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!
The Recent Trial in Charleston
The man who killed “the Emmanuel 9” in 2015 has been convicted and sentenced to death. Last week, Bishop Jonathan Holston issued a statement about the shootings and the results of the trial. It’s worth our attention and not solely because the United Methodist Church stands against the death penalty.
Bishop Holston’s piece included a quote from the United Methodist Book of Discipline:
As United Methodists, we are deeply concerned about crime throughout the world and the value of any life taken by murder. We recognize that repentance is the first step to redemption through Jesus Christ. The ….. Discipline…. states: “We believe the death penalty denies the power of Christ to redeem, restore and transform all human beings.”
Our bishop had additional reflections. They echo some of what I said last Sunday as I preached on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
………….. the need for healing is ongoing. The divisions in our nation run deep, and people of faith are called to break down the walls of hatred that divide us.
….As followers of Christ – committed to social justice and opposed to gun violence and racism – we support discussion and cooperation centered on respect and justice for all. We must be God’s beacons of light in a dark world.
We continue to grieve lives lost, hearts broken, trust shattered. We continue to pray for the families of those killed, for the wounded, those who witnessed the violence, and for the whole congregation of Emanuel AME Church.
Let us not only pray for peace as the pathway to healing but act with justice – treasuring the Lord’s gracious love as we walk humbly in God’s company. Let us band together as people of faith to witness to the world the love of Jesus Christ.
Our bishop closed out by wishing us Grace and Peace.
See you in church on Sunday!
Pastor Paul's sermons are available at http://mccormickumc.org/sermons
Recent Sermons Added Are
"Dr. King: Contemporary Prophet"
"Baptism as Gift and Assignment"
"The Perfect Mirror, Stamped with God’s Nature" (Christmas Day)
Shelby Jean Moore
Frank and Shirlene Chewning
Jim and Bobbi Lambeth
Gale and Madge Krotzer
Jerry and Barb Berton
Wayne and Joan Smith