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GUMC has a heart for serving others; locally, nationally, and globally.


Garner United Methodist Church is an Acts 1:8 Church, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth.”  Our annual Acts 1:8 Celebration held in February celebrates 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 as we look to partner with mission ministries in our community and beyond.

What is an Acts 1:8?

 It is a worldwide mission center that engages in intentional kingdom growing efforts in “Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth” while accepting that we can all be witnesses of Jesus throughout the world.

What does an Acts 1:8 church do?

As an Acts 1:8 church, GUMC brings mission awareness and interaction to the entire church body by connecting members to different missions. Members are equipped, encouraged, and expected to get personally involved.

What does an Acts 1:8 church look like?

The Acts 1:8 Missions Team seeks to fulfill the Garner UMC mission statement “To live by faith, be known by love, and be a voice of hope.” GUMC's mission focus is intentional, comprehensive and involves year-round mission learning, praying, giving and going. We support a variety of missions locally, regionally, and to the ends of the earth as well as social groups that are most typically avoided or ignored.

Acts 1:8 Day of Service

This year's Acts 1:8 Celebration Day of Service involved various missions and many volunteers! Members served with HOPE Ministry, Sewing for a Cause, Habitat for Humanity and With Love From Jesus. Thanks goes out to Katie Cardenas for creating this brief recap of the day with some of our volunteers. We are always serving at Garner UMC- learn how you can get involved and support one of our Missions!

Acts 1: 8 Day of Service 2023

Take a look at the missional areas GUMC supports.