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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!


Personal Prayers: Getting Started
Some of you know that sometimes I offer what I call “set prayers.” These are prayers written by other people who are far better writers than I. Many of them lived and died long ago. It’s easy to find “set prayers” in published material such as the United Methodist Book of Worship. 

It is good to sometimes pray the prayers of other people, especially when they are brief and easily memorized. The short ones can become part of our regular prayer life. In fact, when it’s hard to get started with our personal prayers, they can be a great starting point.

One example is “The Acorn Prayer.” “Lord God, I am yours totally and completely without reservation. Use me as you wish, send me where you will, for I am dead and my life is hidden with Christ in God.”

Another, much shorter one, is “The Jesus Prayer.” It comes from Jesus’ words about the tax collector standing to the side in the temple praying these words: “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” (Luke 18: 13)

Here’s the Jesus Prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” Not hard to memorize!

And one more prayer. It has three lines, all very simple:

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

How many times did people who approached Jesus start with these words: “Lord, have mercy” Too many to count, I suppose?

Prayers of other followers of Christ, especially brief ones, can become great helps in our own prayer lives.

Paul

Sermons

Pastor Paul's sermons are available at http://mccormickumc.org/sermons

Recent sermons added are
“Five Marks of a Methodist: A Methodist Loves Others”
“Five Marks of a Methodist: A Methodist Prays Constantly”
“Five Marks of a Methodist: A Methodist Gives Thanks”
"Five Marks of a Methodist: A Methodist Rejoices in God"

UNITED METHODIST MEN – SEP MEETING AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST
The United Methodist Men met Tuesday evening, September 13.  The group enjoyed a great meal prepared by Bob Weiss and Ron Garling.  Bruce Motsinger presented the devotion.  His message was on "God Winks" and included a variety of short stories on people who had experienced "God Wink" moments in their lives.  This concluded with members sharing "God Wink" experiences in their lives.
 
Dr. Gregory Griffin and Jeremy Hutton, El Salvador missioners, shared their experiences from a mission trip to El Salvador.  They challenged the group to get involved with missions and highlighted the fact that we didn't have to be Doctors, Dentists, or other type professionals to get involved and make a difference. During their week in El Salvador, they administered medical help to over 1600 patients who came out of the hills to see a medical person they normally don't have access to in their country.  Some walking many miles to get help.  The people were given much needed medical attention as well as spiritual support by the group. 
The UMM also hosted a pancake breakfast in conjunction with McCormick’s annual Gold Rush Festival on Saturday, September 17.  To see more photos from the UMM meeting and the pancake breakfast visit http://mccormickumc.org/united-methodist-men

BANNER PURCHASED TO SUPPORT HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS
MUMC has purchased a marketing banner from McCormick High School.  The banner will be displayed at all high school athletic events during the 2016-2017 school year.  Show your support of our schools by attending a game.  The fall sports schedule is available at http://www.mccormick.k12.sc.us/Page/1512

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PROVIDE FLOWERS FOR WORSHIP
Thanks to all those who provide floral arrangements for our Sunday worship services.  They are a wonderful way to honor and memorialize our loved ones and also exemplify the beauty of God's creation.  If you would like to participate in this ministry call the church office at 852-2394 or add your name to the sign-up sheet outside the church office.


MILESTONES
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS
Bob Wieboldt
Faith Killius
Maggie Metz
Lorraine Shealy
Ted Armstrong
Pat Sharpe
Madge Krotzer
Ken Moffett
Caren Larate
Earl Wright
Paula LeMond
Abbie Caywood
Mary Parnell
Tillie Freeland
Wayne Stowe
Tom Huber
Dick Killius
Byron Thompson

SEPTEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
Dan & Linda Higgins
Floyd & Peggy Thomas
Rich and Bet Dombrowski
Dick & Wendy Kvale
Jerry & Lyn Miller
Ronald & Shirley Garling


Calendar

What's Happening

STEWARDSHIP
2017 Time and Talent Opportunities Survey
October 9 is Stewardship Sunday.  The Stewardship committee is asking every person attending McCormick United Methodist Church to pray to find ways to use your gifts and talents in the church’s mission of REACHING UP, REACHING OUT.

It needs to be filled out by individuals as the results will be shared with the leaders of the committees and missions, the nominating committee and the pastor.  If you have any problems completing the on-line form, please contact Barb Shelley and she will help you, or there are paper copies available outside the church office.  
Please complete the survey before October 31.
 
To submit your 2017 Time and Talent Opportunities Survey online click the link below.

THE PRICE IS RIGHT
OCTOBER 2 SERVICES
Even planning has a price, COME ON DOWN to church on October 2nd for the PRICE IS RIGHT! 

STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY
OCTOBER 9
Even though October 2, is the first Sunday of the month, we will not have a Service of Holy Communion. Instead, on October 9, we will close our worship services by receiving our Lord's Body and Blood at the altar and then by presenting our Commitment Cards at the altar.

