We could not be more excited about the mission celebration at CFUMC.  The GIC is an opportunity for people to meet missionaries and mission reps, learn about local, regional and global missions, and discover how they are being called to participate in God’s activity in the world.

The GIC kicks off on January 24 with Rev. Wes & Joy Griffin preaching at our Wednesday night service. They are co-founders of ILI, the International Leadership Institute.   After the kick-off, a variety of events will take place between January 25-28. 

The GIC culminates on January 28 with our usual Sunday worship services on the Hill at 8:30, 9:30, and 11:00 with the exception that Max Wilkins, President and CEO of TMS Global (formerly The Mission Society) will preach at all three services.  

Mark your calendars and watch what God can do!



5:30 – 6:30 Kick-off Night With Spaghetti Dinner in Fellowship Hall - Church members will be able to meet representatives from 14 different mission agencies including local, national, and international as we all share our first meal of the week.  (Dinner free of charge)

6:30 – 7:30 Opening Service for GIC – Service will be held in church sanctuary with renown guest speakers, Wes and Joy Griffin, founders of International Leadership Institute.

 7:30 – 8:00 Visit Our Missionaries - Mission agency representatives will be available at their displays in the Fellowship Hall for church members to visit.


10:30 – 12:00 Visit Our Missionaries - Mission agency representatives will be at their displays during this time to answer questions and share about their missions with senior adults.

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch With SAM – Lunch will be provided by church Senior Adult Ministry for senior adults, church staff, and mission agency representatives.

6:30 – 7:45 Meet and Greet at Studio 3 - Missionaries meet at Studio 3 with CFUMC and Studio 3 members to share information about their agencies and then take part in a Q & A.


6:00 – 8:00 Meal Packing Party – 10,000 meals will be packed in the Fellowship Hall for Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable. Members of all ages are invited to take part in this worthwhile mission project facilitated by Kendall and Carol Jones. Pizza dinner included (free of charge). Mission agency representatives will be available at their tables to share information about their missions. Nursery provided for infants to age 3.


4:30 – 5:30 Small Group Opportunity - Church members will have opportunity to meet with a mission agency representative of their choice in a small group in a home setting or in a church classroom. Signup sheets will be available on the mission agencies’ tables in the Fellowship Hall, Wednesday - Friday.

5:30 – 7:00 Family Dinner and Crafts Event What do many impoverished families around the world have for dinner? Come share complimentary dinner (beans, rice, and chicken) with your church family and our missionaries in the Fellowship Hall. Our youth will be assisting with crafts planned for children. Your family will have the opportunity to visit with our mission agency guests and perhaps find a mission that speaks to your family’s hearts.  Nursery provided for infants to age 3.


8:30, 9:30, and 11:00 Church Services Keynote speaker, Dr. Max Wilkins, president and CEO of TMS Global, will bring the message at all 3 services. Opportunities to make a Faith Promise and Life Commitment for the missions of CFUMC will be available at all three services.

10:00 Sunday School Mission agency representatives will be on hand to visit Sunday School classes. Contact Cheryl Mosley ( ) if you would like a representative to share with your Sunday School class.

12:00 – 12:15 Meet and Greet in Fellowship Hall Church members will have one last opportunity to visit with the mission agency representatives and personally thank them for being part of our first Global Impact Celebration.


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