First Posted: 10/20/2014
In the spirit of the fall season, Country Alliance Church hosted a Hallelujah Party on Oct. 18.
Children and parents in attendance enjoyed autumn activities such as pumpkin decorating where they designed faces of jack-o-lanterns using hearts for the eyes, a cross for the nose and a fish for its mouth.
They also played games such as the Pumpkin Beanbag Toss, in which they tossed a small beanbag into a jack-o-lantern’s mouth, and The Bucket Game, in which they tossed a ball into a bucket.
They also played religious-themed games such as Pin the Band-Aids on the Boo-Boo Guy (a game similar to Pin the Tail on the Donkey), which represented the Bible story of the Good Samaritan. And they tried their luck putting bandages on the cuts of a man in a drawing with their eyes covered in a blindfold.
They were also blindfolded when they played the Autumn Leaf Game, in which they tried sticking Post-it notes, with their names written on them, into the middle of a drawing of a tree. The children rotated to each game, receiving a piece of candy after each game.
Church members cooked and prepared foods and desserts for the party-goers, including hot dogs, soups and chili.
At the end of the party, the church members, children and their parents enjoyed a campfire. They gathered together around the fire on lawn chairs or a blanket and sang religious songs.
The Hallelujah Party brought fun to both children and parents alike.
“It’s good to have some kids from the church, and it’s good to have some visiting kids,” said Rob Lopez, assistant pastor. “We enjoyed everyone’s company and we hope to do it again. We hope that these kids learned something about God tonight.”