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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 join us at either the 8:30 AM or 11:00 AM service on Sunday!
 
By Rev. C. Nels Ledwell
 
Inspired by the Cries of His Neighbors
 
Many of us are afraid of dogs. It is a common fear. The immortal scientist Louis Pasteur was far more frightened of dogs than most people. Even a distant bark would terrify him. In his mind he could still see a mad and rabid wolf which raged through his boyhood village bringing agony and death to many of his neighbors. “I have always been haunted by the cries of those victims,” he said time and again. Yet in 1882, past the age of 60, Pasteur gave up all his other studies in an intense search for a cure for rabies.
 
For three long years, in spite of his deep seated fears, he risked his life living with mad dogs. At last he came through with a vaccine to cure the victims of rabies. On a July night in 1885 he tried the first injection on a little boy whose life seemed doomed. The boy lived. The remembered agony of his neighbors inspired Louis Pasteur to find a vaccine for this dread disease.
 
In my eight years of working with the Department of Health and Environmental Control, I had the opportunity to seek this treatment for 4 victims of bites from a rabid animal. I firmly believe that God inspires our lives to make this world a better place. What are working on McCormick UMC?
 
See You in Church,
Nels
 
PREPARING FOR WORSHIP
Scripture Lesson: Luke 10: 25-37
Message: “Your Ticket Please!”
 
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BLAST Editors taking a vacation..
No BLAST on July 16 or July 23
 
Stephen Ministry Corner
July 2019
There is a blue Stephen Minister Flier in the foyers of the church. It states “God Gives the Growth.” Its theme is that the caring for a care receiver that a Stephen Minister does nurtures the seed of God’s love … in the care receiver AND in the Stephen Minister!
 
Basically … through training the Stephen Minister becomes ‘equipped’ and, with the help of God and the congregation’s prayers, the care receiver is shown God’s mercy, care, and compassion. God works through this ministry to bring forth new hope, new life and renewed faith in the care receiver – and in the Stephen Minister too!!
 
As stated in 1 Corinthians 3:6-9 (NRSV) 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8 The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labor of each. 9 For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building.
 
Stephen Ministry is our congregation’s one-to-one caregiving ministry. God works through Stephen Ministers to plant a seed of hope and healing in a person whose life seems barren and forlorn because of some crisis or tragedy.
 
If you need someone to listen to you in a confidential, one-on-one relationship … someone with whom you can share your feelings, and receive acceptance and Christian love … someone to help by planting a seed of hope and healing … please consider being in a relationship with a Stephen Minister at MUMC. Start by calling one of the Stephen Leaders  thru the church office (864-852-2394).
 
SPECIAL MUSIC
THANK YOU MITCH MITCHELL
We are blessed at McCormick United Methodist Church to have so many who are willing to share their gifts. Mitch Mitchell sang “Drink the Wine, Eat the Bread” at our Communion Sunday service, July 8.

YOUTH CLASS
BULLETIN BOARD PROJECT
In case you haven’t been down the ramp to view the display that the youth class, Linda and Fred put up last week!!
 
FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS
SATURDAY, JULY 13
 
 
 
SAVE THOSE PLASTIC BOTTLE CAPS Please save your plastic bottle caps for our Bingo Birthday Bash October 27th.  There is a red box in the fellowship hall for them.
 
Thank You,
Congregational Care Team
 

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BIRTHDAYS
July
Joe Belanger
Susan Crowley
Nada Ream
Joel Mitchell
Julie Mae
Blodgett
Terry Williams
Susie Hartz
 
August
Mike Tallent
Sundee Luedecke
Beverly Snyder
Nancy Tutt
Harry Shelley
Jack Alfredson
Rob Rennie
Roger Wideman
Katie Lindley
Don Tummons
Mary Wright
Gail Nordyke
Betty Smith
Mary Ruth Haworth
Jim Lambeth
 
ANNIVERSARIES
July
Dan and Nancy Tutt
Richard and Diane Lewis
Bob and Carol Struck
Robert & Betty Weiss
Bob & Carol Wieboldt
 
August
Byron & Mary Thompson
Jimmy & Betty Smith
Terry and Carol Williams
Mike & Glenda Sartain
Harry & Barb Shelley
Don & Carol Tummons
Don and Janet Smith

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Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE:
July 14 … Bake Sale (Congregational Care)
July 18 .. UMW Dinner meeting 6pm
August 18… Church Picnic Baker Creek
August 22… Green Jackets Baseball Game
Sept 14… Lasagna Dinner
Sept 21… UMW District Meeting at MUMC
Sept 29.. Fifth Sunday.. Service at 10am with lunch following
Oct 5… MUMC Craft Show and Cookie Factory
Oct 13…Stewardship Sunday
Oct 17.. Joint UMW and Men N Ministry Dinner Meeting 6pm
Oct 19…Rise Against Hunger
Oct 26 … Celebration of First Responders Dinner 6pm
Oct 27 … Birthday Party (Congregational Care)
Nov 17.. Stephen Minister Sunday
Dec 29.. Fifth Sunday.. Service at 10am with lunch following
 
BAKE SALE
SUNDAY, JULY 14
BETWEEN/AFTER SERVICES
A reminder of the Bake Sale on July 14th between and after church services. Donations accepted and Thank You to those who baked. Bring them in when you come to church.
 
Thank You,
Congregational Care Team
 
UMW Summer Dinner Meeting
Thursday, July 18, 6PM
All women of the church are reminded to mark your calendars for Thursday, July 18 for the annual summer dinner meeting of McCormick United Methodist Women . The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in thechurch fellowship hall. Guest speaker will be Rev. Sharon Britz, Campus Minister for the Greenwood Wesley Fellowship, a United Methodist Campus Ministry of the Greenwood District. United Methodist Campus Ministries represent the missinoal presence of the South Carolina Conference on college and university campuses across the state. The Greenwood Wesley Fellowship (formerly called Lander University Methodist Campus Ministry) is one of eight ministries statewide and serves students of Lander University and Piedmont Technical College. Their mission is this: “We are called to share the transformational nature of Christ in a way that raises up a new generation of thoughtful, articulate Christians who care about making the world a better place.”
 
Sign up boards for this meeting are in the fellowship hall and vestibule of the church – if you are unable to sign up there, please call the church office at 864-852-2394 to have your name added to the list! And, feel free to bring a friend!
 
GREEN JACKETS BASEBALL GAME
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
Men N Ministry are planning another Green Jacket baseball outing this summer at the North Augusta stadium. They have arranged for twenty tickets to start, but hope to have to keep ordering more! The cost is $10 per ticket.
 
Everyone is welcome.. men, women, children, neighbors, visitors and friends!! The more the merrier!
 
The date is Thursday, August 22. The Greenjackets will be playing the Asheville Tourists (Colorado Rockies) and the game will be an evening game. Time will be announced, as well as plans for carpooling from the church.
 
Meanwhile, if you are interested, please let Lyn Bourne know.
 
MUMC CRAFT SHOW AND COOKIE FACTORY
OCTOBER 5 9AM TO 2PM
Plans are underway for the fifth Craft Show and Cookie Factory! There will be 12 vendors in the Fellowship Hall, plus the famous Cookie Factory. If needed, we will use the classroom for more vendors. There will also be vendors outdoors and possibly in the atrium.
 
We ask those vendors that have been with us first, then we ask for vendors from our church, and if we need more, we put out notices to SLV and McCormick community. We started the process last week by sending emails to last year’s vendors and a couple who expressed interest during the year, and in one day we had seven of the 12 spots in the Fellowship Hall filled, and two outside. If you are interested, please email Barb Shelley  and she will send you the information and forms.