Meridian Star


October 20, 2006

Bible heroes to come to life

Ghostly ghouls and wicked witches won’t haunt an upcoming Halloween celebration at Christ Community Church.

Instead, there will be a giant who terrified a nation in hand-to-hand combat and hungry lions who will slowly circle and move in for the kill.

“We’ve done the typical carnivals in the past and decided to do something different this year,” said Gail Busbee, coordinator.

The Halloween alternative “Heroes Unmasked” is a Bible adventure where children will encounter costumed Bible Hero actors, play carnival games, decorate cookies and collect Bible Hero cards.

“The kids can dress up in their favorite costume,” Busbee said. “They’ll be greeted by the Bible Heroes, who supervise the games,”

Heroes Unmasked games will include: Daniel’s Mane Showdown, David’s Bopple Topple, Elijah’s Screaming, Flaming Chicken Race, Moses’ Red Sea Putt-Putt, Samson Who the Boss Football Toss, Goliath Marshmallow Hurl, Noah’s Operation Rescue, Abraham’s Bucket Bull’s Eye, Noah’s Animal Round-up, Daniel’s Shoo, Lions! Ball Toss and David’s Bean the Giant.

“All kids have heroes,” said the Rev. Lane Busbee, pastor of the church. “At our Heroes Unmasked event, kids will meet heroes worth having — and have a ball at carnival games as well.”

Although targeted for preschool through upper elementary-aged children, the program is for kids of all ages.

“Heroes Unmasked is an exciting way for kids to learn more about God’s love,” Christ Community’s pastor said. “Meeting the costumed Bible Hero actors and interacting with the themed games is huge fun ... I’m looking forward to being there myself.”

In addition to games, the day will feature a Hero Cookie Cafe, Esther’s Create a Crown, “Forever Friends” Puppet Theatre, Secret of the Empty Cave and Rahab’s Face Painting Boutique. Family photographs will be taken.

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