Family Activities for All Saints – the Day after Halloween

Recently, a child asked me what color Halloween was on our church calendar. Halloween falls during the “green and growing season,”  called ordinary time, of the church year. While many of us don’t think of Halloween being a church thing, “All Hallows Eve” is the night before All Saints Day. Our United Methodist Understanding of saints is a bit different than the Catholic Church. For example, we do not pray to saints, but we recognize those who have lived and modeled a Christian life. “All Saints’ Day is a time to remember Christians of every time and place, honoring those who lived faithfully and shared their faith with us.” You can learn more at UMC.org

This week I provide two activities for families to remember those loved ones who have passed away; both offer opportunities to share memories as a family.

For families with children of all ages, consider creating a memory table, from author, Traci Smith.

For families of teens and older children, remembering those who have died through stories, from Vibrant Faith @ Home.

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