Operation Christmas Child Wrapping Party

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We’ve found one of the best ways to kick off the Christmas season and to celebrate Christmas is through caring for others and sharing the Gospel of Jesus.  We like to do this specifically by packing, wrapping, and sending out Christmas Shoeboxes in partnership with Samaritan’s Purse.  Thank you to everyone who has already registered their children or to volunteer!
On SaturdayNovember 18th, from 6:30pm-8:30pm Phase 2 would like to invite children ages 3 – 10 to the church for a evening of creating Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and fun. From 6:30pm-8:30 pm we’ll be packing, wrapping, decorating, and writing letters for Operation Christmas Child.  We’ll also be decorating (and eating!) cookies, playing games, coloring, making crafts, and watching Christmas movies. It’s a guaranteed good time.

WE will provide the helping hands, wrapping paper, and tape for the shoe boxes.  YOU provide the shoebox, the toys / goodies to pack in the shoeboxes, and $9 shipping per box.  If you’re unable to supply items or the $9, please let us know!  It’s not a problem, we will help cover those costs.  If you want to track your package to its final destination, please print the it off and bring it with you and we will add it to your box. More info on all of this at: Pack a Shoebox

  • If you don’t have children and would like to volunteer at this great event, please RSVP here: OCC VOLUNTEERS

Packing a Shoebox isn’t just a great activity for kids, it’s great for a family, small group, New Life Team, or individuals too!  Every shoebox gift is an excellent resource for evangelism and discipleship which leads to the multiplication of new believers and churches around the world. It will contain lots of fun gifts and the greatest gift of all- the Good News of Jesus.  We encourage you to make packing a shoebox for Samaritan’s Purse part of your yearly Christmas traditions. 
Your packed and wrapped shoebox can be dropped off anytime between now and 1PM on 11/19/2017 at New Life Church.  At 1PM on 11/19, we will be taking them to drop off center.  If you can’t get your box to NLC by 1PM on 11/19, you’re able to take it to a drop off center of your choice. 
About the Children’s Wrapping Party: Sara-Marie@nlcweb.org, 517-795-6239
About Operation Christmas Child: Jessica.Branski@nlcweb.org, 616-826-9328