Don’t miss the best opportunity to meet your neighbours!
Move Halloween from your front door to your driveway or front yard.
Oct 31st is the one night of the year when hundreds of families will wander around your neighbourhood, smiling and enjoying one another – in fact – they will knock on YOUR door. Our challenge to you this Halloween is to bring some “light” to your neighbourhood as you treat and greet your neighbours.
Sit on the front porch all night and talk to people as they come by. Resist the temptation to go inside between visitors. You’ll like what happens! You’ll make small talk with parents and have great little porch-to-porch conversations between visitors. Please physically distance and wear a mask to keep yourself and your neighbours safe.
BE THE FUN HOUSE
Dress in fun costumes and give out candy to kids by having them play a quick game like hop scotch, bean bags, or pin the tail on the donkey, etc. We can stay safe while still being safe and keeping others safe!
INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED SNACKS
Have individually wrapped snacks available to share in a bowl that children can grab and have some adult sized individually wrapped snacks ready for the parents of your neighbourhood.
SETUP A PHOTO BOOTH
Setup a photo booth background for pictures on your garage door or front yard and hand out treats there. Friendly tip – make sure you have more than enough lighting on the backdrop so their pictures turn out great!
HOST A WARMING STATION
Set up a fire pit and play some music. Invite people to warm up before they continue on trick-or-treating.
Having the opportunity to meet more of our neighbours through Treat and Greet has opened up so many new relationships. We all now look forward to it each year.
AFTER OCT 31, TRY A FEW OF THESE IDEAS:
Take a prayer walk around your neighbourhood recalling the names of those you met at Treat and Greet.
Create a map on your fridge to remind you to pray for your neighbours by name.
Take a leisurely walk around your neighbourhood the week following or sit on your porch and say hello to your neighbours that you met at Treat and Greet.
Invite a neighbour family over for dinner or a late fall BBQ or fire pit party.
As the snow begins to fall, shovel a driveway, help someone with their Christmas lights, or any of the other good neighbourly things.
We have a tendency to hibernate in the cold Edmonton winters. Make this year different!
Invite them to a place where the Story is being told (weekend service, Christmas Eve, etc.)
If they have questions about life and faith, invite them to attend Alpha with you.