FCC Fall FestivalEvery year, FCC hosts a Fall Festival for the children in our church and community. Our Fall Festival is always held on the last Saturday in October, to offer a positive, healthy, Christian alternative to the usual Halloween celebrations. Our Fall Festival offers games, concessions, hayrides, entertainment, a chili cook-off, a pumpkin decorating contest, and the all-popular dunking booth.

The Fall Festival provides an excellent time to remind our children that, as Christians, we are different, and not of this world.
Heb. 11:13-16; 1 Pet. 2:11

It also offers us the opportunity to teach our children that "the fight isn't against occultists, non-Christians, Christians who feel differently than we about Halloween, or institutions that promote Halloween”; instead, our fight is “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places". Ephesians 6:12

"Yes, there is a definite need to provide our youth with alternatives to dark forms of entertainment," says Mat Casner, a former Kansas City youth pastor. "Pop culture's fascination with the occult (witches, Goth, etc.) is turning into an obsession. We need to educate our kids, and even our adults, that things we used to consider as harmless fun have the potential to be very dangerous today."

Countless volunteers put in countless hours to prepare for our Fall Festival every year, working games, cooking food, donating candy, preparing goodie bags for the children, decorating, and so much more. Because of the hard work of our volunteers, our Fall Festival continues to grow and improve every year; in return, we are able to offer a positive atmosphere for more and more children.