The Pumpkin Patch
Our annual Pumpkin Patch is back this year! We are so excited to offer this opportunity to our community again. The Patch opens on Saturday, October 16 at 5:00 pm and runs through Sunday, October 31. The Patch is open daily from 10 am – 7 pm each day. The Pumpkin Patch is one way we reach out to the community as well as raise money for our Youth and Children’s Ministries. Pumpkins are priced by size and range from $1.00 for small mini pumpkins to $30.00 for our largest pumpkins. We also sell a variety of gourds.
We want our Pumpkin Patch to be a place of opportunity; opportunities for us to get to know folks outside of our church, opportunities for us to share the love of Christ through our actions, and opportunities to show our community that we are a place they can come to that is friendly and inviting.
Bring Your School Group!
Not only do we sell pumpkins during this time, but we also invite school groups, day cares, and other children’s groups to come and learn about pumpkins, read stories about pumpkins, carve a pumpkin, and take pictures in the Patch. We take reservations for school groups to come between 9:30 am and 2 pm Monday - Friday while the Patch is open. Children will learn all about pumpkins and have an opportunity to take home a small pumpkin of their own for $1.00. You can make a reservation for your school group by calling the Church Office at 787-1829 starting in September.
Our Patch takes a lot of volunteers for it to thrive and we hope you'll consider lending a hand! Below are some ways you can participate.
Patch Attendant: Watch over the Patch for a 2-3 hour shift. You'll welcome families, sell pumpkins, maybe take a photo or two for a family and be a smiling friendly face!
Story Teller/Carver: Be a blessing to a school group by reading stories to the kids or carving a pumpkin with them!
Set Up/Take Down: Help make the Patch a beautiful place to gather! Come help put up photo ops and lights, set out pallets and hay, and help decorate our Patch!
Pumpkin Unloading Party: Join us on Saturday, October 16 at 3:00 pm to help unload our pumpkins from the truck! This is a super fun hour of working together to get our Patch looking beautiful!
Sign Up As A Volunteer!
To sign up as a volunteer, click the button below. You'll be taken to the list of volunteer opportunities. You need to sign up for each opportunity you'd like to help with individually.
If you are volunteering as a Patch Attendant, you'll need to click on the one that has the dates you are looking for. There are 3 separate sign ups arranged by date. You can sign up for as many time slots as you'd like.
If you have any questions, please contact Faye Umble at 352-787-1829 or firstname.lastname@example.org.