It’s Christmas time at Jackson Church! Well, Operation Christmas Child time that is. All through the month of July we are collecting items for Operations Christmas Child, a world-wide ministry that packs and delivers shoeboxes fully of toys to children across the globe who have never received a Christmas present in their life.

We normally collect and pack our shoeboxes in November, but this year we are getting a head start. We challenged our Vacation Bible School kids to bring in 250 items that we can used to pack shoeboxes, and they amazed us by bringing in over 500! Through generous donations by the congregation, we are getting close to 1000 items. Can we make it all the way to that goal?

A list of what items we are looking for is on our Operation Christmas Child page. Please bring in all your items by the end of July; they can be dropped off at the church. And don’t worry, we’ll still be doing our huge OCC Drive and packing party in the Fall!