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
 
The Story of the Transformed
 
Stephen E. Loftis, writing about the Transfiguration of Jesus, tells this story about those transformed in Christ.
 
Recently, I was waiting to renew my drivers’ license. During my long wait, a man of undetermined age entered the waiting area and sat beside an older couple. He was clean cut, and casually dressed. He wore an “I Heart Jesus” ball cap.
 
The younger man immediately struck up a conversation with the older couple. His conversation was somewhat loud, and slightly annoying by volume. He began by telling the couple that he “got saved” this year. “On February 13, the Lord got my attention,” he said repeatedly. He began to share his experience. As he spoke, he told how his family could not believe he was in church now. He told the couple about all the new things he was learning as he read his Bible.
 
“I read the NIV because it’s written on a level I can understand, since I don’t read so good,” he said. “I can only read like a sixth grader. And, sorry if I’m too loud, I don’t hear. I have one of those things in my ear to help me. I love what it says on the back of my car, ‘Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven. That’s what I am, forgiven…” He continued moving, rapid fire, from one topic to another, but each topic always reverted to his salvation experience. “See I was saved on February 13….”
 
The persistent drone of stories began to eat away at the peace in the room. Personally, I grew weary of the child-like explanations of deep theological issues. I grew tired of the loud tones and sharp voice. It seemed as though he was too excited, too eager, too saccharine sweet in his story. He was too unbelievable.
 
In hindsight, I realize that that man was so excited, so changed by the transforming presence of Christ in his life on February 13 that he could do nothing but tell his story. What if all of us were so excited, so changed, so child-like in our exuberance that we were not able to stop telling our stories?
 
That fellow, in his simple and loud voice, was Peter telling others about his own transfiguration. His was the voice of the transformed. He was the oddity in the midst of the familiar. His voice was the unusual in the noise of life. He was a most remarkable man.
 
I pray that all of us will be transformed in Christ at McCormick United Methodist Church.
 
See You Sunday,
Nels
 
Preparing for Transfiguration Sunday, February 23
Scripture:  Matthew 5: 38-48
Homily: “The Difference Jesus Makes”
 
REMEMBER… ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE .. FEB 26 6PM
 
Audio Recordings of Sermons are available at https://www.mccormickumc.org/media/sermons/
 
 
KINDNESS PROJECT CAUSED RIPPLE EFFECT!
LET’S GET IT FLOWING AT MUMC
A ripple effect has begun with our Kindness Project at McCormick UMC! Not only have there been entries of kind deeds performed this past week – there were also entries of observed kind deeds of others! It’s good to know we are “on the lookout” for Acts of Kindness!
 
Entries were:
Saw a woman struggling with the pumps at the “new” gas station and a teenager driving by on a bike stopped to help her…
 
McCormick Girl Scouts want to thank the ladies of MUMC for a fun meeting mixing, rolling and cutting out dog biscuits – the Scouts will spread the kindness when they deliver the treats to the Humane Society…
 
Taking a friend that is ill to lunch…
 
Took my hairdresser a casserole so she wouldn’t have to cook when she got home…
 
A very special lady purchased dinner for the McCormick Men’s Basketball Team at Texas Roadhouse…
 
Keep the flow going by entering your Acts of Kindness (no names please) on our website by going to https://www.mccormickumc.org/acts-of-kindness
 
Then check back each week to learn how others are passing on acts of kindness!
 
GIRLS SCOUTS AND MUMC JOINED TOGETHER IN A PROJECT
Carol Tummons, Joan Wessels and Lindy Stahlman joined our resident Girl Scout Troop to help them bake dog bones to take to the McCormick Humane Society on Saturday for a valentine treat for the dogs in the pens. The girls worked together and cut out four large trays of dog treats.
 
Fun time for all of us!
 
Thank you to leader Kathy for allowing us the chance to do this with the girls!
 
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/
 

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BIRTHDAYS
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
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:
Feb 23 … Reaching Out Fellowship Night (4pm-5:30pm)
Feb 26 … Ash Wednesday Service 6pm
Mar 1 … Reaching Out Fellowship Night (4pm-5:30pm)
Mar 6 … 11am World Day of Prayer (UMW and community) at MUMC
Mar 28…4pm Spring Into Bingo (Congregational Care)
Apr 9 … Portrait of Calvary (play) 6pm
Apr 12 … Easter (Service times and locations to be announced) 
 
REACHING OUT FELLOWSHIP NIGHTS
FEB 23 AND MARCH 1  4PM
We’d like to invite everyone to our New member/Visitor/Interested Member class!!!
 

Let’s have some fun leaning about our Church.
Come casual, come hungry, come meet your Christian family!
We’re having two sessions starting next Sunday, February 23rd from 4-5:30PM in our fellowship hall. We’ll be learning about the power of our relationship in Christ within our church and community.

Our curriculum includes:

What Methodists believe
Our Church Government
Our Church leadership
Missions
What are “gifts”
How do we share our gifts and faith

Then we’ll share a chili dinner together!!! Several members are making their best chili ever for you to taste, so come join the group and enjoy Christian fellowship on possibly another rainy day!

Call the office to let us know if you’ll be eating.

Sponsored by the MUMC Evangelism Committee.
 
If you have questions please call Wendy Kvale.
 
MUMC ASH WEDNESDAY
FEBRUARY 26 6PM
The MUMC Ash Wednesday service has singing, a short sermon, and the imposition of ashes. Those attending will write their sins on a piece of paper and take them, following the service, to the Atrium where there will be a can of fire. Please invite your friends and neighbors to join us on February 26 at 6pm in the sanctuary.
 
MUMC SPRING CLEANING
MARCH 7 – MARCH 15
Items that are found as we clean out closets will be on sale March 7 to March 15 in the Fellowship Hall. To be clear.. This is NOT FOR ITEMS BROUGHT FROM HOME!!!
 
There will be a table for Lost and Found items. We have found several jackets, umbrellas, few earrings, glasses, and dishes left in the kitchen. They will be displayed from March 7 to March 15. Anything not claimed, will be donated.
 
There will also be a table (or two) for items no longer needed in the kitchen, extra wood trim molding, screws, toilet parts, fishing poles, bulbs that no longer fit our lights, display boards, you name it, we are finding it!! These items will be on a “Take it” and “Donate what you think it’s worth” basis. You can “shop” after church or anytime that week the office is open. The monies will be used to start the Kitchen Storage Renovation.
 
SPRING INTO BINGO
MARCH 28 4PM
Spring is in the air and our Congregational Care Team have decided to host another Bingo event this spring.
On Saturday, March 28, there will be a SPRING INTO BINGO event at church beginning at 4 pm. Prizes and fun will be had by all. Pizza and drinks will be served.
 
For more information or you need a ride to the church for this fun day, please call either Carol Struck, Martha Crace or the church office (864-852-2394).
 
We are excited and looking forward to seeing our church family play “Spring into Bingo” together. Feel free to bring your friends and neighbors along too!
 
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!