I am part of a church that offers a pumpkin patch every year. It's a huge undertaking, from the offloading of the pumpkins to the selling of them.
Our church funds a variety of special projects and ongoing ministries with this pumpkin patch. When we had a traditional Sunday school, funds went there. We've used the funds to help repair the roof that covers the part of the building that is more used by community groups than by the church.. We continue to use the funds to pay for Vacation Bible School, an event which is attended by more neighborhood children than church member children.
I love the fact that the pumpkin patch itself is a form of community outreach and a service of sorts. I love that it funds other community services.
So, this week-end, as you prepare for Halloween, drop by a local church pumpkin patch. Your dollars will go further than if you bought a pumpkin at a grocery store.
If you're in South Florida and you want to support my church, it's Trinity Lutheran at the corner of 72nd and Pines Blvd, across the street (but on the same side of the street) from the South campus of Broward College.
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