Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritans Purse, a Christian evangelism organization, whose mission is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. This is a wonderful opportunity for FUMC members of all ages and stages to spread Jesus’ love across the world. And, it is fun to do!

In order to participate simply:

  • Chose a gender and age group (2-4 years, 5-9 year, 10-14 years), and mark on the gift tag provided by OCC.
  • Purchase gift items such as toys, school supplies, non-liquid hygiene items, accessories, and other approved items from the suggested lists.
  • Pack your items in a shoe box and attach gift tag to the outside.
  • Include a $7 check to Samaritan’s Purse to cover shipping and handling inside your shoe box, or use “Follow Your Box” online tracking option which will allow. you to track where your specific box is delivered across the globe.
  • Deliver your box to FUMC on or before November 23, 2015. 

 Packing Instructions, a Parent Cue suggestion for a family night, and a coloring sheet for children to include in their boxes can be downloaded below.