As we move toward our packing party in late September, our SUMC 2019 Operation Christmas Child campaign has some urgent needs and some less urgent needs. The Fellowship of the Cross youth are asking our church family to consider making a contribution, or another contribution, to help fill the boxes.

The urgent needs include toothbrushes, bars of soap, pencil sharpeners, and stuffed animals or baby dolls that fit easily into a shoebox. Very gently-loved stuffed animals can be accepted, and in past years, children from the church family have shared some of their beloved animals and dolls with the OCC children. Less urgent, but always important, needs include rulers, scissors, glue sticks, notebooks that fit into a shoe box and “wow” toys, especially toys that appeal to boys. Financial donations, which would allow FOTC to shop for urgent items, are also accepted.

Please see Pamela Mayo, Bill Utterback, or any member of the FOTC team to make a financial contribution. The packing party will be held between worship services on September 29. Everyone is invited to join us and pack some boxes.