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Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is an annual ministry in which Glenwood Community Church has participated for many years. As a ministry of Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child is simple in premise: by providing a shoebox filled with both practical and playful gifts to a child in need, a doorway is opened for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be shared. Just as a gift given in love communicates to any one of us that we are loved and cared for, so does an Operation Christmas Child shoebox communicate to a child who may or may not know such love.

Suggestions For Your Shoebox:

  • Pens, pencils, and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc. You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself, your family, or group. If you include your name and an address, the child may be able to write back. 

  • Shipping costs are $9 which also help cover the cost of the Gospel booklet and the training of the teachers.

Dates for 2019: Pick up your shoeboxes on October 20 & 27 in the foyer. Drop off your shoeboxes on November 3, 10, or 17 in the foyer.

The most important thing you can do with your box is to PRAY for the child who receives it! Pray that this gift would start a relationship with someone from a local church and a relationship with Jesus. That this would radically change their life and family. Whether you filled 1 box or 10, pray for the children who will receive them.

For an overview of the Operation Christmas Child ministry, you can:

Ministry News

Posted: August 26, 2019

Operation Christmas Child is an annual global ministry in which Glenwood Community Church has participated for many years. As a ministry of Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child is simple in premise: by providing a shoebox filled with both practical and playful gifts to a child in need, a doorway is...

OCC

Posted: October 13, 2018

Operation Christmas Child ~ Shoeboxes will be available October 14 and 21. You can return them Sundays, October 28, November 4 and 11.

Here are some suggestions for your shoebox: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc. Don’t forget, you may enclose...

OCC

Posted: August 10, 2018

Operation Christmas Child ~ Back to school sales are in full swing now. Here are some suggestions for your shoebox: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc. Don’t forget, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself,...

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