operation christmas child

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 5, 12, and 19.  Help us reach our goal of 600 shoeboxes!  Each shoebox = one child so that would mean 600 children that get to hear the gospel message and receive a tangible gift of love.

One of the things that makes Operation Christmas Child so special is it's 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 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:

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Epicentre drop off LOCATIon

Epicentre is now a recognized Drop-off Location, meaning that others from the community can turn in their shoeboxes to us.  If you would like to help with receiving shoeboxes during National Collection Week, sign up with Annie at annie@epicentrechurch.org. 

National Collection Week is Monday, November 13th through Monday, November 20th

Location: Judson International School                 

1610 Elizabeth St. Pasadena, CA 91104

Dates & Times: 

Mon, Nov. 13: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 14: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 15: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thu, Nov. 16: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Fri, Nov. 17: 11:00 AM - 1:00 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