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“Thriller, thriller night…” invite

This is a repost from October 22, 2009. We’re actually implementing these at The Chapel again this year because of their success. What is working at your church?

Halloween is next weekend.  What is your church doing?

Some are having fall festivals, and others are having trunk or treats.  These work extremely well for reaching out to the community as long as all of the local churches are not all having one on the same night.  I really like what Duncan Robinson’s church is doing at Church of Celebration, Trunk or Treat.

This year The Chapel decided to give our attenders a couple of tools to invite folks to check out church next weekend. If you click on the thumbnail you will see the full-sized PDF’s of each.

1.  Print-Your-Own Invite Cards

These invite cards can be printed at home, on regular paper or standard Avery business card templates.  They serve two purposes; Gets the word out about our church, and offers a free full-sized candy bar kids can redeem at our Children’s ministry next weekend. These can be handed out, with candy, to trick-or-treaters.

I’ll probably just hand these out instead of candy to save a few bucks. Joking.

Notice we didn’t fill the entire card with ad copy for The Chapel.  We simply said to check out our website for times and locations.  More focus was spent on the free candy bar ticket.

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2.  Chapel logo pumpkin carving template.

This one is probably more fun than effective, and by fun I mean cheesy, like the title of this post.  However, this pumpkin carving template is encouraged to be used as a conversation starter in conjunction with the invite cards, above.  I don’t really do pumpkin carving, but I really want to try it now with the church logo.

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What else is your church doing to reach out to the community during Halloween weekend?

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