Operation Christmas Child 2017: Packing Party Collection


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Last Day For Filled Boxes To Be Dropped Off At FBC Is 12:00pm Sunday, November 19, 2017

Distribution Center Packing Team: Friday, December 1, 3:00pm to 7:00pm

(See Video At The Bottom Of This Page For Information On Serving At the Distribution Center)



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Operation Christmas Child: Packing Party Kick Off


We are getting an early start on Operation Christmas Child this year because we are going to do a packing party in November. This will help us boost our numbers up to our new goal of, are you ready!!! 1,000 shoe boxes for 2017. We can certainly do it with God’s help.

Remember in 2 Kings 4 where Elisha tells the widow who had no money left to borrow jars, and not just a few, from her neighbors so he could fill them with oil.  Well, it was the widow’s job to get the containers and God’s job to fill them.

Statistics show that for each Christmas shoebox delivered, 11-12 people are touched by it, and for every three to four shoeboxes sent, one person comes to know the Lord as their Savior!!!  What a powerful mission.

We want to include everyone in on the fun, young and old. Each week we will have a new “item” of the week to bring in for the shoeboxes. Nothing hard, one bar of soap for our first week, second week, one toothbrush. I’m giving you a head start, but the list for each week will be posted in the bulletin at the beginning of each month, and also on our donation box that will be located in the foyer.

  • August 6 -- Soap Bar or Washcloth
  • August 13 -- Tooth Brush
  • August 20 -- Small Ball
  • August 27 -- Flip Flops or Sunglasses
  • September 3 -- Play Dough or Silly Putty
  • September 10 -- Travel Pack Tissue
  • September 17 -- Band Aids
  • September 24 -- Hairbrush/Comb
  • October 1 -- Small Toys For Girls -- Barbie Doll, My Little Ponies/Pet Shop, etc.
  • October 8 -- Small Toys For Boys -- YoYo's, Fidget Spinners, Rubix Cube, Marbles, etc.
  • October 15 -- Travel Games
  • October 22 -- Pens
  • October 29 -- Erasers

Don’t worry, if you forget one week, no problem, bring it in the next week. At the end of the twelve weeks we should have more than enough goodies to pack in our boxes. Now, for those who aren’t shoppers, if you would like to make a donation instead, I will do the shopping for you. What a deal right? Just put your donation, cash (in an envelope marked Operation Christmas Child) or check made out to Friendship Baptist Church in the offering plate, making sure to write Christmas Boxes on it, very important!!!! We can call this “Sandy’s Shopping Service”.  

Contact Sandy Kendrick, sandrakendrick@mac.com  (443-398-2045)

or Karey Johnson kareyjohnson927@gmail.com (410-504-3801)

for more information


 

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Goal: $7,000

Operation Christmas Child Boxes

Goal: 1,000 Boxes Packed

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