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Operation Joy 2018

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Operation Joy is an opportunity to provide Christmas gifts to families who are struggling this year from within the Woodland Hills Church community. Recipients include WH attendees, The Refuge, The LIFT, Close to My Heart (Preschool), Voice in the Wilderness, and other ministries! Over the past 15 years, individuals, families, small groups, businesses, and staff have provided thousands of gifts.

Each ornament on the Operation Joy Christmas trees (located in the entry hall of Heroes Gate) represent gift suggestions for an adult or child in need.  Mitten ornaments represent a needed gift, such as clothes, teddy bear ornaments represent a fun gift, like a toy, and red circles represent a Cub gift card for a family to use towards a holiday meal together.

Once you’ve chosen an ornament, fill out a slot on the clipboard next to the display letting us know about your choice.  Then go shopping for a new gift in the range of $25-$30.  Put the gift in a gift bag, attach the original ornament, and drop off at the display or the Heroes Gate check-in desk before Sunday, December 16th.

This is a great opportunity for all of us to share God’s love in a practical way.   Everyone can participate in the process of choosing an ornament, purchasing a gift, putting it in the gift bag, and dropping it off, so the whole family is doing ministry together!

For more information about Operation Joy, contact Patrick at 651-287-2050 or pshowers@whchurch.org.

2 thoughts on “Operation Joy 2018

    Kim says: Saturday November 17, 2018 at 10:57 am

    I am in need of assistance this Christmas. Can you tell me how to register my sons for gifts?

    Thank you.

      Sarah Cassin says: Monday November 19, 2018 at 10:23 am

      Hi Kim,
      I’ve passed this on to Patrick (pshowers@whchurch.org), who is in charge of Operation Joy. He should be getting back to you, otherwise you can get in touch with him for more info about it. Thank you!


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