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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!

WORDS FOR THE WEEK
BY REV. C. NELS LEDWELL

A Time to say Thanks to God
Wow! In the last two months we have been busy at McCormick UMC. We have completed our Charge Conference, had a lasagna dinner, Rise Against Hunger, a Cookie Factory, Café du Don, our stewardship campaign, the Living Generously series, along with numerous committee meetings and projects.  Coming up we still have our joint Men’s and Women’s gathering to hear from our ministry at Lander University, All Saint’s Sunday, Stephen Ministry Sunday and Thanksgiving.

We are doing great things!  We are dreaming God-sized dreams. We are loving people and serving our community in the name of Christ. We are loving and caring for each other. We are preaching, teaching, and living God’s Word.

This week, in your prayers, give thanks to God for our Church. We are doing much to fulfill our calling to be the Church-the body of Christ.  Ask God to challenge us with more ministry and growth.
 
What could be better?
 
See you in Church this Sunday where we worship and serve and love. And we continue to offer grace, peace and hope to all looking for home, help and the Joy of knowing Jesus Christ.
 
God is so good!  All the time. Amen.
 
Nels

Preparing for Sunday, October 22
Exodus 33: 12-33
1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10
Matthew 22: 15-22

Sermon: A Clever and Fair Jesus

AUDIO RECORDINGS OF SERMONS ARE AVAILABLE AT

THANKSGIVING MEALS
BAGS READY FOR PICK UP
Helping Hands’ Food Pantry plans to provide Thanksgiving  meals  to approximately 180 needy families in our county. We have been asked to once again assist with this effort.  The Food Pantry will add two canned hams to each bag. The bags will be distributed in time for Thanksgiving by the McCormick County Department of Social Services. You will find grocery bags in the fellowship hall by the back door. Each bag has attached to it, the list of needed food items (please do not substitute or add items).  Monetary donations are also appreciated and will be used to purchase canned hams for the bags. Filled bags need to be returned to the church by Sunday, November 19, 2017.  Thank you for sharing your blessings.

MUMC CRAFT SHOW AND COOKIE FACTORY
WONDERFUL TEAMWORK
Nancy Vereb (chair), Sue Wurtzbacher (marketing), Lindy Stahlman (Cookie Factory), Barb Shelley (Vendors) and Connie Tremensky (Treasurer) would like to thank everyone for their help to make the MUMC Craft Show and Cookie Factory such a success! 

The men of the church put out the tables, put up tents, helped vendors bring in their wares, cooked and sold brats… and some even baked cookies!  The brats netted $421 for the McCormick County Backpack Ministry.  They sold 138 brats!

The baked goods that flowed in was amazing.  We have some exceptional bakers in our church.  I guess that word got out since there was not much left by late Saturday!  The UMW set up the baked goods... everyone was agape as they entered... it looked so inviting... and the warmth and smiles of our helpers certainly added to that!  Thank you, ladies!

When the men (at 7AM) were putting out the plants, we were shocked at how many were contributed.  Thank You!! 

Exciting news!  We had a table for the McCormick Backpack Ministry and they reported that five people volunteered to help them this year.  That is wonderful news!


We are happy to announce that the proceeds of approximately $2,000 will go to the McCormick County Back Pack Ministry.  This ministry provides children basic food for impoverished school aged children in order to supplement their week-end meals.  The ministry’s motto is Let NO Child Go Hungry.

STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY
Following Pastor Ledwell’s sermon on the mystery and joy of giving to God, the congregation shared their favorite pot luck dishes in the Fellowship Hall.  Thanks to the Stewardship and the Family Ministries Committee for the organization and the meat!  There were many old and new faces sharing their experiences!  Be sure and see the pictures at http://mccormickumc.org/stewardship-potluck-lunch-2017

BIRTHDAYS
OCTOBER
Charlotte Tallent
Ellen Zimmerman
Emilee Groh
Kaye Wood
Phil Bailey
August Luedecke
Linda Higgins
Wayne Smith
Mitch Mitchell
Sue Mitchell
Elaine Baggett
Brian Gore
Dan Higgins
Eddit McCracken
Connie Robinson

