First Baptist Bratt Will Serve As Operation Christmas Child Central

November 6, 2013

Volunteers will soon be busy at the First Baptist Church of Bratt during “National Collection Week” for Operation Christmas Child. For the 20th year, the simple, gift-filled shoe boxes will bring Christmas joy and evangelistic materials to children in over 130 countries across the world.

National Collection Week for OCC is November 18-25. The First Baptist  Church of Bratt will be the official OCC Relay Center for the north end of Escambia County, Florida. The FBC Bratt will also accept boxes from individuals, groups or churches in  and Escambia County, Alabama, again this year.

“This is not about the FBC of Bratt”, says Student Pastor Tim Hawsey, Relay Center coordinator. “This is about being a blessing and bringing God’s love and hope to children in poverty around the world that would not  receive it otherwise. We have gone through the intense process of been approved as a church to be a Relay Center to collect the boxes from individuals, families, and churches of our area, document and pack them into special cartons and take them to the next level for Samaritan’s Purse, and we are blessed to do it.”

Collection hours at the First Baptist Church of Bratt will be:

  • Monday, Nov. 18: 8 a.m. – noon, 4-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19: 8 a.m. – noon
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20: 8 a.m. – noon, 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Thursday, Nov. 21: 8 a.m. – noon
  • Friday, Nov. 22: 8 a.m. – noon
  • Saturday, Nov. 23: 8 a.m. – noon
  • Sunday, Nov. 24: 8 a.m. – noon, 4-6 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 25: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

The boxes collected this year at FBC Bratt will go through the Atlanta Processing Center then will be shipped to the countries of Belize, Botswana, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Haiti, Macedonia, Madagascar, Niger, Seychelles, Suriname, Trinidad, Tobago, and the Ukraine.

Operation Christmas Child boxes should be packed in a specific manner, and there are changes this year. For more information, call Hawsey at the First Baptist Church of Bratt at (850) 327-6529, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ, or call (800) 353-5949. Resources are available for churches that wish to participate.

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