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Season of Giving

As we approach the holiday season, here are a few ways our church reaches out to our community and the world! Consider getting involved and contributing to our Season of Giving.

Hidden Creek Ministry

Join us in bringing Christmas joy to the families of the Hidden Creek community this year! Sign up to sponsor a family right here in our community at the Season of Giving table in our Downtown Simpsonville Campus lobby from 10/30/2022 – 11/27/2022 or email Lisa Smith at [email protected] to sign up.

This ministry also runs a year-round clothing closet that needs volunteers to help sort and maintain the closet.

Operation Christmas Child

It’s time for Operation Christmas Child!

OCC Shoebox Building Event
October 22, 2022 | 9:00am until done
North Auditorium | Downtown Simpsonville Campus

Come to the North Auditorium and help us fold some OCC shoeboxes for our church family to pick up, take home, and fill up. This is a great family project! We will begin building boxes at 9:00 and keep building until we’re done!

OCC Shoebox Packing Party
November 5, 2022 | 9:00am until done
North Auditorium | Downtown Simpsonville Campus

This is our annual Operation Christmas Child Box Packing Party. Participants only need to show up– boxes and all materials needed to pack them are provided! We have enough items to pack 1,000 boxes! It’s a very easy way to participate in outreach and ministry since the boxes are shipped all across the world to children in need and they are given a chance to hear the Good News!

OCC Shoebox Collection Week
November 14 – 20, 2022
North Auditorium | Downtown Simpsonville Campus

You can begin picking up your shoeboxes on October 30th at all campuses.

Our shoebox collection week will be Monday, November 14 through Sunday, November 20 at the following times:

North Auditorium | Downtown Simpsonville Campus
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Wednesday: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-12:00noon

All Campuses
Sunday: 8:30am-1:30pm (between services)

Charlotte Processing Center Dates:

Saturday,  Nov. 26 // 10a-2p // 12 slots
Saturday,  Dec. 3 // 10a-4p // 12 slots
Tuesday,  Dec. 6 // 10a-2p // 12 slots 
Thursday, Dec. 8 // 10a-2p // 12 slots
Friday,  Dec. 9 // 10a-2p // 12 slots
Monday, Dec. 12 // 10a-2p // 12 slots

Contact Sandy DeWitt at 864-320-2775 to reserve a spot.

Prisoner Packets

Deadline for drop off at any of our campuses – 
November 27, 2022

Many inmates, be it men, women or youth, have no one who displays any concern for them. This care package ministry provides hope and demonstrates love.

Packing list –

NO DEVIATIONS FROM THE LIST, PLEASE! 

ONE BLACK non-retractable ink pen (NO wire clips, NO other color)
– ONE writing tablet no larger that 5 1⁄2″ x 8″ (NO wire bound books, NO composition books, NO post-it notes)
– ONE adult toothbrush (individually FACTORY-SEALED, NO multi-packs)
– ONE 4 oz. to 6 oz. toothpaste (NO travel-size)
– ONE 3.2 oz. to 6 oz. bar of soap (NO travel-size, NO unwrapped, NO unboxed bars)
– TWO rolls of hard candy like LifeSavers, Mentos, Breath Savers (NO Smarties, Sweetarts, Necco Wafers, Rolos, Starburst, or TicTacs)
– THREE first-class, stamp-embossed, #10 envelopes (from US Post Office, NO regular stamps, NO metered envelopes, NO
other size envelope)
– ONE gallon-size PINCH-TO-SEAL bag (not slide-lock bags – this is a change from last year) (NO other size bags accepted)

NO DEVIATIONS FROM THE LIST, PLEASE!  

The Gospel of John will be included at the final contents check. All packets are delivered prior to Christmas which may well be the only gift many will receive.