Operation Christmas Child is underway. Each week, we’ll be learning about how gift-filled shoeboxes can make an eternal difference for kids around the world. We will also have more shoeboxes available, and ideas for what to put in them.

We are also partnering with the Seventh Day Adventists in our Operation Christmas Child efforts this year. Children up to age 15 are welcome to join their packing party here at the church on Nov. 19 from 2-4 pm. Bring items to pack your own shoeboxes.

We would also like to invite you to send in items to help fill shoeboxes and/or to donate money to be used to buy supplies for the shoeboxes. We will bring these items with us to the packing party on Nov. 19 and use them to fill shoeboxes. This is a good opportunity to contribute even if you do not want to fill a whole shoebox by yourself.

Don’t forget that collection week is November 19! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me (Ruth Hawk) at 978-412-5025 or ruth.hawk85@gmail.com.

For more information about Operation Christmas Child, go to https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/