We are the McCormick United Methodist Church (MUMC). Our congregation loves God and cares for one another. We share in each other’s joys and provide mutual support and prayers during tough times. We have fun as we work together doing the work of God. We reach up to God and reach out to our friends and neighbors both near and far.
We welcome visitors with the same love and energy. The members of MUMC care about you and your well-being. We want to get to know you, your joys, your concerns, your prayer needs and your spiritual gifts.
We invite you to look around our site, be sure to look at the sermons, pictures, missions and calendar. Then go to the "PLAN A VISIT" link above and join us at either the 8:30 AM or 11:00 AM service on Sunday!
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for us at McCormick United Methodist Church. I thank God for those of who led us in and participated in the Stop Hunger Now food packaging (October 8). I praise God for all who made the Bazaar and Bake Sale such a success. (October 15) Both events allowed this church to continue fulfilling one half of its mission statement “Reaching Up Reaching OUT.”
Sunday October 16, our mission was fulfilled both ways. We reached UP to God under the worship leadership of Mr. Tracy Pender and the Drum Team of the Rocky Swamp American Indian Mission in Orangeburg County.
And we reached OUT to our eighteen visitors. They left Sunday afternoon feeling loved and appreciated. They left McCormick feeling more at home with the United Methodist Church (Long story, but they have had a rocky relationship with the South Carolina Conference.) They left well fed and rested. They left with a financial contribution to their ministry.
And of course, we benefitted as we worshiped in a new way and as we learned more about the experiences and diversity of Native American people. Plus, I got to smoke a peace pipe!
Two weekends of McCormick United Methodist Church fulfilling its mission of REACING UP REACHING OUT. See you in church on Sunday!
Pastor Paul's sermons are available at http://mccormickumc.org/sermons
Recent sermons added are
"The Encouraging Church"
“One Beggar to Another”
UPDATE FROM PHIL AND CAROL BAILEY
The following was postmarked San Antonio, Texas, October 11:
Dear MUMC Family,
Words cannot convey how much we appreciate all your support, encouragement, love and prayers that we know went with us as we departed McCormick on our journey – the “next season” of our lives.
We will forever keep you in our hearts and continue to lift our MUMC family in our hearts and prayers, as you continue the ministry there in McCormick we were honored to be part of for a short time.
As you “Reach Up” and “Reach Out” keep us in your prayers as well.
Thanks again for the great send-off, the generous contribution in our honor to our church in Puerto Vallarta and the beautiful “Friends Forever” choir send-off that truly touched our hearts. We will keep in touch and let you know when we arrive in PV.
HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RESPONSE
The South Carolina Conference is now fully engaged in its response to the destruction and hardship caused by the hurricane. Our Early Response Teams, which performed such great service in the Greenwood District after last October’s flood, are now in the Low Country and Pee Dee of South Carolina, assisting in a variety of ways. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is assisting in South Carolina as well as the other states affected by Matthew. If you wish to make a contribution to the Conference’s disaster ministries, please designate part of your offering to “Disaster Response.” Our contributions will be wisely used as we United Methodists reach out to victims of the storm.
NATIVE AMERICAN SUNDAY
SC CONFERENCE DRUM TEAM
Members of the Rocky Swamp American Indian Ministries, located near Neeces, South Carolina shared at both services about local Indian culture. This outreach ministry of the SC Conference worships in an old Methodist Church in Orangeburg County. Central to worship in their congregation is the drum team. Its members reflect tribal heritages from Cherokee, Muskogean Creek and Lakota. Leading our guests and preaching was Mr. Tracy Pender of Sumter, SC. He is chairperson of the Native American Committee of the SC Conference.
The congregation was treated to a lively and educational worship experience! To see more photos from the service, go to
MUMC BAZAAR AND BAKE SALE
This years' successful bazaar celebrated its third year with beautiful weather and wonderful crowds.
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped by baking up a storm and participating with sales, set up and take down. Also, thanks to the Advertising committee, headed up by Sandy Bonam. Sales totaled more than $1,752. All proceeds will go to support the McCormick County Back Pack Ministry
For more photos, go to http://mccormickumc.org/bazaar-october-2016
THANK YOU TO SUZZIE AND JOHN MOORE
Our custodians for the last six years, Suzzie and John Moore, have retired as of October 1st, 2016. We thank them for their service to McCormick United Methodist Church and wish them well in the future.
Welcome to our new custodians, Barry and Ida Galloway. The Galloways have already started their custodial duties for us here at McCormick United Methodist Church as of October 1st. Please welcome them if you encounter either one of them when you are in the church.
The Board of Trustees
GROCERY BAGS TO BE FILLED
Helping Hands’ Food Pantry plans to provide Thanksgiving meals to almost 200 needy families in our county. We have been asked to provide 60 bags of groceries. The Food Pantry will add two canned hams to each bag. The bags will be distributed in time for Thanksgiving by the McCormick County Department of Social Services. You will find grocery bags in the fellowship hall. Each bag has attached to it the list of needed food items.
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
A portion of Outreach Missions funds in the budget of McCormick UMC are designated to support the efforts of the Lakelands Fellowship of Christian Athletes whose organization has an active presence in McCormick High and Middle Schools. The major fundraiser of this organization, a donor recognition dinner, was held on October 4; the photo below shows the McCormick UMC members who attended this dinner.
(Left to right) Linda and Ronnie Kidd, Mike and Glenda Sartain, Floyd and Peggy Thomas, and Judy and Bruce Motsinger
A very informative and inspirational program included speakers representing all areas of FCA participation: coach, current high school student athlete, and two college student athletes. Second from left in the photo below is Jantzen Houston of the McCormick High Chiefs football team who shared very impressively from his FCA summer camp experience.
Carol and Phil Bailey
Ken and Shirley Moffett
Robert and Sally Meise
Rick and Jan Hogg
Don and Betty Francavilla