What is Operation Christmas Child?

Operation Christmas Child is a ministry under the umbrella of Samaritan's Purse. This outreach gives local churches the privilege of gathering supplies all-year round, for children in need throughout the world. These supplies are then packed into shoe boxes and mailed to children in time for Christmas. These children and their families have little or no resources to celebrate Christmas, and the shoeboxes are a physical, real "touch of God". There is a list of items that are important for each box, but the combinations are endless!

Want more information on what Central Faith is doing to support Operation Christmas Child?

Click below for the latest list of needed supplies.
Questions? Contact  Penny Kendrick or Diana Uplinger for more information.
We have two opportunities to be involved in this important outreach.
1) Set up for the Packing Party -- Friday, October 1, 5pm-9pm: Many hands and strong backs are needed to re-set the Sanctuary. We need to remove the chairs, and set up tables, forming an assembly line for packing the shoeboxes. Then all the collected items need to be set out, according to gender, age, etc. There is also a need for people to sit at a table, assembling the shoeboxes.  If you cannot help with the  physical act of setting up tables and chairs, please consider helping with assembling the boxes, so we can be ready Saturday morning for the...
2) Packing Party -- Saturday, October 2, 9am-1pm: Everyone is invited to join the fun at the annual Packing Party, Saturday, October 2 at Central Faith Church! We need many, many hands to meet our goal of 1,000 boxes. We are very close to having enough items to fill that many boxes (click on the above link to Updated List of Needed Supplies for items still needed), and now we are ready to begin the fun process of actually putting those items into the shoeboxes. Please join us for this important outreach.
If you would like to include a personal note to the child receiving your box,
please write it out in advance and bring it with you to the Packing Party,
or sign a pre-written letter that will be available that day.
Use the above links to email Penny Kendrick or Diana Uplinger

From cambodia to Malawi

Each box contains a message of our hope in Christ as well as things they will cherish for a long time. This ministry continues to change lives all over the world!