On Sunday some of that did happen as the children from my church participated in a drive-by Halloween visit with some of the seniors in the congregation, but there was an added twist. Our caravan stopped at four different locations. At each one, families, holding a sing with their name, took turns going up to each house to take a little goodie bag from a table set up ahead of time by some grownups. Each senior, notified ahead of time, came out to wave, appreciate the costumes, and say ‘you’re welcome’ when the kids said ‘thank you.’ An example of giving and receive at its most pure.
Christians worship in community. But how, when our ways of being physically together are limited? Yes, our worship services are online; our pastor does an amazing job helping each of us in our own homes to feel connected every Sunday. But this drive-by Halloween, plus three birthday drive-by celebrations in the summer, have opened up vision new ways to workshop.