The Journey of a Shoebox

Sunday 6 November was our Shoebox Sunday.  We watched a moving video of the journey of a shoebox from the UK to children in Ukraine and Liberia.  Operation Christmas Child has been running for 26 years, and now reaches 124 million poor children each year, providing each with a shoebox packed with gifts. We collected 124 […]

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Shoebox Sunday

Our morning service on Sunday 15 November took the theme of preparation. It was also Shoebox Sunday! Once again St Columba’s supported Operation Christmas Child, filling nearly 200 shoeboxes with gifts for children in other countries who would otherwise not get any Christmas presents. Such a big international effort requires a good deal of preparation.  Some people had […]

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Shoebox Sunday

Over 200 shoeboxes were gathered in church on Sunday 17 November, before going out to children in poor countries in time for Christmas. Once again St Columba’s members, supported by schools and the local community, has been able to brighten the lives of deprived children, through charity Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child.  As the charity […]

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Operation Christmas Child 2012

  Children in poorer parts of the world will benefit again this year from Operation Christmas Child. St Columba’s Church again supported Samaritan’s Purse’s appeal by donating hundreds of shoeboxes, filled with Christmas gifts.  The boxes were brought to church on Sunday 18 November, to be blessed before being sent on to a local collecting […]

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Shoebox Appeal 2011

St Columba’s Church once again collected Christmas shoeboxes for poor children overseas. Two hundred and thirty-three boxes were brought to the service on Sunday 20 November 2011, from members and friends for Operation Christmas Child, run by Christian relief charity Samaritan’s Purse.  A video was shown of children in Ukraine and Liberia in 2010 receiving […]

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