We ALL did it!
The Operation Christmas Child ministry team had set an ambitious goal of 13,350 shoe boxes packed with gifts and cards for children around the world.
We collected 13,575 shoe boxes!!
Thank you St. James!  You continue to be a blessing by sharing the love and joy of life with Jesus!
Collection Day is not as far away as you think for Operation Christmas Child.  Wrapping days are set. 
Wednesday September 14 6-8pm room 22
Wednesday September 21 9-12 am room 309
Wednesday September 28 9-12 am room 309
Saturday October 1 8-11 am room 309

 If you can help wrap on any of these days please let me know so I can have supplies ready for you.  I hope to see you there!!


Help bring joy to the children of the world and experience the elation of working on this project.

Contact Rea Purvis at reapurvis@yahoo.com or 252-281-3087 for questions.



What can make the shoebox so powerful?  The prayer that accompanies each box.  Pray as you shop, pray as you make selections, pray as you pack – pray for the child, and believe that God will direct each shoebox to a particular child.
“Lord, you know what a child’s need is and which child will receive this box. Direct me in making choices that will bless this little one in ways I cannot imagine, because most of all this gift is a means to demonstrate your love.”