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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.

  • If picking up and dropping off a box at Glenwood on a Sunday is not possible for you, you can come by during the week (Tuesday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm) or you can go online to Samaritan's Purse to build a box. If you chose build a box online, please let us know, so we can include them in our church totals. 

Dates for 2020:

Glenwood Shoe Box Pick-ups: October 18, 25

Glenwood Shoe Box Drop Offs: November 1, 8, 15

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: October 14, 2016

Operation Christmas Child 2015

Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through simple, gift-filled shoe boxes and the good news of God’s love through Jesus Christ. 

  • Boxes will be made available in the foyer on Sundays, October 16th and 23rd.
  • Packed boxes will be collected on
  • ...
Posted: October 9, 2015

Operation Christmas Child 2015

Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through simple, gift-filled shoe boxes and the good news of God’s love through Jesus Christ. 

  • Boxes will be made available in the foyer on Sundays, October 18th and 25th.
  • Packed boxes will be collected on
  • ...

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