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!
 
 
Our Greatest Need
 
“If our greatest need had been information,
God would have sent us an educator.
If our greatest need had been technology,
God would have sent us a scientist.
If our greatest need had been money,
God would have sent us an economist.
If our greatest need had been pleasure,
God would have sent us an entertainer.
But our greatest need was forgiveness,
So God sent us a Savior!”
 
Chuck Swindoll, The Grace Awakening
 
 
The Power of Belief in a World of Lost Hope
Eric Butterworth tells about a young soldier who lost his legs in battle. Something died within this young man when he found he would never walk again. He lay in his hospital bed, staring blankly at the ceiling. He refused to talk to anyone who tried to help him. He refused to cooperate with doctors or nurses who wanted to help him to adjust.
 
One day, another inmate of the hospital strolled in and sat down on a chair near the bed. He drew a harmonica from his pocket and began to play softly. The patient looked at him for a second, then back to the ceiling. That was all for that day.
Next day the player came again. For several days he continued to come and to play quietly. One day he said, “Does my playing annoy you?” The patient said, “No, I guess I like it.” They talked a little more each day.
 
One day the harmonica player was in a jovial mood. He played a sprightly tune and began to do a tap dance. The soldier looked on but was apparently unimpressed. “Hey, why don’t you smile once and let the world know you’re alive!” the dancer said with a friendly smile. But the legless soldier said, “I might as well be dead as in the fix I’m in.” “Okay,” answered his happy friend, “so you’re dead. But you’re not as dead as a fellow who was crucified two thousand years ago, and He came out of it all right.” “Oh, it’s easy for you to preach,” replied the patient, “but if you were in my fix, you’d sing a different tune.” With this the dancer stood up and said, “I know a two-thousand-year-old resurrection is pretty far in the dim past. So maybe an up-to-date example will help you to believe it can be done.” With that he pulled up his trouser legs and the young man in the bed looked and saw two artificial limbs. The tap-dancing fellow with the harmonica was not simply a Pollyanna. He once lay where that young soldier now lay. He himself had known the power of a resurrection. He had learned to live life abundantly–even without his legs. Needless to say, the young soldier’s own resurrection began that moment.
 
Easter isn’t just about dying. It’s about the power of belief in a world of lost hope. It is about knowing that no situation is beyond God’s redeeming power.
 
Join me in following Christ to the Cross on Thursday for the “Lower Room” and Communion. Join me Sunday as we celebrate the Great Resurrection Day at 6:30 am and 10 am.
 
See you soon,
Nels
 
PREPARING FOR WORSHIP
Sunday April 21 – Easter Sunday
Scripture Lesson:  John 20: 1-18
Message: “Made to Live”
 
Easter Cantata
Presented by Chancel Choir
 
Audio recordings of sermons are available here:
 
BETWEEN SERVICE TREATS
A new sign-up sheet is in the fellowship hall on the easel for Sunday morning snacks. It includes an explanation of what is needed. Please help us out by picking a date that is convenient for you to bring a little something to go with our coffee between services. We are grateful! For questions, see Rosemary Pettus.
 

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BIRTHDAYS
April
Dick Kvale
Wendy Kvale
Shirley Moffett
Barb Shelley
Bill Adams
Nancy Vereb
Dot Baggett
Glenda Sartain
Maryanne Bourne
Ronnie Kidd
Gary Wolfe
Don Smith
 
May
Leslie Belanger Bill Hartz Trely Wolfe Marge Radosevich Doug Hoagarth Bernie Tarrant Joan Wessels Haley Wolfe
 
ANNIVERSARIES
April
Mike & Charlotte Tallent
Jay & Dot Baggett
Jerry & June Nettles-Scott
 
May
Gay & Jay Berry

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SAVE THE DATE:
April 21 .. Easter Sunday Sunrise Service 6:30am – Baker Creek
April 21 … Easter Sunday at MUMC Cantata at 10am
April 22.. Church Office will be closed
April 23.. Work Party 9:30am MUMC – Spread Mulch
April 27… UMW Luncheon Meeting
May 2… Blood Drive in Fellowship Hall
May 4… Pancake Breakfast and Community Yard Sale
May 4… Church Pew Quilt Show
May 5… PRAYZ in the Park at the MACK 3-5pm
May 7… Men N Ministry Dinner Meeting
May 16 … Congregational Care meeting 2pm All Welcome!
June 4… Men N Ministry Dinner Meeting
June 15-22 . Salkehatchie Summer Service in McCormick
June 30… Fifth Sunday Service at 10AM with Lunch following
August 18… Church Picnic Baker Creek
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
Oct 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
 
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP
MUMC, Republican Methodist Church, and the Lutheran Church by the Lake will worship together at 6:30am at Baker Creek. Dress warmly and remember, it’s a long drive back into the pavilion area!
 
At 10am at our church, the MUMC Chancel Choir will be presenting the Cantata.
 
MUMC WORK PARTY TUESDAY
APRIL 23 9:30AM
There will be a work party to spread some mulch around the church grounds on Tuesday, April 23. If you can help, please come! You will want to bring some gardening gloves.
 
PEW QUILT SHOW
MAY 4
There is going to be a Pew Quilt Show at our church on May 4.
 
The quilts will be displayed on the pews as shown in the picture above. Can’t you see it?  Our sanctuary filled with all those beautiful quilts? So many memories and love!  Do come by and see it!
 
Now, do you have a quilt you are willing to share?
 
The form is available by clicking the link below.  It needs to be completed and delivered to Linda Crochet by April 27.
 
 
Lindy Stahlman is the representative from our church on the committee and she would be happy to help you get the form completed and delivered. She’s even willing to help you get your quilt to the church.  Give her a call today if you have a quilt.
 
PRAYZ IN THE PARK
MAY 5 3-5PM
MACK PARK
 
CONGREGATIONAL CARE TEAM
Note: The Congregational Care Team will not meet on April 18th. The next meeting will be on May 16 at 2PM.
The Congregational Care Team would like to help anyone in need of transportation, perhaps a meal or two and maybe even just a visit for an hour or so. You can reach any one of us by phone or email and you will find the list in your church directory of whom to call. We want to know if someone is ill, in the hospital or needs our assistance. As our name says we CARE about our families at McCormick UMC. Call us, let us know so we can help. The Congregational Care Team of Carol Struck, Connie Tremsky, Sue Yeardon, Mary Thompson, Sue Gaer, Martha Grace, Shirley Moffett, Ingrid Fuller. Each of us send our blessings to each of you. Carol Struck
 
All women of the church are invited to the Annual Spring Luncheon of McCormick United Methodist Women that is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 beginningat 11:30 A.M in the church fellowship hall. Guest presenter will be Linda Huber who will be sure to entertain you as she plays her autoharp and tells her story. A delicious meal is being planned for you by the members of the luncheon committee – Sue Gaer, Linda Kidd, Caren Larate, and Carol Williams.
 
McCormick UMW is open to all women of the church and community – you do not have to be a member of McCormick UMC or of McCormick UMW to attend – all women are welcome! Please sign up on registers in the church fellowship hall or narthex. And, feel free to sign up a friend to come with you!