OCC Packing party

-photos courtesy Lester Memorial UMC | Facebook

-photos courtesy Lester Memorial UMC | Facebook

In an after-church packing party Sunday, children at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church (above) filled 200 Operation Christmas Child boxes. Pastor Harvey Beck and the children (left) prayed for the children around the world who will eventually receive the boxes.

Lester Memorial is the OCC drop off location for Blount County. Boxes will be accepted in the fellowship hall today, Nov. 20, and Friday, Nov. 22, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 24, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.; and Monday, Nov. 25, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. The church is located at 108 Third Avenue East in Oneonta.