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Global Impact Celebration

Main event – Friday, February 7 at 7:30 pm at the Charleston Music Hall

Speaker: Baroness Caroline Cox – Register Online

February 2-9, 2014

 

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Listen to the theme song

Global Impact Celebration

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

~ Acts 1:8

  • Interact with missionaries
  • Guest Preachers
  • Opening celebration and parade of flags
  • Testimonies
  • Home fellowships with Life Groups
  • Ministry to Women Brunch with Missionaries
  • Ministry to Men Lunch with Missionaries
  • Special Activities for Children & Youth

GIC Articles

  • Hurting Coast GIC Reflection & Update on Boston Dan Rogers and Michael Boyce visited from Boston to represent some of the missions on the Hurting Cost at the 2014 GIC. Their mission is to reach the unreached in a city that is morally strong and able, yet still hurting, and spiritually hungry, yet full of philosophical distractions. Following September 2011, some people in…
  • Prayer Walking in the Holy City Even though I have always considered myself an extrovert, I have always been aware that sometimes I say the “wrong thing.” Also, I was never comfortable sharing my faith with non-Christian friends, so convinced I would “offend” someone in this politically-correct world. So, I would be the last one that God would call to do this…
  • House Visit by Bishop Abraham Our Life Group meeting took place at the home of Jo and Lee Cox on January 3rd. In addition to our regular Life Group members (aka the Twelve Disciples), Peter and Sandra Moore and Priouleau Alexander were also in attendance. The Bishop’s opening prayer was a living expression of grace, humility, and devotion. Standing together,…
  • Heart & Home GIC Reflection Caleb & Rebecca Hudson visit Children’s Worship GIC The Children’s worship group had a wonderful time playing Faith Olympics with our friends from Egypt! Caleb gave a fun sermon to tie in Missions and Olympic Faith, and Rebecca had fun answering all the questions about Egypt and pyramids and Pharaoh.They played Olympic games and colored…
  • GIC Witness by Catherine Cave Good Evening, My name is Catherine Cave, and I have recently been confirmed at St. Michael’s Church. In Confirmation, we learned about how amazing God is and how God can work in your life to do wonderful things. I have learned it is better to serve others before you serve yourself. As part of the…
  • Humbled and Grateful: A Response to the Global Impact Celebration I will give you thanks in the great congregation; I will praise you in the mighty throng. -Psalm 35:18 I thank God for the impact of the Global Impact Celebration (GIC) on St. Michael’s, our community and our mission partners around the world! I had the privilege of watching from near and far. From the…
  • Missionary Spotlight Peter & Esther Pereira Director, Hope For Today Ministries President – South Asia, International Leadership Institute Peter and Esther Pereira passionately love the LORD and serve in South Asia. Their ministry is three dimensional with one purpose: to build the Kingdom of GOD. The ministry encompasses leadership development, church planting, and compassion ministries. Obeying God’s call, Peter gave up…
  • Global Impact Celebration Missionary Adoption On Friday, September 20, Life Group leaders came together for dinner at the Rectory in preparation for our Global Impact Celebration (GIC). The humidity had benevolently surrendered to a cool breeze that evening, making Al’s lawn a terrific place to eat Barberitos Fresh Mex. As we cozied up next to one another on fold-out church…
  • Global Impact Celebration 2014: A Spiritual Feast To Feed The Heart! Have you ever been physically hungry? It is rare in my case. I believe the hungriest I have ever been was on a three-day juice fast. By the third day of the fast, I thought I was starving to death. I took the question of starving to death online to Google, and found that with…

 

