Once again, churches all around Australia are supporting Operation Christmas Child, an activity of Samaritan's Purse.
Shoe style boxes are filled with personal items, toys, stationery etc. and are sent to countries where children would not otherwise receive a Christmas present. Demand for the presents greatly exceeds supply, therefore any child who receives a present by this means will not receive another.
The Old Bar Anglican have provided 31 boxes this year and these will be sent to Forster, then Sydney before being forwarded to South Pacific countries for distribution.
Craft at Old Bar resumes today Wednesday, October 16 after the school holiday break.
Pat will introduce us to the art of tea-bag paper folding to create lovely cards for any occasion, including Christmas cards or decorations. Further information re requirements, etc. available from 0415 785 608. All ladies are welcome.
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