Operation Christmas Child

Riverside Church has set a goal of sending 175 Christmas shoe boxes, through Operation Christmas Child, to children around the world who would otherwise receive nothing for Christmas.

Instructions, empty shoe boxes and further information can be obtained in the church foyer or by calling the church office at 540-548-0715.

Filled shoe boxes must be dropped off at Riverside Church no later than Sunday, November 5th.

If you are not familiar with this project and its goals, visit:
www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child

Visit the link below for suggested items to place in the shoe boxes:
www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/

Do Not Include:

  • Candy
  • toothpaste
  • used or damaged items
  • war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures
  • chocolate or food
  • seeds, fruit rolls or other fruit snacks
  • drink mixes (powdered or liquid)
  • liquids or lotions
  • medications or vitamins
  • breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers
  • aerosol cans.

Would you consider joining Riverside Church in filling a shoe box for a child this year?

If so, come this Sunday for morning worship at either 9:00 am or 10:30 am.

Or, call the church office at 540-548-0715.