Welcome to Our Church Website

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 join us at either the 8:30 AM or 11:00 AM service on Sunday!
 
 
This week I would like to do something a little different and share with you the Prayer of St. Patrick. I urge you to read about his story. It is a lot more than shamrocks and green beer.
 
St. Patrick’s Breast-Plate
I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.
I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth with His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension, Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom. I arise today Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In the obedience of angels,
In the service of archangels,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In the predictions of prophets,
In the preaching of apostles,
In the faith of confessors,
In the innocence of holy virgins,
In the deeds of righteous men.
I arise today, through The strength of heaven,
The light of the sun, The radiance of the moon,
The splendor of fire,
The speed of lightning,
The swiftness of wind,
The depth of the sea,
The stability of the earth,
The firmness of rock.
I arise today, through
God’s strength to pilot me,
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptation of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill, afar and near.
I summon today
All these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel and merciless power
that may oppose my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul; Christ to shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that there may come to me an abundance of reward.
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.
 
Have a wonderful week and bring someone to Church! Nels
 
PREPARING FOR SUNDAY
Second Sunday in Lent
Scripture Lesson Philippians 3:17-4:1
Message “Two Kinds of People”
 
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NEW MEMBER BULLETIN BOARD
Many of you have noticed the bulletin board about our new members. Lindy Stahlman cleverly contacted our newest members and asked them to provide her with a fact or two about themselves that she could use on the bulletin board. Then she took their pictures and put the clues and their pictures (labeled with their names) and challenged us to figure out which clues went with which picture. Most of us could guess a few, but are very curious..
 
Well, Lindy has moved the clues to the pictures.. so take a few minutes on Sunday to look at the pictures and learn the names and read the clues!
 
BIRTHDAYS
March
Jean Thompson
Joe Larate
Jeanne Thornburg
Judy Motsinger
Marsha Garner
John H.Bandy, jr
Larry Bonam
Susan Gaer
Jan Hogg
Dale Tarrant
Bob Garner
 
April
Dick Kvale
Wendy Kvale
Shirley Moffett
Barb Shelley
Bill Adams
Nancy Vereb
Dot Baggett
Glenda Sartain
Maryanne Bourne
Ronnie Kidd
Gary Wolfe
 
ANNIVERSARIES
March
Ron & Donna Hutto
Sandi and Larry Bonam
Brian & Gail Gore
Dennis & Nancy Vereb
 
April
Mike & Charlotte Tallent
Jay & Dot Baggett
Jerry & June Nettles-Scott

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SAVE THE DATE:
March 17… Methodist Beliefs Class at Hickory Knob
March 21 … Congregational Care meeting 2pm All Welcome!
March 24… Methodist Beliefs Class at Hickory Knob
March 27 … Noon Lenten Service (Soup and Cornbread)
March 31… Fifth Sunday.. 10am service… followed by lunch March 31 … Commissioning of new Stephen Ministers
March 31… Methodist Beliefs Class at Hickory Knob
April 1… Methodist Beliefs Class at Hickory Knob
April 2 .. Men N Ministry Dinner Meeting
April 3… Noon Lenten Service (Soup and Cornbread)
April 10 … Noon Lenten Service (Soup and Cornbread)
April 14.. Palm Sunday
April 16… Forestview Visit – Join Congregational Care Team
April 18… Lower Room Play and Communion (Maundy Thursday)
April 21 .. Easter Sunday SunRise Service 6:30am – Baker Creek
April 21 … Easter Sunday at MUMC Cantata at 10am
April 27… UMW Luncheon Meeting
May 2… Blood Drive in Fellowship Hall
May 4… Pancake Breakfast and Community Yard Sale
May 7… Men N Ministry Dinner Meeting
May 16 … Congregational Care meeting 2pm All Welcome!
June 4… Men N Ministry Dinner Meeting
June 30… Fifth Sunday Service at 10AM with Lunch following Sept 14… Lasagna Dinner
Sept 19 … Congregational Care meeting 2pm All Welcome!
Sept 29.. Fifth Sunday.. Service at 10am with lunch following
Oct 5… MUMC Craft Show and Cookie Factory
October 19…Rise Against Hunger
Nov 17.. Stephen Minister Sunday
Nov 21… Congregational Care meeting 2pm All Welcome!
Dec 29.. Fifth Sunday.. Service at 10am with lunch following
 
SPECIAL UMW MEETING
MARCH 24
Annual Call to Prayer and Self Denial Service – All women of McCormick UMC are invited to attend this service that is scheduled for Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. at Troy UMC in Troy, SC. United Methodist Women of Republican UMC in McCormick, St. Paul UMC in Plum Branch, and Troy UMC take turns hosting this annual joint service. This year’s theme is Building a Thriving Generation of Children and Youth Worldwide.
 
CLASSES ON METHODIST BELIEFS MARCH 17 – APRIL 7 HICKORY KNOB 3PM
Attention prospective members, new members, and long-term members….
All are invited to attend a 4-week class on United Methodist beliefs and polity beginning March 17th. The class will be held at Hickory Knob State Park from 3 until 5 p.m.each Sunday. Our teacher will be Mr. Tony Watson, Greenwood District Lay Leader and your pastor.
 
You will find the class interesting and informative!
 
You are encouraged to join us, maybe even stay for dinner after the class.
 
Please call Janice at the church office (852-2394) or email her at mccormickumc@wctel.net if you are interested. Nels will let you know of any materials you will need.
 
LENT SCHEDULE FOR MUMC
On Ash Wednesday, March 6, there will be a service at 6pm
 
On Wednesdays (March 27, April 3 and April 10), there will Noon Lenten Services, followed by soup and corn bread. These services will be brief (30 minutes) to allow those that work to attend the service, eat, and return to work. Everyone is invited!
 
There will be two services on Palm Sunday (April 14), 8:30am and 11am.
 
Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday. Don Tummons will be presenting a play about the women and their feelings during the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus.
 
Easter Sunday will be a special day, a day to share in the celebration!  There will be a Sunrise Service at Baker’s Creek at 6:30AM. This will be shared with our friends at The Lutheran Church at the Lake and everyone is invited!
 
There will also be one service at MUMC at 10AM. The Chancel Choir will sing the cantata, “HALLELUJAH! What a Savior! The Crucified and Risen Christ”.
 
LOWER ROOM
MAUNDY THURSDAY PLAY
Don Tummons is directing a play, called “Lower Room”. It will be held on Maundy Thursday.
 
Rehearsal times and dates are:
12:30-2:00 fellowship hall
March 10
March 24
April 7
 
4pm – 7pm Sanctuary
April 14
April 15
April 16
April 17