Local Missions

Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan's Purse is a non-denominational humanitarian organization based in Boone, NC. They work with local churches to deliver shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items along with a copy of the Good News in each child's language. Shoeboxes are collected each year during November. We encourage everyone to keep shoeboxes in mind year round for sales on: toys, school supplies, hygiene items.


Everyone is invited to stay after second service/noon on November 12 to enjoy chili lunch (provided for donation) then pack shoeboxes together. You are welcome to donate items for the shoeboxes (school supplies, small toys, hygiene items; no toothpaste or candy this year) at the children’s welcome desk or bring to the chili lunch. All ages are welcome! Questions, contact or 891-2006 ext 133

2017 Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection Week

Grace Mills River will be a drop-off site this year for the community to bring their OCC shoeboxes. We need volunteers Monday, Nov. 13 - Monday, Nov. 20 to greet people, take boxes, pray with people/pray over boxes, pack boxes into crates, trucks & vans to transport boxes to Hendersonville throughout week. Volunteers are needed:

November 13, 15, and 17 (M/W/F): 2-6pm,

November  14,16,18 (T/Th/Sat): 10am-1pm,

November 19 (Sun): 1-4pm

November 20 (Mon): 10am-12pm

Contact Teresa Jordan for more info:



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