Operation Christmas Child
This is the 8th year First Christian Church will serve as the area Relay Station for Operation Christmas Child.  In addition to preparing and donating shoe boxes with gifts for needy children around the world, we will collect boxes from area churches and send them to the Atlanta headquarters.  These boxes will contain gifts for the children, and a presentation of the gospel of Jesus will be inserted in them by the Samaritan's Purse ministry.  You can pick up one or more boxes in the lobbies of our Worship Center and the Youth Outreach Center on Sundays.  If you prefer, you can use old shoe boxes or buy a plastic box with a lid at a dollar store.

It's not too early to begin looking for bargains on items to put in shoeboxes.  Items you might purchase and save for the project include (but aren't limited to): school supplies, toothbrush, deodorant, t-shirts, comb, hair brush, crayons, pencils, markers, stickers, erasers, notebooks, sketch pads, picture books, coloring books, gum, jacks, jump rope, play jewelry, hair bands, flashlight with batteries, mini cars, small balls, Lego's, little cars or trucks, slinky or other small toys, hard candy (in a Ziploc bag) but please no chocolate or candy that might melt.

We will collect boxes during the week of November 13 - 20.  Each day during that period we will have a 2 - 4 hour block of time to receive boxes from churches throughout the community and process them.  If you would like to volunteer to help process and send the boxes we collect please contact us by calling the church office at 352-787-2962.


First Christian Church
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1701 Vine Street - Leesburg, FL 34748

Mon: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tues: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Wed: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Thurs: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sun: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mon: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.