NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES SUNDAY
Fourteen members of McCormick United Methodist Church went to Lumberton, North Carolina to minister members of the largest Native American tribe east of the Mississippi, the Lumbees. Many of the Lumbee people are United Methodists. The group was led by Bruce Motsinger. Some of the team members shared their experiences last Sunday.
LETTER FROM REV. DR. DANNY WEBB
JOHN DE LA HOWE SCHOOL
Dear Pastor Wood,
On behalf of the children and families we serve at John de la Howe School, thank you for opening your church doors in love and fellowship to us. I view John de la Howe Day at McCormick UMC as having been a huge success. Thank you and your church family for your vision, your warm welcome and for your overwhelming show of support. We especially appreciate the opportunity to keep the surrounding community informed about our mission.
While John de la Howe School had been around more than two centuries and even predates the establishment of McCormick County, at no time in history have our services been more needed. The children and families of our state face substantial challenges. Therefore, more than ever, we must be diligent in making a difference in the lives God considers precious-lives that he insists we, as a society, treasure and protect by providing a safe haven for children to heal, grow and make lasting changes.
To quote from Matthew 25:40, The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” God Bless the believers at McCormick UMC for not only being hearers, but doers of God’s Word!
Rev. Dr. Danny R. Webb
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
APRIL 25 11:30
Carrying the Essential Contents For a Life of Discipleship is the theme for the Spring Luncheon scheduled for Saturday, April 25 at 11:30 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. Guest speaker will be Rev. Becky Shirley, Pastor of Platt Springs UMC in West Columbia, SC. This event, sponsored by the United Methodist Women, promises to be both entertaining and inspirational. Committee members for the luncheon are Carol Bailey, Bet Dombrowski, Jerry Rohr, Lindy Stahlman, and Carol Struck. Tickets are $10 and are available in the fellowship hall between worship services. You may also call the church office. All ladies of the church are encouraged to attend and invite a friend!
UNITED METHODIST MEN (UMM)
May 5 6PM
The next UMM dinner meeting is scheduled for May 5th at 6:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Louie Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church located in Atlanta GA. The devotional lesson will be led by Earl Potter. Dinner will be provided by Ray Crace, Lynn Bourne, and Rich Dombrowski.
Plans are also underway for a June boat raft-up, a Green Jackets baseball night, and a Savannah River cruise later this summer. To visit our webpage go to
CHILDREN’S OUTREACH MINISTRY TEAM
The Children's Outreach Ministry is considering a fishing clinic similar to the golf instructional program currently underway. We will need volunteers to conduct such a program since I know nothing about fishing. It does however sound like an opportunity for members of our church to have fun with these students while imparting some knowledge and enjoyment for both the students and the volunteers. It would seem we should not only take the students fishing, but we should teach them about tying knots, bait casting, types of fish, dressing the caught fish and cooking. To do this we will need fishing equipment no longer being used but in good condition for the students and volunteers to work with the students. We could begin fishing on the lake on the JDLH campus and maybe progress to fishing from a boat. Those who are interested and willing to invest a little time with these students, please contact August Luedecke at 391-8657. When a listing of volunteers has been obtained, we will have an organizational meeting with Tim Wines of John de la Howe to develop a program and time line for a “Fishing can be fun clinic” for the students.
MCCORMICK COUNTY MAPS AVAILABLE
From time to time the Chamber of Commerce releases a county map with small ads for local businesses and churches. McCormick United Methodist Church has an ad on the most recent map. We have several dozen copies, and they are available free of charge in the fellowship hall. There are helpful inset maps of SLV and the town.