Operation Christmas Child



F.B.C. Eastman loves Operation Christmas Child! Over the last 18 years, our church has packed 17,138 shoe box gifts for this wonderful ministry of Samaritan's Purse. Praise the Lord for what has been done! Now, let’s work hard to continue our upward trend and to reach our 2017 goal of 2,100 shoe boxes. The more O.C.C. gifts we give, the more people are touched with the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ. Below, you'll find some of the ways you can participate in spreading the joy of Christ to needy children world-wide.

Ways to get involved in O.C.C.:

1) Pack shoe boxes!

- Visit the O.C.C. Info Table in the Welcome Center to pick up brochures and other items you’ll need.  You can also get the necessary materials here

- Fill your shoeboxes with gift items.  Make sure to follow the brochure’s instructions very carefully!

- Bring your completed O.C.C. gifts to the church no later than Sunday, November 19. 

2) Work in our Operation Christmas Child “Shoe Box” House.

People gather at the O.C.C. House each Tuesday night from 6 to 8 PM to work on shoe box “stuff” and you would be a welcomed addition!  In addition, there may be other times during the week that you could serve. For more information, contact Marilynn Sanders.

3) Volunteer in our O.C.C. Collection Center.

occ-girl.jpgAgain, this year, our church will be serving as the Central Drop-Off for our area.  During O.C.C.'s National Collection Week, November 13-20, workers will be needed for a variety of jobs as we receive and process shoeboxes from our area and cartons of shoeboxes from Drop-Offs in other areas.  To help, examine the following Collection Center schedule and let us know, by clicking HERE, what days and times you would be available that week.

Monday-Friday (Nov. 13-17)    11am-4pm

Saturday (Nov. 18)                   noon-4pm

Sunday (Nov. 19)                     2pm-8pm

Monday (Nov. 20)                    11am-2pm

4) Join us for our O.C.C. Packing Party on Sunday, Nov. 12 @ 7:15 PM.  

On that night, our church family will fill 450 shoeboxes as a group, with items that we have purchased with funds given to our O.C.C. offering.

5) Pray that boys, girls, families, & friends would embrace the Gospel of Jesus Christ through these simple gifts!

For more on Operation Christmas Child, visit! 



Did you know that shoe box filler items for your boxes are available at discount prices from our FBC Shoe Box House?  We buy in very large quantities, so we're able to get good prices on filler items.  That makes packing shoe boxes more affordable and allows you to pack more boxes, so that more children can experience the Good News of Jesus Christ through Operation Christmas Child.

Steps to place your order:

1) Open this ITEM LIST document to see a description and picture of all of the items that are available from the Shoe Box House.  Determine what items you would like to order.

2) Open this ORDER FORM document and save it to your computer.

3) Complete the Order Form by filling in the appropriate blanks (name, contact number, quantities of desired items, etc.) to indicate what items you would like to purchase.  Use the box on the right hand side to provide the sizes needed

4) Save the Order Form again.

5) Send us an EMAIL with your completed Order Form as an attachment.

6) Allow at least one week for the order to be filled.  You will be notified when your order is ready.

occ-contents.jpg7) Pay for your items when you pick up your order.


If you have questions or trouble placing an order, you may contact Marilynn Sanders at 478-893-4730 or 478-374-3895.  


Please note that the Shoe Box House also has empty shoe boxes that have already been wrapped in Christmas paper that are free for the taking, first come-first served.