A Pumpkin Patch to support Outreach, locally to internationally. Purchasing pumpkins!
Operating as usual
Happy Thanksgiving from Immanuel!
God clothes the grass of the field
and feeds the birds of the air.
On behalf of the church and the world,
we offer our prayers
more from our need to be transformed
by our awareness of them
than from any need of God to be reminded of them.
Join us this afternoon in praying for Christ Church Refugee Ministries which serve to assist and assimilate recent refugees from war torn areas. We pray for all those who are struggling in strange lands, having to make new and safer homes in our community. May we welcome them and fold them into our vision of who we are, and who we are in Christ.
Our partners at Christ Church provide many invaluable services to many vulnerable populations in our area. For more information about all of their Outreach ministries, check out their website: https://www.historicchristchurch.org/get-involved/outreach/
historicchristchurch.org The work of God is our vocation in our families and community. We look not to enlarge outreach at Christ Church but to deepen it. To see outreach not as a project, but a calling. We do not wish to improve ourselves, but to change the world on Christ's terms and to see the world with God's eyes.
Join us today in praying for our outreach partner, Carpenter's Shelter, which helps the homeless to achieve sustainable independence through shelter, guidance, education and advocacy.
Carpenter's Shelter housed 784 adults or children without homes or shelter in 2019 and continues almost all it's programing and aid to people who are working towards permanent shelter in the midst of the pandemic. We are thrilled to use Pumpkin Patch money to support this vital ministry to some of the most vulnerable members of our community.
carpentersshelter.org 93% of clients who receive Rapid Re-Housing funding and ongoing supportive services remain in permanent housing during their first vulnerable year in the community.
Join us as we pray for one of our Pumpkin ministry partners in the Bishop Walker School in southeast Washington. They provide a faith-based educational opportunity for at-risk young men. Bless them along with all educators in this weird and complicated time.
You can read more about them here or on their website. And you can support them by coming to our Pumpkin Patch Oct 4th-31st!
The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys is a tuition-free Episcopal school for children from traditionally underserved communities. The School nurtures the spiritual, intellectual, social-emotional, artistic and physical development of its students in a Christian community of learners that welcomes boys of all faiths and beliefs. Working in close partnership with students and families, the School strives to create an environment where each boy is challenged to reach his full academic potential and receives the structured support necessary to develop his unique gifts. The Bishop Walker School seeks to foster a love of learning, intellectual curiosity, spiritual foundation, and moral character that each boy will need as a student, as a citizen and as a child of God.
We're days away from Pumpkin Patch 2020! Did you know that the Immanuel Pumpkin Patch helps fund 25+ local, regional, national, and international charity and service organizations and missions?!
For example, some of each pumpkin you purchase goes to materially supporting Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services.
In 1994, the Alexandria Health Department opened a clinic in a small apartment, the Arlandria Clinic for Women and Children. After three years, the clinic became Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services, providing primary care and improving advanced health equity in Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax regardless of ability to pay. This non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center serves more than 29,000 patients in multiple clinics across Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax County.
This is just one of our pumpkin partners, and just one of the ways that you can join us in using a very ordinary pumpkin patch to do extraordinary work in our community and across the globe.
neighborhoodhealthva.org Want to get your health care at Neighborhood Health? Click below for more information about our services, team, locations, and frequently asked questions.
Pumpkin Patch at Immanuel Church on the Hill
Our Pumpkin Patch feeds into our outreach budget at Immanuel! We materially and financially support 25+ organizations in our area, across the nation, and even internationally. Pumpkin money goes to feeding, clothing, sheltering, and educating people all over.
One of our biggest missions is to support ALIVE! Ministries here in Alexandria. Alive is feeding more than 5x the number of people during this pandemic than they were at this time last year. Founded by 14 faith communities in 1969, Alive seeks to respond to rising levels of poverty in the city of Alexandria. ALIVE! was started as Alexandria Involved Ecumenically, and has grown from 14 to 45 congregations, community, city and civic organization and volunteers who work together to help provide basic needs support to people in the city of Alexandria.
