Operation Christmas Child
Our national collection week for 2017 is Nov. 13–20.
Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s love. This program of Samaritan’s Purse provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on mission project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas — Jesus Christ, God’s greatest gift. Along with shoe box gifts, millions of children are given Gospel booklets in their own language.
2017 will be the 21st year that New Bethesda has participated in Operation Christmas Child. As a Collection Center, we receive boxes from Relay Centers and many area churches and individuals. In 2016, New Bethesda collected over 27,194 as a Collection Center, contributing 830 of those shoeboxes ourselves. This involves many, many volunteers from churches throughout our community.
Learn more at the OCC website.
|Collection times at New Bethesda Baptists Church
(9019 New Bethesda Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116):
|Monday, November 13||10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm|
|Tuesday, November 14||10:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Wednesday, November 15||10:00 am – 3:00 pm|
|Thursday, November 16||10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm|
|Friday, November 17||10:00 am – 2:00 pm|
|Saturday, November 18||10:00 am – Noon|
|Sunday, November 19||1:00 pm – 5:00 pm|
|Monday, November 20||10:00 am – 4:00 pm|
Bland County Ministry
The WMU is collecting gently used clothing for men, women, and children of all ages to be sent to the Bland County Ministry Center. They are also in need of usable household goods for homes that are in need of repair.
New Bethesda Food Closet
Needed items: Staples, canned goods, non-perishables
(Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions)
Mechanicsville churches working together to help our community.
Items needed: non-perishable food and toiletries. Also needed: new socks and new underwear (sizes 14, 16, and 18) for older boys, diapers of any size, bath towels and wash cloths (new or gently used).
MCEF Nights at Stevi B’s Pizza Buffet – Located at the intersection of Atlee and Rt. 301, on the 3rd Monday of every month. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. When you place your order, say you support MCEF, and MCEF will receive a portion of the sales.