GIC Archived Articles

  • Your Faith Promise: Making a Difference in Burundi The Faith Promise from 2012 is funding a replacement building for this tent in Burundi. The building will be used as a training facility for pastors and leaders with a conference room to hold up to 450 participants.
  • Life Commitment: Hard Feet for Missions! Over 200 people made a life commitment at the conclusion of our GIC week!  WOW! This means we have over 200 St. Michaelites who are committing to join Jesus in the transformation of Hearts and Homes, the Holy City, the Hurting Coast and the Hungering World.  Thanks be to God for this level of commitment. …
  • Thank you GIC Team Joe & Nicole Nicholson - Chairs David and Marty Richardson - Co-Chairs Swain Marion - Action Team Leader Grant and Angela Inscoe Dave and Linda Soutter Ed and Georgia Barnett Lee and Kathy McCarter David and Doreen Hendley Dan and Darlene McNeill Judy Schmidlapp Elizabeth Prioleau Dee & Allen Goehring Doug Born Catherine and Dan…
  • Faith Promise Sunday Reflection After a wonderful GIC week spending time reconnecting with the missionaries we met at last year's GIC, Capers and I settled into our seats in the balcony. We were excited to hear Max Wilkins from Family Church in Florida. I had no idea how blown away we would be! The question that resonated with both…
  • Prayer Walk Reflections Fellowship, purpose, excellent training, and a definite calling were the ingredients that helped make this walk. All we had to give was the love that Christ has for each of us, and realize that through His death for us, we are enabled to now offer this greatest of gifts. A prayer walk was out of my…
  • Global Missionaries Fair & Brunch Imagine a drone aircraft flying on a mission of destruction, 7,000 feet above the earth to release a GPS guided bomb to hit a designated bull’s-eye enemy target below.  When I reflect back on the Global Impact Celebration Kick-off Event on Wednesday, followed by the Saturday, Global Fair and Brunch, a parallel thought came to…
  • Burundi Missionaries Visit Canterbury House Thank you for bringing the missionaries from Burundi to Canterbury House.  I was interested to learn that people within Burundi had organized a movement for education in this country that has suffered so greatly.  They are impressive witnesses of the power of faith. Thank you also for a lovely reception.  The delicious, nicely prepared goodies…
  • Pastor Peter Visits Bishop Gadsden On Friday, Feb. 8, over 100 residents and friends of Bishop Gadsden packed Blackmer Hall to hear Pastor Peter speak for the GIC.  He told stories of how his people were needy, but joyful, because of the healing of Jesus Christ from an oppressed heritage.  The guests enjoyed a DVD showing his community and how…
  • Housing Missionaries Housing missionaries... OK... that’s easy, we can do that... FINDING housing for missionaries... that’s a different story! My “job” was to find host homes for the missionaries coming in from all over the world for GIC! The task was a bit overwhelming due to the fact we were relatively new to St. Michael’s, our circle…
  • A View From The Top: Opening Night for GIC by The Rev. Ted McNabb Needing to get to work on my own preparations, I got to the Hibernian Hall early enough to see the room rather bare… a big box, empty and waiting.   Most of my work was up on the stage, so I had kind of a bird’s eye view of everything.  Here are just a few mental…
  • GIC Thank You Dear Congregation and Friends, Imagine the scene: Hibernian Hall filled to the brim with St. Michaelites! I’ll never forget that scene as long as I live. The power behind the visual was why there were nearly 300 of you in attendance. We were at Hibernian Hall to celebrate the fact that God is putting feet…
  • GIC Global Missionaries Fair & Brunch (Belser Building) 11:00  am  Q&A with Missionaries in the Chapel. Get a Passport and follow the Hard Feet for Mission footsteps to a family fun, face to face encounter with each missionary, food, mission information, and drawings for fun prizes in the Kinloch Room. Nursery Provided (0-4 years) Donation: $6 Adults & Youth (Age 11 & up),…
  • Your Faith Promise Money Has Done the Following: Your Faith Promise Money Has Done the Following: Fed over 450 men at Crisis Ministries homeless shelter Provided funds for 30 girls to go to summer camp (Pink Bus) Helped fund purchase of future van for 25 boys at the Blue Bus Helped fund the trip to Hurting Coast Summer of 2012 Supported Nate Supported…
  • Faith Promise Budget & Commitments                                                                            
