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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!

Worship Life as Home
I once heard Dr. Ken Callahan say that people go to worship for three reasons: Help, Hope and Home. Some of us recently started to examine how MUMC shows hospitality to newcomers and helps them to feel at home. One area of needed improvement is signage….signs to help new visitors know how to get inside the building with a wheelchair, how to get to the sanctuary and restrooms…that sort of thing.

Here’s a small thing I do. When I contact newcomers following their first visit I say: “Would you like to receive our weekly email Blast?”

But signs, wheelchair ramps, emails and the like are not primary. The heart of hospitality is those face-to-face encounters. It’s really pretty easy. We treat strangers as we would welcome a guest into our home for a cup of coffee. And we are all know how to do that!

Dutch priest Henri Nouwen, whom I seem to quote every Sunday morning nowadays, wrote of worship as the “hospitable place where life can be lived without fear and where community can be found.” So we welcome our newcomers home. And desire for home is a big reason all of us go to worship! 

Also, Kay and I will be off on vacation this coming Sunday August 21st. Phil Bailey will preach and lead worship. It is one more opportunity to hear Phil bring the Word before he and Carol leave for their new life (new home!) in Mexico. Phil will be a great blessing this Sunday morning, and along with Carol, to the people of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. 

Sermons

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

Recent sermons added are

"Five Marks of a Methodist: A Methodist Rejoices in God"
"The Lord’s Prayer – It’s Not About You!"
"The Devotion of Ruth"

THANK YOU PHIL BAILEY 
The Congregation thanks Phil Bailey for leading worship and preaching on Sunday, August 21 while Paul and Kay took a well-deserved vacation.  We were pleased to hear Phil preach one more time before he and Carol leave for their new home in Mexico, where they will be sharing God’s Love with the people in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Epworth Children's Home Work Day Offering
Epworth Children’s Home goes above and beyond just food and shelter for children who have experienced abuse, neglect and tragedy. It provides children with tutoring, counseling, health care, fun activities, and the spiritual formation they need to heal and gain a sense of belonging. Through the ministry of Epworth Children’s Home we open our doors to these children, surround them with comprehensive care and provide them with the opportunity to transform their lives. On Sunday, September 11th our congregation will stand with Epworth to break the cycle of abuse, neglect and shame through our collection of the Annual Epworth Work Day Offering. Without the support of churches like ours, Epworth could not provide transformational care for children in need. We invite you to give generously to the children who call Epworth home. For more information, please visit Epworth on the web at www.epworthchildrenshome.org.

STEPHEN MINISTRY TRAINING








Due to travels, we need a few more to be trained to become Stephen Ministers  during September, October, and early November. For more information about Stephen Ministry, contact Beverly Western, Phil Bailey, Sundee Luedecke, Ronnie Kidd, Kay Wood or Pastor Paul Wood at the church office.  Information, including the application and training schedule, are available on the MUMC Website: http://www.mccormickumc.org/stephen-ministry 
        
Applications, along with a $50 check for training materials, are due by mid-July (NOW please) and can be handed in at the church office.

MARY AND MARTHA CHRIST CARE GROUP
SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED
The Mary and Martha Christ Care Group (M&Ms) has placed a large blue container in Fellowship Hall and is asking for your help to fill it up with school supplies for the children of McCormick.  You will find a copy of the school supply list attached to the box and on our website http://mccormickumc.org/files/265/PDFs/SchoolSupplies2016.pdf
Contact Gail Gore with any questions.

MEALS ON WHEELS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
The McCormick Senior Center is in need of volunteers to help deliver meals on wheels. This is a great opportunity to support the community (reaching out) and also have some fun. You can set your own level of participation, once a week, once a month, whatever time you can give. Get a friend or your spouse to join you and then go out to lunch. I take my two four legged friends to help me. They love to ride in the car and look forward to “going to work”. Their job is to sit in the air-conditioned car and watch me deliver the meals.  For more information contact Gail Gore or Becky Lagroon at the senior center.

MILESTONES
AUGUST BIRTHDAYS
Sundee Luedecke
Beverly Snyder
Nancy Tutt
Harry Shelley
Katie Lindley
Rich Dombrowski
Floyd Thomas
Mary Wright
Jerry Rohr
Betty Smith
Paul Wood
Jim Lambeth

AUGUST ANNIVERSARIES
Byron & Mary Thompson
Jimmy & Betty Smith
Mike & Glenda Sartain
Harry & Barb Shelley

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS
Bob Wieboldt
Madge Krotzer
Ken Moffet
Paula LaMond
Mary Parnell
Tom Huber
Byron Thomson

SEPTEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
Peggy and Floyd Thomas
Rich and Bet Dobrowski
Dick and Wendy Kvale
Jerry and Lyn Miller
Ron and Shirley Garling


Calendar

What's Happening

CELEBRATION OF NEW MEMBERS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 FELLOWSHIP HALL 
A dinner will be held in September for the church's newest members. Chef Don Tummons and other MUMC volunteers will provide a special evening to celebrate our growing church family.

UNITED METHODIST MEN
NOTE CHANGE IN DATE:  SEPTEMBER 13 6 PM
The next meeting of United Methodist Men is scheduled for September 13 at 6:00 p.m.  For more information about our UMM group visit their page on our church website at http://mccormickumc.org/united-methodist-men .

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 - 21/2 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.

MUMC BAZAAR AND BAKE SALE
SATURDAY, OCT 15  9AM to 2PM
Wendy Kvale, chairman of the McCormick United Methodist Church Bazaar and Bake Sale asks you mark your calendars and plan to participate in a fun day!  More details will be following.

Meanwhile, if you, or someone you know, would like to be a vendor in the Bazaar, forms are available in the Communications bin outside of Janice’s office.  For questions on becoming a vendor, contact Barb Shelley.

JOINT UNITED METHODIST WOMEN AND UNITED METHODIST MEN DINNER MEETING
MARK THE DATE..  OCTOBER 20
Watch for more details!  Last year was a huge success, you will not want to miss out this year!

ENDOWMENT FUND
Jesus has a will. Not the conventional kind, but he left explicit instructions for the distribution of his love in the Scriptures. 

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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