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Project Agape Christmas Shoeboxes

Christmas is only a few months away, and that means it’s time to start filling those familiar Christmas shoeboxes with much-needed essentials and gifts for the children who are served by Project Agape.

Project Agape is a ministry of the United Methodist churches throughout North Carolina. This ministry provides humanitarian aid to our Christian brothers and sisters who live in a very remote and impoverished area of Armenia called the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic. In fact, the only humanitarian aid the people of this area receive is from the generous donations of United Methodists in North Carolina.ShoeBoxPic1

The Christmas Shoebox project has grown from Agape staff giving out 255 boxes in 2009 to over 4,000 boxes in 2016. For most of the children, these are the only Christmas presents they will receive. And with increasing numbers of Christians seeking refuge in the area after being driven from their homes, the need for Christmas shoeboxes and other humanitarian aid is greater each year.

We are kicking off the Agape Shoebox project at HUMC on Sunday, August 27. Please stop by the table in the lobby to pick up a shoebox (and packing instructions) after the 8:30 or 10:30 service. If you are unable to pick up a shoebox at church and would like to participate in this project, call or email Debbie Richards at 704-962-4874 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ShoeBoxPic4To learn more about Project Agape programs and missions, and how you can help, go to https://nccumc.org/outreach/project-agape/.  

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