Several cell groups are combining for their November meeting! Please bring the whole family and join us for an Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Packing Party!

We will view a video supplied by Samaritan’s Purse, and learn about a man who received a box as an orphaned child.  Disturbingly sad history is very briefly shared of how he became orphaned.  However, the main focus of the video is the amazing work our Mighty God has done in his life after being adopted into a Christian home.  What a wonderful opportunity to catch a glimpse of how our Awesome Father uses small gifts given in His Name, to reap eternal treasure!  After we pack our shoe boxes and prepare them for shipment, we will enjoy a variety of snacks and fellowship!


Date:  Friday, November 7, 2014

Time:  6:30-9:00pm

Location: Moffett Road Assembly of God Church Family Center

RSVP: To your Cell Group Leader

Each family will decide if they wish to provide one or more boxes per family, if it will go to a boy or girl, and what age group (Age 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14).

What to bring:

  1.  A Shoe Box (or boxes).  Shoe boxes may be cardboard or plastic.  Please wrap the box and lid (separately) at home in Christmas paper (or bring your paper/tape/scissors J).
  2. A check for $7 made out to Samaritan’s Purse, for shipping.  Put “OCC” on the memo line.  One check per box please, in an envelope.  The checks will be placed on top of items in box.
  3. All of the items you wish to pack in your box (or boxes).  A list is provided below for suggested items.
  4. One sweet or savory treat to share at our party!

Please remember to be praying for the children who will receive your shoe box gifts!

Gift Suggestions:

 Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.

School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

Non-Liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.

Accessories: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.

A Personal Note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.

Please do not include: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.


How to pack a Shoe Box Printable Instructions:


Bob & Larry Video “How to pack a shoe box” for the kids J


Boy/Girl Label:  We will provide labels at the party.  This link is just fyi.