Operation Christmas Child

Good News. Great Joy.

We are so excited to partner with Operation Christmas Child (OCC) again this year! We started collecting in May WOW items for shoeboxes that will help spread the Gospel all around the world. OCC demonstrates God's love to children in need worldwide by delivering gift-filled shoeboxes and the good news of Jesus Christ!

On October 28 & November 4 we received offerings to cover the additional costs to fill and send the shoeboxes with the generous WOW items that we have collected. On November 11 & 18 we will receive an offering to cover the shipping costs.

If you prefer to fill shoeboxes yourself that is GREAT! Please pickup boxes and brochures anytime from the church. They need to be returned by November 11.

WOW items are the item in each shoebox that make an impact on the child. It’s the gift that they get excited about and show all their friends. Please help us reach our goal by November by bringing in WOW items for boys and girls. The age ranges are 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.

We will be filling the shoeboxes together at a packing party on November 10 at 10am. Other items we will be receiving cash donations for and purchasing them in bulk to get the best value. Offering to be taken November 11 & 18.

WOW item examples:

  • Stuffed Animals
  • Dolls
  • Deflated Soccer Ball w/pump
  • Toy Trucks
  • Clothing Outfit
  • Small Musical Instrument (harmonica, recorder)
Operation Christmas Child - Testimony
OCC Kick off - The Power of a Simple Gift