The fun at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church & School was non-stop on October 29! About 110 folks enjoyed Trunk or Treat in our parking lot, and then most moved inside for potluck and our delicious chili cookoff.
Fun in the parking lot benefitted mission trips, and teens roamed the parking lot with youth minister Megan Grant, visiting trunks, talking about the purpose. Kids of all ages enjoyed showing off their costumes to friendly folks with decorated cars who offered games or treats. It was the friendly, jostling fun that St. Martin’s is known for.

More pics of cuteness and fun? We’ve got a lot, and they’re here in our Flickr photo gallery, also embedded at the end of this article.


This was our largest 5th Sunday Potluck yet, with 90 to 100 people, and fellowship was a-plenty as folks sampled chili and other food. We rolled out more tables and chairs as people filtered in. It’s always a great time when we can meet new people and connect with friends while eating.

Chili cookoff

Our chili cookoff had nine entries, each delicious and unique.
Winners were:

  • Crowd favorite, selected by donations for youth missions or slips of paper dropped in jars by each crock: “The Winner” by Camille Schulter, a medium-heat red chili
  • Second place: “Texas Chunk” by Garrison Sutton, a mild-heat red chili
  • First place: “The Winner” by Camille Schulter

The winners were given a spoon plaque to celebrate their fame, plus aprons created by Cherise Mutchler of Cowtown Sparkle.

Thank you

Thank you to all who came and made this day fun. A big thanks goes to Julie Sutton and Anika Barbarito for organizing the potluck and chili cookoff, to the volunteers who pitched in at every step, and to all who contributed so freely to our mission trips. Initial count shows that we raised $490!

Enjoy all the photos

Click the photo below and then swipe through our Flickr photo gallery to enjoy the fun: