OCC Collection Sunday is Sunday, November 12th!
If you have shoebox gifts to donate, please bring them to Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. We will be collecting monetary donations as well, to help with the cost of shipping the shoebox gifts. Thank you for your participation in this wonderful way to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Every year, Pendleton Street Baptist Church participates in Operation Christmas Child, by filling shoeboxes with gifts for a boy or a girl, and helping Samaritan's Purse ship these boxes overseas to children in need. You can use an OCC Shoebox or one of your own. Fill the box with small toys, pencils, crayons, socks, toothbrushes... whatever fits! (Please no candy, no toothpaste, and no perishable food or liquids due to new customs regulations.) And for a donation of $9.00 to help with shipping, your box will travel to a needy child and help deliver the gospel as well. Bring your boxes to the PSBC Worship Service on or before Sunday, November 12th, so that we can deliver them all to an OCC collection site during the OCC National Collection Week (Nov. 13 - 20). Click here for a printable gift idea list!
A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Every shoebox gift delivered by Operation Christmas Child is a tangible expression of God’s amazing love. As shoebox gifts are distributed, local pastors or church leaders present the Gospel in a fun way designed for kids while family and friends listen in. Along with their shoebox gift, children also receive The Greatest Gift, a colorful presentation of the Gospel in their own language. But this is just the beginning. In nearly 75 countries, OCC church partners will invite children into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through The Greatest Journey, a dynamic approach to discipleship with 12 engaging Bible lessons, that local trained teachers will use to instruct the next generation of believers on how to become devoted followers of Christ and boldly share their faith with others. Be a part of changing children's lives all over the world in Jesus' Name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child.