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We would greatly appreciate your support on our Dairy Queen fundraiser night. Our fundraiser night is Tuesday of each week from 6:00-9:00pm.  A portion of ALL proceeds during that time goes directly to your local Operation Christmas Child team. 

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God Hears and Answers!

November 14, 2011

This morning on my way to the Collection Center I was thinking about 9 shoeboxes that were packed at the BFC packing party last week.  They were heavy on my mind because they did not have toothpaste in them.  You see, I try hard to encourage others to include basic toiletry items in their shoeboxes.  [...]

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Packing Party at Bible Fellowship Church

November 10, 2011

Last night, Bible Fellowship Church held a packing party for their Wednesday night children’s ministry.  Back in July the church held a “Christmas in July” collection during which they asked their congregation to bring in filler for shoeboxes. What a response! The kids had a great time packing their shoeboxes! It was so hard to [...]

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Collection Week is Fast Approaching!!!

November 1, 2011

Have you planned your packing party yet?  Samaritan’s Purse has a great Packing Party kit you can order form their website. The Packing Party is conveniently designed for a party of 20. This pack contains everything you need for a fun-filled and successful OCC party: Packing Party Hosting Guide Magnet Poster Pen Logo Stickers Coloring [...]

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Countdown Event 2011

October 7, 2011

Join us as we celebrate what God is doing with simple shoebox gifts and discover new ways to serve year round! Andy and Becky Carlson, Area Coordinators for SunCoast Area Team (Sarasota, Manatee and De Soto counties) and Paul Mincey (Samaritan’s Purse Youth Trip to Uganda) will be our guest speakers. Andy and Becky will [...]

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Look Up Conference

November 1, 2010

This weekend we were privileged to share the ministry of Operation Christmas Child at the Look Up Conference at Bible Fellowship Church. We handed out roughly 150 shoeboxes and met several individuals that were interested in starting OCC shoebox ministries at their churches.

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Community Celebration Meeting

October 12, 2010

Our meeting on October 9th went very well.  If you missed the meeting, please contact us at We would love to encourage and support you this collection season.  We have several preprinted shoeboxes and other supplies to enhance your collection drive.  We are also looking for organizations or churches that might be interested in [...]

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