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!
 
By Rev. C. Nels Ledwell
 
It Happens to All of Us
 
A few years ago, I attended a training event on leadership at Duke Divinity School. The main speaker was Duke Basketball Coach, Mike Krzyzewski. He has written a book called “LeadingWith the Heart.” Coach K is the highly successful basketball coach at Duke University, who has led his team to National Championships and has enjoyed successful seasons for many years.
 
In his book, Coach K speaks out of his own experiences and what he has learned about leadership in basketball, business, and life. His philosophy at Duke is very simple, but veryprofound. In essence, he says to his team: “We are a family, so love each other, help each other, support each other. We are a family, so use plural pronouns. It’s not about “me,” it’s about “us,” and what we can do together… so don’t do anything detrimentalto our family. If two freshmen oversleep and miss the team bus… he doesn’t just deal with the two freshmen, he deals with the whole team. Why didn’t someone miss them? Why didn’t someone check on them? Why didn’t someone wake them up? If one of us is late,all of us are late! What happens to one of us… it happens to all of us… because we are a family.”
 
Isn’t that a great philosophy for a basketball team… and for McCormick United Methodist Church? We learn it from Andrew!
Last Sunday we learned that Andrew was always taking others to meet Jesus. We learned that it is our responsibility, our privilege, our joy, to bring our brothers and our sistersinto the presence of Christ. This Sunday, we will explore what motivated Andrew to do this, so we too, may join the Andrew team.
 
See you in Church! This sermon series is huge.
 
Your Pastor,
Nels
 
Personal Mission Statements
Many of you have sent me your personal mission statements. There is still time to send yours. I must say that the ones I have received are impressive. We have such a talented and diverse congregation. In a couple of weeks, I will share these mission statements with you all. No names will be mentioned-just the celebration that all of us are striving to serve Christ and His Church and our community.
 
Preparing for Sunday, January 26, 2020
Reference text:  John 1: 35-42
Scripture Lesson: 2 Peter 1: 3-11
Message: “Joining the Andrew Team” Part 2
 
Audio Recordings of Sermons are available at https://www.mccormickumc.org/media/sermons/
 
2020 GENERAL CONFERENCE LISTENING SESSIONS

Five “Listening Sessions” are scheduled in January and February across the South Carolina Conference to give United Methodists the opportunity to share their hopes and concerns with our delegates ahead of the UMC’s 2020 General Conference in May.
 
For more information and to register go to
https://www.umcsc.org/gc2020listen/
 
CHURCH OFFICERS INSTALLED
The installation of officers was held on January 19. A complete list of officers, including committees and committee chairs can be found here.  If you have any questions, please contact the officer of the committee or Nels.
 
In addition, our church has some smaller groups and Bible Study groups. Information on these groups can be found here.
 

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BIRTHDAYS
January
Carol Struck
Peggy Thomas
Barb Berton
Al Dill
Bob Rennie
Jessie O’Neil
Bill Jeffries
Rosemary Pettus
Chris Hogarth
Bobbi Burleson
Jessica Kidd
Carol Williams
Donnell Harris
Nelda McCracken
Sis Peterson
Don Rek
Ingrid Fuller
 
February
Gail Gore
Curtis Baggett
Shannon Stewart
Carol Waine
Jimmy Smith
Bobbi Lambeth
Aida Perez
Faye Cotty
Robert Crowley
Lyn Bourne
Jerry Miller
Lyn Miller
 
March
Martha Crace
Becky Lagroon
Richard Lewis
Joe Larate
Mike Smith
Jeanne Thornburg
Judy Motsinger
Marsha Garner
Larry Bonam
Susan Gaer
Shirley Bowser
Dale Tarrant
Bob Garner
 
ANNIVERSARIES
January
Jim & Bobbi Lambeth
Sam & Madge Krotzer
Jerry and Barb Berton
Wayne and Joan Smith
 
February
Don & Lola Rek
August & Sundee Luedecke
 
March
Ron & Donna Hutto
Sandi and Larry Bonam
Shirley & Turney Bowser
Brian & Gail Gore
 

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Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE:
 Jan 30 … UMW Dinner/Meeting
Feb 26 … Ash Wednesday Service 6pm
Mar 6 … 11am World Day of Prayer (UMW and community) at MUMC
Apr 9 … Portrait of Calvary (play) 7pm
Apr 12 … Easter (Service times and locations to be announced) 
 
UMW DINNER/MEETING
THURS JAN 30 6PM
PROGRAM ON PREPARING FOR WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
All women (and guests, neighbors) are invited to the UMW Dinner/Meeting on Thursday, January 30. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall and mark it on your calendar!
 
The program will be about the 2020 World Day of Prayer, to be held in our church on March 6. This is the seventh year to celebrate this important day in McCormick. The World Day of Prayer (WDP) is a global movement, led by Christian women, who welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. It is celebrated in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March.
 
The host country for WDP 2020 is Zimbabwe. The WDP 2020 program is based on Jesus’ encounter with a person who, although positioned for healing, had not acted upon the opportunities given (John 5:2-9a). Jesus asked –“Do you want to be made well?” with the theme “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk”. You are faced with this life-changing question. What are you going to do?
 
Each year a committee, composed of representatives from several churches in McCormick, organize the WDP event to be held in a different church each year. The organizers this year will be at our dinner to do a brief presentation on the McCormick WDP and answer any questions. We are hoping we have a sizable group to welcome Linda Crochet, Sherri Kumle, Cathy Osterman, Mary Tobin and Lindy Stahlman.
 
Sunday, February 2
MUMC will be participating in the National Souper Bowl of Caring. Each church collects money (change, bills and/or checks) on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb 2) and all donations are deliveredto a local charity that deals with hunger. Our Mission Outreach committee selected our 2020 recipient to be McCormick Meals on Wheels.
 
Following the services on February 2, there will be persons stationed at each exit of the Sanctuary, with Soup Kettles. One will be labeled KC Chiefs and the other one will labeled SF 49ers. They are asking that you drop a monetary gift in the kettle of your favorite Team.
 
After the Super Bowl, the MUMC Mission Outreach Committee will count the money and let us know the results.. did we pick the right team to win? No matter, either way, theMcCormick Meals on Wheels program will be recipient of donations from both pots!!
The Mission/Outreach Committee thanks you in advance!
 
MORNING GLORIES/GIRL SCOUTS PROJECT
FEBRUARY 11
The Morning Glories will be helping the Girls Scouts bake dog treats, which the troop will then take to the local HSMC shelter. If you would like to help with this project,please call Lindy Stahlman or Joan Wessels.
 
2020 Flower Calendar
There is a sign-up across from the office. The list of florists are at the end of the Blast each month. You can arrange for your flowers via phone, they will deliver for you! This is a nice way to recognize a special occasion or to remember someone!