FAITH AND LIFE
Once per week or so, Fallon’s faith leaders offer their thoughts on faith and life. Any church or faith community of any kind is welcome and encouraged to participate. If you have ideas for topics we should write about, or if you are a faith leader and would like to participate, please call Pastor Dawn Blundell at Epworth UMC, 775-423-4714. If you’d like to talk more about anything you read here, or if you would like prayer or a listening ear, we hope you will reach out to one of us. If you don’t already have a church home, you are invited to join us for worship, too! You’ll find contact information and worship times below.
A WORD ABOUT THIS MONTH’S TOPICS
The contributors to this column have deep disagreements on many issues about which we are all very passionate. However, we seek to confine our criticisms to the issues, not the person; to the merits of the case, not the character of the author; and to the topic at hand, not our own pet issues. With this in mind, we can carry on civil discourse, disagreement, and dialogue in a way that we hope can be productive and helpful to many.
WHAT DOES OUR FAITH TELL US ABOUT CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN?
Terra Koenig, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints
Just Serve Committee Chair & 1st Councilor, Fallon 2nd Ward Young Women’s Presidency
For more info, please call 775-742-9040 or visit www.churchofjesuschrist.org
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not have an official stance on Halloween. We have been advised against any Satanic worship, or participating in dark spiritual practices.In our Articles of Faith, it states, “We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men....If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.” As disciples of Christ we strive to invite the Spirit of Jesus Christ into our lives by embracing uplifting wholesome activities that create memories with your families and friends.
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Rev Dawn Blundell, Epworth United Methodist Church
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As a kid, I always loved Halloween. Who didn’t? As an adult, I love it even more because it’s so much fun to bring smiles to kids’ faces. At some point I discovered that some Christians feel the holiday celebrates evil and darkness, but that has not been my experience at all, neither in my own life nor that of anyone I’ve known. For me, on this topic there are two helpful things to focus on. One, God is love itself, far more powerful than any evil thing, and tells us that we have *nothing* to fear because he is with us wherever we go. And two, any event into which we bring love for each other, and laughter with family, friends, and strangers is a good thing. Especially now.