GREENWOOD DISTRICT UMW MEETING
SEPTEMBER 24 10AM (REGISTRATION BEGINS 9:15 AM)
This year's Annual Meeting for the Greenwood District United Methodist Women is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24 at St. Paul UMC located at 102 E. Butler Avenue (one block from Main Street) in Saluda, SC.  Registration begins at 9:15 AM with Assembly at 10 AM.  The event concludes by 12 noon.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about how our local UMW unit is connected at the district level along with UMW units from approximately 60 churches in our district.  At this meeting, McCormick UMW, along with other units in the district, will be recognized for participation in giving to the five mission projects in South Carolina as well as other means of outreach missions, participation in the district UMW Reading Program, participation in addressing social issues of women and children, etc.  Also at this meeting, a time of remembrance will be included on the program to honor the deceased women of our churches from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016, with names of all being called during a special litany and candle lighting service.  Also during the program, our own Carol Bailey and her call to the mission field will be recognized before the district membership.  All women of the church are invited to attend this meeting and are encouraged to do so in order for us to have a good representation from our church.

BAILEY’S - BLESSINGS AND SENDING FORTH
SEPTEMBER 25
Next Sunday, September 25, during worship, we will send forth Phil and Carol Bailey into their new ministry in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. You will want to be present for this special time.

STOP HUNGER NOW
OCTOBER 8
The Mission Outreach Committee would like to invite you to participate in our Fourth Stop Hunger Now event on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 10AM in the Fellowship hall.  It will take about 2 - 2 1/2 hrs. There are signup sheets in the Narthex and in the Fellowship hall. We need about 75 persons to help package food for Third World and developing countries. Please invite family, neighbors and friends to help us with this life saving event. This is a fun event and very rewarding.  Any questions, please contact Bruce Motsinger.
SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION DAYS SEP 25 AND OCT 1
Sunday September 25th and Sunday October 1st will be special contribution days for our Stop Hunger Now program.  Prayerfully consider how you can support this event. We will have special envelopes for this giving. 

MUMC BAZAAR AND BAKE SALE
SATURDAY, OCT 15  9AM to 2PM
SWEET TOOTH ALERT.. BAZAAR BAKE SALE
Sign up sheets and information will be placed in fellowship hall and narthex beginning Sept. 18. !  We will need dozens of cookies for the cookie factory, breads, rolls, pies, brownies, cakes of all kinds, candies, savory bagged snacks If you have questions, call Lindy Stahlman.

VENDORS
There will be sixteen vendors, plus the UMM selling bratwurst at the MUMC Bazaar and Bake Sale!  There will be four tents outside, plus ten tables inside.
The wares will include jewelry, frozen soups, authors, gourds, ornaments, wreaths, pottery, bird houses, scarves, purses, and much more!

JOINT UNITED METHODIST WOMEN AND UNITED METHODIST MEN DINNER MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 6PM
The second annual UMW and UMM Joint Dinner Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 20 at 6 p.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall.  Signup boards for the dinner will be placed in the Vestibule and Fellowship Hall, so be sure to sign up and invite a friend to join us in this wonderful evening of Christian fellowship.
Guest speaker will be Lou Workman Souders of Marietta, GA, daughter of the late Jim and Helen Workman, faithful members of McCormick UMC where Lou and her brothers were raised in the faith.  Lou’s youngest brother, Rev. Dr. Harry Workman, served 23 years of full-time ministry as a United Methodist pastor and is currently Associate Vice President for Philanthropy at Wingate University.  

Anyone who has a birth certificate listing McCormick as their place of birth was most likely delivered by Lou's grandfather, Dr. Claude Workman.
Lou has been in Christian ministry since 1981.  Her emphasis on Biblical truth and prayer are the hallmarks of her presentations.  A University of South Carolina graduate, she serves on the Board of Atlanta Women of Vision, Luther Rice Seminary, and Cobb County Committee on Children and Youth.  For more than two years, she co-hosted a live radio program with Dr. Nelson Price.  As the founder of Teacup Traditions, Lou uses the teacup to express feelings related to life relationships.  The title of her presentation on October 20 will be “Are You on the Master Potter’s Wheel?”

In addition to an outstanding speaker, a delicious meal of turkey, dressing, and other trimmings is planned.  Cost for the meal is $10.00 per person.  

COMBINED SERVICE
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 10AM
The Vital Worship Ministry Team will be meeting soon to plan the service for November 20.  Please add it to your calendar and watch for details to follow. 

ENDOWMENT FUND
Who needs a will? Every adult who owns anything and cares what happens to it. Also anyone who wants to leave a bequest for the church. 

ADVENT TEA
LUTHERAN CHURCH BY THE LAKE
FRIDAY, DEC. 2  2PM - 4PM (REGISTRATION BEGINS OCT 15)
Join the women and friends of the Lutheran Church By The Lake for the Fourth Advent Tea. The event will include a special musical treat by Christian artists, Kevin and Stacy Reynolds followed by tea, cookies, and fellowship time.  Reservations begin October 15th.  For a courtesy ticket R.S.V.P to Jean Randall at 864-391-8022.  Deadline for tickets is Monday, November 28th.

MUMC PRAYER LIST
To add names to the list, go to http://mccormickumc.org/our-prayer-list and fill out the form. If you have any problems with the form, please email Barb Shelley. Please go to the site frequently and include those on the list in your prayers. Our website is open to the public, and we encourage everyone to add the names of those needing our prayers.

CALENDAR
We keep a complete church calendar on the church’s web site, mccormickumc.org. If you would like for an event to be added or revised, please email Barb Shelley. The information will also be added to the BLAST. We also post the calendar in two-month increments on the bulletin board outside the office.  The church calendar is perpetual, so feel free to send dates way in the future! The calendar is available to you 24/7 by going to http://mccormickumc.org/calendar

Plan a Visit

Sunday Services

Worship 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.Adult Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

Church Office Hours

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location

McCormick United Methodist Church
200 Gold St
McCormickSC29835US

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