SUMC Youth Pumpkin Patch
A youth ministry missions fundraiser!
The SUMC Youth Pumpkin Patch began in 2006, making this 2020 season the 15th annual fall pumpkin patch. The Pumpkin Patch is a wonderful part of the dynamic Fayetteville Community and is open to all who wish to come. The Patch is open every day through the month of October to provide our community with quality pumpkins that support a great cause.
Open Sep. 27th-Oct. 31st
Sunday - Friday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
1910 N Old Wire Road
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Precautions for the COVID-19 Pandemic
We will have several protocols in place to help protect our volunteers and customers. We ask that our customers respect these protocols in order to shop and enjoy our Pumpkin Patch.
1. Masks will be required for all customers. Masks will be provided for those who do not have one. (This is in line with the Governors Directive given on July 18th, 2020. You can find the directive HERE to view exemptions.)
2. Customers should remain 6 feet apart from anyone that is not in their family group. We will be working to have directed patch traffic to help customers maintain distance.
3. Should the pumpkin patch be overcrowded, you may be asked to wait in your vehicle for a few minutes while we move customers through.
4. If you do not wish to shop around the patch, but would like to pick up pumpkins, volunteers will be able to help you select a pumpkin while you remain in your vehicle.
5. We will have enhanced cleaning protocols in place to minimize any risk of spread. We are working with a team of health professionals to ensure our safety measures are top-notch.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out via
email (email@example.com) or social media (@sumcpumpkins).
Church Volunteer Opportunities
Sunday, October 11th
We are ready for our second pumpkin unload! This year will look a lot different than years past, but we know that together we can do this! If you are available to help volunteer this year, we ask that you let us know by simply filling out the form below. With new safety precautions in place, we are looking to have a better idea of who will be there on October 11th. You can fill it out by clicking the button below.
We are doing a completely virtual sign up this year for the volunteer shifts in the pumpkin patch. If you have trouble accessing the form, or would like to sign up another way, please email Jules at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our hours have shifted slightly this year to help with Covid-19.
The hours are:
Sunday-Friday 12pm - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm
Should you have conflicts with the shift time, simply email Jules.
Our visit to the Pumpkin Patch
In 2019, the Sequoyah UMC Youth Group went on a mission trip to the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. The pumpkins that we sell each year are grown on the Navajo Reservation by Navajo people who are employed by Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers.
This organization partners with the Navajo government and employs over 600+ Navajo people in an area with over 40% unemployment. This fundraising organization that started as a dream for one man at one church, now blesses over 1,000 churches and nonprofits across the country, as well as the Navajo people who gain a job during harvest season.
On this mission, we spent the first part of the week helping to build a home for a man named RJ. He was strong in his faith and had built most of the framing for his home by himself from scrap wood and nails from his old home. We worked alongside him through the week, learning many valuable lessons and seeing his faith in action. RJ spends his days working to share the love of Jesus with his family, who do not believe. We learned that RJ had worked on the Pumpkin Patch years before.
On our last day we got to visit the farm just an hour north of where we were serving. We spent the day hearing about the life of the workers, seeing every bit of work that goes into growing our pumpkins, and truly how natural the process is.
We are proud to partner with Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers, and proud that this fundraiser supports not only our youth, but the Navajo people as well.