  • Promises of Faith: Action Team Update Over the past 2 months, the Action Team has been working diligently to develop a plan for the distribution of the gifts that have been entrusted to our care.  These gifts have come in the form of Faith Promise pledges from you!  We wanted to make sure that we accomplished this action through the lens…
  • GIC 2012 Reflection by Amy Smith I have never been a good traveler. I think it is primarily because I am naturally a “home body.” Whenever I do travel, I get very anxious about the packing and planning. In addition I don’t like not being in control, am a picky eater, cautious, and really don’t like being uncomfortable. All of these…
  • GIC 2012 Reflection St. Michaels spent February either preparing or participating in our Global Impact Celebration.   So what has been happening since the GIC ended?  The Action Team has been very busy working on the distribution of the faith promise pledges into the different ministries that we support, looking at the commitment cards that our parishioners turned in,…
  • Bishop Dutta at Bishop Gadsden Sociable Saints had a fabulous turnout (65 attendees!!!) for Bishop Dutta’s talk and reception at Bishop Gadsden the Friday afternoon of GIC. I am most thankful for the hard work and the culinary skills of Jane & Alex Dickson, their Life Group, and the amazing efforts of Jan Beebe and Martha Ann Heyward. Jane, Alex,…
  • Faith Promise 2012 With the Global Impact Celebration now nearly a month behind us, some of us might find ourselves in a similar situation to Jack in this story from The Mission Society. Read on as we read about the challenges of remaining missional in a world that can give us second thoughts: Jack had made a Faith…
  • GIC 2012 at Canterbury House Residents of Canterbury House and St. Michaelites alike welcomed Pastor Peter, his wife Valentina and translator Marina to our Global Impact Celebration reception at the Canterbury House on Friday, February 17.  Ukrainian Pastor Peter shared experiences of life in Ukraine and the work his church is doing to share the Gospel.  He expressed deep appreciation…
  • GIC 2012 Youth Reflection During the GIC the students of St. Michael’s were brought to see how we are missionaries without having to travel by plane, boat, or donkey. We, as teens and their families, took to the streets of our own city to experience the righteousness of God. We were brought face to face with the reality of…
  • GIC 2012 Reflection As we approached the kick-off for GIC, our nursery staff had been prepared for what the week may bring ... with one exception, a reunion with a missionary that would spark a trip to Burundi!  One of our sweet nursery workers, Eliza Tew, had traveled to Burundi as a youth of St. Michael’s and on…
  • GIC 2012 Brunch Reflection Upon reflecting on the wonderful week of GIC, many thoughts come to my mind. First, how the Lord loves us all so much to give us the gift of Himself on the cross and not allowing us to stay “comfortable” or “blinded” in this blessed country that we live in. He has been revealing some…
  • 5th Grade GIC 2012 Reflection The Fifth Grade Sunday School Class was very fortunate to receive three visitors from our mission in Ukraine: Pastor Peter, his wife, and (thankfully!) their translator.  We all were blessed by their visit and enjoyed hearing about their church in Ukraine, and specifically how their church ministers to the local children.   We heard that…
  • Did you “get” the GIC 2012? The “gic.”  That’s what Todd Brown jokingly referred to it as in the brief video that we were all shown a few Sunday’s prior to its start.  And that’s what my family has continued to call The Global Impact Celebration – “The GIC”.  It makes us smile each time we say it and think of…
  • Missionary Reflections on GIC 2012 Just wanted to say a huge thank you and WELL DONE to all those who worked so hard to make this last week what it was, GREAT EFFORT! (I know, there are still a few hours to go!). God bless you all for your efforts on behalf on people here and across the globe! In…
  • Life Group Reflections on GIC 2012 I think on of the most successful parts of the GIC was getting our missionaries into Life Groups.  Please read these reflections from some of our Life Group Leaders. ~ Ham+ This week has been AMAZING! John and I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed all that this week has been and the exposure to missionaries that we…
  • Visitor Reflections on GIC 2012 I wanted to write to thank your church so much for inviting Dr. Zacharias. We were truly blessed by the service. It has been one of my desires to meet him personally, thank you for the opportunity. I also want to thank you for the outstanding hospitality you showed to me and my family. My…
