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North Clay Baptist to host ‘walk-through’ of the Halloween that changed the world

By Erica Thomas, managing editor

CLAY — North Clay Baptist Church is offering the community a unique experience this fall. It’s called 1517, the Halloween that Changed the World.

The walk-through drama is an interactive glimpse into what life was like on Oct. 31, 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the Castle Church. The day would be forever known as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.

Josh McDaniel, North Clay Baptist Church’s Children’s and Student Pastor, said the experience will open the eyes of anyone who participates.

“If you go to church today, you’re impacted by what Martin Luther did on Oct. 31, 1517,” said McDaniel. “Everything changed after that day. He called out a lot of false teaching that was going on at the time.”

McDaniel said groups will be walked through several rooms to learn what happened to inspire Luther to take matters into his own hands.

“There was a man named Johann Tetzel who was selling indulgences, and you will meet him if you come through 1517,” said McDaniel. “Luther called him out of it and because of that, there was Protestant Reformation.”

All ages are invited to take part in 1517. The experience is free. Dates and times are listed below. There will also be games and crafts available in the waiting area.

Dates and Times

Oct. 26 – 27, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Nov. 2-3, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.



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