At Spotswood, we want to give you every opportunity to love our city and shine a Gospel light where you live, work, and play.

This year, we have 2 options – and we hope you’ll take advantage of BOTH!

1) LoveFXBG Trunk or Treat

October 29 • 4-6p • Spotswood Parking Lot • FREE

Join us for TRUNK or TREAT this year at Spotswood! We’ll have cars decked out in fun themes, plenty of candy, Poppin Jon’s Kettle Corn, and a touch-a-truck element!

To pull this off, we’re going to need a few things:

• Cars (50-100) – Register below!
• Candy – We are asking all who register a car to provide candy for their car
(perhaps with the help of their connect group or friends), but we’ll also collect candy to supplement!

Candy donations can be placed in the LoveFXBG Halloween bins around campus!

• Help us spread the word to your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors!
(on social media, word of mouth, or using our invites available at the Next Steps Station!)

Registration for TRUNKS is closed.

See you Sunday!

Frequently Asked Questions

We are expecting parking to be limited, if possible, please carpool to the event so we can save as many parking spaces as we can for the community.

Set up will begin at 2P. Please check in at the check-in table before setting up your trunk.

This is a fun family-friendly community outreach event. Please do not choose a theme that is too scary or dark for young families.

Each trunk will have 2 parking spaces.

Please, no games. The event runs from 4-6P, and we want to keep the line moving as much as possible.

We do ask each trunk to supply candy for the duration of the event. There is no way to know how many people from the community will attend. We expect a steady flow of children and families for the entire event, so please plan accordingly. If for some reason you do run out, we will have a limited amount of extra to share.

Please give out only prepackaged store-bought candy.

Pastor Drew will be giving out an informational about the church and all that we have to offer at the end of the trunk or treat. Pastor Drew’s car is the last car before families will exit the event.

Each trunk will be assigned a parking space with a specific number closer to the event. An email with your trunk number and a map will be sent to each participant prior to the event. Spot location will be based on order of registration and staff discretion.

The time of the event is 4-6P. Please begin packing up your trunk at 6P. Sunset is scheduled for 6:14P on October 29, 2023.

There will not be a rain date if we need to cancel for extreme weather.

There will not be a rain date if we need to cancel for extreme weather.

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to ask at kids@spotswood.org or 540-479-8637.

2) Being out front or Banding with friends

On Halloween night, we’ll be out front of our homes – either with our families or with friends – engaging with neighbors, passing out candy, serving hot drinks, having Gospel conversations, and inviting them to Spotswood!

Pro Tips // How to win this Halloween

Being out front

Post up with a fire pit at the end of your driveway.

Have the best candy (people remember the house with whole candy bars)

Try to connect with each family in some meaningful way

Identify a few people to receive a free copy of Rick Warren’s “What on earth am I here for?”

 

Banding Together

Keep it simple! Food + games + music = win!

Have some from the party out by the road to make sure people know they are invited to join in the fun!

More ideas to make an impact this Halloween

Meet everyone with a smile!

Aim to make a genuine connection with each family that comes by.

Hot Chocolate / Apple Cider Bar

Fire pit near the road with with s’mores

Reverse trick-or-treat (take goodies and invites to your neighbors)

Host a hayride through your neighborhood

Bake cookies instead of handing out candy (wrap individually)

Spend time praying for our Gospel outposts across FXBG on October 31