Immanuel Church Pumpkin Patch

Hi Everyone!

I went to a Pumpkin Patch today after work! It was really nice and was able to take some great photos!

The Pumpkin Patch is on the grounds of the Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill which is on Seminary Road at Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA. This church is an Episcopal church committed to sharing Christ’s love through worship, welcoming, and outreach.

The pumpkins come from New Mexico by the trailer truckload. Parishioners, young and old, unload the trucks I a “bucket brigade.” The pumpkins are grown by the Navajo Indians who price the pumpkins by size for the church volunteers to sell.

Also for sale are parishioner provided breads, harvest soups, cupcakes, apple crisps, cider and other foods. Volunteers spend the thousands of hours every year to make the Patch a success.

Immanuel sell pumpkins every October, and this is their major fund-raiser for local Outreach Ministries, such as Network Preschool, Carpenter’s Shelter, ALIVE, Hopkins House, etc.

100% of Immanuel’s profits go to these local community causes. Your purchase also helps the Navajo Indians.
If you are in the area, you definitely have to check it out!

If you are in the area, you should check this place out. It’s very family friendly as well. They have little red wagons that you can put your kids in and drag them around the patch.

Here is a link to the photo album:

Happy Halloween!

Hi Everyone!

So…I didn’t get a lot of response this year for my Pumpkin Carving Contest (I think you all like my Christmas Contest better…maybe because you get something LOL). So, I decided to scavenge the internet to find a great Pumpkin Carving and lo and behold, I found the best one ever!

This Pumpkin was carved by a fantastic Photographer named Matt McFarland. Please visit his page at: and let him know how awesome this really is!

I hope everyone had a great Halloween and enjoy their candy ODing!

Halloween Contest – Pumpkin Carving



I am holding a small Halloween Contest this year! This year, please post on this page or Tweet me at @LizGmaz your best Pumpkin Carving and the best one will be posted on my webpage and given a shout out on Twitter!

Don’t hesitate and submit your picture today! =)