Christmas Shoeboxes

For many years, members of First Baptist Church have traveled to the Samaritan’s Purse distribution center to help organize the huge volume of filled shoe boxes that will be shipped all over the world to provide Christmas gifts for needy children.

This year, 2016, we had over 140 Shoeboxes donated by FBC.

Here’s the FBC group that traveled to Charlotte for this special occasion.  What a great group!  Thanks FBC!

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Christmas Joy

Mother Teresa said, “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” Our church has been able to do great things this Advent, because of all the small things we have been faithful to do together.

We sent 66 shoeboxes through Operation Christmas Child, we adopted 125 Salvation Army Angels, and we gave 60 food boxes through our Sunday School. Our youth and parents sponsored a Christmas party for patients of Cancer Services, and many of our members helped with the Prison Ministry Christmas party.

There is Christmas joy in knowing we have blessed others with God’s love. Thank you for your faithfulness.

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See the smiling faces of FBC working with the Samaritan’s Purse packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

 

 

 

photos provided by JudyL.

Operation Christmas Child

Determine whether you wish to sponsor a boy or girl and choose the age group. Simply pack appropriate items in a shoe box, include a $7.00 check payable to Samaritan’s Purse (covers shipping and handling).

Attach a brochure, available in the church office or the Fellowship Hall. The final day to turn these in is November 20.

Come help us with the Christmas shoeboxes in Charlotte on Monday, December 2. We will travel to Samaritan’s Purse distribution center to help organize the huge volume of filled shoe boxes that will be shipped all over the world to provide Christmas gifts for needy children. We will leave the church parking lot at 12:30 p.m. and return about 8:30 p.m. Our work hours are 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. If you wish to reserve one of 15 spaces email Judy LeCroy at jlecroy(at)triad.rr.com or 249-3766.

For more information about this ministry, please click on the below Samaritan’s Purse graphic.
Operation Christmas Child