Tag Archives: Operation Christmas Child

It’s Not Too Late to Pack Box Online for Operation Christmas Child

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILDPhysical shoeboxes filled with gifts for children worldwide have been collected, but it’s not too late to pack a shoebox online. Deadline is Dec. 31. Just go to https://samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/buildonline/ and follow the instructions. More information: Operation Christmas Child is sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse. For more information, contact Naomi Wood, area coordinator at 325-660-5633 or abileneareaocc@gmail.com.  By LORETTA FULTON At

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COVID Won’t Halt Operation Christmas Child

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILDWhen: National collection week Nov. 16-23Where: Local drop-off locations are First Baptist Church, 1133 N. Third St., and Wylie United Methodist Church. 3430 Antilley Road. First Baptist drop-off hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16-Friday, Nov. 20; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22; and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23.Wylie UMC drop-off hours: 12-4

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TIME TO PACK CHRISTMAS BOXES

By LORETTA FULTON Halloween is barely a memory and Thanksgiving is on the horizon, but it’s not too soon to start planning for Christmas, specifically Operation Christmas Child. National collection week is Nov. 18-25, which means Sunday School classes, organizations and individuals don’t have much time to start filling either cardboard or plastic shoeboxes with Christmas goodies to send to children

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

National collection week for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 12-19. Many local churches, organizations, and individuals are participating. Filled boxes are shipped to more than 100 countries through Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical and charitable organization operated by Franklin Graham. Filled boxes can be dropped off at your church if it participates or at First Baptist Church, 1133 N. Third St. or

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NEVER TOO EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS

  By Loretta Fulton Just days before Thanksgiving, Santa’s elves were already busy in Abilene, getting Operation Christmas Child boxes packed with goodies and ready to ship. First Baptist Church and Wylie United Methodist Church served as dropoff locations for churches and organizations in the Abilene area. On Dec. 15 volunteers will tow trailers loaded with packed boxes to a

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