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Operation Christmas Child | October 12 – November 16

On September 25, 2014, in Community Outreach, Featured-Auto, by Shoreline

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.

You can help bring this Good News to a child by picking up a Christmas Box at the Operation Christmas Child booth starting October 12th. Then determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14 and mark the label. Next, fill your box with new items such as:

  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
  • TOYS: Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch, ® toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky, ® etc.
  • HYGIENE ITEMS: Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
  • OTHER: T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)
  • A PERSONAL NOTE: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)
  • DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out- of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Please include at least one item a child can immediately embrace such as a stuffed toy, doll, ball or toy truck.

Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and drop it off at Shoreline Community Church by November 16th.

Please don’t forget to donate $7 or more for each shoebox you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs. You can give online by using our “Follow Your Box Donation” option, or you can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the gift items inside your box. If you or your family are preparing more than one shoebox, please make one combined donation.

Thank you so much for your heart to help a child in a 3rd world country, to hear the Good News about Jesus Christ!

In His Name,
Debra Federico and Sharon Burwell

Debra Federico
Community Outreach Director
Shoreline Community Church
831.655.0100, x312



Backpack and School Supply Drive

On July 3, 2014, in Community Outreach, Featured-Auto, by CommunityOutreach

Backpack-Email Blast

Make a donation to the Backpack Drive here

Back to school after summer vacation – what an exciting time for children as they look forward to their new classes, seeing friends, and shopping for school supplies! This is also a difficult time for many children in our community.

Did you know that in Monterey County:

  • There are over 5,000 homeless students?
  • More than one quarter of children live in poverty?
  • Nearly 70% of students qualify and are enrolled in the Free/Reduced Price Meal Program?
    (Based on the 2010-11 school year, the latest for which data is available)

We are partnering with Target to help the Seaside and Salinas Boys & Girls Clubs help children in need of backpacks in Monterey County by supplying them with backpacks filled with school supplies. We believe every child deserves to go to school prepared to learn! Our hope is that the children will see the love of God in us as we help them and will want to learn more about that love.

Our drive begins July 6th and will continue until July 27th.

We need donations of:
            1. Backpacks (no red or blue)

            2. Safe Scissors

            3. 3 Ring Binders/Loose Leaf Paper

            4. Colored Pencils/Crayons

            5. Composition Books

            6. Glue/Glue sticks

            7. Erasers/Pencil Sharpeners

            8. Rulers/Calculators

            9. Pencils/Pens

           10. Pocket Folders/5 Tab Dividers

           11. Construction Paper/Yellow Highlighter

           12. Pocket Dictionary

Look for the Backpack Drive barrels around Shoreline Community Church. Or you can make an online donation here. Thank you for participating in this opportunity to help children succeed in school and for meeting a crucial need in our community!

If you would like to help assemble the backpacks and hand them out to the children at the Boys & Girls Clubs, join us on July 29th from 3:30-5:30p at the Boys & Girls Clubs in Seaside and Salinas.

If you have any questions, please contact Timothy & Kathy Hobbs at

In His Name,
Debra Federico and Sharon Burwell
Debra Federico
Community Outreach Director
831.655.0100, x312


Food for Coffee | July 2014

On June 30, 2014, in Community Outreach, Featured-Auto, by Shoreline

Food for Coffee-Email Blast

Food for Coffee | July 2014
During the month of July, you have the opportunity to help feed the needy in our community. If you bring 4 items from the list below into the Shoreline Café, you will receive a free 12oz beverage.

Food Pantry needs:
Canned Tuna
Canned Chicken
Beef Stew
Peanut Butter

Please contact for more information.

The Shoreline Café is open M-F 7a-2p and on Sunday mornings during Worship Services


Monterey 4th of July Parade

On June 27, 2014, in Community Outreach, Featured-Auto, by Shoreline

July 4 Parade-Email Blast

4th of July Parade | July 4
Have you ever wanted to be in a parade? Here is your chance! Join us as we ride our bikes representing Shoreline Community Church in the Monterey City 4th of July Parade. We will be meeting in the parking lot of Federico’s (542 Abrego Street) to decorate our bikes at 7a. Sign up at the Community Outreach Booth on Sunday morning. Contact Deborah Romoleroux at for more information.

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