We host a wonderful 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 pumpkins and take pictures with the kids. The patch is a cooperative effort between MUMC, Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers, Inc., and the Navajo Indians. The patch supports the missions and ministries of Manchaca UMC.
This year, our pumpkins are tentatively scheduled to arrive October 1.
October 21, 3-5 pm, in the Pumpkin Patch
The Fall Fest is a FREE event for the whole family! There will be live music, hayrides, handmade crafts, food, games, and face painting. We will also have cars set up to be a Trunk or Treat for the kids! Get dressed up in your Halloween costumes and come have a great time!
Community Basketball Court
We welcome the community to use the basketball court at our covered Pavilion located at the back of our west parking lot. We often hear that it is our most used facility. Click here for more information and perhaps some inspiration.
South Austin Assistance Ministry (S.A.A.M.)
Manchaca UMC is a proud partner and support of S.A.A.M., a community coalition of several churches in South Austin seeking to serve people in need of basic food, clothing, housing, and utility assistance.
Any person or family that solicits help is referred to the Post Road Community Center of Travis County. This department makes an assessment of the needs of the person or family. If this help is not enough, the department turns to S.A.A.M for additional funds.
Habitat for Humanity
Manchaca UMC participates in the Habitat for Humanity "Methodist Build," which occurs in Austin every 2 years. We join with other churches to sponsor and help build a home for a person on need. Our last project was in April 2023 — read more about it! We'll prepare for another build in 2025. You can read more about Austin Habitat for Humanity here.