Good News. Great Joy.
Every week we will be collecting different themed items based on Operation Christmas Child’s suggested donations list.
October 14-October 20 | Hygiene Items (soap, washcloths, toothbrushes)
October 21-October 27 | School Supplies (notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners)
October 28-November 3 | Small Toys (yo-yos, marbles, cars, dress up)
November 3-November 10 | WOW Gifts (barbies, baby dolls, soccer balls, stuffed animals)
November 11-17 | Any items still needed
These dates and items are only a suggestion. Please feel free to donate whatever you feel led to give at any time!
Mount Calvary Church is committed as a church body to three things:
1. Packing 500 gift-filled shoe boxes together as a church
2. Packing quality items
3. Paying the entire shipping costs. Shipping costs $9 per box this year.
In order to accomplish this, we need individuals and families to be willing to do the following things:
- Pack a completed shoe box (es) on their own time with their own resources
- Donate gift items towards shoe boxes which will be packed in a shoe box packing party
- Donate money, if you feel led, towards shipping the shoe boxes overseas.
- Donate time by volunteering in a number of ways to ensure the collection and packing go smoothly
***We have collection bins for donated items in the Church Lobby and Church Office.***
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. It is their mission to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. They ship these gifts outside of the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
This is not aid, but a gift to children who don’t normally receive it, for the purposes of spreading the gospel message to unreached or under-reached areas of the World.
November 17, 6pm
We will be packing shoe boxes with the donated items,
praying over the children who will be receiving them,
and celebrating the spread of the gospel
You can find more thorough information by visiting theSamaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child website at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
There is also an Operation Christmas Child display table in our church lobby with pamphlets, suggested donation lists, sample boxes, and shoe boxes to take home to pack.
*All pictures belong to Samaritan's Purse*