Update 2 (Nov 22): Praise the Lord, we've collected over 100 boxes! Thanks to everyone for your willingness to participate in this year's Operation Christmas Child. It is our hope that the children who receive these boxes will be able to experience God's love through the love that we've poured into making the boxes.
Update (Nov 15): We now have 83 boxes! Please remember that November 22 is the last day to drop off boxes.
This year we will once again be packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child!
As a reminder, Operation Christmas Child is a project by Samaritan's Purse which collects gift-filled shoeboxes and delivers them to children all around the world who are in need.
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
To learn more about Operation Christmas Child or Samaritan's Purse, you can visit their website at: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child.
Candy No Longer Allowed
Please note that due to international import and export regulation changes, candy can no longer be included in the shoeboxes.
National Collection Week
Our goal this year is to fill and send over 100 shoeboxes!
National Collection Week is November 16–22, so be sure to get your shoeboxes in before then so they can be brought to the collection site in time for Christmas. You can drop off your shoeboxes at the Church Office or before and after service on Sunday at Mary Ward before November 22.
Shoebox Packing Party
This Saturday, we will be having an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party!
If you would like to join us, please bring:
Need Ideas or Have Any Questions?
The Operation Christmas Child website has tons of information, including:
» How to Pack
» How to Pray
» Why We Pack
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