We are happy to announce the Pumpkin Patch is open! Thankfully, this is one fall tradition we can all keep for 2020. Did you know that the tradition of the St. Andrew’s Pumpkin Patch began over 25 years ago? It started as a youth fundraising venture where 1,500 pumpkins were unloaded into the arms of 40 students and 10 adults. The Patch has since earned us the name of the “Pumpkin Patch Church” and serves as one of our largest community outreach events, all while raising money for our youth mission trips.
The outdoor nature of our patch allows for a fun and safe experience for you and your family. Masks are required and we ask that you practice social distancing in the patch and all through St. Andrew’s campus.
GET READY FOR THE FUN!
The Pumpkin Patch is open! Hours are Monday - Friday from 4 - 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. We hope to see you there! By purchasing a pumpkin, you'll be supporting our Youth Ministry, so invite your friends, family and neighbors to come, too!
If you are a preschool director and have visited our patch with your classroom in previous years, this year we’re doing things a little different. You may still visit the patch in the morning by reservation only to walk around and take pictures, but due to CDC guidelines, we cannot host a story time. Another option is to order mini pumpkins in advance and once the patch opens, come back to this page for a pre-recorded story time to play in the classroom. If you would like to order mini pumpkins, let us know how many you need in the link below and we can deliver them to your classroom. Please know these are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking is available in the lots off of the Bryan Road entrance as well as the lot off the Bloomingdale entrance.
We invite you to join us for our worship services on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. (contemporary) and 11:15 a.m. (traditional).
If you have any additional questions contact Rachel Grafton, Youth Ministry Director.
PATCH SAFETY PROCEDURES
Here are some of the procedures we will use this year to help stop the spread of COVID-19:
Masks will be worn by all pumpkin patch workers.
Masks should be worn by visitors in the pumpkin patch and on St. Andrew’s campus. Masks can be taken off briefly for pictures in the photo spot.
Social distancing (6-foot distance) should be practiced while walking around the patch and when checking out.
Hand sanitizer will be provided and should be used after every transaction and after touching shared surfaces.
Wagon handles and tables will be wiped down regularly.
If you are not feeling well, please stay at home. We would love for you to come back when you are feeling better.
These procedures are grounded in the call of Jesus to love our neighbor and the Methodist principle to do no harm.” Thank you for your patience and grace as we all navigate this season together.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
The Patch runs smoothly because of our dedicated volunteers who come together to support the cause and show our community the radical hospitality of St. Andrew’s. If you are interested in volunteering to work in the patch, click on the button below to register for a shift. We’ll show you the ins and outs of the Patch from open to close to make sure your shift runs smoothly. Whether it’s your first or fifth year volunteering, we encourage everyone to watch.