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!
 
Your Everyday Life
The famous American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, created an idea called organic architecture. He believed that buildings should be blended into the surrounding natural environment. If you stare at the buildings that he designed on the campus of Florida Southern College in Lakeland, it is very difficult to tell where the edifice stops and the environment begins. It merges and blends.
 
Perhaps we should start talking of organic Christianity. If you look at the life of Jesus you see no sharp line of demarcation between his religious life and his everyday life. They blended and they Meshed together. It should be that way for you and for me.
 
If we have responded to John’s demands that we repent, if Christ really has been born anew in our hearts then it will bring out the best, not the worst, in us.
 
It brought out the best in Joseph. When Mary told her husband that she was pregnant, he had every legal right to divorce her for in those days an engagement was the equivalent of a marriage. She could have been turned over to the civil authorities as an adulteress and the penalty for that was stoning. Not one man in a million could have been expected to believe Mary’s version of the conception — Joseph believed it. Christmas brought out the good in Joseph.
 
It is my prayer that this Christmas season will have an effect on the way that you live your life. That it will bring out the best, not the worst, in you. Not one person here in our Church has the problems that Joseph had that first Christmas, yet the best was brought out in him.
 
When you and I care, we want to give our best to God. To be the best is to be like Jesus.
Christmas is going to be huge!
 
See You in the Services, Nels
 
Preparing for Sunday
 
Scripture Philippians 4: 4-7
 
Message Recovering our Smiles
 
Audio recordings of sermons are available here:
 
POINTSETTIAS AND NATIVITY SCENE For those of you who were not able to attend church last Sunday, the picture above shows the donated poinsettias and the Nativity Scene. Thank you to Bobby Burleson and her elves, Kevin Burleson and Lindy Stahlman, for arranging the poinsettias. They looked beautiful on a rainy, cold morning! Definitely brought sunshine into the sanctuary!
 
Hope you can all attend this coming Sunday!
 
MEN N MINISTRY DINNER MEETING REPORT
The Men in Ministry held their December meeting on Tuesday Dec 5 in Fellowship Hall. Everyone enjoyed some good conversation and a meal of Pizza and salad with ice cream and brownies for dessert. Bruce Motsinger and Bob Struck prepared the meal. Bruce gave a short devotional on the symbolism of Advent.
 

Rev. Jerry Clinkscales, Keynote Speaker

Reverend Jerry Clinkscales of Martha’s Chapel Methodist Church on McCracken Street in McCormick was the keynote speaker. He gave a fascinating discussion of the history of that Church with emphasis of the cemetery and the site of the former school, which is located off Holiday Road near the Southwind section of SLV. Years ago members of our church helped in the work on their current church and had some joint functions. The churches have had minimal interactions in recent years. Plans were discussed to renew activities between the two churches with a joint project to clean up the cemetery early next year. Following the program a short business meeting was held including the election of officers.
 
No need to sign up for January dinner meeting, just show up at 6pm on January 8 and bring a friend!
 
More photos are on the Men N Ministry page of the website at http://www.mccormickumc.org/men-n-ministry
 
CANCELLED STAMPS UMW COLLECTS FOR UMCOR
From Sue Mitchell… “It is that time of year when you are probably receiving Christmas cards. Please remember that the UMW is saving the cancelled stamps from those envelopes. Just remove your name from the envelope put the rest in the drawer marked stamps in the Fellowship Hall. Be sure the stamp is on the part of the envelope you donate. This is a UMCOR project. Thanks”
 
BIRTHDAYS
December
Norma Cooper
Nick Knuycky
Shirley Garling
Larry Ream
Chuck Winn
Carol Tummons
Dan Tutt
Inez Reifsnyder
Allen Gaer
Becca Lagroon
Jerry Nettles
 
ANNIVERSARIES
December
Roger & Martha Wideman
Ronnie & Linda Kidd
Dick & Faith Killius
Elaine & Curtis Baggett
Bill and Carolyn Skelton
Lyn & Maryanne Bourne
Tom Huber & Paula Lemond
 

Click the image above to view our event calendar.

 
SAVE THESE DATES:
Dec 14… Morning Glories Lunch at the Talmadge 11:30AM
Dec 16 … Café du Don 9AM to 10:45AM
Dec 16… Church Council Meeting 6pm
Dec 23 … Worship and Carol Singing 8:30AM and 11AM
Dec 24… Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7PM
 
2019 DATES
Jan 8… Men N Ministry Dinner meeting 6pm in Fellowship Hall Feb 16… Dinner and a Movie (Dinner at 5:30.. movie at 6:30) March 1… World Day of Prayer
March 16… Fundraiser Dinner for FCA
March 31… Sunday Brunch (Fifth Sunday)
May 4… Pancake Breakfast and Community Yard Sale
June 30… Church Picnic at MUMC
Sept 14… Lasagna Dinner
Oct 5… MUMC Craft Show and Cookie Factory
October 19…Rise Against Hunger
 
2019 TIME AND TALENT OPPORTUNITIES SURVEY
The Time and Talent Opportunities Survey can be submitted online and should be completed by individuals. Click the link below to access the survey.
 
 
Be sure to click the “SUBMIT” button on the bottom of page 4 of the survey to save your responses. After clicking the submit button a confirmation page will be displayed confirming that your responses have been recorded.
 
MORNING GLORIES
ALL WOMEN INVITED TO LUNCH AT TALMADGE DEC 14 All women are invited to the Talmadge on Friday, December 14th at 11:30 for lunch and fun to celebrate the Love of Christmas.
 
Sign-up Sheet is now in Fellowship Hall .. stop and add your name!!
 
CAFÉ DU DON DEC 16
Café Du Don is having a special breakfast in the Fellowship Hall on December 16 to celebrate two occasions:
 
First to celebrate Pastor Nels  (He was preaching at his old church on Pastor Appreciation Sunday)
 
Second.. we will be celebrating the Christmas Holidays!
 
We will have eggs benedict casserole, baked oatmeal, a few quiches and sweets to top off the morning.
 
Breakfast will run from 9AM to 10:45AM
No sign ups, just come for good food and fellowship!
 
MUMC CHRISTMAS SERVICES
On Sunday, December 23 there will be two services.. 8:30AM and 11AM.  There will be regular worship with the emphasis on Christmas Carol Singing.
Did you know that… two favorites, “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” and “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus,” were written by Charles Wesley, one of the founders of Methodism?
 
On December 24, there will be a Candlelight Service at 7PM.
 
Invite your neighbors, bring your guests, and come celebrate Christ’s Birth with your church family!
 
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
For the 5th year in a row, women from the McCormick area will join together to pray with women from all over the world. Please Save The Date – Friday, March 1st, 2019 at 11a.m. This years’ event will be hosted by New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and sponsored by the Lutheran Church By The Lake.
 
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
Jan. 6,
Jan 20
Feb 10
Feb 24
March 10
March 24
April 7
 
4pm – 7pm Sanctuary
April 14
April 15
April 16
April 17
 
The Lower Room will be presented on Maundy Thursday, April 18, at 6PM.