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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!


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!

Paul
Sermons
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)

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
Carol Struck
Peggy Thomas
Barb Berton
Don Youngs
Bob Cooper
Bobbie Lewis
Bob Rennie
Wayne Reifsnyder
Bill Jeffries
Shelby Jean Moore
Rosemary Pettus
Chris Hogarth
Lesa Camp
Bobby Burleson
Jessica Kidd
Nelda McCracken
Sis Peterson
Don Rek

JANUARY ANNIVERSARIES
Frank and Shirlene Chewning
Jim and Bobbi Lambeth
Gale and Madge Krotzer
Jerry and Barb Berton
Wayne and Joan Smith


Calendar


UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
JANUARY 19 6PM
"It Was a Very Good Year!"
All women are invited to attend the annual winter dinner meeting of McCormick United Methodist Women scheduled for Thursday, January 19 at 6 p.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall.  The guest speaker will be Harriet Creswell, Greenwood District UMW President.  Harriet is a member of Tranquil UMC in Greenwood.  Her message will focus on the many good things happening within the district and will also address future challenges for United Methodist Women.  

Sign up boards are in the fellowship hall and vestibule of the church, or you may call the church office at 852-2394 to have your name added to the list.  

Souper Bowl of Caring on Super Bowl Sunday
FEB 5
The Souper Bowl of Caring is an offering which supports local efforts to fight hunger. The offering is taken each year in churches around the country on Super Bowl Sunday. Each local church decides how the money will be used in their local community.

This year’s offering will be given to Helping Hands Food Pantry.

At the close of worship February 5, members of the Missions/Outreach Committee will stand at both doors with soup pots and ask for our pocket change. You will find two pots, one for each of the Super Bowl opponents. Choose the team you want to win, and help Helping Hands to feed the hungry in McCormick County.

LUMBERTON MISSION TRIP
MISSION OUTREACH TEAM
We will be returning to Lumberton, NC, where there was extensive flood damage from Hurricane Matthew. This will be our third trip to Lumberton and the Mission trip is supported by Mission Outreach. Those who are able, we hope you will consider it. We plan to leave McCormick after Worship Service on Feb. 5, returning home on Fri., Feb. 10 in the PM.  Mission Outreach provides Food and Registration, our sleeping and dining facilities are in a local Church. Showers are available in the Church.  We will be doing construction work, painting and other jobs to help them get their facilities back in order. If you are able and have an interest, please sign up on the Sign-Up sheet in Fellowship Hall. Any questions, please contact Bruce Motsinger.

UNITED METHODIST MEN DINNER/MEETING
FEB 7 6pm
All men are invited to attend the next United Methodist Men’s dinner meeting on Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm. The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Stephen Love, Greenwood District Superintendent.

Contact Bob Rennie for more information on UMmen Ministry "Get Rooted in Christ" Spiritual Weekend to be held February 17th-19 2017 in Myrtle Beach.

DINNER AND A MOVIE
FEB 18
Family Life presents a night out with Dinner and a Movie. We will have dinner at 6:pm.  Dinner will be Chicken Fajitas, Southwestern Rice and Churros for dessert.  Come early for Chips and Salsa. The movie will be "The Drop Box."   The cost will be $6.00/person.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the fellowship hall.  This is great opportunity to invite a friend and share a night out.

CAFÉ du DON
FEB 26
We are going to Kick off Lent with Beignets and Omelets to Go:  We will have Veggie, Egg White and spinach, and Ham and cheese Omelets. OJ and coffee. Plan you morning and come and have breakfast.  Breakfast will be served from 8:00 to 10:45

SIGNING UP FOR FLOWERS FOR THE SANCTUARY
Want to reserve a Sunday in 2017 to place flowers at the altar? A new flower calendar can be found across from  the church office. The following florists will deliver your flowers to the church for you.  This list is always located beside the Flower Calendar.

Christine Sibert
Brides and Blooms
(864) 602-0595 
222 Smallwood Lane in  McCormick

Evelyn’s Flower Shop
(864) 465-2211  
103 Deason St in McCormick

Deason Flowers 
(864) 366-4343   
106 Court Square in Abbeville

Jericho Florist  
(706) 359-4057 
101 N. Peachtree St in Lincolnton

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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