Make Christmas Special

Bay West Church has two ways through Love the Bay to make Christmas special this year!

We seek to help make disciples here and everywhere for the glory of God, and this Christmas, we are partnering with two wonderful disicplemaking organizations locally and across the globe.


Give of your time locally with Gifts from the Heart, a wonderful ministry of Love Inc., that is focused on meeting physical needs and sharing the Gospel of Jesus.


Give of your resource to Operation Christmas Child and make a child happy, as well as giving the gift of Jesus this Christmas.




Love INC (Love In The Name of Christ) is a global ministry that helps the needy and hurting.  It has a thriving location here in Brevard county, that meets needs here in Brevard, none greater than their primary need to bring Jesus to others.

The Gifts from the Heart Christmas Shop is a ministry every Christmas at the Love INC.  They set up a shop with donated and purchased items that they sell in a special area of the Village Thrift Shop, allowing parents to purchase Christmas gifts for kids at reduced prices with dignity.

Bay West Church is a proud partner of Love INC Brevard throughout the year, but especially at Christmas time with Gifts from the Heart.


Would you like to help a child experience a special Christmas?  All across the world, children live in less fortunate circumstances than in the US and Bay West Church is partnering with Samaritan's Purse to be a part of Operation Christmas Child.

What is Operation Christmas Child?

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Our mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.


To see how to put your shoebox together, check the video below.

We'll bring the shoeboxes to the church building and then we'll take them all to one dropoff place.

We have drop-off locations around the United States during National Collection Week, the third week in November each year. Find the location nearest to you here.

Use your own shoe box or pre-printed ones available at our Help Table.  Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.    Select a medium to large “wow” item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. Collection Week, Nov. 18–25, 2019.

How to pack a shoebox

A Shoebox Story