MOBILIZING CENTRAL INTO MISSIONS
WHY THE GLOBAL IMPACT CELEBRATION?
The Global Impact Celebration is a significant event in the life of the church. This event is a driver to help create and maintain a culture of missions at the church, cast the church’s vision for missions, and share and celebrate the church’s commitment to local, national, and global missions. (TMS Global)
A WORD ABOUT GIC FROM PASTOR ROSS
Central United Methodist Church is the church at the heart of the city with the city at heart. The Global Impact Celebration is part of our ongoing journey to train, mobilize and move Central as the body of Jesus Christ into service for mission within our unique surrounding community and beyond.
WORSHIP, FELLOWSHIP, SERVICE
FROM THE WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS (African Americans and Bible Translation Today | Wycliffe Bible Translators): Originally presented at an event hosted by the Joint College of Bishops in early 2014, this video demonstrates how God is continuing to advance the work of Bible translation through the help of his global Church. He is doing this by equipping and calling those toward Bible translation and bringing hope and healing to people around the world who do not yet have Scripture available to them in the language they understand best. Prominent figures such as Bishop Claude R. Alexander Jr., Dr. Barry Black and Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter-McNeil discuss how receiving God’s Word in their own language allows people the chance to fully use and discover what God has to say, drawing them closer to him.
This weekend is indeed a celebration, but it's also a time of service.
Take a look at the Volunteer section below and sign up for a GIC mission outreach project.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIC MISSION PROJECTS
As each has received a gift, use it to serve another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10
Please review the the outreach mission projects listed below and consider how you can provide service for these projects--whether it is providing the needed supplies or volunteering your service Saturday, September 10th, to feed the hungry, read to children, or package hygiene bags. Click on the "Volunteer" button below and sign up today!
St. Francis Table Soup Kitchen
Your service is needed to help at the St. Francis Table Soup Kitchen. St. Francis is located at 48 MLK, Jr. Dr. SW. The hours begin at 7:00 am - 12:00 noon. 10 volunteers are needed. Great ministry team opportunity.
The Great Book Exchange
How many of you have gently used books that you may donate? An area will be created for a book exchange station. The genre of books needed: Children’s books, textbooks, novels, ﬁction, non-fiction, mysteries, science fiction, biographies and autobiographies. Barrels will be located in the narthex and the ministry center to deposit your books. Please give donations by September 7th.
Volunteers needed as readers, men to assemble the book nooks, people collecting and organizing the books. Approx. 30 volunteers needed. Hours of service 8:00 am- 12:00 pm.
Hygiene Kits for City of Refuge and the Covenant House
Hygiene kits will be made for two women shelters. The goals is to collect at least 300 of the following items: Gallon-size Zip Lock Bags, Full-size Jergens Soap ( Hypo-allergenic), Right Guard Deodorant (roll-on), Colgate or Crest Toothpaste (regular size), Listerine Mouthwash (regular size), Hair Brushes, Combs, Razors (Venus, Flamingo or Soleil Bella).
Barrels will be located in the narthex and ministry center to receive your donations. Please give donations by September 7th.
30 volunteers are needed to pack the hygiene kits. Hours of service 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Registration for this opportunity is closed. Maximum volunteer capacity has been reached.