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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.

Starting Sunday, November 10, you will find special ornaments decorating the trees in the Heroes Gate hallway!

Each ornament on the Operation Joy Christmas trees represent gift suggestions for an adult or child in need:

  • Mittens = a needed gift, such as clothing
  • Teddy Bear = a fun gift, like a toy (for children under 18) or Target gift card (for adults 18+)
  • Red Circles = a food gift card for a family to use towards a holiday meal

Once you’ve chosen an ornament, let us know which gift you are providing along with contact info on an ornament sign out sheet at the display.

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 Kid’s desk before Sunday, December 8!

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 providing gifts for Operation Joy, contact Patrick at 651-287-2050 or pshowers@whchurch.org.
To nominate a recipient, contact Mary at manderson@whchurch.org.

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"We have been podrishioners for several months. Our daughter, son-in-law and grandkids moved back to California after living in MN for 10 years. They attended Woodland Hills for about a year before they moved. Now we all go to the beach together on Thursdays, come home and have dinner together, then we watch last Sunday’s sermon together. It is a special day for our family."

– Dale and Patricia, from California