Parker Chapel

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Operation Christmas Child

Let’s contribute year-round! Don’t forget to take advantage of good sales. Needed items will be announced. Bring your items in anytime and place them in the bin behind the pews. For the month of February we collected washcloths. In January we collected bars of soap; it’s not too late! Check back here often for information updates.

We are currently requesting donations of:

For girls: combs, brushes, hair ties or clips For boys: combs, hats, deflated soccer balls

See Carol Rolfsen for more information.

And while we are under quarantine, please consider homemade crafts for the Christmas boxes. Also, please start saving quarters for postage. A fun idea is to use a small m&ms candy tube. (You’ll get to replace the candy with quarters!) Donations can be placed in the large box in the back of the church. Two to four year olds typically receive the least in clothing and toys. Keep that in mind when you’re out shopping or planning. Also remember that what you purchase or make must fit into a shoebox.


The Amazing Journey of a Shoebox Gift Begins with You and Results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication.

From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. Parents often use the project to teach their kids about giving. Year-round volunteers support these efforts across the country.

After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said “Go and do likewise.” That is the mission of Samaritan’s Purse—to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel.

“I want every child to know there is a God who loves them”. Franklin Graham, President of Samaritan’s Purse Ministry

Mission Statement:
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.