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
 
Parable of the Old Lady and the Atheist
 
Verily, verily I tell you that once upon a time there was a good lady who lived next door to an atheist. Everyday, when the lady prayed, the atheist guy could hear her.
 
He thought to himself, “She sure is crazy, praying all the time like that. Doesn’t she know there is no GOD!”
 
Many times while she was praying, he would go to her house and harass her, saying, “Lady, why do you pray all the time? Don’t you know there is no GOD!”
 
But she kept on praying.
 
One day, she ran out of groceries. As usual, she was praying to the Lord explaining her situation and thanking Him for what He was going to do. As usual, the atheist heard her praying and thought to himself, “Humph…I’ll fix her.”
 
He went to the grocery store, bought a whole bunch of groceries, took them to her house, dropped them off on the front porch, rang the door bell and then hid in the bushes to see what she would do.
 
When she opened the door and saw the groceries, she began to praise the Lord with all her heart, jumping, singing, and shouting everywhere!
 
The atheist then jumped out of the bushes and told her, “You crazy old lady. God didn’t buy you those groceries, I bought those groceries!’
 
Well, she broke out and started running down the street, shouting and praising the Lord even more.
 
When he finally caught her, he asked what her problem was.
 
She said “I knew the Lord would provide me with some groceries, but I didn’t know he was going to make the devil pay for them!”
 
This is a funny story, but it illustrates for us just how powerful God can be. He can take our worst motives and use them for good. In Him there is victory over the worst the world can offer.
 
As we said last Sunday, START THE BUS!
 
See you soon,
Nels
 
PREPARING FOR SUNDAY
Celebration of the Laity
Sermon by Don Tummons and Carol Struck
 
Audio Recordings of Sermons are available at https://www.mccormickumc.org/media/sermons/
 

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BIRTHDAYS
October
Archer Marx
Lisa Talbert
Sam Krotzer
Sue Wurtzbacher
John Yerdon
Arvid Perez
Betty Francavilla
Charlotte Tallent
Ellen Zimmerman
Emilee Groh
Bill Schott
August Luedecke
Linda Higgins
Wayne Smith
Linda Bowser
Mitch Mitchell
Sue Mitchell
Elaine Baggett
Fred Fuller
Brian Gore
Dan Higgins
Connie Robinson
 
November
Bob Schultz
Billie Samec
Patsy Wilson
Nels Ledwell
Joan Smith
Donna Hutto
Linda Kidd
Dennis Vereb
Sandi Bonam
Connie Tremsky
Robert Weiss
Mary Thompson
Ron Hutto
Linda Scott
Diane Lewis
 
ANNIVERSARIES
October
Ken & Shirley Moffett
Joe and Caren Larate
Don & Betty Francavilla
 
November
Gordon and Carol Waine
Dale and Bernie Tarrant
Bruce & Judy Motsinger
Dennis & Nancy Vereb
Brad & Pat Meyers
James & Janice Sibert
 

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Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE:
Oct 17.. Joint UMW and Men N Ministry Dinner Meeting 6pm
Oct 19…Rise Against Hunger
Oct 22… Panama Missionary Presentation (Sanctuary)
Oct 27… Blessing of the Food (Food Pantry)
Oct 27 … Birthday Party (Congregational Care)
Nov 2… Yoga – Postures to alleviate shoulder and neck pain
Nov 17… Return Thanksgiving Grocery Bags
Nov 17.. Stephen Ministry Sunday
Nov 30… Decorate Church 9am
Dec 7… Yoga – Cultivating an attitude of gratitude
Dec 24… Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 6pm
Dec 29.. Fifth Sunday.. Service at 10am – Potluck soup following
 
FIFTH ANNUAL FALL UMW AND MEN N MINISTRY DINNER
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 6PM
SIGN UP IN FELLOWSHIP HALL
All men and women are invited to attend the fifth annual fall dinner meeting of McCormick United Methodist Men and Women that is scheduled for Thursday evening, October 17 at 6 p.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall.
 
There will be a $10 charge for another delicious meal, prepared by Don Tummons and John Yerdon! It will include Salad, Roast Sirloin Beef, Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Stir fry veggies, Rolls and Butter and a Dessert.
 
