WORSHIP WITH US – SUNDAY 10AM
 
There will be one service at 10am until further notice. Masks are required.
 
You can also worship with us online with MUMC LIVE.

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Did you read this?
 
Churchgoing citizens are now a minority demographic in the United States.
 
The percentage of Americans who belong to a house of worship such as a church, synagogue, or mosque dipped below 50% for the first time ever, according to a survey released by Gallup.
 
The new survey, published on Monday, found that only 47% of Americans reported membership in a place of worship in 2020, continuing a sharp downward trend that began at the turn of the 21st century.
 
In regards to the above news release this past week, I share with you a thought by Charles Hoffacker below.
 
The Only Easter Some Will Know
 
Jesus returns from the dead and meets his disciples in different places: the garden, the Emmaus Road, the seashore, the Upper Room. He witnesses to them that he is alive, this guy back from the dead with a body. He isn’t content to send them a postcard from heaven: HAVING A GREAT TIME. WISH YOU WERE HERE. No. He shows up among them as his own witness.
 
And he recruits as witnesses those other people with bodies. He wants them to move out and tell everyone who will listen, and everyone who won’t, that bodies count that he’s back from the dead with a body, threatening them with life.
 
Those who recognize his witness become witnesses themselves. They put their bodies on the line. They become contagious with the forgiveness they’ve caught, carriers of resurrection.
 
That’s what this back-to-life Jesus wants of us: not names on a list, or what someone has called “pew potatoes.” Jesus wants us as witnesses. Not airy spirits or pious ghosts, but bodies like his own with wounds to show, bodies that witness to resurrection, threatening the world with life. For the only Easter some people may ever see is the Easter they see in you and me.
 
I know that McCormick UMC is ready to show our community Easter.
 
See you in Church or online for worship.
Nels
 

Preparing for Worship

Sunday, April 11, 2021
Third Sunday of Easter
Scripture: Acts 3: 1-21
Message: “A Miracle, a Point and a Challenge”
 
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
RONNIE KIDD
The Family of Ronnie Kidd wants his Church Family to know they are invited to a Celebration of Life to honor his memory on his birthday – Sunday, April 18 – from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Savannah Lakes Village’s Tara Clubhouse. In true birthday celebration style, there will be cake, cookies, and shared memories! Pastor Nels and Rev. Carl Chiles will be on hand to help us celebrate!
 
DINNER FOR EIGHT
SIGN UP TODAY!
MUMC is starting up a new “Dinners for 8” fellowship.
We will be forming groups of eight by putting 3 groups of two together with one guest couple to complete the “Dinners for 8”. We will rotate sharing a meal together once a month for three months.
 
Each group will decide when they will meet in May, June and July. We will do another sign up in August and start up again with new groups in September.
 
This will be a great opportunity to get to spend time together as a church and to provide an outreach ministry.
 
Each group of two (a couple or two singles) will host one meal at their home or picnic place, invite two people from outside the church or recent visitors and provide the main course, while the other others will bring a complimentary dish to share.
 
Sign-up sheets are available at church. Consider signing up with people you don’t know as well, so you get a chance to know others better. We are asking the couple at the top of each group to host the first meal to get the group started. After that, the group can decide at each meeting when and where the next “Dinners for 8” will be held.
 
We will be starting up in May, so sign up this week if you have not already done so.
 
Questions: Contact Diane Shea 
 
ACTS OF KINDNESS
Kindness Update –The Value of Kindness
Just a few weeks ago, a hot news item centered around a Goodwill store in Norman, Oklahoma where a new worker of just a month and a half, Andrea Lessing, made a surprising discovery. While sorting donated clothing, making sure there were no stains, no holes, no tears or rips, she came upon a couple of old sweaters where she found stacks of $100 bills stuffed inside. She initially thought they must be fake, then later realized they were real, and the cash totaled $42,000!
 
She alerted her supervisor, and through documentation of the donation, they were able to locate the rightful owner and return the money. A Goodwill representative said, “Andrea could have kept the money or Goodwill could have kept the money, but integrity is doing the right thing, and integrity is a core value we at Goodwill strive to live out every day.”
 
Ultimately, the importance of being a good role model for her 6 year old daughter is what pushed Andrea to do the right thing as she said she is trying to instill in her daughter the value of honesty and compassion for others. “With every decision I make, I have to think about whether I would want my daughter to follow in my footsteps,” Lessing said. “I want her to know that kindness, integrity, and honesty can get you a lot of places in life”.
 
This story is made even more beautiful by the fact that Andrea never thought about the value of her act of kindness — she said she was not expecting to receive anything in return. However, she was rewarded by the owner who gave her $1,000 as a token of gratitude – all this for doing the right thing!
 
This week’s kindness entry puts a little different slant on the value of the good deeds we do for others. Both examples, however, the one above and the one below, make us think of this reminder from Paul in Acts 20: 35: “And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’.”
 
Although we should not and do not need to do so, if we could, how would we measure the worth of our acts of kindness? For me, it would be the beautiful smile on the face of a shut-in who received a plate of leftovers from an Easter meal!
 
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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BIRTHDAYS
April
Dick Kvale
Wendy Kvale
Scott Pitser
Shirley Moffett
Barb Shelley
Pat Winn
Nancy Vereb
Glenda Sartain
Maryanne Bourne
Ronnie Kidd
Dot Baggett
Pat Meyers
Gary Wolfe
Don Smith
 
May
Bill Hartz
Patty Meredith
Trely Wolfe
Marge Radosevich
Brad Meyers
Bernie Tarrant
Joan Wessels
 
June
Lindy Stahlman
June Scott-Nettles
Janice Sibert
Gordon Waine
Carol Wieboldt
Betty Weiss
Beverly Western
Sue Yerdon
Lola Rek
Rick Lindley
Marilyn Meyer
Turney Bowser
Ron Garling
 
ANNIVERSARIES
April
Larry & Nada Ream
Jerry & June Nettles-Scott
 
May
Gaye and Jay Berry
 
June
John & Sue Yerdon
Gary & Paula Grady
Gary and Trely Wolfe
Mitch and Sue Mitchell
Bob and Marsha Garner
Chuck and Pat Winn
Bill and Susie Hartz
Al and Sue Gaer
 
 

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LIFE- HOPE- TRUTH
BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES
Who knows that the Book of Daniel might just be the 1st apocalyptic book ever written???? Nel’s does!!
 
Come, join us, for an apocalyptic study of Daniel and Revelations as Nels directs us through the idea of a totally transformed world through a 6-week study comparison of these 2 interesting books.
 
Join us on Sunday evenings from 4 to 5PM.
 
All Covid 19 restrictions will apply.
 
Call/email Wendy Kvale or Janice Sibert  to reserve a spot.
 
Dates to mark your calendar now
4/18 4-5PM – to be announced
4/25 4-5PM – to be announced
5/2 4-5PM – to be announced
5/9 Mother’s Day NO CLASS
5/16 4-5PM – to be announced
5/23 4-5PM – to be announced