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Thank you for giving to McCormick United Methodist Church. Your gifts enable us to fulfill our mission of “Reaching Up and Reaching Out”.
 
 
from Rev. C. Nels Ledwell
 
Love That They Will Receive
 
Marc de Jeu tells this story that helps us understand how we reach out to the unchurched.
 
Even when we are in mission we sometimes convey the wrong message. A teen-aged boy informed his father of a wonderful activity that they were going to do at his church’s youth group. They were going to hand out blankets to the homeless. This was in Cleveland, Ohio where warmth is a necessity during the ruthless northeast winter. The young man exclaimed with fervor, “We’re passing out blankets so that we can tell them about Jesus!” His father, simply and with certainty, corrected him. He explained, “We don’t give blankets to the homeless to tell them about Jesus. We give blankets to the homeless because they’re cold.”
 
Do you understand the difference? If we are motivated by the idea that we’re going to make our church a bigger church, then our witness will ring false. If, on the other hand, we are motivated simply by the desire to transmit the love and salvation we have received from Jesus, then the world will gladly receive us.
 
Simply put, I want to be in the mission of saving souls. Church growth will then take care of itself.
 
See you Sunday for Worship at McCormick UMC or online at https://www.mccormickumc.org/livestream/
 
Your Pastor,
Nels
 
Preparing for Worship
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Scripture Lesson:  John 14: 23-29
Reference Text: John 14
Message: “Paraclete Peace”
 

BISCUITS AND BLESSINGS

Thank You!
Biscuits & Blessings was a new experience for McCormick UMC. The project was wholeheartedly embraced by the Evangelism Committee as a means of carrying out our mission – to “reach up to God and to reach out” to each other and to our community”. We are pleased to announce that $1700 was donated for the relief of the Ukranian people. On behalf of the Evangelism Committee, we thank all who made this event possible – it would not have happened without you!
 
 

UMCOR SUNDAY

Earlier this year, we celebrated UMCOR Sunday and a collection was held. The following is a report on that collection..
Thank you for generously supporting UMCOR Sunday. We collected $900. This special offering helps to underwrite administration costs and helps UMCOR keep the promise that 100 percent of any gift to a specific UMCOR project will go toward that project. Your support to missions through UMCOR helps those who need it most.
 

STEPHEN MINISTRY

It’s Hard to Ask for Help.
 
No one wants to think of themselves as ‘needy.’ No one wants to think that their problems or feelings or needs are so ‘bad’ that they can’t do it alone. No one wants to be a burden. But guess what? You don’t have to have super ‘bad’ problems or feelings or needs to benefit from talking to someone who wants to walk alongside you while you navigate your problems, feelings, or needs.
 
I know because I asked for a Stephen Minister myself and I have benefited greatly. I broke my leg … and ended up with 12 + weeks of no weight bearing and, therefore, being bound to a wheelchair or had to use a walker. The isolation, the anger, the fear that I might never totally recover … all those things were overwhelming, and I was struggling. So, I took my own advice and asked for a Stephen Minister. Now I can personally say …having a Stephen Minister to walk with me through my ‘burdens’ is awesome.
 
Stephen Ministers WANT to help you with your burdens … and therefore, as it says in Galatians (6:2), “… fulfill the law of Christ.”
 
And remember that for Stephen Ministers it is a gift … our Spiritual Gift … to want to help. We literally ‘live to listen’ and walk with you through anything.
 
Therefore … don’t think of it as asking for help. Think of it as accepting our gift.
 
Start by calling Pastor Nels or one of the Stephen Leaders thru the church office at (864) 852-2394.
 

CREIGHTON SCHOLARSHIP
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The scholarship committee of the McCormick United Methodist Church is currently accepting applications for this year’s scholarship.

The applying candidate must be a graduating high school senior who has been accepted by an institution of higher learning, and displays the traits of good character, service to others, and academic excellence.

Applications are available at the church office Monday-Thursday from 9AM-1PM. Application deadline is July 1. For more information contact Lindy Stahlman.