For those who missed this event last year and for those who were there and enjoyed it so much, you will be pleased to hear that the program will again feature Christian beach music. Guest musician will be Larry Freeland, a McCormick native who lives in Greenwood, and he calls his performance, “Lost in the Fifties”. He will perform some very popular beach music selections to which he has adapted Christian lyrics.
 
It’s for sure you will want to tap your feet and sing along! More detailed information will be forthcoming – be sure to mark your calendars for this fun event!
 
RISE AGAINST HUNGER
Saturday, Oct 19
Volunteers Should Arrive at 9AM
Anyone volunteering for Rise against Hunger, Sat. Oct. 19, we are asking that you take a moment and go on line and pre-register as a volunteer. Log into the following address: http://events.riseagainsthunger.org/McCormick2019 , then fill in your name, e-mail and zip code. This will speed up our registration on Saturday morning. We want to thank all that are volunteering. If any questions, please contact Bruce Motsinger.
 
PANAMA MISSIONARY PRESENTATION
OCTOBER 22, 7PM
IN THE SANCTUARY
Panama Missionary coming to McCormick UMC!
Our Missionary to Panama, Rhett Thompson, will be making a presentation at our Church on Tues. evening, Oct. 22, at 7PM. Should be very informative and inspiring. Please plan to attend.
 
BINGO BIRTHDAY BASH
OCT 27 3-5PM
Put October 27th on your calendar for our Bingo Birthday Bash!
 
This year our birthday party is for everyone who has or will celebrate a birthday in 2019 .. that’s everyone!
 
Come join us from 3pm-5pm to play Bingo or just sit and visit with your friends. Bring a friend or relative too! There will be door prizes, snacks, cake and ice cream plus lots of fun.
 
Hope we see you on Sunday, October 27th 3-5pm in the Fellowship Hall.
 
BLESSING OF THE FOOD
OCTOBER 27
There will be a “BLESSING OF THE FOOD” service on October 27 at both the 8:30 and 11:00 services. This is when we bring bags of food for the food pantry to the sanctuary and place it near the altar. Nels will bless it during the service.
 
Please bring foods such as:
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Soups and stews
  • Canned or boxed meals (Ravioli, spaghettio’s, etc)
  • Breakfast foods (grits, oatmeal, cereals, breakfast bars, etc)
  • boxed pasta and rice
  • Canned vegetables
  • Pasta sauces etc
  • Canned fruits
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Paper towels and toilet paper
There will be a copy of the types of food we place in the bags on the door of Class room 1 where the Food Pantry is located.
 
There is also a box on the table of foods we will NOT be putting in the bags. You are welcome to take anything you could use from this box in exchange for a can of food or a small donation. The items in the box include things such as Capers, bag of flour, mustard, jalapeño peppers, artichoke hearts, frosting with sprinkles and other assorted items. Please feel free to contact Gail Gore if you have any questions.
 
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
Once again our church will be helping with the Community Thanksgiving Food drive that provides approximately 180 local families with Thanksgiving dinner. Please help us provide Thanksgiving meals by picking up a Brown Bag in Fellowship Hall and filling it with the list of specific items provided on the bag (please do not substitute or add items) . The bags will be available on October 20 and will need to be returned to the Fellowship Hall no later than November 17.
 
Thank you for sharing your blessings by providing a meal for families in our community. If you have any questions, please contact Connie Tremsky (Mission Outreach Committee).
 
This food drive is sponsored by McCormick Helping Hands United Food Pantry. Monetary donations are always appreciated and will be used to provide small can hams to complete the dinner.
 
CHRISTIAN YOGA WORKSHOPS ARE BACK!
From Shannon Stewart…
 
There will be four half day Christian yoga workshops offered on the following Saturdays:
  • November 2–Yoga postures to alleviate shoulder and neck pain
  • December 7–Cultivating an attitude of gratitude
If you are staying for the entire day, please bring a snacks to eat during the breaks or during the workshop time.
 
MUMC 2019 TIME AND TALENT SURVEY
Fifty-Seven completed so far… Keep ‘em coming!
 
Few things..
1) There is room at the bottom for anything you want to add… perhaps do something not listed, or willing to help, but not sure where.. or want to continue on a particular committee or task.
2) There are paper copies on the table outside the sanctuary. When completed, please put in the communications box outside the office.
3) Stewardship Committee asks EACH of you fill out a survey, individually.. not as a family
4) Again, here is the link.. the survey is very short.. complete it now!