Our names are Michael and Tammy Kelly, and we are the new Operation Christmas Child leaders at Ebenezer. We have packed shoeboxes every year for the last 13 years. It is a tradition that we have done with our daughter every year since her birth. We have assisted with packing parties, the Collection Week at church and the transportation of the boxes to Clarksville. We have also gone to the Processing Center in Atlanta to process the shoeboxes.
It is our desire to be used by God through the ministry of Operation Christmas Child. We urge you to continue to pack shoeboxes or start a tradition of giving by packing shoeboxes with your family and sending them to children around the world. Shoeboxes may be brought to Ebenezer Baptist Church. If you would like to volunteer at the Processing Center in Atlanta, let us know. Operation Christmas Child is intertwined into the fabric of Ebenezer, and we plan to continue this vital ministry through our fulfillment of the Great Commission.
Operation Christmas Child has a special place in our members' hearts as they minister to children around the world through shoeboxes packed with love and filled with notes and items that are much-needed for their day-to-day lives. We collect items throughout the year to fill shoeboxes.
Ebenezer Baptist Church has set a goal of 250 shoeboxes this year by November 15, the day before National Collection Week begins.
New this year: Build a shoebox online
Click the link below to pack an online shoebox.
This year we have a new way to provide a shoebox gift without ever leaving the comfort of your home. Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas Child have an online tool that will let you prayerfully select items for a shoebox, include a personal note and/or picture as well as track where your box goes, all for just $25! This is a great option for those with compromised health issues who are not able go out and shop.
During these times of uncertainty, shoebox gifts are needed more than ever. Your box will send the message that God loves each and every child. Help us meet our goal of 250 shoeboxes. This online tool will let you fill a box from your home! Use this tool to prayerfully select items including a personal note and/or picture to create a box that will then be distributed to children around the world. It also allows you to track where your box goes.
Pack a box with items you select, personalize it, ship and track the box's destination for just $25 AND you never have to leave your home! How can you beat that? Will you help us meet our goal of 250 shoeboxes?
Ebenezer will once again serve as a drop-off site for shoeboxes for all the churches and families in Robertson County. National Collection Week is November 16-23. We will have a curbside drop off available Monday-Friday, Nov. 16-20 from 3-7 pm, Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 am-2 pm, Sunday, Nov. 22 from Noon-5 pm and Monday, Nov. 23 from 8 am-Noon.
Every year we take a group to Atlanta to work in the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center.