Patch hours are typically 10:00AM – 8:00PM.
Do you love Fall like we do?
Cooler weather, beautiful colors, delicious new ciders at your favorite coffee shops, and of course, PUMPKINS!
Here at First United Methodist Church New Braunfels, we particularly love fall because we have our very own pumpkin patch! And, we want you to learn all of the reasons why we know you will love it too.
Our pumpkin patch is so much more than just a fundraiser. It is community outreach. It is a local mission. It is an event that is grown from love, supported by all, and has continued the work of Christ through generations of families for over 20 years!
Local schools come throughout our pumpkin patch time to hear story time read by our Director of Children’s Ministry, Kalenda Adams.
We take pride in the amazing way our congregation and our youth contribute to its success each year.
DID YOU KNOW?
Each year, our youth work the pumpkin patch and get “paid” $4 per hour. These funds are placed in their individual RAY accounts. Your First United Methodist Church New Braunfels Youth use these funds as scholarships to participate in mission trips and summer camps when the costs may be just a little too high for a family and the child would otherwise not get to go.
BUT HERE’S THE EXCITING PART
This mission is an opportunity for our youth to serve. They learn the amazing benefits to their involvement in community work and plant the seeds for a lifetime of meaningful contributions to the world around them.
-Our Youth donate a percentage of the funds raised at Pumpkin Patch to charitable organizations like
Relay for Life and Family Promise.
-Our Youth contribute a portion of the proceeds to support our own local River City Middle School Work Camp.
With your help, our Youth make a difference.
TRADITION AT ITS BEST
For over 20 years, the tradition of taking family portraits and group photos at the patch has been an annual celebration for many. It is so deeply integrated in some, that those, once youth of the past who visited or worked, return as adults with their own family and children for photos of the new generation!
So, come on down, look around, feel the energy in the air, and buy a pumpkin, or two, or 10! Feel the inspiration and satisfaction of knowing your contributions are helping to spread the word and work of Christ, and lending a hand in inspiring our leaders of tomorrow. Because of your involvement, our Youth our able to donate money to fight cancer, help struggling families get back on their feet, fund local missions, and attend camps and mission trips which inspire them to become the hands and feet of Christ working for the greater good of the world. You are an important part of this tradition. We need you!
Be part of the fun! Sign up here
If you have any questions, please contact Michelle
Pumpkin prices are based on market value and estimated size.
We encourage everyone to stop by our patch! There’s no admission charge; bring your camera to take pictures. Teachers are welcome to bring their classes for field trips.