Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child

October 2018

We need your help! Our Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes are now available in our Fellowship Hall through Sunday, November 11 for pick up to begin packing with your special gifts for boys and girls all over the world! Thank you!

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.

Join us this year:

October 4, 2016

It’s that time of year again!  Please pick up your Shoe Box and instructions in the foyer of the Fellowship Hall and return to the church office by Sunday, November 13!  Last year, you blessed 260 children with filling your Shoe Boxes!  Let’s break that record this year!  Thank you so much!

Notes of Appreciation and Gratitude from 2015

December 15, 2015

Dear Friends,

I want to thank you for the gift you sent to Samaritan’s Purse a few days ago. We are deeply grateful for your partnership and your prayers as we work to help people around the world and share the most important message ever told – the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1Thess. 5:18). May God bless you.


Franklin Graham

Dear First United Methodist Church,

Thank you for your faithful shoebox contributions to Operation Christmas Child. Your donation reflects your deep commitment to children in need of salvation. The Great Commission is being filled through your support in the harvest.

Awaiting His Awesome Shout!

Venita Judice

And whatever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in HIs sight.”
1 John 3:22

From FUMC Missions Committee:

260 children from around the world will feel God’s love and the joy of Christmas because of the generosity of this congregation to Operation Christmas Child. You always rise to the occasion. May God richly bless you.

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