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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!

ED KILBOURNE RETURNS MOTHER’S DAY
WORSHIP PLUS MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT


Singer, storyteller, and folk-theologian, Ed Kilbourne, will lead both the 8:30 am and 11:00 am worship services and perform in concert at 4:00 pm at McCormick United Methodist Church on Mother's Day (May 8, 2016).  McCormick United Methodist Church is located at 200 E Gold Street, in McCormick, South Carolina. This popular artist is known for his collections of moving music, quirky humor, and insightful monologues. He combines his acoustic guitar and singing with a storytelling style often compared to that of Garrison Keillor, the radio humorist from 'Lake Wobegon'.
 
Ed began his career in the early 60's, singing in folk groups while in high school and college. During a professional career of 8000-plus solo appearances over the last 40 years, he has worked in every region of the United States and toured in Europe. Ed has recorded 23 albums, among them a 4-CD collection of in-concert performances of his stories and songs, "The Grateful Ed Live" released in 2008. His latest CD's are "A World Of Good" and his second greatest hits collection, "The Best Of Ed/Volume 2".
 
Ed's wife, Kathleen, is a United Methodist minister. She is the director the Master Of Arts In Practical Theology degree program on the Charlotte campus of Pfeiffer University in North Carolina. She also serves as the coordinator of the Center For Deacon Education, a partnership with Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Ed and Kathleen make their home in Englewood, Florida on Manasota Key.

MAY 15, 4:00 UNTIL 6:00, AT THE MACK PARK
WEAR RED!
Pentecost will be a great celebration in McCormick County. The Ministerial Alliance invites the entire community to Pentecost Praise in the Park, 4:00 until 6:00, in the MACK Park.
 
On the first Pentecost, the Holy Spirit fell upon Jesus’ disciples. The Church was born. Thousands heard the gospel preached in their own languages. Thousands professed faith in Christ and received baptism.
 
The service will include scripture readings, joyous music, a sermon, dance, and prayers for the town and county. An informal parade around the middle of town will launch the event. Our church will carry its banner.
 
As on Pentecost morning at MUMC, we are all encouraged to wear red clothing to Pentecost Praise in the Park.


HOW TO MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE BACK PACK MINISTRY
Thank you for your continued support of our ecumenical back pack ministry. Students in the local schools who are in need receive supplemental non-perishable food on Fridays to ensure their well-being over the weekend. Mail your tax-deductible contribution to: McCormick County Back Pack Ministry, P. O. Box 1145, McCormick, SC 29835.

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MCCORMICK UNITED METHODIST WOMEN SPRING LUNCHEON
Approximately forty ladies attended the McCormick United Methodist Women’s annual spring luncheon on Saturday, April 16. Speaking on “What’s Your Game Plan?” guest speaker Linda Tyner, Executive Director of the Lakelands Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes, gave a very inspirational presentation on the importance of putting God first as we make our “game plans” and as we seek to work together as His team.  Spiritual Growth Coordinator, Carol Bailey, presented a devotional that also tied in with the speaker’s theme.  Carrying the theme further was the special music provided by For Heaven’s Sake who sang “Side By Side”.
Special thanks is expressed to all presenters and also to the committee who did an outstanding job with the delicious meal:  Ingrid Fuller, Toni Graham, Mary Thompson, and Madeleine Toland.

The next dinner meeting of the United Methodist Women will be on Thursday, July 21 at 6 p.m.  Guest speaker for this meeting will be Andrew Boozer, Vice President for Development at Epworth Children's Home in Columbia, SC.  Andrew’s presentation will be on Epworth’s Santa’s Angels project, a program our church participates in each year at Christmas.

