Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

Thank you for so many WOW items that came in during the month of April! It was wonderful to see so many Barbies, stuffed animals, and toys in the OCC bin each week. The countdown to OCC collection week is getting shorter. We are just seven months away! During the month of May we will be collecting hygiene items. These are so important as many of the children will be receiving them for the first time. Thankfully items such as toothbrushes, band-aids, washcloths, and the many other items on our list can be found in almost any store. Grab a tag or two from the display this month and have fun shopping and praying for the children that will receive your gifts! Also, please continue to pray for this ministry. God is doing great things through OCC. If you have any questions please reach out to me.

“Pack More in 2024”

About Operation Christmas Child

There is such a profound need to reach the children of the world with the Gospel. Children are the most overlooked segment of our global population and are the largest unreached people group. Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that brings the joy and hope of eternal life to children suffering from poverty, war, disease, natural disaster, and terrorism. Millions of people who prepare shoebox gifts, pray and serve as OCC volunteers are impacting millions of children, families, and villages to the ends of the earth. In addition to hearing the Gospel before the child receives their shoebox gift, they also receive The Greatest Gift, which is a picture book that shares the message of salvation in their language. The ministry of Operation Christmas Child provides the opportunity for people from all age groups in our church to fulfill the Great Commission and it’s a tangible way to help equip churches around the world in outreach and church planting.

For even more information about OCC, and the reach and effectiveness of this ministry around the world, click here!


    • Hygiene Items:
      • 300 washcloths
      • 400 boxes of band-aids
      • 400 toothbrushes and covers
      • 400 brushes
      • 300 chapsticks

Items can be placed in the bin in the Connect Center (next to the church office).

Have questions? Contact Kristin Shultz or Jenny Whitaker


Sunday, June 23 • 12:30-4 PM

Summer Crafting Day

Sunday, September 22 • 12:30-4 PM

Fall Crafting Day

Sunday, November 3 • 12:30-2 PM

Packing Party