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!
Join Linda Kidd and the Outreach Missions Committee in assisting the STOP HUNGER NOW organization to fulfill their mission "to end hunger in our lifetime"! Help MUMC reach our goal to raise $5,800 and package 20,000 plus meals on October 10!
There are two ways you can donate and two ways you can register to volunteer.
You can go to http://events.stophungernow.org/McCormickUMC to donate on their secure website using your credit card. They immediately send you a receipt for your taxes. If you also volunteer on line, they will send you a thank you and will send you a reminder email closer to Oct 10.
You still may donate to STOP HUNGER NOW by using a check payable to MUMC and note STOP HUNGER NOW on the envelope and/or Memo line. Feel free to drop in the collection plate or bring to the church office. Also, there is a sign-up in the Fellowship Hall.
Those who volunteer on- line do not need to sign up in the Fellowship Hall, we will work with the staff at STOP HUNGER NOW to keep both lists current. Also, when we report progress on donations, we will include both what was collected on-line and checks collected at church.
FIFTH SUNDAY BRUNCH
MANY, MANY THANKS!
Those attending Sunday’s Fifth Sunday Brunch were able to say Thank You to Nada Ream for the wonderful job she has done, sharing her musical talents! Nada thanked those in attendance in return and noted that her first piano student (her niece) was at Brunch also. Thank you again, Nada!
Becky Lagroon, member of MUMC and director of the McCormick Senior Center thanked the M&M Christcare group and the Outreach Missions Committee for supporting the Senior Center and the Meals on Wheels program. Becky acknowledged others from MUMC who have also contributed in many other ways, such as building shelves and contributing time at the Center.
Rev. Dr. Paul Wood thanked everyone for singing Happy Birthday in celebration of his sixtieth birthday! He especially thanked Rev. Kay Wood for his birthday treats, he shared with everyone!
And those of present for Brunch, THANK Don Tummons and Carol Bailey and their committee for an OUTSTANDING BRUNCH!! The food was great and the room looked so inviting. We all know that does not just happen, you worked to make it special and we thank you for that!
GOLD RUSH PARADE and UMM PANCAKE BREAKFAST
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19
The annual UMM Pancake Breakfast will take place again this year! Plan to come for Pancakes then participate in the parade!
The men will be serving up plain, and their famous blueberry pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and water for $6 (adults) and $3 (children). They will be serving from 8AM to 10AM in the Fellowship Hall.
The MUMC Community Functions committee is working on the MUMC float for the Gold Rush Parade. They need all of us to be at the parade! Many of our men will be working on the UMM pancake breakfast and we are hoping they will meet us at the "Grand Stand" after they are done serving around ten o'clock. There are some who are not able to walk a long distance and they will also meet us at the “Grand Stand” area. (We will find out where that will be and let you know)
The rest of us, please meet at the parade start (Again, we will let you know where that will be) and walk with the float. We will be handing out candy and smiling! At the Grand Stand, we will stop and Paul will lead us in the song we sang last year. "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands”. We ask that everyone step out into the street and start singing... with hopes the others there will join in too, praising the Lord through song!
More details to follow, mark your calendars!
DISCIPLE ONE CLASS (FAST TRACK)
Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of your knowledge of the Bible
The class goal is to increase your relationship with God and know His word even better. It is called Fast Track Disciple 1 and it runs for a total of twenty-four weeks, with a break in the middle.
The first twelve weeks is focused on the study of the Old Testament and the second twelve weeks focuses on the New Testament.
The class will start September 14, either at 8:00 or 8:30 am. The homework requirement is only 30 minutes a day between classes. The class itself will last 90 minutes.
The orientation session will be Sunday, September 6, at 9:30 in the first classroom off of Fellowship Hall. We will talk about the structure and flow of the class, type of Bible needed, and Don Tummons will give you your first study lesson for the first class. If you have any questions you can call Don Tummons @ (864) 602-9803 or just come to the orientation class and really see what it is all about.
MUMC BAZAAR AND BAKE SALE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 17
More exciting News!
Besides the awesome Bake Sale, which Lindy Stahlman is leading, and the crafters (some new ones added to those from last year!), there is going to be lunch served outside by our UMM and also outside will be the Attic Treasures, displayed by Ingrid Fuller and her committee.