ALIVE!’s mainstay programs provide essential support including shelter, food, monetary support, and basic furniture and housewares.
For more check out here:
Shareable Pumpkin Patch Poster! If you're one of our parishioners please help us get the word out!
Pumpkin Patch News from Immanuel emails! If you think you should be getting Immanuel emails but are not yet, please let [email protected] know and we'd be happy to set you up!
Pumpkin Sunday is October 4th, which will kick off this year's Pumpkin Patch! We'll be open to the public the next day :)
Some safety information today, which we will post and expand many times. We want you to be and feel safe coming out to get pumpkins!
In cooperation with the Alexandria Health Department, Immanuel’s Pumpkin Patch is now designated as part of the ALX Promise Program which certifies to our following safety protocols. We will provide short on-line training in the Program to all volunteers on specifics related to signage, protective equipment, requiring masks, how best to set up physical distancing at point of purchase, among a list of other safety practices. The protocols recognize that outdoor markets are much safer than indoor facilities like grocery stores. Credit card use will be encouraged although cash/check sales will be allowed. There will be Plexiglas barriers at the sales table. We intend our Pumpkin Patch to be as safe as possible for our customers and Immanuel volunteers.
Pumpkin Patch WILL be back in 2020! Details coming soon!!!
Hi from the "Pumpkin Church"! Ever wonder where the unsold pumpkins go in early November? Here is a truckload off to feed hungry animals at a refuge!
[10/31/18] Correction folks... Don’t be “pumpkinless” this year!! Come & get your pumpkin by SIX, yes 6pm
[10/31/18] Did you leave something behind here at the Pumpkin Patch? We have a few items here in our lost and found.
[10/31/18] Stop on by folks, we still have plenty of Pumpkins. Remember, ALL proceeds go to charities here in Alexandria, regionally, and internationally. We're be here till 7:30pm.
It was a “Family Affair” here at Immanuel. A special Thanks to Heather Thornton and Vice Mayor Justin Wilson for dropping by and supporting our Patch
EXTRA EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT... MUST READ
Immanuel Church On The Hill Made THE LIST!! I believe we made the list because of the GREAT work we do. We are making a difference in this world.
patch.com Pumpkin picking is a fall rite of passage. Find out pumpkin patch was named best in Virginia and others to check out.
Here are some more photos of our LAST load of pumpkins for the season and everyone who was part of this community event
It's bittersweet to know that our LAST load of pumpkins for the season was delivered on Wednesday. Thanks to all of the parishioners, Episcopal High School volunteers, and T.C. Williams football and wrestling team who helped with the unloading of the pumpkins that help "save the world"
La Litas. Women who value community & individuality. Beautiful group of women
[10/14/18] Don't forget to purchase our Famous Apple Crisp!! They won't last long. Purchase yours today🍎🍎🍑🍑🍁
Pictures from our second unloading on Friday, October 12th. Yes, even the littlest of them all are helping out 😊😊
THE PUMPKINS ARE HERE! THE PUMPKINS ARE HERE!! THE SEMI HAS ARRIVED WITH OUR PUMPKINS 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃
IMPORTANT MESSAGE!!! UPDATE...
Due to mother nature, we will be unloading the pumpkins TOMORROW starting between 3-3:30p.m. Tomorrow's weather looks much better with sunny skies and temps in the mid 60's. WE NEED EVERYONE TO HELP EVEN IF ITS JUST FOR 30 MINS. EVERY LITTLE BIT OF HELP WE CAN GET IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. Thank You!!
Hello Friends and Family! We need your HELP....Our Pumpkin Truck was scheduled to arrive today, but ran into some mechanical issues. The good news is that it's on its way and is scheduled to arrive tomorrow afternoon. We had many people who were scheduled to help unload the Pumpkins today, but can't make it tomorrow.
