One of my favorite stories in the book involved how the fictional family turned Halloween into a time to reach out to the stressed out neighbors. They served bowls of hot chili to the families as they came by trick or treating which was much welcomed by those who hadn't had time to grab a bite to eat before the kids pulled them out the door on the quest for candy. They realized that Halloween is the one night of the year when they were guaranteed to encounter their neighbors and so were able to reconnect and reestablish relationships that had slipped in the busyness of life.
I loved that, using Halloween not to preach at people but to connect as friends in community. So what do you all do with Halloween? Has it ever been a chance for missional involvement? What are ways that we can help make it a time to connect with neighbors?