News & Events
CVAN Mission Project: Stuff the trailer event is going on now until October 21st. Please bring items to the church for CVAN.
CGLC & RAC Clean-up Day, Saturday, November 14th beginning at 9:00 am. Meet in Fellowship Hall for coffee, water and juice prior to going outside and sprucing up the inside and outside of the church. Please bring rakes, shovels, cleaning supplies.
Reformation Sunday, November 5th - bus will be at CGLC at 9:45 am for pickup.
November 8th: Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Stuffing Celebration & Covered Dish in Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 12th, Congregational Covered-Dish Luncheon after 11:00 am service.
Operation Christmas Child:
Christmas in July-Containers in Narthex and Fellowship Hall
Christmas Child Shoeboxes 2017
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue. —
2 Peter 1:2-3
What goes in a shoebox?
Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as toy cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, stuffed animals, balls (ie: basketball, soccer and include manual air pump to pump up ball), foam ball, dolls, an outfit of clothing to wear, small musical instrument (such as a harmonica), wooden flute. Skipping rope/Jump rope, Slinky, Etch A Sketch, Interactive toys that include push buttons, lights, noise (include extra batteries).
School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, pencil case, markers, pens, coloring pads, glue sticks, small adhesive tape, watercolor set
Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, soap case, combs, brushes, washcloths, adhesive bandages, small packages of Kleenex, Zippered case to place toothbrush, comb, washcloth
Accessories: Reusable plastic containers: cup, water bottle, plate, bowl, blunt-edged utensils. Consider filling an empty container with non-liquid items such as hair bows, bracelets, sunglasses, or washcloths to maximize the space. Camo--printed shirts, socks, pants, hat (only if they are colored (ie: blue, pink as military colors are not allowed) blanket, T-shirts, socks, hats, scarf/mittens, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries),
Crafts: Make your own items such as hair bows, finger puppets, throw cover, tote sack with drawstring made from pillowcase, and friendship bracelets and necklaces.
Play dough (consider adding plastic cookie cutters as non-sharp utensils the child can use with the play dough.) Stickers with sticker book.
Do Not Include:
Candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.
Candy specifications: Starting in 2017, no type of candy can be included in shoebox gifts.
Toothpaste specifications: Starting in 2017, toothpaste cannot be included in shoebox gifts, but a child’s oral hygiene can still be improved by regular use of a toothbrush alone.