Operation Christmas Child collects shoe box gifts— filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. For many of these children, the gift-filled box is the first gift they have ever received, and may be the only gift they receive this year!    
In addition to collecting shoe boxes from the community this year, Grace Christian Fellowship will be hosting packing parties. Our church will be collecting specific items*—NEW small toys, school supplies and hygiene items—and having our youth groups pack the boxes during National Collection Week!    
There will be large Operation Christmas Child boxes located near the GraceKIDS check-in area. Each box will be labeled with the specific items we are collecting. Between now and November 11, you can drop your items in the labeled boxes. If you choose to make a monetary donation, we will use that to offset the cost of $9 per box. Donations should be made out to “Samaritan’s Purse”.    
If you would like gift suggestions for your box or donated items, organized by gender and age, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.    
Questions? Want to volunteer? Contact Andrea Niggli at 749-3233 or aniggli@gcfcortland.org.
*Please DO NOT INCLUDE candy, toothpaste, used items, war-related items, food, drink mixes, liquids, lotions, medications, breakable items, and aerosol cans.
HELP US FEED OVER 200 local families a holiday meal!

The Food Pantry at Grace Main’s Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway is

November 16, 2018

Please help us make this annual event a success. We gladly accept food donations (shopping list below) and ask that you leave them in the tub located in the Grace Café entrance, by Nov. 4.


We also appreciate financial donations in any amount. The approximate cost of each basket is $45. Please use the Thanksgiving envelopes, located in the pews, for your monetary donations.


If you or someone you know is in need of a basket, please contact the church office at 749-3233 or email office@gcfcortland.org no later than October 31st.


Thanksgiving Basket Shopping List


Priority Items:


Roasting Chicken




Canned Yams

Canned Peaches or Pineapples

Canned Green Beans

Cranberry Sauce


Miscellaneous Items:


Peanut Butter


Chunky Soup

Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa

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