Calvary is hosting a packing party and you’re invited! Join us for a night of fun, food and fellowship as we pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child which will be sent to children throughout the world bringing a message of hope and love.
We’ll provide the food and shoeboxes and we’re requesting that when you are shopping at your favorite stores for items for your shoeboxes pick up a few extra for the party. At the party we’ll use all the items that have been collected to pack more shoeboxes!
There will be a basket in the church for you to place the extra things you’ve gotten. The gifts present an opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with children in need. We are so blessed to be able to reach out to others with these simple gifts.
Here is a list of items we’ll be collecting each Sunday beginning on September 4:
- September 4 pencils, erasers and pencil sharpeners
- September 11 notebooks – thin one subject notebooks that easily roll up
- September 18 crayons
- September 25 toys – small enough to fit in the shoebox (no toy guns or war toys please)
- October 2 hand towels
- October 9 soap
- October 16 an item of clothing
- October 23 combs
- October 30 toothbrushes
You can give your items each week, all at once or however it works for you. If you have items to give in bulk contact Mark or Eileen or send an email to the church.