CAN YOU HELP???? IF YOU LIVE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OR WILL BE PASSING BY AND SEE OUR TRUCK WON'T YOU PLEASE STOP AND HELP US UNLOAD?
THANK YOU FOR STOPPING TO READ THIS AND HOPE TO SEE YOU TOMORROW
From Sundays special story time being read by Valley Drive's very own, Erica Walter.
As promised folks, here's the clip that NBC Washington filmed.
Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill opened its annual pumpkin patch.
Yesterday the Nobel Committee gave the 2018 Peace Prize to a Yazidi woman who escaped being an ISIS sex slave and to Dr. Denis Mukwege, whose work at Panzi Hospital in Eastern Congo we’ve supported:
This is what Rebecca Cooper (co-chair on the pumpkin patch committee) wrote in her 2018 proposal for support of Congo ministries
Background for Panzi Hospital
● Founder Dr. Denis Mukwege
● When I first started learning about Congo 10 years ago, one of the first people I heard
speak was Dr. Mukwege. He is my hero. I was blessed to visit the hospital in June 2014.
Panzi Hospital is sacred ground. It is hard to put into words how it feels to be there - to
know the heaviness of heart that people carry and yet the sense of hope and optimism
that permeates the grounds. I have had the chance to meet Dr. Mukwege on several
occasions and have expressed my admiration for his work. He is the son of a preacher and
feels called first and foremost to the healing of body, mind, and spirit of his most
precious patients. Panzi’s holistic healing model is inspiring and is a framework for
other organizations to study. Bishop Bahati of the Diocese of Bukavu has had to take
women for treatment to this hospital. The impact of rape on families and communities
in Congo is heartbreaking. As Dr. Mukwege states, “We can no longer continue to repair
the consequences of violence without talking about its root causes.”
Today @ 4:30p.m there will be a very special story being read by Valley Drive's very own Erica Walter. You won't want to miss it!!
Eleanor taking a break with Dani and Phyllis at the pumpkin patch! She says, “So many pumpkins to choose from...it’s making me sleepy!”
Happy first day of October! Immanuel Church on the Hill's pumpkin patch really helps our kids and community get in the seasonal spirit. Every year, they generously provide all of our elementary school students pumpkins and a small group group always goes to the patch to play and celebrate. Thanks Immanuel Church on the Hill!
For 25 years, the Pumpkin Patch at Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill in Alexandria has been an integral part of the parish’s Outreach Programs. All net proceeds from the month-long sale of pumpkins help fund the church’s Outreach activities ranging from local to international charities reflecting the broad scope of parishioners’ involvements and interests.
Immanuel Church has long been actively involved in service to Alexandria and Northern Virginia. These services include ALIVE, Community Lodgings, Senior Services of Alexandria, Carpenters Shelter, Christ House, Arlandria Clinic, Alexandria Hospital, Child & Family Network Centers, Refugee Ministry, Offender Aid and Restoration, and others. A guiding principle of the Church is not only to support financially these endeavors, but to encourage and support active parishioner involvement. We also strongly support ecumenical efforts with local churches and synagogues such as the West End Ministry and the Oral Rehydration Project.
Similarly, Immanuel’s Outreach extends internationally. The Pumpkin Patch helps to support scholarships to train nurses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We support Five Talents in its microenterprise loans to villagers living in South Sudan and elsewhere. We provided emergency aid to flood victims in Malawi. We are working in Haiti with the Haiti Micah Project helping orphaned and at-risk children. We support the American Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem in its work with Arab and Christian schools and hospitals in the Holy Land.
The Pumpkin Patch is part of a unique business enterprise involving the Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico which grows the pumpkins, and which are then consigned for sale to hundreds of churches and nonprofit organizations throughout the Nation. Thus, your purchase of a pumpkin from Immanuel’s Pumpkin Patch benefits Native American enterprise, and a myriad of charities locally and internationally.
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