For thirteen consecutive years beginning in 2007, we welcomed the neighborhood to our grounds with candy and other goodies in an event known by us and lots of churches and groups as "Trunk or Treat." The purpose of the ministry was simple: Contribute to kids' experience of a fun and safe Halloween, while we make ourselves known to the community.
Trunk or Treat was an immediate success - we knew instantly that we would continue the ministry at Halloweens to come - but we didn't know what a success it would become. By 2016, we welcomed upwards of 500 guests to our grounds, as we moved the event from our 7th St sidewalk to an area we call "The Pointe" on the east side of our building. Once at that location, we were equipped to serve s'mores, hot chocolate, and of course, candy, to our guests from The Pointe's picnic tables. Trunk or Treat had become one of our signature ministries.
The streak of consecutive Trunk of Treat events ended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But in 2021, IT CAME BACK!!!