Community Outreach Events

3rd Annual Spring FeAt and Kids Dash

Sunday, April 14

The 3rd Annual Kids' Dash and 5K Run is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018, 7:30 am. You can find out more about this 5K and its' purpose and goal by visiting the registration site:


Last year, with our 2nd Annual 5K Run, 190 people registered and we were able to raise over $12,000 to aid nearby community schools: Menchaca Elementary, Paredes Middle School and Akins High School. This is something the church and community truly looks forward to because they know by either being a sponsor at varying sponsorship levels, or by simply joining in this fun run, that they are making a significant difference for children, families and the larger community! Get more information about registration and sponsorship by contacting directly: Pastor Rosie Grattan, Associate Pastor, Manchaca UMC, at (512) 576-6937 (cell and text) or (512) 282-7274, ext. 329 (office).  We look forward to seeing you!


Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival

MUMC hosts a wonderfull and very decorative Pumpkin Patch each year right in front of the Church.  The Patch is well known to the local community as THE place to buy your pumpkins and take great photographs with the kids. The Patch is a cooperative effort between MUMC, Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers, Inc., and the Navajo Indians and the proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch support community outreach programs and ministries of MUMC. The Pumpkin Patch is usually manned by volunteers begining at 2:00 on weekdays, 10 am on Saturdays and Noon on Sundays, closing at sunset each day. However, you are welcome to stop by anytime to walk through the pumpkins and take pictures. The Pumpkin Patch volunteers are able to accept cash, checks or credit / debit cards.

Movies in the Patch

Join us for a special night of popcorn, movies and pumpkins on Friday, October 13! We'll be showing 2 movies: 

  • 7:30 - "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • 8:00 - "Monsters University"

Free popcorn will be provided. Please bring your own blankets or lawn chairs. Come out early to pick your spot! Bring a picnic to enjoy before the movie, stroll through our pumpkin patch and take pictures! You can come for one or both movies.

Fall Festival

Saturday, October 21, 11:00 - 2:00 pm

The fall festival is FREE family fun for the whole community!  There will be live music, hayrides, handmade crafts from our amazing craft ladies, face painting and clowns!  This year we will have an photo area to take a picture with your family, cookie decorating,and bounce houses as well as food trailers to purchase lunch from. There will be all of this and so much more!  This year we will be hosting our very first TRUNK or TREAT at the fall festival! Click here to learn more!


2nd Annual Spring FeAt 5K and Kids' Dash

Together, we made a difference in the lives of students in our community! Our Spring FeAt 5K raised over $12,000 to create opportunities for students at Menchaca Elementary, Paredes Middle School, and Akins High School.  Menchaca Elementary will use the funds raised on their behalf to purchase technology that will empower their teachers to create interactive learning opportunities.  Paredes Middle School plans to take their entire 8th grade on an all-day field trip to Texas State University where they will begin to imagine the opprotunities that will open up for them through higher education.  And Akins High School will use the funds raised on their behalf to provide opportunities for their students who are experiencing homelessness by covering the costs of graduation, college entry exams, college application fees, and funds to help purchase books once they enter college or trade schools. 

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, church members and communities who helped make this happen!