Operation Christmas and Lighthouse Logos

The Bunker Hill Free Will Baptist Church is hosting an “All You Can Eat” hand breaded and or grilled tenderloin dinner on Thursday, October 19th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Church. The Church is located at 279 W. Broadway in Bunker Hill.

The dinner is a fundraiser in support of Operation Christmas Child and The Lighthouse of Bunker Hill.

About Operation Christmas:

Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse International. The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, “Go and do likewise.”

For over 40 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done their utmost to follow Christ’s command by going to the aid of the world’s poor, sick and suffering. They are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns the hearing for the Gospel, The Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

We fill shoe boxes full of gifts that are sent to children in these areas around the world. The donations collected will provide for the mailing of the shoe boxes. It is estimated that $700 is needed.

You can learn more about Operation Christmas by clicking HERE.

What is the Lighthouse?

The Lighthouse is an organization on a mission to bring hope back to the community by investing in young people. We have weekly gatherings where kids in grades 6-12 eat, play and learn together. We are like a youth group, but we’re not associated with a specific church.

We have outgrown our current location and therefore have asked the kids to stop inviting their friends. We have built a new building, which isn’t finished on the inside on a three-acre property we purchased in Bunker Hill that was the old Bunker Hill grain elevator. The new building will allow us to reach out to more young people at more times throughout the week.

Photo of the new Lighthouse Building

Photo of the inside of the new Lighthouse Building in Bunker Hill

A Lighthouse gathering is like a family reunion where everybody wants to be together. We provide a full home cooked meal every week. We play all kinds of games, indoor and outdoor. Weather permitting, we play a lot of Ultimate Frisbee. The gatherings also include a group discussion or lesson, usually led by Chris Edgington, as well as lots of encouraging music.

You can learn more about the Lighthouse by visiting their Facebook page by clicking HERE

The Bunker Hill Free Will Baptist Church invites you to join in supporting these very exciting adventures by coming out to our Tenderloin Dinner. Cost is a donation to either and/or both of these important works. Please come and enjoy the good and company of your neighbors.

Thank you in advance for your support!