Shoeboxes Have Arrived!
For the past several years, we have looked forward to participating in the Samaritan's Purse yearly Operation Christmas Child program.
These shoeboxes can be filled with toys, hygiene items and school supplies for children around the world. These gift-filled shoeboxes not only reflect the love of Jesus Christ, but also open a door for children to be invited to learn about Him.
This short video will give you an indication of how important this mission project is. This year, due to COVID-19, the need is even greater to show a worried generation that they are loved and that God is in control! Again, because of COVID, we will be operating a bit differently for the safety of our donors and church staff. The shoeboxes will be available in one of two ways. They may be either picked up on Sundays following the service or you may make arrangements with Lianne for alternate pick-up or delivery options. She can be reached at email@example.com. If you are unable to pack a shoebox, but would like to donate some items or money toward this goal, you may also reach out to her for that purpose. It is hoped that each box will include a $10 donation to cover delivery costs to the distant communities where the children will receive them. However, if this poses a difficulty, all donated boxes are gratefully accepted.
For everyone's protection this year, we ask that filled shoeboxes be returned to the church during National Collection Week only. Please wear a mask and drop off your shoeboxes in the carton(s) assembled between the two sets of doors.
These shoeboxes will be moved into the church for safe keeping at the end of each day.
Our collection dates and times at TBCO will be as follows:
Monday, November 16 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 17 9:30 am - 2:00 pm and 7-9 pm
Wednesday, November 18 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday, November 19 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday, November 20 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 21 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Sunday, November 22 9:30 am - noon
If you need to make special pick-up or drop-off arrangements, please contact Lianne.
Thank you for your dedication to this ministry and your heart for children.