“LABELS: WHO IS IN AND WHO IS OUT” 
The Vital Worship Ministry Team and Rev. Dr. Paul Wood did an outstanding job of delivering the message that we are all part of God’s World in the combined service on April 24.  The music was inspiring and continued the answer to the theme, “Who is in, Who is out”.  Many thanks to Don and Carol Tummons, Mike Sartain, Jack Toland, Susie and Bill Hartz, Earl Potter, and Donelle Harris for sharing their talents!  To see more pictures go to http:\\mccormickumc.org\vital-worship

ANNUAL EPWORTH MOTHER’S DAY OFFERING
Epworth Children's Home provides care to children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and loss.  Epworth’s care breaks the destructive cycle and encourages children to aim higher in life. Each child receives the physical, emotional, academic, and spiritual care they need to transform their lives. This care makes a difference. It develops long-term healing, self-worth and self-confidence. It transforms children who are three years behind in school into honor roll students, high school graduates, and college students. Epworth’s care provides spiritual nourishment to strengthen their relationship with God. On Sunday, May 8, 2016, we will support the home with the Annual Epworth Mother’s Day Offering. Without the support of churches like ours, Epworth could not provide transformational care for children in need. We are invited to give generously to the children who call Epworth home.  Epworth does not receive apportionment support.  This offering is our opportunity to support this vital ministry.  For more information, please visit Epworth on the web at www.epworthchildrenshome.org

JOHN DE LA HOWE 2016 FISHING PROGRAM
Someone forgot to tell the fish we were fishing!
The fish were not biting on Wednesday April 20, when we had 14 students and 7 volunteers fishing at McCormick Country Club. Someone must have forgotten to tell them the students of John de la Howe were fishing!  We did, however, catch a couple of nice fish and one large turtle.  All the boys have now learned to bait their own hooks and take fish off the line.   The students love fishing and can't wait until May 2 when we will fish once again at McCormick Country Club 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. We will not fish this week because of the Savannah Lakes Village Classic at Monticello Golf Course.  Once again all students and volunteers had a great time!

Below is the Schedule:
Wed   May 4          4 pm  McCormick CC      Student Fishing
Wed   May 11        4 pm  McCormick CC      Student Fishing

GENERAL CONFERENCE
MAY 10-20
The United Methodist General Conference will begin Sunday, May 10, and run through May 20. The event will be held in Portland, Oregon. To learn more about General Conference, go to http://www.umc.org/topics/general-conference-2016.

MORNING GLORIES
FRIDAY, MAY 13 9:30
Morning Glories May monthly meeting will be Friday, May 13th at 9:30 am at the church. All women, please put this date on your calendar and plan to join us for Bible study and Christian fellowship.

WEAR RED ON PENTECOST, MAY 15
The Worship Committee encourages all of us to wear red clothing to church on May 15. Churches traditionally switch their paraments to red on the Day of Pentecost. It reminds us of the Spirit of God coming upon the disciples on the first Pentecost like “divided tongues, as of fire.” (See Acts 2: 1 – 12.)
 
The 11:00 service on Pentecost will include a baptism. Grady Thomas Hray will receive baptism. He is the son of Peyton and Jane (Wood) Hray and the grandson of Paul and Kay Wood.

FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE
MAY 22 CONCERT
In celebration of singing together for ten years, FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE will be in concert on May 22 at 2:30pm.  Everyone is invited!

HOW TO AVOID PROBATE COURT
Kitty Butler, our Probate Judge will speak on How to Avoid Probate Court on June 5 at 3PM.  Mark the date and watch for more details.

3SG
Men, what is 3SG?  As guys, we like code.  It’s cool.  It sounds like a secret.  Ok, but what does the code mean?  It is a cord of 3 strands.  If you take two pieces of twine, rope or leather and braid it together, it works; but if you take three pieces, then you can create some real strength.  So what?  It would be great to get men together in groups of three (3 Strand Groups) to share issues regularly.  Questions?  Ask Bruce Motsinger, Don Tummons, Bob Struck or Jack Toland.

MUMC PRAYER LIST
Names are removed monthly. 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
In an effort to keep everyone current, we are asking that if you have an event that needs to be added or revised, you email Barb Shelley and she will work with Rick Lindley to make sure it is put on our calendar.

The calendar is available to you 24/7 by going to http://mccormickumc.org/calendar and it is also posted on the bulletin board outside the office in two month increments. The calendar on our MUMC site is perpetual, so feel free to send future dates!

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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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