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"Christ Temple Family Fun Fest 2017...." 

CTC Family Fun Fest at Kings Dominion attendees

CTC Famlily Fun Fest 2015!

 Christ Temple Church
9020 B Woodyard Road
Clinton, Maryland 20735


"A Family Church Caring for the Family of God!"
Elder Donald Malloy

Senior Pastor

Missionary LaShawn Malloy

First Lady

Dr. Daniel Malloy, Deacon David Malloy &
Darrell Fomby

Youth and Young Adults Committee Members

D. Malloy-Johnson, Aleesha Moore, D .Malloy-Fomby

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CTC Family Fun Fest 2015!
at Kings
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CTC Family Fun Fest was held on
Oct 29 at Kings Dominion and Oct 30

CTC Family Fun Fest 2017!

CTC Family Fun Fest

Christ Temple Church
9020 Woodyard Road
Clinton MD, 20744

CTC Family Fun Fest

Many Christians choose not to observe Halloween. �As one of the most �popular holidays in our culture�for some more celebrated than �Christmas�it can present a challenge for Christian families, especially �when children are involved. Although I won’t discuss here all the “whys” �and “why nots,” and what the Bible says about Halloween, I will offer some fun and practical alternatives to enjoy this year with your family.

Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of Halloween, you can �turn the holiday into a positive, relationship-building tradition for �your family. �These ideas offer alternatives to the customary Halloween �activities. �They are simple suggestions to start you thinking and �planning. �Add your own creativity and there’s no limit to the �possibilities for family fun!

Fall Festival or Harvest Party or Family Fun Fest

Offering a harvest party has been a popular Halloween alternative among �Christian churches for years. A Family Fun Fest or Harvest Festival adds a �slightly new twist to this Christian alternative to the customary �Halloween activities. Organizing an event at your church gives children �and parents a place to go and benefit from celebrating together with �other families. Bible theme costumes or their favorite character custumes offer an endless source of amusing�choices. ��A new variation to this old idea is to create a festive atmosphere. ��With some well-thought-out planning, you can involve various �established small groups from within your church to host activites. �Each group can creatively choose a theme, such as a �”hoola-hoop” contest, or a ball toss, making cup cakes, cutting cookies into shapes, making candy apples, carmel popcorn balls or cinnamon rolls and providing entertaining games. Craft sections such and creative prizes can also be �incorporated. You better get started now! �For more ideas visit�.

Youth Pumpkin Patch Fun-Raiser

Instead of the usual youth car wash fund raiser, why not plan something �totally different this year to raise money for the youth winter camp? �Consider helping the youth group of your church organize a pumpkin patch �and create an exciting Christian alternative to Halloween. The church �youth can sell the pumpkins and the profits can go toward funding their �next youth camp. To pump up the interest level, more pumpkin related �activities can be incorporated, such as a pumpkin carving contest, a �pumpkin cook-off, a carving demonstration, or even a pumpkin bake sale. ��Another option could be to organize the pumpkin patch project with �your neighbors instead. One family might even sponsor such an event on a �small scale in your own neighborhood as an alternative to �trick-or-treating.

Family Pumpkin Carving

For a more subdued Christian alternative to Halloween, you might �consider planning a family pumpkin carving project. This would be a more personal time of fellowship with the members of your family. Conclude �the festivities by partaking in a slice of homemade pumpkin pie! �Remember, family traditions don’t have to be gigantic, just memorable.

Fall Decorating

Another suggestion for a less adventurous Halloween alternative would be �to plan a fall decorating event with your family. The changing season �inspires just the right atmosphere for this occasion, and it becomes �both meaningful and memorable to include the whole family in the �process. For some great suggestions, check out these fall decorating ideas.

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