During Christmas season St. Stephen’s UMC participates in Operation Christmas Child.
Operation Christmas Child—a project of Samaritan's Purse—brings joy and hope to children around the world by delivering shoe boxes filled with toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and a gospel booklet. This ministry provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on mission project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas—Jesus Christ, God’s greatest gift. Every item lovingly added to an Operation Christmas Child shoebox has the potential to impact a child with the love of Christ. For information on how to pack a box, and to read firsthand accounts of the eternal impact a gift delivered in Jesus' name has on these children, visit samaritanspurse.org. To participate, contact Jo Lynn Anderson at email@example.com or 293-9673, Ext. 125.