Our church lives out the call to put God’s love into action by doing good for others in our community, nation, and our world. This year, we are excited to resume the tradition of packing Project AGAPE boxes. Project AGAPE is a collaborative effort for both UMC conferences in North Carolina. The boxes provide necessities for Armenian children from ages 0-18. These are the only gifts that many of these children receive. We invite you to please make a child smile this Christmas by donating supplies, money to buy supplies, or money for shipping the boxes to church. JOY children and their families plan on packing the boxes as a service project on Sunday, September 12th after church. Please have supplies and donations to church by Sunday morning of the 12th.
Agape Christmas Box Instructions & Packing List
1. Please use only plastic shoe size (6 qt.) boxes with lids. An example of this is made by Sterilite Plastic Box. Please do not use a cardboard shoe box, it cannot be accepted. The plastic boxes with lids will be useful in other ways to the children and their families.
2. Feel free to include in your box a note of greeting and encouragement. You may want to include a picture of yourself or a group in your church. Also, if you want to correspond with the child who receives your box, please include your postal address.
3. Please enclose $5 in cash or check for transportation costs for each box. Checks are to be made out to:
“Cullowhee UMC” with “Agape Box” in the memo line. The church will send a single check to the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church for the shipping cost.
Deadline to deliver items to the church is Sunday, September 12.
Female Agape Boxes