Operation Christmas Child 

2018 was Saint John's 16th year as a relay center for Operation Christmas Child.

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories.  For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.

Visit the Operation Christmas Child website to learn more about this amazing ministry.  You can even pack a shoebox online any time of the year!

Check back this fall for details on our 2019 Relay Center Collection schedule.

OCC shoebox time