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Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival
Welcome to The Pumpkin Patch
MUMC hosts a wonderfull and very decorative Pumpkin Patch each year right in front of the Church. The Patch is well known to the local community as THE place to buy your pumpkins and take great photographs with the kids. The Patch is a cooperative effort between MUMC, Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers, Inc., and the Navajo Indians and the proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch support community outreach programs and ministries of MUMC. The Pumpkin Patch is usually manned by volunteers begining at 2:00 on weekdays, 10 am on Saturdays and Noon on Sundays, closing at sunset each day. However, you are welcome to stop by anytime to walk through the pumpkins and take pictures. The Pumpkin Patch volunteers are able to accept cash, checks or credit / debit cards.
Movies in the Patch
Join us for a special night of popcorn, movies and pumpkins on Friday, October 13! We'll be showing 2 movies:
- 7:30 - "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
- 8:00 - "Monsters University"
Free popcorn will be provided. Please bring your own blankets or lawn chairs. Come out early to pick your spot! Bring a picnic to enjoy before the movie, stroll through our pumpkin patch and take pictures! You can come for one or both movies.
Saturday, October 21, 11:00 - 2:00 pm
The fall festival is FREE family fun for the whole community! There will be live music, hayrides, handmade crafts from our amazing craft ladies, face painting and clowns! This year we will have an photo area to take a picture with your family, cookie decorating,and bounce houses as well as food trailers to purchase lunch from. There will be all of this and so much more! This year we will be hosting our very first TRUNK or TREAT at the fall festival! Click here to learn more!
How Can You Help?
Pumpkin Patch Ambassadors
The pumpkin patch will be open daily from Sept. 25-Oct. 31, and MUMC Ambassadors are needed each day for 2 hour time slots. Ambassadors greet our guests, take pictures, pass out information about our church and sell pumpkins. Click here to sign up for your shift now! The Patch is being organized by Josh Teague this year and he can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Pumpkin Unloading - October 15
We will be unloading another truckload of pumpkins on Sunday, October 15, after church. Dress casually and come out to help! Pizza will provided, or bring your own lunch.
Storytellers for Field Trips
Every year we host almost 1000 children from local preschool and elementary schools in our Pumpkin Patch. Children hear stories, sing songs and learn how pumpkins grow. They also get to pick out a small pumpkin to take home! We need a storyteller and a helper each weekday morning, October 5 - October 20 - books, fingerplays, and training provided. If you'd like to help, please CLICK HERE!
This year we will be hosting our very first TRUNK or TREAT at the fall festival! Sign up your family, team up with another family, or enter as a group. Decorate your trunks and hand out candy to the kiddos! We will have prizes for the best trunks! Prizes will be given out for individual and groups! We also need volunteers for set up and clean up, running games, face painting, and more! The Fall Festival is a free gift we give our community each year. Sign up here to help!