Forum: Christians, Halloween & Kids

Few issues are as sticky in Christian Churches as Halloween.  This year Halloween 2008 falls on Friday night. Should we just find the best Halloween crafts and Halloween recipes and throw an outreach party? Or is the history of Halloween too involved in witchcraft?

I want to hear your ideas about Halloween. Is it really Devil’s day? Is it something we should use to reach children for Christ? What is your church planning this year?

If you have some solid Halloween ideas, or links to Halloween coloring pages, leave them in the comments below.


  1. PATRICIA says

    I agree with what you said to include this is also a good way to meet the neighbor’s in your neighborhood. It so hard due to daily commitments to meet and know your neighbors.

  2. Sherri says

    Our 4 year old told his unsaved Dad, (who, as I mentioned above, loves Halloween) that we are supposed to celebrate the light and Jesus, that we are not supposed to celebrate Satan and scary things. If this is not The Lord working, I don’t know what to call it. For what 4 year old has the courage to stand up to an adult and tell them about Jesus when the focus of candy and costumes is in sight? “Be still and know that I am God”

  3. Sherri says

    I think I just figured out how I feel about this controversial holiday. Thanks to you :) our 4 year old has been telling his dad how we are supposed to be celebrating the light and how we are supposed to be different from the world, and not glorify Satan. This floored my husband and I. If that isn’t The Lord working then I don’t know what else to call it. Where else does a 4 yr old get the courage to tell his unsaved father about Jesus Instead of glorying in candy and costumes? “Be still and know that I am God”

  4. Angela says

    Thank you for the wealth of information. As a Sunday school teacher, it helps to show the alternatives to celebrating Halloween/Hallow’s Eve.
    I expereinced demonic manifestations when I was younger and had many fears for years with the pagan holiday and seeing the hideous costumes and hollywood movies that produced horrific, hellish stories that are more real than pretend. It is a day to glorify the enemies kingdom and how the dead are tortured there now.
    Yes! be a light that night and if you are a mature christian to go out that holiday be covered in prayer and protection and shine
    brightly and be separat. Just like Jesus was reaching out to sinners, but separate from sin.

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