Operation Christmas Child
2019 will be St John’s 16th year as a relay center for Operation Christmas Child.
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 150 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.
Each November, we collect shoeboxes for a week. Volunteers are needed to distribute flyers in local neighborhoods and to staff the Relay Center. And of course, we need people to pack shoeboxes!
Visit the Operation Christmas Child website to learn more about this amazing ministry. You can even pack a shoebox online any time of the year!
The Collection Week for 2019 is November 18-25. Our Relay Center Hours are:
Monday, November 18: 9-11 am
Tuesday, November 19: 4-6 pm
Wednesday, November 20: 5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, November 21: 8-10 am
Friday, November 22: 10 am – Noon
Saturday, November 23: 10 am – Noon
Sunday, November 24 9 am – 1 pm
Monday, November 25: 9-11 am
Please note that we cannot accept ANY shoeboxes after 11 am on November 25.