What’s This All About?
11 years ago, God put it on the hearts of a couple of people from The Church @ The Ridge to begin an outreach by selling pumpkins to the community during October.
Not that unusual for churches, but we felt led to commit to give away 100% of the sales profits to local ministries and missions efforts. For the past ten years we have supplied funds to local food banks, homeless shelters, crisis pregnancy centers, we have dug several wells and built churches in Burkina Faso, Africa, supported an orphanage in Nigeria, re-roofed homes in Puerto Rico after the hurricanes, helped build a tiny house village for women rescued from sex trafficking, supported the mentoring of fatherless boys in our community, and many more. To date we gave away over $75,000 to these and other causes. God has blessed this effort each year. In addition, we have been able to reach out to many people in our community, many of which have come to find a church home with us and we have seen many lives changed as people found a new or renewed relationship with God as a result.
WELL…2020 has been a challenge for us all! This year because of CONSTRUCTION on the lot which usually hosts our Pumpkin Patch as well as precautions and protocols related to COVID, we have felt it prudent to not hold our traditional patch.
HOWEVER, we want to still give our community a chance to support these worthy causes, so we are attempting to do the best with the situation and create a VIRTUAL PUMPKIN PATCH. Instead of selling pumpkins, we are going to sell t-shirts, with 100% of the net profits going to ministry and mission efforts.
ALSO ON THIS PAGE, you will find some activities pages for kids…a picture page where you can show your support on social media for #GourdsForGood…a page describing some of the mission and ministry causes you are supporting…a page where you can give directly…and a page where you can support this cause by PURCHASING T-SHIRTS.
As always…if you are looking for a church home, there are many in our community. We encourage you to seek one out and get connected. We would love to invite you and your family to join us at The Church @ The Ridge. We gather for worship at 10:30am each Sunday, in-person on our campus and also Live-Streaming on our website, YouTube, and Facebook Live. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Instagram @TheRidgeATL