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OCC 2021 update: 1,923 boxes collected so far

By Mark Fudge

Operation Christmas Child is off to a great start in Adair County. Several individuals, groups, and churches have dropped off boxes at the Wheet Fellowship Hall Monday through Wednesday. According to Green River Area Coordinator Denise Fudge, Wednesday was one of the busiest days in Adair County drop off history. 1,751 boxes were dropped off Wednesday bringing the Adair County total to 1,923 at the end of the day Wednesday.

Collection will continue through Nov 22 at the following times:
  • Thursday, November 18: 9amCT to 11amCT
  • Friday, November 19: 9amCT to 11amCT
  • Saturday, November 20: 9amCT to 11amCT
  • Sunday, November 21: 1pmCT to 3pmCT
  • Monday, November 22: 9amCT to 11amCT
Boxes will be collected at the Wheet Fellowship Hall at the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, located at 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia KY.

For nearly three decades, Samaritan's Purse has collected OCC Shoebox gifts and delivered them to boys and girls. Each box is an opportunity to delight the heart of a child and share the good news of Christ with them and their families. Will You prayerfully consider joining us in this exciting ministry? For additional information contact Mark Fudge at 270-634-2919 or go to samaritanspurse.org/occ.




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OCC 2021: Plum Point Baptist



2021-11-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Pastor Steve Willis of the Plum Point Baptist Church dropped off boxes from his church.

Collection for Operation Christmas Child will continue through November 22, 2021. Click "Read more..." for daily drop-off schedule.

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OCC 2021: Breeding UMC



2021-11-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Missy Lemmon and Katherine Lemmon have been packing OCC shoebox gifts for many years. They dropped off the boxes that were prepared by the Breeding United Methodist Church.

Collection for Operation Christmas Child will continue through November 22, 2021. Click "Read more..." for daily drop-off schedule.

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OCC 2021: Murphy Family



2021-11-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Perhaps the Murphy family have been as dedicated to Operation Christmas Child as any family in Adair County. Seth said that this makes the ninth year in a row his family have packed shoebox gifts. Pictured are Kevin Murphy, Tyler Murphy, Elizabeth Murphy, and Seth Murphy.

Collection for Operation Christmas Child will continue through November 22, 2021. Click "Read more..." for daily drop-off schedule.

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OCC 2021: Sparksville Nazarene Church



2021-11-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Jane Sparks, Ashley Reeder, and Linda Jennings dropped off shoebox gifts from the Sparksville Nazarene Church.

Collection for Operation Christmas Child will continue through November 22, 2021. Click "Read more..." for daily drop-off schedule.

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OCC 2021: Cane Valley Baptist Church



2021-11-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Cane Valley Baptist Church prepares boxes annually for Operation Christmas Child. The crew also volunteers at the drop off center at the Wheet Fellowship Hall. Pictured are Susan Smith, Bonnie Lawhorn, Connie Young, Mike Smith, and Mark Young.

Collection for Operation Christmas Child will continue through November 22, 2021. Click "Read more..." for daily drop-off schedule.

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OCC 2021: Trinity United Methodist Church



2021-11-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Trinity United Methodist Church has been busy packing OCC Shoebox Gifts. Pictured are Kiara Collins, Sarai Collins and Jacqueline Watson.

Collection for Operation Christmas Child will continue through November 22, 2021. Click "Read more..." for daily drop-off schedule.

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OCC 2021: Russell Heights Baptist Church



2021-11-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Bailey Reynolds, Will Reynolds and Corey Harmon dropped off shoebox gifts prepared by the Russell Heights Baptist Church.

Collection for Operation Christmas Child will continue through November 22, 2021. Click "Read more..." for daily drop-off schedule.

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OCC 2021: Milltown Church



2021-11-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Everyone gets involved in Operation Christmas Child at Milltown Church. Pastor Barney Taylor and the congregation dropped off shoe box gifts Wednesday night at the Wheet Fellowship Hall.

Collection for Operation Christmas Child will continue through November 22, 2021. Click "Read more..." for daily drop-off schedule.

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OCC 2021: Harrods Fork Baptist Church Youth Group



2021-11-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
The Harrods Fork Baptist Church Youth Group has been busy packing shoe box gifts. Pictured are Jon Austin Lacy, Jakeb Lacy, Braylan Bryant, Katlyn Lacy, and J. R. Kelsay.

Collection for Operation Christmas Child will continue through November 22, 2021. Click "Read more..." for daily drop-off schedule.

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OCC 2021: Old Liberty Community Church



2021-11-19 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Members of the Old Liberty Community Church packed shoe box gifts for Operation Christmas Child.

Collection dates for Operation Christmas Child have been set for November 15-22. Once again in Adair County boxes will be collected at the Wheet Fellowship Hall at the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, located at 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia KY. Click "Read more..." for complete drop-off schdedule.

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OCC 2021: Old Liberty Community Church Youth



2021-11-19 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
The Old Liberty Church Youth helped pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Collection dates for Operation Christmas Child have been set for November 15-22. Once again in Adair County boxes will be collected at the Wheet Fellowship Hall at the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, located at 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia KY. Click "Read more..." for complete drop-off schdedule.

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OCC 2021: Craig Huddleston



2021-11-19 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
The delivery of shoe boxes by the Old Liberty Community Church propelled the total collected at the Wheet Fellowship Hall to 2018 boxes. Four days of drop offs remain. Pastor Craig Huddleston is pictured making the churches delivery.

Collection dates for Operation Christmas Child have been set for November 15-22. Once again in Adair County boxes will be collected at the Wheet Fellowship Hall at the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, located at 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia KY. Click "Read more..." for complete drop-off schdedule.

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OCC 2021: Antioch United Methodist Church



2021-11-20 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Connie Scott and Judy Reliford dropped off OCC boxes from Antioch United Methodist Church.

Collection dates for Operation Christmas Child have been set for November 15-22. Once again in Adair County boxes will be collected at the Wheet Fellowship Hall at the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, located at 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia KY. Click "Read more..." for complete drop-off schdedule.

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OCC 2021: Beulah Chapel Brethren in Christ Church



2021-11-20 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Friday was another busy day for drop offs at the Wheet Fellowship Hall. Dropping off shoebox gifts from the Beulah Chapel Brethren in Christ Church was Kim Goodin.

Collection dates for Operation Christmas Child have been set for November 15-22. Once again in Adair County boxes will be collected at the Wheet Fellowship Hall at the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, located at 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia KY. Click "Read more..." for complete drop-off schdedule.

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OCC 2021: Angie Pierce



2021-11-20 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Angie Pierce has been packing shoebox gifts for 11 years. She received a letter not too long ago from a child in Malawi who had received one of her shoebox gifts. Angie is pictured dropping her boxes off at the Wheet Fellowship Hall.

Collection dates for Operation Christmas Child have been set for November 15-22. Once again in Adair County boxes will be collected at the Wheet Fellowship Hall at the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, located at 1200 Jamestown Street, Columbia KY. Click "Read more..." for complete drop-off schdedule.

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OCC 2021: Joy Church



2021-11-20 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Fudge.
Emily Kelsay dropped off shoebox gifts that were packed by the Joy Church.

Individuals can drop off shoebox gifts Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene; Wheet Fellowship Hall at 1200 Jamestown St., Columbia Kentucky. Remaining drop-off times are as follows:
  • Saturday, November 20: 9amCT to 11amCT
  • Sunday, November 21: 1pm to 3 pmCT
  • Monday, November 22: 9amCT to 11amCT

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