Holy Halloween: Religious pumpkin carvings

October 21, 2013 in Faith Matters by David Waters

pumpRev. Jason W. Jones wanted to carve out a bit of holiness in this Halloween season. So he bought a pumpkin and sought inspiration.

“I simply knew I wanted to do something unique that also had a distinctly Methodist flavor,” the pastor of McKenzie First United Methodist Church told Lane Gardner Camp of UMC Communications.

He thought about carving the United Methodist “cross and flame” logo or the initials of John Wesley, the 18th century founder of the Methodist movement. Then his wife, Kristy, found a John Wesley pattern on the Internet.

“It certainly isn’t perfect,” Jones said of his Wesley (who preached that Christians were “going to perfection”), “but I believe it’s decent for my first go-round.”

Care to share your religion-themed pumpkin carvings? Send us a photo of you and your carved pumpkin. We’ll publish a winner in next Saturday’s section and all relevant and appropriate entries at faithinmemphis.com.

E-mail photos to waters@commercialappeal.com or snail mail them to David Waters, The Commercial Appeal, 495 Union, Memphis, 38103.