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Global Impact Celebration

Commemorating how Matthews UMC serves in missions while offering our life and faith commitments to God.


2022 Focus: Incarnational Faith

Global Impact shares an annual celebration with our impact for missions around the globe. Be part of these special Sundays with events and guest speakers in worship.

"Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him." -John 13:5

Worship Guests - February 13
Yousef Sarkes & Jimmy Aycock from International Leadership Institute (ILI) will join in all three worship services in the Sanctuary.

Missions Fair - February 20
Mission Partners will line the front hallway from the Chapel to the Sanctuary. Representatives from the organizations will be available to connect with and find out about serving opportunities.

Special Guest Speaker in Worship - February 20
Rev. Tony Marciano - President & CEO of Charlotte Rescue Mission

Poverty Simulation - February 20 
The Poverty Simulation will begin at 1:00 pm. Reservations Required, Lunch Provided at 12:00 pm Register by February 9

Common Heart, one of our Global Impact Missions Partners, will lead the Poverty Simulation. Their website states, “Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. But unless you’ve experienced poverty, it’s difficult to truly understand. The Poverty Simulation bridges that gap from misconception to understanding. The Poverty Simulation is an interactive immersion experience. It sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty. It is not a game. It is based on real people and their real lives. During the simulation you will role play a month in poverty and experience low income families’ lives. After the simulation you will unpack your experience and brainstorm community change. You will be offered a tangible way to be involved in transforming the experience of families in poverty. Together we can be a voice to end poverty in the lives of your family, friends and community.”

Faith & Life Commitment Sunday - February 27
This date marks the opportunity for the congregation to make an annual commitment to a life of missions and service as we place our completed Faith & Life Commitment cards at the alter together. The February mailing has been distributed to homes and extra cards are available at the Welcome Center. A PDF file of the cards can be printed here: Life Commitment & Faith Commitment. You can also submit your 2022 pledge for Global Impact Online through our secure Realm portal.

In the opening of John's Gospel we read, "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us." He was writing about Jesus. The Son of God came to earth so that humanity and all of creation might be redeemed. Now, as followers of Jesus we are instructed to have the "same mindset as Christ Jesus." (Phil. 2:5) Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity, cared so much that he took flesh to demonstrate his unconditional love toward us. The theological term for this is the "incarnation," which means "embodied in flesh." As we grow in our discipleship journey, we need to ensure that our faith is incarnational. We must do all that we can to demonstrate -- through our lives, our actions and our words -- that we have faith in a living God who includes us in the work of Kingdom building. This will occur only when we daily decide to make the love of God real through our lives. This is how we exhibit an incarnational faith!
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