AND to add to that, Bubbles The Clown will be outside for the “kids”, painting hands.
AND to add to that, our own Lee Belanger will be giving a lecture on Birds in the Sanctuary at 11AM.
That is all taking place from 9AM to 2PM on October 17, so mark your calendar for a fun, fun day of sharing with the Community!
M&M CHRISTCARE GROUP REQUEST
The M&M’s ChristCare Group will be taking the collected school supplies to the McCormick schools on September 8. If you have not already donated and plan to do so, please put them in the blue box located in fellowship hall sometime this week. Thank you, M&M's
August Luedecke reported that they had another successful day of fishing on Thursday, August 27. They had eleven students (3 girls and 8 boys) and they fished on the ponds at McCormick Country Club for about an hour and a half. They did not catch as many fish as the previous week but they caught bigger fish! The students are really beginning to understand fish and the fun that can be enjoyed. By the end of the day, one girl who had resisted touching either the worms or the fish was baiting other students’ lines and taking fish off the line! One of the boys, who had been afraid of fish, was taking them off the hook and putting them in our fish bucket.
We will fish one more day with the students on Thursday September 3. We plan, weather permitting, to fish about an hour, then returning to the campus at John de la Howe for a good old fish fry for the students and the volunteers who have supported this program since it began. The Children’s Outreach Ministry Team would like to thank those who have volunteered their time, help and encouragement to this program.
Morning Glories (Circle of UMW) will meet for brunch Friday, September 11 at the McCray House. They will gather at 10:30 and invite any interested ladies to join them. Please call Marilyn Meyer at 391-2074 with your reservation by Tuesday, Sept. 7th.
STEPHEN MINISTRY TRAINING
Stephen Ministry is planning to have a training class this coming fall. Classes will start in September and commissioning will take place in the spring, probably in March. If you are interested please contact one of the Stephen Ministers (listed below). The application and job description can be found in the Stephen Minister box outside of the church office and can also be downloaded here (PDF Format).
The next UMM meeting will be September 1 in the Fellowship Hall. The guest speaker will be Larry Mullins. The topic will be on the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s work to alleviate human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, and relief supplies.
The UMM are also planning a joint meeting with the UMW on October 29th.
COUNTERS FOR SEPTEMBER
Sept 7 Carol Bailey
Sept 14 Betty Smith
Sept 21 Judy Motsinger
Sept 28 Dot Baggett
“REACHING UP REACHING OUT through STEWARDSHIP in 2016”
Treasured Gift, an adaptation from a verse by Dr. Benjamin May tells about the precious treasure of time.
“One precious little minute,
Just sixty seconds in it,
Did not choose it,
Must not lose it;
Only a tiny little minute,
But eternity is in it.
It takes about a minute to smile at someone, or to tell him you are glad to see him or to invite him to church. It takes about a minute to pick up a piece of trash someone dropped on the floor or left on the table, or to say a prayer for our pastor just before he begins his sermon.
Approximately thirty minutes will pay a visit to someone who is lonely or shut-in. Just thirty to sixty minutes will mentor a child who needs tutoring or read letters or a book to someone who can’t see well. A few minutes will run an errand for someone who is home-bound.
Yes, the gift of time is one we can’t keep, but it keeps on giving.
MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT RETREAT
Theme: MAKING THE MOST OF MARRIAGE: CELEBRATING LOVE
Lutheran Church by the Lake
September 25-26 6-9PM
Cost: $50.00 per couple (INCLUDES MEAL)
What is a Marriage Enrichment Retreat?
It is a time for couples to be intentional in their relationship seeking to affirm the strengths of their marriage and become more effective in sharing their thoughts and feelings.
One couple writes, “A retreat allows us to take the time to share about things that really matter in our life together.”
Another participant shared, “I learned to listen so my mate would talk and I learned to talk so my mate would listen.”
Leading the event are TWO couples who are trained Leadership Couples by Better Marriages International and serve as leaders in Better Marriages of Georgia.
Earl and Kay Potter and Jack and Lana Snellgrove
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.
For 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.
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!