Faith Fellowship's annual Biker Sunday and Hog Roast brought about 300 to the special Sept. 20 service held in the parking lot at Northridge High School, 6066 Johnstown-Utica Road.

Faith Fellowship's annual Biker Sunday and Hog Roast brought about 300 to the special Sept. 20 service held in the parking lot at Northridge High School, 6066 Johnstown-Utica Road.

"We were able to fill a small trailer full of shoe-boxed gifts to contribute to Operation Christmas Child," said Pastor Dan McLaughlin. "I did not get any totals on monies raised as of yet, but the biggest goal was to collect filled shoe boxes to then donate to the cause."

Operation Christmas Child is a national organization operated by Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham.

"What they do is take shoe boxes full of gifts and all kinds of items to children all over the world," McLaughlin said. "We will be still be assembling and collecting shoe box gifts through November as well."

Operation Christmas Child began in the United States in 1993 with 28,000 shoe box gifts. Since that time, the project has collected more than 69-million shoe box gifts and hand-delivered those to needy children in 145 countries.

McLaughlin said Biker Sunday was "a great day and the weather even cooperated again."

Faith Fellowship offices are at 24 S. Main St. in Johnstown. Services are held at Northridge High School.

-- Marla Kuhlman