Operation Christmas Child

2017 is Saint John's 15th 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 146 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!

OUR 2017 COLLECTION WEEK IS NOVEMBER 13-20.  The relay center hours are:

  • Monday, November 13: 9:00-11:00am
  • Tuesday, November 14: 4:00-6:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 15: 5:30-7:30pm
  • Thursday, November 16: 8:00-10:00am
  • Friday, November 17: 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturday, November 18: 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Sunday, November 19: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Monday, November 20: 9:00-11:00am
OCC shoebox time