Hallowe’en is now the third highest spending festival, behind Christmas and Easter.
Its popularity in the UK has increased, partly through films and books such as Harry Potter and the Twilight series, as well as following the trend in America, where Hallowe’en is increasingly popular.
While many regard Hallowe’en as being harmless fun, as Christians we believe that evil is very real in the world today. We can be thankful that God sent his Son, Jesus, to give His life for us on the cross at Calvary and defeat the evil of Satan once and for all.
For the last few years at Parkside, we have held a Light Night on 31 October, with the aim of providing a safe environment for children of all ages to enjoy a Christian alternative to Hallowe’en.
We play some fun games, enjoy a story from the Bible and usually make something which is linked to the story, before finishing the evening with some refreshments.
Join us at 6:30pm on Saturday 31 October as we dispel the darkness and delight in the light.
Full details of this year’s Light Night can be found here. We hope you’ll be able to join the fun.