Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child has distributed more than 100 million shoebox gifts worldwide!


2018 Operation Christmas Child Takes Off!!

This year, as in years past, we will be participating in Operation Christmas Child. This worldwide outreach of Samaritan's Purse touches the lives of millions of hurting children each year. "Send a Box" is new this year.  This simple box symbolizes God's love for them and opens doors to introduce boys and girls to God's greatest gift-Jesus Christ. 


We hope you will be participating in Operation Christmas Child this year! What a wonderful way to reach out with a gift-filled shoe box and touch the life of a needy child, and often their family, somewhere in the world!  While supply lasts, empty shoe boxes are available on a table in the Fellowship Hall.  WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! There is a sign-up sheet at the church office window for those who can volunteer for two or three-hour shifts to help in the collecting and packing of shoe boxes. You can also leave your gift-filled shoe boxes on the table nearest the stage in the Fellowship Hall. We are blessed to be a blessing to others! 

Activities for the church are planned through the year in support of this program and will be announced in the church bulletin.

Contact the church office at 692-3211 for more information.

2017 Re-cap

“A GREAT BIG THANKS” to so many of you who contributed to our annual Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box effort. You shared the Lord's blessings in many ways -- prayers, bringing in items to fill shoe boxes, those who filled boxes with donated items, those who financed and/or filled their own shoe box and for the many hours of volunteer time leading up to and including Collection Week. Our church collected 1,330 shoe boxes! Our Collection Center, which this year included Henderson and Transylvania counties, collected, processed and loaded 9,381 shoe boxes! We are thankful for all of our dedicated OCC team volunteers, especially Dale and Linda Stephen’s leadership and dedication all year long to promote and encourage this wonderful outreach. To God be the Glory!

Please take a box and fill it up!