Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritans’ Purse, will recognize St. Andrews Presbyterian Church November 18, at 10 am in the church lobby.

Th recognition is for the five years of service from St. Andrews Presbyterian Church(PCA) for being the Shoebox Drop Off Center for this area.

Shoeboxes containing items for children are sent all over the world and are often the first Christian witness of God’s love to most of the recipients. Then, from the church large boxes are loaded on trucks and sent to the Charlotte headquarters. Many volunteers from our community come together support this ministry and to fill the cargo trucks. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church is located at 6952 St. Andrews Road., Columbia and can be contacted at 803-732-2273; cell 803-312-1138.