Second Baptist Pumpkin Patch
We are extremely proud that the Second Baptist Pumpkin Patch 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.
2022 PUMPKIN PATCH SEASON AND SCHEDULE
PATCH OPENS & SALES BEGIN: October 1
Pumpkin Festival: October 22
Last Day of Sales: October 31
About the Patch
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. 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. And don’t forget to snap a picture at one of our photo areas.
Before you leave, be sure purchase a Second Baptist Pumpkin Patch hoodie to show everyone how much you love our patch 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.
Volunteering at the Patch
We love help from our community. Find out how much fun it is to serve in our patch.
(We are happy to sign community service forms for students)
Pumpkin Unload – Saturday, October 1. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to help us unload an entire tractor trailer of pumpkins. Details about the unloading process and specific tasks are available on the online sign up page.
Pumpkin Unload # 2 – Saturday, October 15. We’ll unload a second truck two weeks later. Sign up online.
Daily Shifts – Volunteers can sign up online for 3 hour shifts any day of the week. 10am-1pm. 1 pm-4 pm. 4 pm-dark. (Sunday shifts don’t start until 12 pm). For students, we can be flexible with shift times depending on their schedule or availability.
Click the video below to see what to expect when you are volunteering!