The United Methodist Church does not have an official statement or position regarding Halloween. Church members are free to make their own decisions about participating in Halloween activities.
Many local churches offer safe alternatives to traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating. Others turn the focus to more on giving than receiving. Collecting for UNICEF or giving Fair Trade chocolate are ideas for using the occasion to “treat” or give to others.
Elkhorn Hills Trunk or Treat Event
Elkhorn Hills UMC offers a fun, indoor, family-friendly event called “Trunk or Treat.” Church members decorate the doors throughout the church and hand out treats, trinkets, pencils, etc. and host games for the dressed up public. This is an evangelical outreach event to thank our neighbors and community for their support over the years. Additionally, our men’s group provides a delicious supper prior to the festivities in our Family Life Center. The affordable meal helps the families enjoy the event together. We have enjoyed this fun fellowship time over the years. Click here to learn more about the Elkhorn Hills Trunk or Treat event.
Chuck Knows Church: Halloween
Chuck Knows Church is an online video series that help interpret complex subjects and issues in a fun, yet informative, way. Each series features “Chuck” who helps us learn more about our church while inviting us to have deeper conversation with our pastor or priest. Click on the arrow below to view the short video.