  • Here I am, Lord. Is it I Lord? ~ Reflection from a GIC 2012 Committee Co-Chair You know the song.  It’s a familiar one that we sing at St. Michaels at times when we are encouraging others to move onward for Christ.  You’ve heard it sung on Confirmation Sunday when others come to own their faith and walk with the Lord.  You heard it sung last week at St. Michaels with…
  • 2012 Reflection from the GIC Committee Chairs Joy is the first word that came to us; Joy that so many St. Michaelites made a Faith Promise and/or Life Commitment based on their trust in our Lord. Joy that many new relationships were formed between missionaries and members of our Parish. Joy that a steadfast group of fellow parishioners worked so long and…
  • GIC 2012 at Bishop Gadsden ~ Reflection by Alex Dickson Bill and Laura Hewitt brought Bishop Dutta to Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community as part of our GIC Mission Week on Friday at 5:00 p.m. We welcomed the 65 people who had gathered to hear Bishop Dutta, and thanked Jan Beebe, and Martha Ann Heyward for inviting and encouraging residents to attend; we also thanked Executive Director, Bill Trayick, and…
  • Preachers’ Preachers ~ Reflection on GIC 2012 by Peter Moore Ravi Zacharias and Barry Black are what are called “preachers’ preachers.” They are the kind of preachers other preachers like to listen to. And, of course, laity love to listen to them also. Refreshingly humble, disarmingly direct, hilariously humorous, and penetratingly Scriptural, they capture attention and then hold it for 25-35 minutes. Most of us…
  • The Tangible and the Intangible Miracles of the GIC 2012 The tangible miracle of the Global Impact Celebration is clear and real.  When Action Team Director Swain Marion showed me the results on a little card, (at the time it was $290,000) tears filled both our eyes!  I was absolutely undone!  Again, thank you to everyone who gave offerings beyond the tithe! I have to…
  • The Day after GIC 2012 I was in my bed reading the latest church news on my iPhone, when I came across this grievous story.  Literally the day after the Rev. Dan Rogers spoke from our lectern about the decline in Christian faith up the hurting coast (New England) word has come that the Episcopal Cathedral in Providence is closing. …
  • GIC 2012 Gratitude Dear Congregation and Friends, This past week, we as a congregation through the power of the Holy Spirit, took a gigantic leap forward in our vision of Transforming Hearts Through Jesus Christ.  It came through the glorious and blessed experience of our first annual Global Impact Celebration.  Along with the entire St. Michael’s staff, I…
  • GIC Prayer Day 7: Everyone Can Participate Psalm 37:25 I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his descendants begging bread. 1 Timothy 4:12 (NCV) Do not let anyone treat you as if you are unimportant because you are young. Instead, be an example to the believers with your words, your actions,…
  • GIC Prayer Day 6: God Provides Matthew 7:11  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!   II Corinthians 9:11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion,…
  • GIC Prayer Day 5: Faith to Give I Samuel 1:11 And she made a vow, saying, “LORD Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used…
  • GIC Prayer Day 4: The Promise is God’s Psalm 105:7-8 (NCV) He is the Lord our God. His laws are for all the world. He will keep his agreement forever; he will keep his promises always.   II Corinthians 9:10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will…
  • GIC Prayer Day 3: Hearing from God Isaiah 30:21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”   II Corinthians 8:3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. By his own admission, Pastor Ed…
  • GIC Prayer Day 2: Which Pie? Deuteronomy 10:14 To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it.   II Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. For the past…
  • GIC Prayer Day 1: First Order of Giving Romans 6:13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.   II Corinthians 8:5 And they exceeded our expectations: They…
  • Meditations on the Faith Promise for GIC Preface The eighth and ninth chapters of II Corinthians addresses an appeal that had gone out to the predominantly Gentile churches in Asia Minor to financially help the followers of Christ in Jerusalem who were suffering extreme hardship. In addressing the church at Corinth, the Apostle Paul uses the response of that same appeal by…

 

 

 

 

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