Operation Christmas Child Project At First Christian Church An Ongoing Success

Saturday, November 09, 2013

More than 110 families enjoyed a traditional luncheon of turkey and all the trimmings on Sunday, at First Christian Church before settling down to enjoy a packing party to benefit Operation Christmas Child. Members and guests worked through the afternoon to pack approximately 200 boxes for children who might not otherwise receive a gift at Christmas.

Celebrating 20 years in 2013, Samaritan’s Purse International Relief organization sponsors Operation Christmas Child to “demonstrate God’s love to hurting children in a tangible way by partnering with churches worldwide to deliver gift-filled shoeboxes and the good news of Jesus Christ.”

First Christian Church will serve as a relay center for Operation Christmas child. Other churches and groups in the Chattanooga area will drop off their shoeboxes at First Christian Church, which will be open several hours each day from Nov. 18-25. The church will be open for drop offs during these dates and times:

·         Nov. 18: 1:30-4 p.m.

·         Nov. 19: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

·         Nov. 20: 2:30-5 p.m.

·         Nov 21, 22 and 23: 9:45 a.m.-2 p.m.

·         Nov. 24: 12-3 p.m.

·         Nov. 25: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Following the final collections on Nov. 25, volunteers will transport the all shoeboxes to Red Bank Baptist Church, the Chattanooga area drop off center.

First Christian Church is at 650 McCallie Ave. Its unique motto is a “Church of Service, Not Lip Service.” Visit Firstchristian-chat.com, like us on Facebook, or call the church office at 423 267-4506 for more information.


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