We’ve learned where the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes we just packed and shipped to the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Minneapolis will be headed. We’re thrilled to participate in Operation Christmas Child and know that the gift-filled shoeboxes we packed will share God’s love in a tangible way and will impact not only the children who receive them, but also their family, friends, and communities. We ask you to continue praying for the children who will receive these shoeboxes.

Immanuel shoeboxes are headed to:


In 2016, Immanuel shoeboxes were shipped to:


Again, we’d like to thank everyone who donated to the project — including Thrivent Financial, Colgate, Immanuel members , First United Methodist Church, school families, and community members, as well as the volunteers who packed the shoeboxes, American Heritage Girls Troops IL0412 and IL3130, Trail Life USA Troop IL0412, Palatine High School Service Club, Cub Scout Pack Bear Den 209, Cub Scout Pack 397, and the Wednesday Adventure Bible Class.

Shoebox collection efforts and projects for 2018 will begin shortly.

For more information, please contact Trephina Bedell at 847-359-1549 or tbedell@ilcp.org. Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, a fixture in the Palatine community for nearly 150 years, offers a variety of programs and services to the people of Palatine, as well as weekly worship services. More information on Operation Christmas Child may be found at www.samaritanspurse.org.