Operation Christmas Child

Shoeboxes Due November 22

The amazing journey of a simple shoebox gift begins with you and results in evangelism, discipleship and multiplication.

 

As we did last year, we are really encouraging our church family to purchase a plastic shoebox size box to fill. You can find them at any dollar store. Packing ideas and information are at the OCC table in the sanctuary. And if you’re not comfortable purchasing your shoebox items in the store, Samaritan’s purse now offers a “Build A Shoebox Online” option (link below).

 
PACKING
From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. Parents often use the project to teach their kids about giving. Year-round volunteers support these efforts across the country.
COLLECTING
Churches and groups of all sizes collect boxes from their communities. Some churches also serve as drop-off locations for shoeboxes the third week of November every year.
SHIPPING
Thousands of volunteers serve annually inspecting and preparing shoeboxes for international shipping. Every hour work stops for a few minutes to pray for the children who will receive the boxes.
WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION
Long before shoeboxes arrive in more than 100 countries, volunteer National Leadership Teams train pastors and community leaders who want to share the message of the Gospel and bless children. The leaders learn how to host child-friendly outreach events, and how to implement The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program.
OUTREACH EVENTS
Pastors around the world host outreach events in places where people may not know Christ and invite them to follow Him. Other churches use the boxes as resources for outreach in orphanages and other at-risk areas. In many places, they also offer The Greatest Gift, a Gospel story booklet Samaritan’s Purse developed for shoebox recipients.
DISCIPLESHIP & MULTIPLICATION
As a result of what they learn in The Greatest Journey, boys and girls grow in Christ and share with friends and family. The students also invite others to their graduations where the Gospel is shared. This often brings parents, siblings, and friends to accept Christ and become active members in the local church. Families are reached, churches grow, new churches are started, and communities are transformed.
 

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Westmeade Apparel Now Available on Amazon

Now offering t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, hoodies, and v-necks in various colors for Westmeade, WYLDElife, Kids Ministry and Kids Praise through the convenience of Amazon. (Free shipping is available for Prime users or orders over $25 but delivery takes about 5-6 days)
 
  • T-Shirts: (includes Westmeade “W” shirt, WyldeLife shirt, Westmeade Kids shirt as well as Kids Praise shirt) The t-shirts are premium quality Bella Canvas brand shirts. Consider purchasing a size larger in the t-shirts as they are a slimmer fit and may shrink a little.
  • V-Necks: These are by Port & Company and are a ring spun fabric. The V-necks are women’s sizes only and run small – considering ordering 1-2 sizes up.
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirts: Also, by Port & Company made from ring spun fabric, these fit pretty true to size.
  • Hoodies: The hoodies are made by Port & Company and are a ring spun sweater material (very soft and comfy).
 
Any questions, please contact Amanda McAlpin at amanda@westmeadebaptist.org.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Men’s Golf League

Westmeade Men’s Twilight Golf League

Mondays // 3pm // Point Mallard Golf Course

All men are invited to join in a round of golf on Mondays at Point Mallard Golf Course…tee off at 3pm!
Invite your friends! Any questions, please contact Bob Jackson at 256-565-2322.

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Discover Westmeade

November 15 // 9:45am // Upstairs Elevator Lobby

Interested in becoming a member of Westmeade? Join us for Discover Westmeade as we discuss membership, what we believe, what you should expect from Westmeade and what Westmeade should expect from you. Breakfast is always provided!
Sign up HERE and let us know how many are planning to attend. We can’t wait to get to know you better!
Westmeade members, please invite any friends who you think would like to learn more about Westmeade.

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