operation christmas child

A project of Samaritan's Purse

The Xenia Nazarene congregation will again donate gift-filled shoe boxes that will be shipped worldwide throughout the year to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease.  These boxes are used to share the Good News of Jesus Christ to entire communities.  Children receiving the shoe boxes are invited to enroll in The Greatest Journey, a 12-lesson discipleship program.

Empty boxes should be available for pick up on Sundays, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, & Nov. 12 in the Xenia Naz foyer.  Fill your box with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.  For more info about what to include in your boxes, visit Samaritan's Purse.  

The deadline for filled boxes to be returned to Xenia Nazarene Church is Sunday, November 19.

Note:  Scroll down for XCC community drop-off location info.

filled shoe box drop-off location

for the xenia community

Below are dates for 2022 - Times will probably be the same for 2023 but check back later in the year.

Again this year, the Xenia Community Center (1265 W. Second St., Xenia) will serve as an Operation Christmas Child shoe box drop-off location for the Xenia community.

 The Xenia Community Center (XCC)  will be open at the times listed below.    Volunteers are available to help you take boxes inside the XCC if needed. 

Monday, Nov. 14.  9:00- 11:00am & 2:30- 4:30 pm

Tuesday. Nov. 15 5:30- 7:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 16 2:30- 4:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 17 9:30- 11:30 am & 5:30- 7:30 pm

Friday, November 18 2:30- 4:30 pm

Saturday, November 19 9:00- noon

Sunday, November 20 1:00- 4:00 pm

Monday, November 21 9:30- 11:30 am