This year the shoebox gifts will be delivered to the Marion Edwards Recovery Center Initiatives (MERCI) in Goldsboro, NC. MERCI is a ministry of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Our connection to this ministry is through the Rev. Butch Huffman, who is part of our own Huffman-Schmidt family.

You can find a list of gift ideas, as well as the label you’ll need to attach to your shoebox here. Copies of this form are also available in the Mission Center.

The gifts will be collected on Sunday, November 25, during the Christ the King parade at both the 8:30 and 11am services. If you have any questions, contact Nancy Rozak at or 489-4974.