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Global Impact Weekend

The Global Impact Celebration will celebrate the many ways we are called to fulfill Jesus’ command to be His witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.  This is our driving purpose as a church, and we will look forward to welcoming many mission partners from Garner to Thailand and places in between! 

Connect with mission partners – Learn how God is using them and how we can join their efforts.

Pray – for our mission partners as well as for God’s guidance in helping you to find your place in His mission. 

Act – The needs are many and the workers are few.  Discover God’s place for you in God’s great mission!

Schedule of Events

Jason_Brown_NFL_Farmer_small.png (158x225)px     Friday, February 22nd - INTERNATIONAL BANQUET featuring Jason Brown of First Fruit Farms

Jason Brown was the highest paid Center in NFL history, but he walked away from a 35 million dollar contract with the St. Louis Rams. Why? He felt God's call to become a farmer.  He will share his journey of learning to farm, finding the land and growing & harvesting over 100,000 pounds of vegetables, which is all donated to people in need.

Tickets for the banquet are $10/family. You can purchase your tickets at Garner United Methodist Church or you can text garnerumc to 77977 and reply with banquet or you can purchase your tickets via the Garner UMC app and include Banquet in the memo line.

   

 Saturday, February 23rd DAY OF SERVICE  All ages will have opportunities to engage in service that will impact our community, state and world. Please keep the day free for an amazing day of demonstrating the love of Christ

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 Sunday, February 24th - Sunday Morning Celebration featuring Chris Barbee We welcome back Chris Barbee from Thailand. Chris will update us on the Barbee's amazing work among youth in a country where less than one percent of the population are Christian. 

 

Global Impact Celebration (GIC) - GO Team Work Projects

   Saturday, February 23, 2019

  Here is a list of projects that are planned. Sign-up sheets are in the Gathering Area or you can sign up online HERE.

 **HOPE Ministries:  GUMC Fellowship Hall. Leader is Mary Powell. 2 – 3 people can help start at 10:30 am working in the ice room, cleaning supply closet, defrosting freezer. After 1:00 pm 1 – 2 more people can clean/sort the kitchen pantry.  Should be done by 2 -2:30 pm.

**HOPE Ministries Closet:  Leader is Letha Brown.  3 – 4 people help sort through donations. Start at 10:30 am.  2 – 3 hours depending on donations.

**MERCI CENTER: Goldsboro (is the Disaster Response and Mission Support Center warehouse where we receive and ship all UMCOR kits, AGAPE boxes, and similar relief items. Leader is Gayle Hines.  5 – 10 people needed or more.  Leave at 9:30 am, back around 2:30 pm.  Our group will be working on one of three kits which are being prepared for an upcoming shipment to Liberia:  birthing kits, school kits, and Health kits.  The supplies are there, we just need to assemble them. (Age restrictions:  Must be at least 13. Difficulty:  Easy and you can sit. Dress appropriately: It is a warehouse. Drivers:  It is an hour away and may need some to drive.)

**FOOD DRIVE: Leader is Harriet Wright.  Support needs within our community for “Garner Area Ministries” & “With Love From Jesus”.  Everyone can participate. Bring a food item (non-perishable) and place in the wheelbarrows that will be at church entrances every time you attend a function during this weekend. We will provide the food items to the two ministries. Think of it as cost for admission to serve. 

**FAMILIES with YOUNG CHILDREN: Leader is Emily Darnell.  Plans are to visit BellaRose Nursing & Rehab Center.  We will meet at the church around 9:30 am and return around 11:30 am.

**SEWING – Leader is Carlene Lucas.  We will work in the CLC.   Need several people to make Dresses (out of pillow cases) and Shorts for 4 the World a non-profit organization founded & lead by GUMC Member – Robert Froom.   

**DISASTER RELIEF TEAM – Leader is Lee Ellen Coffey.  Plans are to go and work in an area affected by the 2018 hurricanes.  All day event.  Hope to have 8 – 12 people help.  Must be at least 16 years old. 

**LUNCH PREPARATION – For anyone who wants to help make bagged lunches on Friday, February 22nd for those who will be on the Disaster Relief Teams or MERCI Center.