For many years, it has been a tradition at the Cathedral of Hope to teach our children the Christian symbolism in the origins of Halloween, the evening before All Saint's Day. They know that fun practice of trick-or-treating began in the middle ages as the poor children of villages were treated to "soul cakes" in their door-to-door visits to the nobility and wealthy.
In following that early custom, the Ministry for Children and Families of Oak Lawn United Methodist Church and Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ will be celebrating our first Trunk or Treat event in the church parking lot the Sunday evening before Halloween. The whole neighborhood is invited to attend this fun, free event!
In addition to ‘trunk-or-treating’ from fun and festively decorated car trunks, everyone is welcome to join us for a hot dog cookout, bounce houses, a Peeler + Rose Marionette Show, a special visit from Princess Elsa herself and much, much more.
While this supervised outdoor party is centered around a fun time for the children, everyone, children and adults as well, are invited to come in costume!
We're inviting other ministries to get involved, too, in the fall festival atmosphere and prizes will be awarded for the most creatively decorated trunks. Sign up hereto volunteer and fill out the form here to host a trunk!