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As the Christmas holiday approaches, parents start to think about shopping and the many holiday parties, kids start writing letters to Santa and dreaming about presents. It is easy to lose sight of what this holiday is about; our God becoming man to save us. It is a holiday about love, sacrifice, and ultimately, our salvation.

To celebrate this, we often team with the amazing organization Samaritan’s Purse to help them with Operation Christmas Child. This is a program designed to spread the love, joy, and hope that comes with Christ’s earthly coming.

 

In previous years we have packed at church. This year, we are inviting families to pack at home together. It is a chance to go shopping as a family and create a meaningful gift for another child. It will give you a chance to talk about why we give, how we give, and what Jesus has given us in our lives.

We will be collecting the filled shoeboxes through the morning of November 21st. Then we will pray a blessing over the boxes and deliver them to the Operation Christmas Child collection site.

To help get you started, we have included links to some great information and helpful tips. For those who prefer to shop online or want to avoid the crowds, we have a link to "Build a Box Online" which takes you directly to the Operation Christmas Child website to build and pay for boxes directly on their website.

Please think about how your family can give to and support this amazing ministry!