This year (2008) is the first since 2003 that Halloween is truly a Hallowed Eve, since it falls on Friday evening after the beginning of the Sabbath.
Besides putting Little Friends, Primary Treasures or Bible Society Halloween tracts in the bags of those who come to our doors, what can an Adventist parents do who want to have fun times with their children without leading them down the wrong path. Here’s how one family has dealt with these issues.
- By John & Melody Rockufeler
- Lay Leaders, Chapel Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church
- Shawnee, Kansas
When our first daughter was born, we pondered how to approach the Halloween issue. As parents who, as children, “celebrated” the holiday with trick-or-treating, scary movies, spooky lights, and eerie music, we wanted to replace those activities with fun and memorable ones for our child. We wanted her focus to be on what we DID do on Halloween rather than what we DIDN’T do.
That’s how our “Family Holiday Kickoff” began. Continue reading