The Pumpkin Patch
The Pumpkin Patch is an annual mission activity at St. John’s Lutheran Church. During the month October, hundreds of pumpkins are sold. All the proceeds are given away. A Navajo tribe receives a portion for providing the pumpkins; earnings are divided among Building One Community, Pacific House for food acquisition, and Midnight Run for truck rental and items to distribute to the homeless in New York City. Food sold at the food tent supports the quilters of St. John’s who make quilts for Lutheran World Relief, a world-wide quilt distribution to those in need. This mission activity is “pumpkins with a purpose!”
Note the following about the Pumpkin Patch.
- Pumpkins are unloaded on Saturday, September 30, from 9 am to 12 noon. Come and help unload hundreds of pumpkins from a semi-truck, and ready the Pumpkin Patch for the October sale.
- St. John's will have an intergenerational pumpkin carving event on Sunday, October 15, at 9:30 am. Bring carving tools and be part of the pumpkin carving as we give visibility to the Pumpkin Patch.
- A pumpkin carving contest, funded by Pumpkin Patch USA, suppliers of the pumpkins, is held during the month of October with a $10,000 prize to the winner! To enter the contest and to see contest rules, click here. It’s time to share your artistic talent and perhaps win!
You are encouraged to support "Pumpkins with the Purpose" and encourage your friends and neighbors to obtain their fall pumpkins at the Pumpkin Patch of St. John's!
St. John's Online Giving Program
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Letter From Jerusalem
Please read the latest letter from Pastor Carrie Ballenger Smith. She is Pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem. It contains lots of information how things are going this New Year at the congregation we support.
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