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.
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
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
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!
To see more pictures, go to…http://mccormickumc.org/craft-show-cookie-factory-2017
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.
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
Louis & Willie Malvestuto
Rick & Jan Hogg
Don & Betty Francavilla
Gordon & Carol Waine
Bruce & Judy Motsinger
James & Janice Sibert