The CUMC Pumpkin Patch will be open starting Sunday, September 27th and throughout the month of October! The pumpkin patch has been a CUMC tradition since 1984.
During the month of October, thousands of people pass through our patch. Not only is the pumpkin patch a fundraising effort for our Student Ministry, but it also serves as an outreach to our community. Granny Pumpkin talks and sings with children’s groups visiting our campus, sharing with them the story of salvation, while the children sit among the bales of hay and pumpkins. There is always the invitation to join us in worship and activities throughout the year!
The Student Ministry is supplemented by the profit of the patch, providing money for camp, retreats, and other special events throughout the year.
How can I participate?
Volunteers are needed to help unload the first tractor trailer of pumpkins on Saturday, September 26th at 8am. Come one, come all to this wonderful time of team building and support our youth. Please bring your wheelbarrows, gloves, and wear old clothes.
You can support the Patch and the Student Ministry by visiting the Pumpkin Patch and purchasing a pumpkin. And don't forget to stop in the store to browse the fall decorations and jams that are available. Be sure to spread the word about the Patch to friends and neighbors looking to buy a pumpkin.
What are the hours of The Patch?
The Pumpkin Patch will be open from 9am - 9pm Monday through Saturday, and 12pm - 9pm on Sundays throughout the month of October. We look forward to seeing you!
Is it safe?
Below are some of the procedures we are implementing to keep everybody (volunteers and customers) as safe as possible:
- Social Distancing - The Pumpkin Patch is outside and offers lots of space to socially distance while shopping for pumpkins. There will be marked spacing at the checkout line area. In addition, to allow for safe distancing, only 1 person and/or family will be allowed in the shed/store at a time.
- Masks - All volunteers must wear a mask and customers are encouraged to wear masks as well.
- Contactless Pay - We offer contactless pay (chip, swipe or hover) so we do not need to touch your credit card.
- Sanitizer & Gloves - There will be hand sanitizer and disposable gloves available.