Sunday 5th November Members and friends of the church, will be collecting equipment to make up the Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
This is the world’s largest children’s Christmas project. They are distributed to needy children around the world, and partner with local churches worldwide, to share God’s news about the Good News of Jesus Christ. Each child receives a shoebox as an unconditional gift of love, based on need, regardless of their background or religion. The boxes are filled with toys, toiletries, hats, scarves, gloves, note books, crayons, sweets etc. We, at Ripley have made up 43 Shoeboxes. Shoeboxes with our young people. Many thanks to all who have supported this effort. Wouldn’t it be lovely to see the children’s faces as they open their box?!