Packing Party

Saturday, July 20th, from 1:00-4:00pm

at Westwood Baptist Church

Collection week is coming so it is time to pack some Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Join us as we go to build boxes that will share the Gospel around the world.  It is a lot of fun to pack together.  You can come for the entire time or for just a portion of it.  Go to to sign up.


Collection Week is coming

November 11-18, 2024

We are also going on a short term Mission Trip to Charlotte, NC to help at one of the Operation Christmas Child processing opportunities.  We will work to prepare the shoeboxes for transport around the world.  The dates are December 1-4, 2024.  Cost will be $450 per person.  If you would like to join us fill out the form below.  

Samaritan’s Purse is an international relief ministry led by Franklin Graham.  It provides support for veterans, healthcare, career development, and food for families around the world.

Another aspect of their ministry is Operation Christmas Child.  This effort collects shoebox gifts for children around the world as an expression of God’s love.  The gift is not the items in the box, but instead the Gospel that is told to each child that receives a box.  In 2023, Hermitage Hills collected 465 boxes.  This is 465 opportunities for the Gospel to be shared with a child!


In November 2023, we were also a Drop Off Site and Central Drop Off Site.  This allowed our community to bring their filled shoeboxes to us.  At the end of collection week, we had six churches from Middle Tennessee bring all the shoeboxes they had collected to us.  We filled 2 semi trucks with 9,765 shoeboxes.  What an amazing week!  We had 33 people volunteer to help collect, count, crate, and load the truck - working 174 hours total.  We are so excited to be able to serve our community in this capacity.  Each box dropped off is an opportunity for those around the world to hear the Gospel.


We are always looking for people to help.  If you are interested to learn more about opportunities with Operation Christmas Child, fill out the form below.

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