Mark your calendars for September 29-October 1. That weekend will be CUMC's annual Global Impact Celebration (GIC). For those of you who are familiar with GIC, it is an incredible weekend where our purpose is twofold: First, we bring in ALL of our missionaries and missions organizations that we partner with and bless them with … Continue reading Save The Date!
This coming Sunday, February 5th, CUMC will have a time during our worship services where all of the individuals participating in upcoming Missions Trips between February and April will be invited to come forward and be prayed for. We do this 3-4 times per year and we call it a "Sending Forth" ceremony. We are … Continue reading Why Do We “Send Forth?”
2016 proved to be one of our best WARM (Weatherization and Repair Ministry) Projects to date. Great volunteers and involved home owners made being HIS hands and feet a wonderful local mission’s event. Special thanks go out to GOoDworks of Chapin, local merchants who helped with materials and to Chapin UMC as our primary sponsor. … Continue reading “A Little Help From My Friends…”
1 week..... 26 people..... 936 hours..... 2 houses built..... VBS for 100+ kids..... This year, the team from Chapin UMC built TWO homes in San Raymundo with Casas por Christo! The first family, Luis & Silbia Suruy, along with their son, Luis Fernando, are all believers and will use their home to minister to the local community and foster … Continue reading CASAS POR CHRISTO, GUATEMALA 2016
The trip to Rural Missions on the week of 2/21/16-2/26/16 had 21 participants that worked a total of 640 hours. What a blessing! One of the projects was completion of the Chapel on the Rural Missions property. The building had been a storage shed that they were cleaning out to use for additional kitchen space. … Continue reading Busy Week for Rural Missions on John’s Island
"When teams are here, I feel like I am not alone. I feel like as Christians, we're all in this mission together - the mission of reaching the lost and broken-hearted for Christ." - Juan Elvira A Pastor's Perspective In the years before Casas por Cristo came to Guatemala, we did VBS for the children … Continue reading Casas Por Christo Pastor Update
“Toto, I don’t think we're in Kansas anymore!” The airplane touched down in hot, muggy Montego Bay, Jamaica and the 12 members of our missions team began the process of gathering up more than 1300 pounds of medical supplies and other gear for our gauntlet run through immigration and customs. Once we made it out … Continue reading Won by One to Jamaica
We had a truly awesome and amazing week at Chapin UMC. We kicked off with 7 Days of Sharing - random acts of kindness throughout our community, goods donated, hours of service given, culminating in our Saturday Day of Service. Over 143 people volunteered to work on 12 projects throughout our community. Thank you to … Continue reading Global Impact Celebration a Huge Success!
The camp was the week of June 13th - 21st and had over 90 participants ranging in age from 14 to 76. The participants came from all over South Carolina, as well as Georgia, Florida and Ohio. We worked on a total of five homes in the Loris, SC area completing a variety of items: … Continue reading Great Week at Salkehatchie!
“ The making of a new home inside and out” They said” these are a bunch of Fru Fru girls with no Fru Fru”. So what can we do to make old bedrooms into a cozy place to call home? Move everything out, pull out old stain worn carpet and replace it with beautiful … Continue reading Epworth Cottage Life