of a special event or a testimony about family or church. That turned into a time of praise and worship. We have served chips and dips, hot dogs, chili, cup cakes, etc. We don't encourage costumes, but we have face painting, nothing scary, just super heroes, animals, butterflies, etc. Last year we started a new game for the Hallelujah Harvest where we dress up like a Bible character and give clues, and everyone tries to figure out who we are. This year we are playing the game again and giving it the name "Who Art Thou?". We have this event to provide fellowship, fun and candy for the children and to avoid things that the Bible says are an abomination to God.


Lev 19:31  Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

Deu 18:10  There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

Deu 18:11  Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

Deu 18:12  For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

2 comments:

Honeycombs said...

Great evening for all concerned then. Sadly we have no children in our church, we are an older congregation and can't seem to get the younger generation in but we run a youth club for kids in the neighbourhood who don't attend church and do a 15 minute bible slot and we've just started a youth church as 4/5 of these youngsters want to learn more. Praise God for his faithfulness. Have a blessed day.

Honeycombs said...

Sounds like you had a great evening.

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