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Operation Christmas Child

It’s Operation Christmas Child season, and this year, STF’s Children’s Ministry is partnering with our Missions Ministry for this annual outreach project.

Operation Christmas Child is a great way to reach not just children, but communities around the world, with the Gospel. It’s more than just a Christmas charity. The shoe boxes are used as a platform to share the Gospel with kids. Inside each box is a pamphlet, “The Greatest Gift,” which clearly communicates the Gospel in the child’s own language. After that, children who attend the distribution event are invited back to go through “The Greatest Journey,” a 12-week discipleship program. Then, a graduation ceremony takes place, and children receive a New Testament in their own language.

This year, for the first time, South Tampa Fellowship is a designated drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child. Churches from throughout our community will be bringing their filled shoe boxes to STF’s DI Campus during National Collection Week, Monday, November 12 through Monday, November 19.

Hours of National Collection Week at Davis Islands Campus (97 Biscayne Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606):
 
Monday, 11/12: 1-6 p.m.
Tuesday, 11/13: 1-6 p.m.
Wednesday, 11/14: 1-4 p.m.
Thursday, 11/15: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Friday, 11/16: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday, 11/17: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sunday, 11/18: 1-3 p.m.
Monday, 11/19: 9-11 a.m.
 
After National Collection Week closes on the 19th, anyone wishing to drop off boxes will have to mail them to 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC 28607.