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!
Last Saturday’s parade gave us a great opportunity to inform and remind community residents of the presence of McCormick United Methodist Church. The children who sat on our float were adorable. I also loved seeing a very jolly Santa Claus on an old wagon pulled by a handsome horse.
The parade was just one of many ways we keep a presence in our county. I gladly let all strangers know that I am pastor of McCormick UMC. But the encounters I have with people unaware of McCormick UMC are a drop in the bucket compared to the many ways members of our congregation serve the people of our county as representatives of both Christ and the congregation.
I know that you also proudly mention the church to your neighbors, the men and women you swim and exercise with and those you meet in other settings.
We have to keep speaking up for McCormick UMC. We cannot take for granted that the public, especially people without a church home, already know about us and our ministries.
It’s marvelous that years ago the church sanctuary was brought into town and placed on a prominent hill overlooking what is probably the most-traveled street in the town. So you would think that everyone around knows where we are.
But that’s not so. I have lost count of the people I have met who don’t know where McCormick United Methodist Church is located. It’s amazing! I respond with 1) across from the Citgo station and 2) on the same corner as the Post Office and WCTEL.
So let’s continue to find ways to let people know that we are here (across from Citgo and near the PO and WCTEL!) And, of course, let’s make certain that they know that we care.
See you in church on Sunday!
Pastor Paul's sermons are available at http://mccormickumc.org/sermons
Recent Sermons Added
"The Buck Stops Here"
"In The Days to Come"
"Christ Is King"
THANKS TO OUR COMMUNITY FUNCTIONS MINISTRY
The parade was a huge success, thanks to the hard work of Wendy Kvale and the Community Functions Ministry! The children in the float looked so angelic! Did you know that one of them was our own Janice Siebert’s granddaughter? Many took some excellent photos, which have been added to the Community Functions Ministry Team page of the website at http://mccormickumc.org/community-functions
FROM MCCORMICK UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
REMEMBER TO COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS!
The Thanksgiving and Christmas Seasons remind us to count our many blessings! As you do that, McCormick United Methodist Women also remind you to drop your contributions into the Golden Box found in the sanctuary. Our congregation has been counting our blessings all year; and at year end, all donations will be counted and given to A Place For Us Ministries, a non-profit, residential Christian program that exists to minister to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of girls facing crisis situations.
As they seek to minister to the needs of the girls in their care, A Place For Us remains focused on this passage of scripture: "The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to the prisoners." Isaiah 61:1
One of the themes for United Methodist Women of the South Carolina Conference this year is “Blessed to be a Blessing”. Hopefully, you will want to “grow your blessedness” by giving to this very worthy cause – it will be interesting to see just how much our blessings are worth to us!
EPWORTH CHILDREN’S HOME ANGEL TREE
M&M’s ChristCare Group would like to thank everyone who took a gift request for Epworth Children’s Home. If you wanted to purchase a gift, you are welcome to purchase a gift card in any amount. Epworth can always use them to take newly arriving children shopping as many arrive with only the clothes on their back. Place gift cards in an envelope with the amount of the card written on it. All gift cards should be given to Janice in the office. All other gifts should be placed under the tree in Fellowship hall. Dead line for return of all gifts is Tuesday, December 13.
Thank you for all the people who helped decorate the Church for Christmas. Y’all did a wonderful job and many people have told me how beautiful it looks.
100% OF APPORTIONMENTS PAID
At our recent Charge Conference, Greenwood District Superintendent Rev. Dr. Stephen Love presented us with a certificate for 100% payment on our 2015 apportionments. Our Treasurer Larry Ream reports that he has now finished paying 100% on our current year’s apportionments. Thanks to everyone for your generous support of the church’s ministries around the world.
Roger and Martha Wideman
Faith and Dick Killius
Curtis and Elaine Baggett
Marianne and Lyn Bourne
Tom Huber and Paula Lamond