During the month of November, the church will be partnering with Operation Christmas Child (OCC) as a service project for our kids and the church. In the five years since our church has been involved with OCC, the vision has always been to show kids (of all ages!) that they can put their faith in action and show the love of Jesus to someone in need.
This year, we are encouraging parents, grandparents, and family friends to take the special children in their lives out shopping and fill shoeboxes full of small gifts between now and the 19th of November. We’d also love for anyone who wants to participate to feel free to do so regardless of whether or not they have the ability to go shopping with a child. Our goal is to send as many of these boxes as we can to kids around the world for Christmas. In 2016, the church sent over 110!
Getting involved is simple – simply pick up your shoeboxes from the information table in the lobby outside the sanctuary after service between now and November 12th and pack them using the instructions that come with the box (you can also download the instructions at this link).
All packed shoeboxes must be returned by Sunday, November 19th so we can drop them off with an OCC drop off hub!
If you have any questions, please email Tom and Christina Petz at firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to them after service.