Shoebox Sunday 2020

Our collection of gift-filled shoeboxes for underprivileged children around the world was somewhat different this year. However, the work of Operation Christmas Child continues, and more than 59 shoeboxes have been donated from St Columba’s members and friends.  In our online worship on Sunday 15 November, we heard about how much these Christmas gift boxes […]

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Weekly Update #28: Sunday 27 September

St Columba’s United Reformed Church 30 Northumberland Square | North Shields | NE30 1PW Weekly Update #28: Sunday 27th September 2020 From the Minister         First the blade, and then the ear… “First the blade, and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear …” (Henry Alford (1810-1871) It’s Harvest Sunday at […]

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Shoebox Sunday 2019

On Sunday 17 November, we brought shoeboxes to church, filled with toys, pens and paper, hats and scarves, and equally importantly, love, care, kindness and hope.  It is all part of Operation Christmas Child, ensuring that poor children in other countries receive a present for Christmas.  In Junior Church, we learned about Belarus, where boxes […]

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25 Years of Operation Christmas Child

  Once again friends of St Columba’s have been busy packing shoeboxes to send to children in poor countries for Christmas. It is now 25 years since Operation Christmas Child has been run by Christian international relief charity, Samaritan’s Purse, and we celebrated in our morning service on Sunday 18 November with balloons. Some one […]

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Shoebox Sunday

Sunday 19 November was Shoebox Sunday at St Columba’s. For many years, the church has supported Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child project.  People from all over the area have been coming to drop off shoeboxes at the church, and many were added in today’s service.  A couple of hundred boxes were piled up at the […]

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