Operation Christmas Child
2019 was St. John’s 16th year as a Drop-off Center for Operation Christmas Child. Thanks to the generosity of our congregation and the community, we collected 1,405 boxes!
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 ministry. You can even pack a shoebox online any time of the year!
Check back in the fall of 2020 for our Drop-off Center Hours.