Operation Christmas Child

National Collection Week

November 13th-20th

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As we look towards Christmas, we can be consumed by the gifts we need to by or the gifts we will receive.  But for many children all over the world they have never received a gift of any kind.  That is what Operation Christmas child is all about, the thought that a simple shoe box can not only change the life of a child but also share the love of Jesus.

Operation Christmas child is a project of Samaritans Purse , a international Christian relief organization, and is the largest Christmas project of its kind.  The idea is that individuals, families, kids, adults business, schools anyone really packs it empty shoe boxes with simple items most people take for granted, including toothbrushes, toys and school supplies. The shoe boxes are then delivered to hurting children around the world using whatever means necessary—sea containers, trucks, trains, airplanes, helicopters, boats, elephants, even dog sleds.  Just to let children all over the world know they are loved and not forgotten.

St. Johns is a drop off location for Operation Christmas Child through the week of November 13th-20th.   No matter if you are an individual, group, team or family, any one can participate. If you need a shoe box please stop by St. Johns to pick one up and for other ideas on what to put inside,

click here … How to pack a shoe box


St. Johns Drop off location hours

November 13th 4:00pm-6:00pm

November 14th 4:00pm-6:00pm

November 15th 4:00pm-6:00pm

November 16th 4:00pm-6:00pm

November 17th  4:00pm-6:00pm

November 18th 9:00am-12:00pm

November 19th 10:30am-1:00pm

November 20th 9:00am-12:00pm

If you want to know more or would like to help out at our drop off location please contact us at #763-682-1883

Faith Milestones

Faith Milestones are all about helping children, families and adults see God in their everyday!  We take common events or moments in our life and the lives of our children to celebrate and ask God to bless them, guide them and be with them.  We hope to equip and encourage our families to see that God is more than just something we do on Sunday, but that God  of our everyday.  No matter if we are celebrating the beginning of school, learning something new or welcoming them into the family of God…all these moments are God moments. 

Other upcoming Faith Milestones…


  •  (Preschool)- My Church Milestone : January 21st & 28th
  • (Kindergarten)- Teach me to pray Milestone: February 4th & 11th
  • ( 12TH GRADERS)-Graduation Celebration Milestone: : June 3rd