The current installment of the COEC began meeting in 2007.

We are currently on a "break," for no particular reason, and many little reasons - mostly pertaining to life circumstances. If anyone is interested in calling a meeting, feel free to post on the blog, join the google group (see link below) and send an email, or contact either Nancy (nancykj10@yahoo.com) or Jesse (schroeder.jesse@gmail.com) for more information.

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11-11-12: Operation Christmas Child

Hey everyone -

For this week's gathering we will be doing the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes again (this has become a much-loved Cohort tradition)

If you aren't familiar with the program, check out the website here. Basically, we will purchase small items to pack into a shoebox that will be sent to a child in an impoverished country that otherwise would not receive any Christmas presents.

It's simple. It's fun. It's a small way to make a big difference around the world (8 million shoeboxes were delivered last year alone)

We will meet at Kara and Adam's house at 3:00pm. We'll travel to Target (or similar store) together, purchase items to put in the shoeboxes, and then come back to the house. We'll pack the boxes together, maybe have a short reflection about Advent, and just hang out and have a good time.

Please bring a shoebox and wrapping paper and supplies if you have them.  We will probably have some here to share, as well.  

There is a $7 shipping fee required for each box. Also, it can cost up to $40 for the items in each box. If you are unable to cover the full cost, please still come and hang out. We can combine items and "share" a box. It's still a fun, simple thing to do together. This is also a great activity to do with children. 

I will be making some soup in the crock pot as well if you want to stay and hang out for dinner when we are done wrapping our presents. 

Hope to see everyone on Sunday! Please comment if you need our address.


Kellye said...

We'll b there! Looking forward to it!

Scot said...

Mary had to work tonight so our time together is at a premium this weekend. Taking advantage of weather to "barn raise" and squeezing in Ward-time mean we won't be able to join you all. We'll have to do our OCC support online.

nikkita said...
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nikkita said...

Change of plans. We'll see everyone this afternoon.

Enjoy your time together, Scot and Mary!