PLANT CITY – Hopewell Baptist Church will host Hallelujah Night Oct. 27 on the church campus in Plant City. The annual Halloween alternative is getting a new look this year with extended hours and performances from the church youth group and puppet program.
Senior Pastor Daniel Middlebrooks explained that the time, on a Sunday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., was to accommodate families with busy schedules who may have a difficult time attending on a weeknight.
“We thought it would be a good time to reach out to the community,” he said.
Beginning at 3:30p.m., every hour will feature a puppet show, a youth drama presentation, and a cake walk. An assortment of games, miniature train rides, hay rides, and a bounce house from 5 Alarm Party Rentals will be available throughout as part of the event’s entertainment. Middlebrooks credited congregation members with the success in planning the fall festival.
“One of the critical junctures about this event is that without the support, and volunteering, and creativity of this church it would not be a possibility,” he said, adding that the event is part of their overall goal to reach out to the surrounding communities. “We’re really excited about what God is doing in the community,” he said.
Meals of hot dogs, fries or onion rings, a drink, and a cookie or a brownie will be served to children, with chili being offered to adults. Everyone checking in at the registration desk will receive coupons for one free meal and can purchase additional coupons for a $1 donation. They will also receive an itinerary detailing the day’s entertainments and games.
Hopewell Baptist Church is located at 6001 CR 39 south in Plant City. For additional information regarding Hallelujah Night contact the church office at (813) 737-3053.