Second Baptist Pumpkin Patch
We are extremely proud that the Second Baptist Pumpkin Patch at has become a fall tradition for hundreds of individuals and families in East Memphis. For over fifteen years, volunteers, neighbors, guests and friends from the community have helped create a place of welcome, kindness, fun, and play in our church’s front yard. In our patch, for a month, all kinds of people representing all areas of the city say “yes 2 pumpkins” and come together under the umbrella of Christian hospitality.
In the book of Hebrews, the author writes, “Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” This spirit is the foundation our patch and we hope the mutual love shared in our patch – from our first unload to the last sale – can overflow into the lives of our visitors and out into Memphis and beyond.
2020 PUMPKIN PATCH SEASON AND SCHEDULE
First Load: September 26
Second Load: October 10
Pumpkin Festival: October 24
Last Day of Sales: October 31
The Second Baptist Pumpkin Patch offers pumpkins and gourds of all shapes, sizes, and colors along with hay bales, flowers, carving kits and more. We are your local, one-stop shop for fall decorations. We also have healthy compost from The Compost Fairy, a non-profit committed to helping Memphis become more sustainable.
You can also purchase delicious pumpkin spice granola produced by Thistle & Bee, a non-profit organization serving women recovering from prostitution and trafficking. Or, make the season sweeter by purchasing some amazing pumpkin cookies from Sweet Lala’s Bakery. On Saturdays, enjoy a great cup o’ joe provided by Cozy Coffee, an entrepreneurial effort that supports Adult & Teen Challenge and their ministry to those battling addictions.
Be sure to show off how much you love our patch by purchasing a Second Baptist Pumpkin Patch hoodie and don’t leave without sampling a complimentary slice of pumpkin bread – baked daily by a church member – and offered as a gift to all guests to the patch.
As always, all proceeds from the Second Baptist Pumpkin Patch support student missions for children and ministries. Over the years, the patch has supported student mission trips to Helena, Arkansas, the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, New York City, Atlanta and South Africa. It has purchased literacy materials, school supplies and Christmas presents for children. It has funded local spring break mission projects for Memphis teens, empowering them to use creativity to make their neighborhoods safer and more beautiful. And so much more. All in the name of Christ and thanks to the generosity of our Memphis community.
If you have any questions about or would like to volunteer at the Second Baptist Pumpkin Patch, contact Daniel Johnson, Associate Minister for Congregational Formation and Missions.