There are so many ways to be involved at FUMC


*The well-known, annual pumpkin patch at the corner of Main St. and Park Ave. is a fundraiser for our youth ministry to raise money for mission trips. and our Christmas with the Harbor event where we provide Christmas gifts and a meal to nearly 100 local children through The Harbor in downtown Dothan.

This video from 2019 shows the huge variety of pumpkins we have each year!


Join us at the 2020 Annual FUMC Pumpkin Patch!!

We are looking forward to this wonderful fall event, and hope to see you there!

So that everyone feels comfortable and safe at this event, we’re taking social distancing precautions and highly recommending masks.


Hundreds of pumpkins are available in all shapes and sizes! Make your pumpkin-hunting tradition happen at FUMC Dothan!

Find pumpkins to carve, paint, or eat! We have small & unique pumpkins to add to your fall home decor, warty pumpkins perfect for pumpkin contests, and big pumpkins perfect for carving!

We also have a wonderful photo booth spot and a cute sign to document your child’s size from year to year – “how tall this fall?”

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-7pm
Sunday: 2pm-6pm


Share your pictures on social media with the hashtag #myFUMCpumpkin

Check in or tag First United Methodist Church of Dothan! We’d love to see photos of the fun time you had!


We need your help to make this happen! We work in two-hour shifts, and need at least one adult at all times the patch is open. Please sign up by clicking below, and help us in this ministry!

Jack-o'-Lantern Jubilee

When: OCTOBER 25, 4:30pm
Green Space (behind FUMC Dothan, across Burdeshaw St.)
$10 per pumpkin

We usually hold a family event of some kind during the fall here at FUMC, and we’re not letting COVID take that away from us this year! We’re just adapting it as we have done with many areas of ministry in 2020. So, this year, we’re….CARVING PUMPKINS!!

For a $10 donation to the youth ministry’s pumpkin patch, you will receive a pumpkin, basic carving materials, and a tablecloth set up in a spot on the green space where you will carve and listen to the Pumpkin Parable. The Pumpkin Parable is a great story about how God has created us all to be different, but all to shine a light!

When you arrive that Sunday afternoon, you’ll be directed to a tablecloth to sit as a family. We’ll have the story and then you can carve away! There will even be a place to take a photo with your creation before you take it home.

Other Notes:

  • Reservations will be required (either online or by contacting Sonia Crutchfield) – click to RSVP and pay online
  • Wear costumes if you’d like!
  • Serious decorators/carvers might want to bring more carving or decorating materials.
  • Bring a chair if you prefer to not sit on the ground.
  • Purchase as many pumpkins as you’d like.
  • Invite your friends to come too!
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