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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!

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!

Paul

Sermons

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"

CHRISTMAS PARADE
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
CERTIFICATE RECEIVED
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.

MILESTONES
DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS
Mike Sartain
Frances Lewis
Shirley Garling
Dan Tutt
Allen Gaer
Jerry Nettles

DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
Roger and Martha Wideman
Faith and Dick Killius
Curtis and Elaine Baggett
Marianne and Lyn Bourne
Tom Huber and Paula Lamond


Calendar

MORNING GLORIES CHRISTMAS BRUNCH 
FRIDAY, DEC 9 10am 
FANNY KATE’S (LISA’S MARKET)
The Morning Glories will be having Christmas Brunch at Fanny Kate’s on December 9 at 10 AM.

SPECIAL SERVICES IN DECEMBER
Invite a Friend to Join You for these Special Services

BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 AT 6:30pm
People who have lost a loved one in recent months or gone through some other emotionally or spiritually troubling event can use extra support when the holidays roll around. On December 18 at 6:30 McCormick United Methodist Church will provide a Blue Christmas Service for those going through challenging times. The service will provide comforting reminders of the hope and strength which come from our Savior Jesus Christ. Invite a friend to join you!

CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP …Saturday December 24 at 6:30

CHRISTMAS DAY WORSHIP….10:00 a.m. 

LUMBERTON MISSION TRIP
MISSION OUTREACH TEAM
We will be returning to Lumberton, NC, where there was extensive flood damage from Hurricane Matthew. This will be our third trip to Lumberton and the Mission trip is supported by Mission Outreach. Those who are able, we hope you will consider it. We plan to leave McCormick after Worship Service on Feb. 5, returning home on Fri., Feb. 10 in the PM.  Mission Outreach provides Food and Registration, our sleeping and dining facilities are in a local Church. Showers are available in the Church.  We will be doing construction work, painting and other jobs to help them get their facilities back in order. If you are able and have an interest, please sign up on the Sign-Up sheet in Fellowship Hall. Any questions, please contact Bruce Motsinger.

DINNER FOR EIGHT
Looking for a great way to meet new people, or to get to know others within our Church?  Everyone helps with the meal. Sign up as a group or as a single. Groups will be formed from those who have signed up in Dec. and early January on the Sign-up Sheets in Fellowship Hall. 

We will begin on January 15th at 6PM in Fellowship hall. We will pick groups, then you will be able to eat with those in your group. Chef Don Tummons will prepare dinner for us all that night. As last year, we will take 6 months to have 4 dinners.  Contact Judy Motsinger at 391-3090 for more information or questions.  

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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