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  • Mailing Address: 1717 3rd Street NE, PO Box 268, Roseau, MN  56751
  • Physical Address: 1717 3rd Street NE, Roseau, MN  56751

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  • Worship Service: 10:15 - 11:20am
  • Sunday School: 9 - 10am (during school year)

Operation Christmas Child Lunch & Shoeboxes Are Due!

Operation Christmas Child Lunch & Shoeboxes Are Due!

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Roseau Evangelical Covenant Church, 1717 3rd St. NE, Roseau, MN US 56751

Coordinator: Kathy Brandt | (218-463-3955)

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Please join us for an Operation Christmas Child Lunch after the morning Worship Service on Sunday, November 18. Soup, chili, salad breadsticks, beverages and dessert will be served. A free-will donation will be collected to help defray OCC shipping costs.

For the past 25 years, Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse, has been collecting shoeboxes filled with gifts and delivering them to children in need around the world. Each box is an opportunity for a boy or girl to experience the love of God in a tangible way and hear the Gospel.

Many boys and girls who receive shoeboxes also enroll in a follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey, were they learn to follow Christ and share Him with others. It all starts with a simple gift. 

Before you start packing your shoebox, review this checklist:

  • Find a standard-size shoebox (no boot boxes).
  • Fill it with a "wow" toy and other gifts.
  • Pray for the child who will receive your shoebox. Include a note and a photo.
  • Include a $5 shipping fee.
  • Bring your shoebox to RECC by November 18!

Wondering What to Pack? Here are some suggestions:

  • "Wow" item: soccer ball with pump, doll, stuffed animal, musical instrument, shoes
  • Toys: toy cars, jump ropes, yo-yos, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries)
  • Accessories: socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry and watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)
  • School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons and markers, notebooks and paper, coloring books and picture books, solar calculators
  • Non-Liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, washcloths, combs
  • A Personal Note: a message to the child, a picture of yourself, your family, or your group (If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back).

DO NOT INCLUDE: candy, toothpaste, gum, used or damaged items, war-related items, seeds, food, liquids, lotions, medications, vitamins, breakable items, glass containers, aerosol cans

Thank you for partnering with us to support this vital ministry! Shoeboxes are due November 18!