Alden Mennonite Church has been committed to collecting items for Operation Christmas Child year round.  In continuing with this effort, a collection barrel is located in the foyer. For the month of September’s items to be collected are small toys and games.  We don’t have a lot of toys for the packing party, so any fun items including, stuffed animals, puzzles, building sets, toy cars, and coloring books are what I’m looking for.  For more information about Operation Christmas Child, please check out their website at