Operation Christmas Child
Boiling Springs Baptist Church believes in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. One way we do this is by Operation Christmas Child. You can click on the OCC Logo and go to their website to find out more. Down below is information on our 2023 Operation Christmas Child Campaign. Below is a sample list of items that you can put in your shoebox this year for this ministry.
Some Ideas Include:
Comb, brush, washcloth, soap( put in baggie), water bottle, cup, plate, bowl, pencils, pencil sharpeners, flashlights with extra batteries, crayons, colored pencils, markers, small craft kits, coloring books, books, playdoh, blankets, hard plastic utensils (toddler spoon and fork), hair bows, bracelets, sunglasses, glow sticks, blanket, t-shirt, shorts, pants, socks, shoes, age appropriate toys, a personal note from you or your family with a picture
Items that cannot be used:
Candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food of any kind; liquids (including bubbles) or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans, scary toys (Batman isn’t scary to us but someone who doesn’t know may think he is).
In addition it costs $10.00 dollars to ship a shoebox. We ask that you donate the $10.00 to the church so we can write one check for all of the shipping.
Another option you have is if you want to make a shoebox online you can on Samaritan Purse's website. Click on this link and you can make your own shoebox: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/buildonline/.
Or if you do not want to make your own box you can give money towards helping our children and youth make shoeboxes. For $25.00 we can make a shoebox and pay for the shipping.
Here are some deadline that you need to know:
We are collecting for Operation Christmas Child now through Sunday November 12, 2023. However there are some dates that you need to know depending on how you plan to give.
If you wish to make a monetary donation, the deadline to give those is Sunday November 5, 2023.
Our Children and youth will be having their annual packing party on Sunday November 13, 2023 beginning at 10:00 AM in our Fellowship Hall. Please bring your children and youth who are in 1st Grade thru 12th Grade to this important morning of missions. Children who are in Kindergarten or younger will go to the Noah's Ark Sunday School class like normal. Also due to the packing party our Clay Class will be meeting in the Sanctuary that Sunday.
If you are making shoeboxes at home with your family, they need to be back at the church on Sunday November 12, 2023. We will be dedicating the shoeboxes that morning during our Worship Service.
Thank you for supporting Operation Christmas Child!