NOVEMBER
Madge Wideman 
Patsy Wilson
Joan Smith
Betty Youngs
Donna Hutto
Rich Hogg
Linda Kidd
Hilda Donahue
Dennis Vereb
Wilhelmina Malvestuto
Sandi Bonam
Connie Tremsky
Robert Weiss
Mary Thompson
Jane Fairburn
Ron Hutto

ANNIVERSARIES
OCTOBER
Louis & Willie Malvestuto
Rick & Jan Hogg
Don & Betty Francavilla

NOVEMBER
Gordon & Carol Waine
Bruce & Judy Motsinger
James & Janice Sibert


Calendar

2018 TIME AND TALENT OPPORTUNITIES SURVEY
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY BY NOVEMBER 5
As part of Stewardship month, you are asked to complete a survey.  We need each of you to fill out your own survey indicating what you are willing to do to help MUMC Reach Up Reach Out.

The Time and Talent Opportunities survey can be submitted online and should be completed by individuals.  Click the link below to access the form. 
 

Be sure to click the "SUBMIT" button on the bottom of page 4 of the survey to save your responses.  After clicking the submit button a confirmation page will be displayed confirming that your responses have been recorded.

PLEDGE CARDS
PLEASE RETURN BY NOV 1
Many thanks to everyone who has completed and returned your 2018 pledge cards.  If you haven’t already returned yours please do so by November 1.  Your financial support allows us to continue to carry out our mission of “Reaching Up Reaching Out”.

MIKE HOLMES MEMORIAL SERVICE 
SATURDAY OCT 21, 1PM
Memorial Services for Mike Holmes will be held on Saturday, October 21 at 1:00 pm. Please show your support for the Holmes family. 

BISHOP’S DAY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
Bishop Holston will be in the district on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., in the worship center at the Rivers St. Campus, St. Mark UMC, 1633 Rivers St., Greenwood, SC. This year's theme is By Faith, On Mission, Together.  We are expecting to see a leadership team from each of our churches present for this time with Bishop Holston. 

No pre-registration is required.  We will have sign-in sheets on that Saturday. Light refreshments will be served prior to the meeting time. We look forward to seeing representatives from all churches on Saturday, October 28.

MEN N MINISTRY SCHEDULE
OCTOBER
Thursday, 10/19…. Joint meeting with UMW 6PM.  If you need a ticket ( $10), contact Bob Rennie. 

NOVEMBER …. No meeting

DECEMBER
Tuesday, 12/5 …  Dinner meeting at 6PM.   Guest speaker Pastor Nels Ledwell 

JANUARY
Tuesday (1/9)… note this is the second Tuesday in January .. Dinner meeting

ANNUAL DINNER MEETING
UNITED METHODIST MEN AND WOMEN
OCTOBER 19 6PM

The Third Annual UMW and MEN N MINISTRY DINNER will be held on Thursday, October 19, at 6PM in the Fellowship Hall. 
Rev. Justin Ritter, Pastor at Republican United Methodist Church, will be with us to make a presentation about the Methodist Campus Ministry at Lander University.  Justin currently serves as Campus Minister for this program which is a fairly new initiative of the Greenwood District.  Justin will bring with him a couple of Lander student members of the ministry to also share from their experiences with the program.  

DINNER AND A CONCERT
NOVEMBER 18
DINNER 5 - 6:45PM
RECITAL 7PM

TOUR OF CHURCHES
DECEMBER 9
The MUMC Evangelism ministry is working with other McCormick Churches to host a Tour of Churches on December 9.  Mark your calendars and watch for more details.

MUMC CHANCEL CHOIR
CHRISTMAS CANTATA DEC 10 10AM
ONE SERVICE
The MUMC Chancel Choir has begun rehearsals on a Christmas Cantata "And It Came to Pass Emmanuel" for Dec. 10th.  There will be one service at 10am.  We would like to invite anyone who likes to sing, to join us.

Starting on October 18, rehearsals for the Cantata will be on Sundays at 10:00am and Wednesdays at 8:00pm. Regular choir practice will be the same (10:30 on Sunday, and 7:15 on Wednesday)

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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