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!
Our brand new Disaster Response Plan has been approved by the Church Council and submitted to Rev. James Friday, the Greenwood District Superintendent. By clicking on the image above you can read the plan. Mitch Mitchel prepared the plan with significant help from Al Gaer and Madeleine Toland. The plan helps us to minimize the impact of a variety of church-related and community calamities. It also helps us to prepare for impending disasters and to effectively and compassionately respond to people affected by those events when they occur.
SALKEHATCHIE SUMMER SERVICE CAMP
During the week of June 20-26, six homes in McCormick County received needed repair services from this year’s Salkehatchie Summer Service group of approximately 70 high school and college age youth and adult participants.
One of the homes was that of Mrs. Katie Lindley – one of our own – whose home received a new roof. The photo above is of Katie with all of the campers who worked on her home. They are all standing around a beautiful wooden cross the group constructed and painted that reads “Salkehatchie 2015”.
Additional photos may be viewed athttp://mccormickumc.org/salkehatchie-2015In addition to action shots, the photos include shots of a couple of presentations to Kellie Owans, Salkehatchie Camp Director – one of Pastor Paul presenting a check in the amount of $1,000 from McCormick UMC and another of Phil Bailey with a donation of $1,000 from the McCormick Lions Club.
Following their first meal at McCormick UMC upon arrival, the Salkehatchie campers had meals throughout the week at the following churches in our community: McCormick First Baptist, Mt. Zion AME Church of God, Mt. Lebanon Baptist, Shiloh AME, Lower Mt. Moriah Baptist, Republican United Methodist, Lutheran Church By the Lake, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, and Parksville Baptist.
You might say we had the opportunity to see God in our community during the week of Salkehatchie – both in the hands and feet of the participants as they portrayed Jesus in their acts of service and through the hands of our Christian faith community as they also reached out to share Jesus.
There are nearly 50 Salkehatchie camps statewide. In order to be a part of a work team, participants make a financial commitment and each volunteer participates fully in the experience of serving, growing, learning and sharing together.
REV. DR. PAUL WOOD
MUMC is fortunate to have a minister who sings! On Fathers’ Day, members and visitors heard Rev. Dr. Paul Wood sing “Heal Our Land” by Michael Card. It was quite moving in light of the fact that there had been a shooting in a Charleston church that week.
CHURCH BAZAAR AND BAKE SALE
The UMW Church Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held on October 17. Last year’s event was such a huge success that we have just a couple tables left for crafters! If you are interested in having a table ($40 full table, $20 half table), contact Barb Shelley or Wendy Kvale immediately. They are going to put a notice out to the community next week to fill the last table! The Bazaar committee and the UMW board will be meeting this week to finalize some plans and ideas. Watch the BLAST for more details! Wendy Kvale (391-8048) and Barb Shelley (391-4346)
JULY 5 SERVICE
There will be “special music” at the 11AM service!
UMM invite all men (and any visiting lads) to join them to sing some patriot songs (melody only). If you are interested, please meet in the choir room at 10:30 that morning.
GREENWOOD DISTRICT UNITED METHODIST WOMEN NEWSLETTER NEWS-A-PLENTY
UMM invites the congregation to join them on the Patriot Boat Cruise on the Savannah River on Wednesday, July 15. $20 per person includes the boat trip in an air conditioned cabin and dinner. Soft drinks will be provided, and you may also bring a beverage of your choice. Boat leaves from Augusta at 6pm. There is a sign-up sheet in the fellowship hall. There is a maximum of 60 guests. If you are out of town, call the Church Office and ask them to sign you up. Don’t miss this fun event!
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
JULY 30 6PM
Ladies, be sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, July 30 at 6 p.m. when we will have our next UMW Dinner Meeting. Our guest speaker will be Chari Ridgeway of Calhoun Falls, SC who works at Abbeville Area Medical Center. She will share her moving personal testimony following her daughter’s tragic accident. The theme will be “And What Does the Lord Require of You?” We will also have our Pledge Service at this meeting – this brief agenda item gives the opportunity for you to make your financial pledge to the unit for 2016. In previous years, we have made our pledges in October – doing it instead in July gives our Treasurer, Pat Sharpe, the ability to better perform her duties. The following are committee members for our July dinner meeting: Emilee Groh, Linda Kidd, and Joan Wessels.
