The Global Impact Celebration or GIC is a special 4-day event taking place September 29-October 2, 2022 that focuses on MISSIONS. This incredible event allows us to bring our mission partners, the missionaries we support and our church family together so we can bless them with four great days of love, encouragement, good times and fellowship.
We will kick off GIC by sponsoring a Meal Packing Event for Mission of Hope in Haiti on Saturday, September 24th. We will continue serving others throughout the week by participating in various challenges each day to help us “Accelerate” God’s love in our community.
For 12 years CUMC has organized this event annually for two purposes. One is to bring in many of our partner missionaries from around the world and bless them and secondly to raise awareness of the existence of global and local missions in need of our support. GIC is an event you and your family will not want to miss.
CUMC has supported more than a dozen global missionaries working in Kenya, Costa Rica, China and India; just to name a few of the countries, and many local ministries in Chapin, Columbia, Newberry and as far away nationally as Kentucky.
GIC weekend simply allows us to fully engage our senses in the Great Commission and we have the privilege to interact with the folks who are in the field living it out in ways we are not able to.
GIC Schedule of Events
Thursday, September 29th
Dinner w/ Small Groups & Sunday School Classes
Friday, September 30th
5:30pm - 6:30pm Pizza Dinner - Covered Pavilion
6:30pm - 8:00pm Worship/Q&A in Sanctuary ***Childcare will not be provided
Saturday, October 1st
8:00am - 8:45am Breakfast for Day of Service participants
8:45am - 12:00pm Day of Service (lunch on your own) and free time for mission partners
3 Ways to Serve
- Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes at the Church
- Keepin It Real - will be meeting at the church to go downtown Columbia to help sort clothes at the U-Haul facility on Elmwood Street. Participants will provide their own transportation.
- Projects with the ACTS team - yard work and light construction
6:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner/Entertainment outdoors. Register HERE
Sunday, October 2nd
9:00am - 10:00am Traditional Service
10:00am - 11:00am Donuts/Coffee with Missionaries in Fellowship Hall
11:15am - 12:15pm Contemporary Service