Churches urged to reclaim the pumpkin this Halloween

A Christian charity has launched a new resource to equip churches teach an alternative message on Halloween.

World Vision UK's Pumpkin Heroes campaign offers Bible-based tools to share the gospel with youngsters aged between four and ten.

Beverley Jarvis-Pearson from the charity told Premier why they've launched the campaign for a second year in a row.


She said: "At World Vision, we're really keen to work with churches.

"We kind of recognised a couple of years ago that churches were maybe unsure what to do with Halloween and we were really keen to help them continue to disciple their families and build community."

The resource pack includes a leader's guide, illustrated story book, a cartoon film, a Pumpkin Heroes Hunt including Bible verses and prayers, sing-along worship songs and other activities that are available to download online for free.

Jarvis-Pearson explained why she believed people should get involved.


"It's just the way that churches and schools and families can get a pack that will really help them engage more positively with Halloween in a hope-filled way," she added.

More than 2,000 churches last year got involved with the campaign.

Click here to listen to Premier's Paul Hagger speaking with Beverley Jarvis-Pearson at World Vision UK:

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