The Pumpkin Patch is Open!

We sell pumpkins–lots and lots of pumpkins–throughout October.  We’d love to help you pick out the best pumpkins  for making jack-o-lanterns, decorating your home, baking and cooking.  We have tips to help you make your golden gourd last all season. There are special events throughout the month and plenty of photo ops for you and your crew!

Through October 12               Noon-6pm
October 13 & 14                        Noon-8pm
October 15-30                           10am-8pm
October 31                                    10am-6pm

BBQ and Bounce House on Saturdays, October 7, 14 & 21

Enjoy a yummy BBQ lunch and let the kids burn off energy in the bounce house.

Movie Night Friday, October 13, 6pm

Bring a chair, blanket, pillows–whatever you need to enjoy a movie under the stars.  And of course, what would movie night be without a hotdog roast and s’mores?

Community Bonding (aka Pumpkin Unloading) Saturday, October 14, 8-11am

How do the pumpkins make the journey from New Mexico to our patch?  First, they are loaded into a semi-trailer. We don’t know what magical, mechanical systems are used.  Then, they are driven through the night to our patch.  And then…wait for it…we unload them. By hand. Every pumpkin is relayed down a long line of volunteers from the church and the community. It’s fun. It’s exercise. It’s builds community.  It builds muscle.

Kids’ Fun Day, Saturday October 21, 11am-2pm

Crafts, games, prizes and  the ubiquitous bounce house make this day a special day for the kiddos!

When the Pumpkins are Gone…Then What?

Well, first we take a deep breath and then we jump back in.  Looking ahead:

Empty Bowls Dinner, Sunday, November 5, 4:30-7pm. We are happy to host this annual event that helps raise funds for Webster-Rock Hill Ministries.  Dinner features several soup options from some of the best area restaurants and each ticket-holder is invited to take home a hand-crafted decorative bowl.  Acoustic and folk music adds to the celebration. It’s a great way to build community and get to know your neighbors. Tckets are $15 for adults, $5 for children (K – 12). Children younger than Kindergarten can come for free.

Hanging of the Greens, Sunday, November 26,10:30am. During worship, everyone is invited to help transform our worship spaces and prepare them for the season ahead.  Stay after for a light lunch and to finish prepping the rest of the building.

New Worship Service Begins,  Sunday, December 3, 9am. Tradition…Renewed. The chapel provides a warm and welcoming space for worship.

St. Nick’s Day, Sunday, December 3, 10:30am. We welcome a visit from St. Nick. Not Santa–St. Nick. You know, the former Bishop of Turkey? Yes, that St. Nick!  We share his story about giving, check to see if gold coins were left in our shoes (kid-size only) and bring a new pair of shoes as a gift for the children of Kingdom House in St. Louis.

Carols & Carriage Rides (and cookies and cocoa and crafts).  It’s a 5-C event!  Friday, December 22, 6-9pm.  It’s exactly what it sounds like.  Gather around the fireplace to sing some carols.  Bundle up and head out for a horse-drawn carriage ride. Drink some cocoa.  Make a craft.  Old-school Christmas celebrations are the best!

Christmas Eve Worship 9am, 10:30am & 4:30pm. Christmas Eve is on Sunday this year. Our  9am service will be  especially kid-friendly. (Read that as interactive, noisy and  wildly fun!) At every worship service we’ll end with candlelight and Silent Night.