Sunday, February 7, was a Special Day at MUMC!
Many, many thanks to Rev.Dr. Paul Wood and Rev. Kay Wood for bringing such a dynamic duo to our church! Jonathan Cring and Janet Clazzy are most definitely talented Christian musicians! ! It was incredibly uplifting and so much fun to share with our community. We all felt blessed that they shared their talents with us at both services! Jonathan mentioned his website, it’s located at www.jonathots.com.
ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP
FEB 10 6PM
The Lenten Season will begin on Wednesday evening, February 10, at 6PM. This is a service of repentance and includes the imposition of ashes on each person’s forehead. We will also privately write down some of our sins and then symbolically burn them following the service. This is a unique and somber service. Plan to bring a friend or neighbor!
FEB 12 9:30AM
Morning Glories February monthly meeting will be Friday, February 12th at 9:30 at the church. We invite all women to join us for Bible study and Christian fellowship.
FEB 14 9:45AM
Family Ministries is planning a Valentine Brunch for Sunday, February 14. It will be held between the services at 9:45AM in the Fellowship Hall.
There will be a love offering of six dollars to help defray costs.
The menu includes Juices: "Methodist Mimosas" OJ, Tomato, Cranberry Pomegranate, Strawberry Cream cheese French toast, Scrambled eggs, Hash brown casserole, Crust-less Quiches, Citrus Fruit salad and Grape salad, Mini bagels with cream cheese and muffins. Many items will be gluten Free.
Be sure to sign up in the Fellowship Hall! If you would like to help with the Brunch, they are looking for a couple more folks. Please contact Beverly Western.
CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM
February 14, we will begin a thirteen-week study entitled “Christianity and Islam: So Much in Common, So Far Apart.” This Spring Study will be held 4:30 until 5:30 on Sunday evenings, followed by a light supper.
Pastor Paul will be the leader. Each participant needs a student book. Regular attendance is not necessary. What is required are an open mind and respect of differing opinions.
Sign up in the fellowship hall or by calling the church office. $7.00 for the student book is expected at the first class.
IMAGINE NO MALARIA
MUMC will be joining United Methodists around the United States in taking part in the “Imagine No Malaria” campaign on February 14. Our SC Conference goal is $1 million. Our McCormick United Methodist Church minimum goal is $2,200. Malaria is 100% preventable, treatable and beatable. Please be generous on February 14.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
FRIDAY, MARCH 4 9:30AM
Women of McCormick area churches will host the World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 4 at 9:30 at the McCormick First Baptist Church. This year's service, "Receive Children, Receive Me", was written by women from Cuba.
World Day of Prayer, an interfaith celebration, is a worldwide movement of women of many faith traditions coming together to observe a common day of prayer each year.
A VISIT FROM FRANCIS ASBURY
Members and friends, let me encourage you to accept this special invitation from St. John’s UMC in Batesburg-Leesville. Rev. Bob Borom does an excellent job portraying the first Methodist bishop. – Paul Wood
A VISIT FROM FRANCIS ASBURY
Watch as Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury steps out of the past from over
200 years ago and comes to life in a dramatic portrayal by Rev. W. Robert Borom.
Sunday, March 6th at 5:00 p.m.
St. John’s United Methodist Church, 513 W. Church Street, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006
MISSION TRIP FOR 2016
Our Church will again be sponsoring a Mission Trip to Lumberton, NC. The date of the work project will be April 10 - 17. The plan is to leave McCormick following Church Service on Sunday, April 10, work Mon. thru Fri. noon and return home Fri. PM. Sleeping accommodations and meals will be provided. This is a great opportunity to show and provide Christian Love and Fellowship for others, and to enjoy Fellowship with your fellow Church members. Look for a signup sheet in Fellowship Hall and more information will be forthcoming. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Bruce Motsinger.
GOLDEN BOX OF BLESSINGS
A special project for 2016 was introduced at the conclusion of the UMW Winter unit meeting that invites participation from any and all members of the church. A golden Box of Blessings is being placed in the fellowship hall where the opportunity presents itself to make small contributions throughout the year as we count our blessings from God. At the end of the year, the gifts will be counted and a check for that amount will be given to A Place For Us Ministries located in The Alcoves in Greenwood, a non-profit, residential Christian program that exists to minister to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of girls facing crisis situations.
UNITED METHODIST MEN
MARCH 1 6PM
Bruce Motsinger opened the meeting with prayer. We then enjoyed a great meal prepared by Gail Nordyke. Our devotion was led by Bruce Motsinger. The devotion was inspired by the book, “Men on the Go” and it focused on the importance of our sharing the gifts we have with others and our being thankful for the things others do for us.
Our speaker was Byron Thompson, a member of the McCormick County Council and our UMM group. Byron gave an update on the re-development of Savannah Lakes Village (SLV) which is a cooperative effort by SLV, McCormick County, and Fairview Hospitality Resort, LLC.
The next UMM dinner meeting is scheduled for March 1, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. Byron Thompson will lead our devotional. Dinner will be provided by Dan Tutt and Don Tummons.
BETTER MARRIAGES OF GA GETAWAY
Celebrate your marriage with the Better Marriages of GA annual Getaway on February 12-14, 2016. REKINDLE THE FLAME, REDISCOVER THE FIRE is the theme for this awesome celebration weekend at Winshape Retreat Center in Rome, Georgia. You can select three workshops from ten choices such as Living Healthy, Re-Marriage, Conflict Resolution, Finances, and Intimacy. You will have free couple time and may choose to participate in a variety of fun activities. Located in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, Winshape is a very beautiful and peaceful setting to spend time together. For more information, go to BetterMarriagesGA.org
or contact us. We hope you'll join us in February!!