Many Christians feel Halloween is the devils holiday and serves as a wicked and evil tradition. While other devoted Christians relish in the annual event where children of all ages drop by their homes for candy and other sweet treats.
The dilemma over Halloween may fall under the category of a Romans 14 issue, or a “disputable matter.” These are matters that lack clear and specific direction from the Bible. Ultimately, Christians must decide for themselves and follow their own convictions regarding the observance of Halloween.
While this argument over All Hallows Eve may never be settled, churches are now providing a Christian alternative for many to take part.
Below is a list of Bay area Churches celebrating Halloween in their own style:
Shiloh Baptist Church Trunk-or-Treat Time:
5:30-8 p.m. Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Location: Shiloh Baptist Church
Cost: FREE Info: (813) 752-8345; Shiloh Baptist Church Website
Trick-or-Treat from trunk-to-trunk collecting treats and checking out the cool decorations.
Address: Shiloh Baptist Church 905 West Terrace Drive Plant City, FL 33563
Sylvan Abbey UMC Trunk-or-Treat
Time: 5:30 p.m. Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Location: Sylvan Abbey UMC
Cost: Info: (727) 796-3057
Trunks will be open and candy is sure to be plentiful. Come dressed for Halloween and don’t forget a treat bag!
Address: Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church 2817 Sunset Point Road Clearwater, FL 33759
Shady Hills United Methodist Church Trunk-or-Treat
Time: 5:30-8 p.m. Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Location: Shady Hills United Methodist Church
Cost: FREE and open to the public Info: Call (727) 856-2948 or e-mail: email@example.com;
The parking lot will open at 5 p.m. in order for entrants to decorate their trunks, and at 5:30 p.m. the lot will be roped off for the fun to begin.
Address: Shady Hills United Methodist Church 15925 Greenglen Lane Shady Hills, FL 34610
(West side of Shady Hills Road, 4 miles north of State Road 52, 3 miles south of County Line Road, across the street from Community Center and Park.)
Myrtle Lake Baptist Church Trunk-or-Treat
Time: 6-8 p.m. Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Location: Myrtle Lake Baptist Church
Cost: FREE Info: (813) 949-5516
This is a Halloween alternative for children.
Address: Myrtle Lake Baptist Church 2017 Reigler Road Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639
CityJam 2013 Trunk-or-Treat Festival
Time: 7-9 p.m. Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Location: CityLife Church
Cost: FREE Info: (813) 933-3991
Spend Halloween night at CityLife Church enjoying live music, food, Moon Walk, prizes and trick-or-treating from decorated trunks during this Trunk-or-Treat festival.
Address: CityLife Church 8411 North Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, FL 33614
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