Operation Christmas Child Church Family Night

To learn more about Operation Christmas Child, please click here!shoebox

Families, members and others participating in Operation Christmas Child will gather in the Fellowship Hall for shoebox preparation, fun, fellowship, and food.  Participants are asked to bring their favorite family dish and a dessert of their choice to share with members.  The Outreach and Missions ministry will provide water and healthy drink choices.  Preparation instructions and assistance will be provided at the event.  Shoeboxes will be placed in the foyer and sanctuary as a reminder of the upcoming missions’ project. 

Operation Christmas Child Church Family Fellowship Night Agenda

5:30                                     Sign-In, Food delivery, and Shoebox retrieval

6:00                                     Opening Prayer

6:05                                     Blessing of Food and Fellowship

6:35                                     Shoebox packing video

                                            Operation Christmas Child Video

                                            Collection Center Video (We are on the Wait List)

6:45                                     Shoebox packing

7:30                                     Shoebox packing continues and boxes are loaded on trucks for delivery

7:45                                     Closing Prayer



thBackground information on Tanzania


Tanzania /?tænz?'ni??/,[11] officially the United Republic of Tanzania or simply U.R.T (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a large country in Eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. Parts of the country are in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and by the Indian Ocean to the east. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.

Tanzania's population of 51.82 million (2014)[12] is diverse, composed of several ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Tanzania is a presidential constitutional republic, and since 1996, its official capital city has been Dodoma, where the President's Office, the National Assembly, and some government ministries are located.[13] Dar es Salaam, the former capital, retains most government offices and is the country's largest city, principal port, and leading commercial centre.[14][15][16]

European colonialism began in mainland Tanzania during the late 19th century when Germany formed German East Africa, which gave way to British rule following World War I. The mainland was governed as Tanganyika, with the Zanzibar Archipelago remaining a separate colonial jurisdiction. Following their respective independence in 1961 and 1963, the two entities merged in April 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanzania.[14]

But, most importantly, this is the homeland of our Pastor, Dr. Stephen S. Masolwa.   We are excited to announce that our missionaries from Tanzania (Dennis & Mary Mashiku) that we support will be visiting with us June 1 - June 5, 2016. They will give a ministry report on Wednesday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m.  Dennis will bring our morning message on Sunday, June 5th.

Please come support them and the work of Missions!

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