Pumpkin Patch

United Student Ministries has been hosting the Pumpkin Patch for just under a gazillion years and serves as our only fundraiser for United Student Ministries. It is not only a fundraiser, but it is also a great opportunity for our Student Ministries to connect with our community.

The money we raise goes directly into our Student Missions fund that allows us to keep the registration cost down for United Mission Week as well as providing several scholarships a year for students to attend United Mission Week. To answer frequently asked questions, please see our FAQ’s.

Pumpkins Are Coming!

September 26th @ 1:00pm  • Bldg C Parking Lot
October 10th @ 1:00pm 

Fall is here, and soon our pumpkins will be too! On September 26th, we will be receiving an 18-wheeler FULL of so many pumpkins!  We would love your help in unloading all of these pumpkins. To help, simply show up at 1 pm on the front lawn of the church facing Walnut Creek (look for the big tent). Once you arrive to unload, you will be placed on a team and assigned a certain area of the patch to unload pumpkins. Pumpkin unloading is fun for the whole family! We have opportunities for all ages and abilities to help us set up The Patch! For more information, email us at students@fmcm.org.

We have several shifts a day for students/parents to serve at The Patch. Shifts are split up into 2-hour blocks every day. While you work the patch, help customers carry their pumpkins to their cars, measure pumpkins to determine their cost, help customers check out, etc.  A member of our Student Ministry staff is available that day to help with any questions you may have.

Sign-up for a Shift 

Visit the Patch

9 am-7 pm • September 26 – October 31 • Bldg C Parking Lot

Come out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather! Feel free to take some family photos with our several photo ops around the patch. Spend some time playing Tic Tac Toe and Checkers, go for a round of Pumpkin Bowling, or test your skills on our Hay Maze! We will have fun experiences on Saturday & Sunday mornings throughout October. Come pick out your perfect pumpkin!