It’s time again for MUMC to participate in the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child’s Shoebox Ministry. This ministry was started in 1993 by the Samaritan’s Purse organization and continues to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ’s love for ALL children worldwide.

This is a wonderful ministry for the whole family to participate in. Please look for an informational display in our Connecting Space. Empty boxes waiting to be filled will be available in the coatroom.

Items to be included in the boxes are school supplies, personal care items, socks, shirts and small toys — these items are always welcome.

Items NOT to include are: all liquids, items that can leak or melt, playdough, batteries, food, candy, war related toys, toy knives or guns, and gambling related items, including playing cards, dominoes, and play money. The box should also not include any religious, racial, or political materials.

The shoeboxes will be due on Sunday, November 11th. Please consider participating in this ministry. It’s a quick and easy way to spread God’s love before the Advent season starts and schedules become very hectic. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at or 301-253-4460.


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