Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God's love. This program of Samaritan's Purse provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on missions project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas — Jesus Christ, God's greatest gift. Along with shoe box gifts, millions of children are given Gospel booklets in their own language. In 2011, Operation Christmas Child collected 8,643,354 shoe box gifts worldwide and distributed them to children in some 130 countries. Since 1993, more than 94 million boys and girls have experienced God's love through these simple gifts.
During our collection times we package the boxes churches, school groups, and individuals have dropped off into the larger shipping cartons. If you can help call the church at (781) 878-2447 or come by and sign up. High schoolers please note that this is a qualified community service project.
Packing A Shoe Box
Want to make a needy child's day? Pack your own shoe box. You will be glad you did. We will take care of the shipping for you. If you can a contribution of $7 per shoe box will help with the shipping expenses.
Do Not Include the following items:
items that could melt - such as candy or other food items
war related items
Wrapping a Shoe Box
The top of the box should be wrapped separately from the rest of the box - so the top can be taken off easily just as one can in a store.
The boxes are opened in North Carolina as they are processed to inspect the contents.
First Baptist Relay Center - Shoebox Drop Off Schedule 2017
Sunday November 12 (12:00 pm-2:00 pm) Monday November 13 (10:00 am-Noon) Tuesday November 14 (10:00 am-Noon) Wednesday Nov 15 (10:00 am-2:00 pm) Thursday November 16 (7:00 pm- 9:00 pm) Friday November 17 (4:00 pm-7:00 pm) Saturday November 18 (10:00 am-2:00 pm) Sunday November 19 (8:30 am-10:30 am) Monday November 20 (10:00 am-Noon)
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Short Term Missions
FBCA also supports short term ministry teams. Watch a slideshow of recent FBCA members heading out on a mission trip.
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American Baptist Missions
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