Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child Building the Boxes!
September 29, 2018 │ 9:30-12:30pm
North Auditorium, Downtown Campus
This is an opportunity for all Church members to come together to kick off the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry by building and preparing the shoeboxes!

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party
October 27, 2018 │ 9-1pm
North Auditorium, Downtown Campus
This is a new opportunity for anyone to come pack Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and sponsor a child for $10/box. All items will be provided. The number of boxes to pack and sponsor is unlimited.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection Week
November 12-18, 2018
Collection Days and Times: Mon.Tues.Thur.Fri:4-6pm; Wed: 4:30-7:30pm; Sat: 10-12pm; S: 8-1pm
North Auditorium, Downtown Campus
Through your simple gift-filled shoebox, you are bringing good news and great joy to children in many parts of the world. Boys and girls are coming to Christ and leading their families to follow Him, too. Churches are being planted and new generations of evangelists are rising up through the "The Greatest Journey", the discipleship program just for shoebox recipients. By packing your own or sponsoring a box, you can be a part of this amazing mission to share the Good News of Christ!

Operation Christmas Child Warehouse Dates
We are also taking names of those who would like to go to the Distribution Center in Charlotte.
We will have several dates in which we can serve there:

Friday, November 23, 9am – 5pm
Thursday, November 29, 10am – 2pm

Tuesday, December 4, 9am – 1pm
Tuesday, December 4, 10am – 2pm
Friday, December 7, 10am – 2pm
Saturday, December 8, 9am – 1pm
Monday, December 10, 10am – 2pm
Tuesday, December 11, 9am – 1pm

For more information - contact Sandy Dewitt at [email protected]

Angel Tree

Last year the Angel Tree Christmas Party, held at First Baptist Simpsonville, was a great success. We served over one-hundred children and their families. It was a wonderful time of food, fellowship, community, outreach, and opportunity to share the love and grace of Jesus Christ with the children of incarcerated parents and their families. This year, our goal is to serve 150 children for Christmas and we want you to join us. Come be a part of this heartwarming and powerful ministry.

Ways to help!
1. Volunteers to serve food, decorate, host tables, hand out gifts, meet and greet families, play games with the children, and love on the caregivers

2. Financial Sponsorship- individuals, families, and Sunday School classes can sponsor one or more children. The cost is roughly $100 per child

3. Shoppers to go purchase gifts for the children—we can provide the funding.

4. Prayer that the Lord would use this outreach opportunity to build His Kingdom in the hearts and lives of these precious people.

Shopping Party- November
Wrapping Party- November 17, 2018 (11am - 1pm)
Christmas Party- December 8, 2018 (3-7pm)

For more information contact John Tinsley at [email protected]

Prisoner Packets

Deadline to bring to the North Auditorium foyer is November 25.
Join in providing prisoner packets for a Christmas gift to all those incarcerated in the state of SC.
Last year we provided 340; let's assemble 400 this year!
See the website for the exact items allowed with NO SUBSTITUTIONS.
1 black non-retractable pen (no wire clip) (no other color)
1 5.8 oz or larger boxed toothpaste
1 adult factory sealed toothbrush
1 4-6 oz bar of soap
1 junior legal pad no larger than 5 1/2"x8" writing tablet (no wire bound)
5 first class, stamp-embossed, #10 envelopes
2 rolls of candy (Lifesavers, Mentos, Breath-Saver type) FACTORY SEALED
Place all items in a 1 gallon ZIP lock bag (not pinch to seal)

For more information contact Kathy Murphy at [email protected]