Dear Coastal,

This Sunday is your last Sunday to bring items to church for Operation Christmas Child before our Packing/Wrapping Party on Friday, November 11th, 6:30pm.  You can also drop off gifts at the church office any time this week or next, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, but the earlier you bring your toys/supplies, the more it helps us prepare.

Here are some ideas for gifts:
Hot Wheel cars, children’s jewelry, coloring books and crayons, small balls, stuffed animals, books, noise makers, yo-yo’s, slinky’s, travel size games, cards, flashlights with batteries, school supplies (pens, pencils, stickers), t-shirts, socks, head bands, brushes, combs, toothbrushes, candy (nothing that could melt).

Donations can be anything a child (ages 2-13) would like that can fit in a shoe box (no perishables, liquids, used items, breakable items, medicines of any kind, or toys that are associated with war or fighting).  We also need large shoe boxes!

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.  Christmas is all about sharing the gift of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, with the world.  We have the opportunity of sharing Christ with needy children in troubled countries by using a simple shoe box filled with gifts of God’s love.  For more information about Operation Christmas Child, check out their website.

We will have several tables set up in the Auditorium and one in Child Check-In for everyone to bring their toys/gifts this Sunday.  Let’s see those tables overflowing with gifts!

Pastor Chris

P.S. Tomorrow would be a great time to pick up candy on sale (nothing that can melt)!