Dropping off Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes…

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Rev. Travis Gray and Bro. Kevin Barnette unload 764 shoeboxes at the Operation Christmas Child Webster County Collection Center for First Baptist Church of Eupora. For more information about Operation Christmas Child, go to http://www.samaritanspurse.org.


See this photo in the November 20, 2014 edition of the FBC Eupora newsletter at BR Newsletter 11-20-14.

Getting ready for Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week the third week of November

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Shellie Herring and Judy Thompson of First Baptist Church of Eupora, Miss., are creating a Shoebox Tree in preparation for Sunday’s “Blessing of the Shoeboxes,” that will be held in churches nationwide this weekend.

Shoebox packing parties and Sunday morning’s “Blessing of the Shoeboxes” are part of special church-wide efforts to send the LOVE of God and special Christmas gifts to needy children around the world through Operation Christmas.

Once boxes have been blessed at church, volunteers pack them up and send them to local Collection Centers. A Collection Center should be located in every county. They are typically sponsored by a local church.

National Shoebox Collection Week is always the third week of November. Volunteers collect boxes during National Collection Week, and send them to regional offices, where boxes are checked to make sure inappropriate items are not in the boxes, shipping costs are collected and shoeboxes are packed to be shipped to various countries.

Other shoeboxes are created
For drop-off locations, go to the website at http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/ and type in your zip code for the nearest Collection Center.

See this photo in the November 11, 2014 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2014/11/20/occ-collection-week-underway/

FBC Eupora prepares for Operation Christmas Child 2014

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Daisy Lollar is sharpening pencils that will be placed in shoeboxes at First Baptist Church of Eupora for Operation Christmas Child. FBC Eupora church members have been collecting items throughout the year in preparation for National Collection Week set for Nov. 16-22. FBC Eupora will hold a shoebox dedication service on Nov. 9. FBC Mathiston will serve as the Webster County Collection Center again this year. For more information about Operation Christmas Child, go to http://www.samaritanspurse.org.

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Shellie Herring, Reba Thompson and Dianne McGarr are working to pack some of the boxes that will be donated through Operation Christmas Child.

See these photos in the October 29, 2014 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2014/10/30/operation-christmas-child/