Operation Christmas Child

This congregation has entered the 2016 OperationChristmas Child season with a bang! To truly get thisyear’s drive into gear we have a special speaker, CecilPollydore, from Operation Christmas Child coming to our church.
Watch the Sunday bulletins, Parish News and E-blasts for the date. Cecil is the Regional Manager for OCC out of Albany, New York. He will speak about how the gift of a simple shoebox can have a profound impact to a child.
Ready to get busy? Donations have beenpouring in over the summer and we’re excited by the number of people who regularly reach out to us asking what else they can do.
Our biggest needs right now are:
  • Coloring books & crayons
  • Socks, hats, flip flops
  • School supplies
  • Toothbrushes / toothpaste
  • Washcloths
  • Reusable bags/backpacks
  • Small toys and games
Key Dates in 2016!
  • Saturday November 12: Operation Christmas Child packing party, CCOL Parish Hall
  • Sunday November 13: Blessing of the Boxes
In 2014 we packed 178 shoe boxes, in 2015 we blessed 131 boxes amidst all our renovations! How many will we pack in 2016?
Best wishes,
Jen Goltsberg,
Chairperson, Mission Outreach