August 9 Sunday
Members and guests have been enjoying the Blended Worship services. Mark your calendars (August 9) for the next blended worship service and watch for more details.
GREEN JACKETS BASEBALL NIGHT
AUGUST 13 (THURSDAY)
UMM invites everyone to attend the Green Jackets baseball night on Thursday, August 13. They have 20 tickets for the game. If the 20 tickets are spoken for, UMM will be pleased to get more. You can go on your own, or meet at the church parking lot to car pool. They will have a sign-up sheet in the fellowship hall to provide a head count for the event
UNITED METHODIST MEN
NEXT MEETING SEPT 1 (NO MEETING IN JULY OR AUGUST)
Wednesday, June 17, was our first day of the fishing program for summer school students of John de la Howe. We had miscalculated the length of summer school classes, so we had only seven boys for the first session and we had only one session this week. Next week, we expect to have at least ten students on both Wednesday and Thursday. Although we didn’t do any fishing, we had a really great time. We spent some time discussing fishing and the things you can learn while fishing. Then Gerry Nettles did a really good job telling the students about the kinds of fish we will be fishing for later. Each student was able to use a rod and reel of their choosing. Gerry demonstrated the proper way to cast each of the different types of reels and gave them the basics of how to cast. We then took the students to an open field on campus where the students practiced casting to targets. After about 30 minutes of practice, we had a casting contest among the students to see how their techniques were progressing. Each realized that this casting takes more than a few minutes of practice to be really good. Finally, everyone came together to discuss what we had learned for the day. Each student told what they had learned for the day. One young man stepped up to say, “you guys coming out to spent time with us and show us stuff is pretty cool! Thank you”
We will be sharing more about fishing equipment, bait and how to fish for certain kinds of fish next week. The students will again be using hula hoops to practice casting.
After the JDLH summer break, we will start fishing with the students. The schedule we will use for fishing is as follows:
July 15 - Fishing in JDLH pond on campus 6:30 pm til dark
July 16 - Fishing in JDLH pond on campus 6:30 pm til dark
July 22 - Fishing in JDLH pond on campus 6:30 pm til dark
July 23 - Fishing in JDLH pond on campus 6:30 pm til dark
July 29 - Fishing in JDLH pond on campus 6:30 pm til dark
July 30 - Fishing in JDLH pond on campus 6:30 pm til dark
August 19 - Fishing in JDLH pond on campus 6:30 pm til dark
August 20 - Fishing in JDLH pond on campus 6:30 pm til dark
UMW ASKS US TO SAVE DONATE CANCELLED STAMPS and OLD PILL BOTTLES
UMW sends cancelled stamps to the national UMW where they are processed and sold to stamp collectors all over the world. The proceeds buy shoes for children in Africa.
The collection of old pill bottles continues. Please take the label off the bottle, if possible. When the labels are removed, the bottles are used for medicine in Third World countries.
When labels are not removed, the bottles are sold to a recycling
center. Those monies are used for Third World Countries.
There are boxes in the Fellowship Hall for both items.
STOP HUNGER NOW
OCTOBER 10 SATURDAY
In July, as we did last year, we will begin promoting our Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event scheduled for Saturday, October 10 as we work together to raise the $5,800 needed for this project. The Outreach Missions Committee is confident that God will lead us, as He has for the past two years, and through His Followers at McCormick UMC. He will provide both the funds and volunteers needed for this project to once again be successful.
DINNER FOR EIGHT
There will potluck dinners for the Dinner for Eight on June 28, August 23, and October 25. Groups and subs will be signing up soon. Two groups will be in charge of set up and take down each date. Diners will be drawing numbers for seating, which will allow for fellowship beyond their own groups!
If you would like to add a name to the list go to http://mccormickumc.org/our-prayer-list. If you would like a name removed, please type remove and the name you would like removed. 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.
your convenience, there is a Flower Calendar on the bulletin board across from
the office. Please select a Sunday and put your name on the line across
from the Sunday you would like to have flowers placed in the church.
Barbara will call to remind you.
The calendar is available to you 24/7 by clicking the "Calendar" link on the left hand side of this page. It is also posted on the bulletin board outside the office in two month increments. If you have an event that needs to be added or revised please email Barb Shelley and she will work with Rick Lindley to make sure it is put on our calendar.