As I continue to settle into my role as Minister to Children and Families at Aiken’s First Baptist, I am so thankful that God has led me to serve alongside this group of people. I have already experienced so much support and begun to form some powerful relationships. I have loved leading in worship, working with our staff, and most of all, ministering to our wonderful children and families alongside incredibly gifted and faithful volunteers. My list of “firsts” with this body of believers has only begun, and I am beyond excited to see how it continues to grow. One “first” that I have the privilege of helping put together is our Trunk-or-Treat, which will be here before we know it, so here are the details!   

Trunk-or-Treat will take place on Wednesday, October 25th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in our church’s parking lot. No matter if you are young or old, parents or not, or somewhere in between, we invite YOU to come out and join us! There will be a place for everyone to plug in and have fun, whether that means simply attending the event, volunteering, or even some of both. There will be food, games, and lots of sweets, but as you know, an event like this cannot happen on its own, so here are some ways YOU can help!  

Candy donations can be dropped off in the white cabinets by the church office. We will need lots of it to make sure our folks decorating trunks have a steady supply to hand out. Speaking of which, this year, we will be awarding prizes to the three participants who have the best trunk in one of the following categories: Trunk with the Best Costumes, Most Interactive Trunk, and Most Creative Trunk (one prize only per category). The more trunks we have, the better, so use this link to register your trunk and ensure your chance to win a prize! You can also use that link to register to bake a cake for the cakewalk or to help supervise an activity like a carnival game. 

Lastly, you can help by telling those in your circle about this event and inviting them out to join us too! This will be a wonderful opportunity to practice joy through play, deepen relationships with those we know, and to make connections with those we do not. Let’s dig deep to help make this event all it can be and to show our community who we really are!    

In truth and love, 

Matt Waller 

(704) 466-2321