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First, I Am a Christian
James Moore was invited to participate in a “Career Day on Campus” at one of the colleges in the Southwest. He was asked to be part of a panel discussion. Panelists were to discuss, “How Faith Influences Your Choice of a Career.” First, panelists were asked to introduce themselves and mention their particular vocations. It was all rather routine. One woman gave her name and said, “I’m an attorney.” A man gave his name and said, “I’m in business. I own a computer company.” A woman gave her name and said, “I’m in real estate.” When it was Dr. Moore’s turn he said, “I’m a minister.” The person seated next to him was a doctor. The doctor’s statement changed that mundane situation into a special and sacred moment.
The doctor addressed the students, “We are here today to talk about vocation.” He told them that the word vocation actually meant “calling.” “Well,” the doctor told them, “my calling is to be a Christian…and one of the ways to do that is through the practice of medicine.” James Moore reflected afterwards, “That doctor wasn’t being pompous or arrogant. He was a humble man who had a strong sense of partnership with God.” His life was a success, but his first priority was service. Jesus said, “All who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted.”
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All Saints Day Reflections
Taken from the UMC.org website
All Saints Day is an opportunity to give thanks for all those who have gone before us in the faith. It is a time to celebrate our history, what United Methodists call the tradition of the church.
From the early days of Christianity, there is a sense that the Church consists of not only all living believers, but also all who have gone before us. For example, in Hebrews 12 the author encourages Christians to remember that a “great cloud of witnesses” surrounds us encouraging us, cheering us on. On All Saints Day, we recognize that we are part of a giant choir singing the same song. It is the song Jesus taught his disciples; a tune that has resonated for more than 2,000 years; a melody sung in glory and on the earth. Our great privilege is to add our voices to this chorus.
The last verse of “Come, Let Us Join our Friends Above” encourages us to sing faithfully while on earth, so we might join the heavenly chorus one day.
Our spirits too shall quickly join, like theirs with glory crowned,
and shout to see our Captain’s sign, to hear His trumpet sound.
O that we now might grasp our Guide! O that the word were given!
Come, Lord of Hosts, the waves divide, and land us all in heaven.
On All Saints Day, let us give thanks for both the saints in glory and those on earth, who have led us to Jesus. As they have shared the gospel with us, may we add our voices so someone else may hear about the grace and love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Thanks be to God for the lives of his saints.

Preparing for Worship

November 1, 2020
Twenty-second Sunday After Pentecost
All Saints Sunday
Holy Communion
SCRIPTURE LESSON: 2 Corinthians 5: 1-10
MESSAGE: “Confident Christians”
We will remember all our Church Members who have gone to be with God since last All Saints
Audio recordings of our services are available at https://www.mccormickumc.org/media/sermons
Many heart-felt thanks to Trely and Cody for sharing with us about the programs at Epworth Children’s Home! It makes us proud, as the MUMC family, to be able to help in our small way! (If you missed it this morning, go to the website (above) and hear what they had to say!
If you would like to donate, please make your checks out to MUMC and note Epworth on the check. Mail to the church at MUMC P.O. Box 267, McCormick SC 29835 or feel free to bring cash or check by to the church office.
Epworth Children’s Home and caregivers, like Trely and Gary, are doing God’s work and need our prayers and support. We all look forward to hearing much more!
Chair, Ronnie Hutto, spoke Sunday about the need to be able to budget for the coming year. He thanks us for our gifts that will help us Reach Up, Reach Out in 2021.
Please mail or bring your pledge card to church. If you did not receive one, please call the church office.
McCormick High Students Are Growing Kindness!
Angry words and bad attitudes can ruin friendships, but a gesture as simple as a smile can cause kindness to bloom and friendships to mend and grow.
The Students-In-Action Team of the JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) Program at McCormick High School chose to focus on kindness during the 2019-2020 school year and have continued that focus this year.
In July, the JAG Program was the recipient of a $200 award from Mental Health America of McCormick County for a special training project they sponsored. As a result of this project, almost the entire MHS faculty is now trained in “Mental Health First Aid,” which is a certification that shows the teachers have been trained in how to recognize signs of poor mental health among their students and colleagues. This kindness project benefits both students and faculty.
This was a major accomplishment in itself; however, the students chose to grow kindness even more,!
They used the funds from the award to purchase items that will further benefit students. The JAG Program has a “JAG Closet” (of clothing, shoes, and toiletries) that is available to any student in need with no questions asked. Probably due to COVID-19, students were running low on toiletry items for the closet, so their award funds were used to purchase items to restock the shelves. These students are to be commended for spreading seeds that grow kindness at McCormick High School!
We appreciate the fact that Jennie Brantley, JAG Program Coordinator, shared the above kindness entry with us – she says we will be hearing about another kindness project they are pursuing later.
In addition, we also had the following entry that reflects ways to grow kindness:
While shopping on Friday, I overheard two men talking several aisles over. One of them sounded troubled and expressed some concerns on his heart. The next thing I knew, I heard the other man ask him if it would be ok if he prayed with him. The man agreed, and the two of them stood hand in hand in a beautiful prayer. I thought how pleasing that gesture must be to our Lord and how much we could use more of that these days!
Have you seen God today? If you see God at work this week, there are two ways you can share what you saw!
1) Be a blessing to others by sharing your Act of Kindness (no names please) on our website, or use this link! Then check back each week to learn how others are passing on acts of kindness! The link is https://www.mccormickumc.org/acts-of-kindness
2) There is a Kindness box in the library on the window sill, along with paper and pencil. Share your God-Wink, perhaps someone else will be inspired!

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Putting Faith to Work
James “the Just” wrote his book which is sometimes referred to as a book of Christian Proverbs, to help Christians remain faithful to living a Christian life. Here, we’ll find practical instructions to guide us during a 3-week class.
Join Reverend Nels for a 3 week discussion on James starting, Sunday, October 25th @ 4pm, then again on Sunday, November 1st @4 PM, and finishing on Sunday, November 8th @4PM.
Meet with us for one hour each Sunday afternoon to explore our Christian Faith @ Work.
Masks and social distance will be required.  Feel free to bring your own refreshments, and call Janice @ 864-852-2394 so we’ll know how many sanitized chairs to have prepared.
Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has challenged athletes and coaches to impact the world for Jesus Christ. Camps are a time of “inspiration and perspiration” for athletes and coaches who want to reach their potential through comprehensive athletic, spiritual and leadership training.
The link to the event will be available by going to the Lakelands FCA Facebook Group. Additionally, the event can be viewed after the fact through youtube.
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Message from the McCormick Helping Hands United Food Pantry
As Thanksgiving time is fast approaching, The McCormick Helping Hands United Food Pantry is asking for your assistance in providing food items for needy families in McCormick County, as determined by the Food Pantry guidelines.
Due to the complications with COVID-19, the Department of Social Services in McCormick will not be partnering with us this year. Our goal this year is to provide Thanksgiving to approximately 180-200 families.
Please help us to reach this goal by filling the grocery bag that will be provided with the canned/boxed food items listed on each bag. (Note: Please DO NOT substitute or add items).
Monetary donations are always appreciated and will be used to purchase canned hams to supplement the filled bags to complete the meal. Checks can be made out to Helping Hands United, Inc. and a note made on the check “Thanksgiving Bags”.
Note: The bags are in the Fellowship Hall. Feel free to stop by and pick up a bag with attached lists during the week. Connie Tremsky is our representative. If you have any questions or would like her to bring you a bag give her a call.