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BIRTHDAYS
May
Bill Hartz
Trely Wolfe
Marge Radosevich
Brad Meyers
Dave Kriger
Bernie Tarrant
Bill Crowley
Joan Wessels
 
June
Lindy Stahlman
June Scott-Nettles
Mike Dunn
Janice Sibert
Clint Scott
Gordon Waine
Carol Wieboldt
Betty Weiss
Beverly Western
Sue Yerdon
Lola Rek
Josiah Salliewhite
Bob Roe
Rick Lindley
Marilyn Meyer
Turney Bowser
Ron Garling
 
ANNIVERSARIES
May
Gaye and Jay Berry
 
June
John & Sue Yerdon
Gary & Paula Grady
Gary &Trely Wolfe
Mitch & Sue Mitchell
Bob & Marsha Garner
Kim & Rich Jackson
Chuck & Pat Winn
Bill & Susie Hartz
Rico & Kristen Salliewhite
Al & Sue Gaer
 
 
 

Upcoming Events

 

CONGREGATIONAL CARE COMMITTEE
HELP WITH TRANSPORTATION

MUMC Congregational Care Committee is committed to serving the Lord by caring for our congregation and community. We want you to know that we have volunteers who are happy to provide transportation to medical appointments for those who may need help.
 
Our volunteers are willing to drive you to your appointments in McCormick, Abbeville, Evans, Greenwood and Augusta. Please contact Kim Jackson if you or someone you know needs a ride or if you would like to be added to the list of volunteers.
 

Widows Connection
6-Session Bible Study

 
A Woman Overwhelmed …
The Life of mary, the Mother of Jesus
By Hayley DiMarco, bestselling author of more than 40 books
 
 
Any women who would like to have this experience are encouraged to join this group to discover the overwhelming grace and love of God! For questions, contact Toni Graham.
 

ACTS OF KINDNESS

Kindness Update – Passing It On!

 
She opens her mouth with wisdom; and on her tongue is the law of kindness.– Proverbs 31: 26
As we observed Mothers’ Day this past Sunday, May 8, our hearts turned with gratitude to all the mothers and the mothers-at-heart in our lives. We took time that day to remember their many acts of care and kindness that they passed on to us. How appropriate it was that President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed this day a national holiday in 1914 for the word “mother” itself embodies unconditional compassion, love, courage and kindness – good traits to pass on!
 
These kind and caring gestures are forever embedded in our memories and make up the heart of who we are today. This Reader’s Digest story entitled “A little lift” is a good example of the far-reaching impact of their gestures, even in old age: “One evening, I left a restaurant just ahead of a woman assisting her elderly mom. I approached the curb and paused to see if my arthritic knees could climb it. To my right appeared an arm to assist. It was that of the elderly mom. My heart was so touched.”—Donna Moerie, Goldsboro, North Carolina
 
This week’s entry is from someone who was touched by a Mother’s Day kindness:
 
My Mother’s Day was touched by the kindness of my grandson’s high school baseball coach! My daughter shared with me a video that the coach had sent to her and all of the players’ mothers. The video featured an individual message – one by one – from each of the team’s players to his mother, expressing his love and thanking her for all she does for him, etc. That coach, a Christian family man, is teaching his players a whole lot more than playing baseball, and as a grandmother, I am very grateful!
 
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!
 

MUMC CRAFT SHOW AND COOKIE FACTORY

OCTOBER 8, 2022 9am to 2pm

The UMW has started planning the 2022 Craft Show and Cookie Factory. Fellowship Hall is already booked with vendors selling Hand-made crafts! They will start a waiting list in case someone has to pull out.
 
There will be much more information as we get closer, but right now they are looking for anyone who would like to have a tent in the parking lot. The cost is $25 and you provide your own tent. Right now, the Men N Ministry will be selling brats and we have a vendor selling string art and the Lions Club selling brooms. If you would like to have a tent outside to sell something for yourself or a group, please notify Barb Shelley.
 

MUMC CHURCH PICNIC

SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

BAKER CREEK STATE PARK

The annual church picnic has become a favorite of many. .it’s a great time to invite your new friends and neighbors to join us for a service and a day of fellowship!
 
Mark your calendars. We will be at Baker Creek on September 18.