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Each November, our church participates in Operation Christmas Child (OCC). Through this ministry, shoeboxes of gifts are packed and shipped all around the world.

Each shoebox is opened by a child who will hear the story of Jesus. Help us spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth this Christmas season.  

Nov 2023 Update: Praise the Lord for this wonderful week of packing, delivering, and praying for the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. Collection Week has come to a close, but it marks the start of an incredible journey for these shoeboxes as they embark on a global mission to bring joy to precious children worldwide. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your generosity and for those who served during this week. Together we collected 2130 shoeboxes, spreading the Gospel message one shoebox at a time.  

Watch this short video to learn more.

October 29, November 5 & 12 | Stop by the Local Missions table in Helms Hall and the Family Life Center before or after worship services to pick up a shoebox.

November 13–20 (National Collection Week) | As a collection site, we welcome members of the community to our church to drop off their shoeboxes. For more information, including opportunities to serve, see below.

November 19 (Collection Sunday) | Bring your filled shoeboxes to worship and place them at the altar during the offering song. Thank you for this gift and helping spread the Gospel message!

Helpful Videos

Ways to Serve

  • There are many opportunities to serve directly with Samaritan’s Purse in their local warehouse. Click here to learn more.
  • If you are interested in learning more about the Operation Christmas Child team here at Weddington, please contact our Local Missions OCC Coordinator,  Dennis Mockler.