operation christmas child

As we near the end of the year it’s time to pack a shoebox!

Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan's Purse that brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations. Pack a gift-filled shoebox and bring the Good News of God's love to children around the world. This is a great activity to do as individuals, families, or in lifegroups. It's a great way to serve together, catch a heart for those around the world, and have fun.

This year our Shoebox Collection Sundays at Epicentre will be November 4, 11, and 18. Help us reach our goal of 550 shoeboxes!

On average, for every 5.5 shoeboxes that are sent, 1 child accepts the Gospel message. If we reach our goal, that could be 100 kids who begin a relationship with Jesus, not to mention the impact it would have on their families and communities.

One of the things that makes Operation Christmas Child so special is its emphasis on kids helping kids.
This project provides a simple, tangible way for children and youth to join adults in introducing children to the eternal joy, hope, and life found in Jesus Christ.

Read the shoebox packing instructions here, or watch the video below.

Be sure to include $9 cash/box or a check payable to Samaritan's Purse for shipping and handling. (You can write one check for multiple boxes.) Or, make your donation online and print out your EZ Label to Follow Your Box to find out the country where your box will be delivered.

If you are unable to pack a shoebox, we will also be collecting donations to cover shipping and handling and looking for volunteers to help pack additional boxes. Join us for a church-wide packing party. Details below:


Epicentre drop-off LOCATIon

Epicentre Church is now an official Drop-Off Location, meaning that others from our Pasadena community can turn in their shoeboxes to us.  If you would like to volunteer and help with receiving shoeboxes during National Collection Week, sign up by clicking on this link

National Collection Week is Monday, November 12th through Monday, November 19th

Location:
Judson International School                  1610 Elizabeth St. Pasadena, CA 91104

Dates & Times: 
Mon, Nov. 13: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tue, Nov. 14:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wed, Nov. 15: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu, Nov. 16: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fri, Nov. 17: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sat, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sun, Nov. 19: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mon, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM