Happenings – August 13, 2019

  • Worship next Sunday, Aug 18, will be at Baker Creek Pavilion at 10am. Picnic will follow. Wear your name tags!
  • Funeral for Floyd Warner is at 2pm on August 14. Fellowship and refreshments will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Lasagna dinner tickets are ready.. see Bruce Motsinger, Chris Hogarth, Linda Kidd or Barb Shelley.. one of them will remember to bring them to the service at Baker Creek for your convenience!
  • The M&M’s are collecting school supplies for McCormick Schools. You will find a blue box in fellowship hall with copies of the supply list. Please help us fill the box. If you have any questions please contact Gail Gore.
By Rev. C. Nels Ledwell
The Sermons are for You!
Frank Rothfuss, a writer, tells the story about a Baptist pastor fresh out of seminary who was assigned to a small church in the hills of Kentucky. In his first sermon, he condemned gambling, especially betting on the horses. The sermon was not well received. “You see, Reverend,” a parishioner explained, “this whole area is known for its fine horses. Lots of our members make their living breeding race horses.”
The next Sunday the pastor spoke on the evils of smoking, and again, his sermon was not well received – for many of his members also grew tobacco. The third week the pastor preached on the evils of drinking, only to discover after that a major distillery was one of the town’s largest employers.
Chastised for his choice of sermon topics, the frustrated pastor exclaimed, “Well, then, what can I preach about?” A kindly, older woman spoke up and said, “Pastor, preach against those godless Chinese communists. Why, there isn’t a Chinese communist within 4,000 miles of here!”
There are some sermons people do not want to hear because they contradict their dearly held values or their comfortable life styles. Jesus earned a reputation for preaching these kinds of sermons – sermons that were challenging and demanding, radical and divisive. In our lessons we have these types of sermons – those that challenges our way of life and our trust in God.
How great it is to know that God is still working on us and sanctifying our lives with his grace and love.
See you at Baker Creek this Sunday,
Scripture Lesson: Luke 12: 49-59
Message: “Guess What Time It Is”
Many, many thanks to Sue Yerdon and Al Gaer for sharing their talents by singing “Seeking the Lost” this past Sunday.  There is an audio recording below.
Congratulations to this year’s Creighton Scholarship winner… Chelsey Nicole Lansby.
Life Community Church. Pastor Albert Bell wrote her a glowing recommendation! Chelsey will begin her Freshman year at USCS this fall. She has a strong desire to be a veterinarian and open an office here in her home town of McCormick. In her letter explaining why she should receive the Creighton scholarship, Chelsey wrote, ”This scholarship will give me a fighting chance to be a step closer to achieving my dream of changing the lives of animals and owners everywhere.”
The Creighton Scholarship was established in 1997 in memory of Elmer F. and Alma G. Creighton by their son, W.P. Creighton. It provides financial assistance for higher education needs of qualified students from McCormick United Methodist Churches, or to another MHS graduate. The amount of the scholarship each year is based on the interest earned in the Creighton Endowment fund. The Creighton’s son William Creighton lives in Dunn NC, and he will receive a letter telling him about Chelsey and her plans, as well as to thank him once again for this ongoing blessing to our students!
This year’s award was $2000.
There are more photos from the service at https://www.mccormickumc.org/creighton-scholarship-award-2019/

Click the image above to view our event calendar.

Aug 18… Church Picnic Baker Creek
Aug 22… Green Jackets Baseball Game
Sept 8… Epworth Children’s Home Sunday
Sept 14… Lasagna Dinner
Sept 18… Charge Conference
Sept 21… UMW District Meeting at MUMC
Sept 28… Donnell Harris Concert 7pm Reception Following
Sept 29.. Fifth Sunday.. Service at 10am with lunch following
Oct 5… MUMC Craft Show and Cookie Factory
Oct 13…Stewardship Sunday
Oct 17.. Joint UMW and Men N Ministry Dinner Meeting 6pm
Oct 19…Rise Against Hunger
Oct 26 … Celebration of First Responders Dinner 6pm
Oct 27 … Birthday Party (Congregational Care)
Nov 17.. Stephen Minister Sunday
Dec 29.. Fifth Sunday.. Service at 10am with lunch following
On Sunday, August 18, we will be worshipping at Baker’s Creek in the Pavilion. The service will be at 10am and will be very informal.. flip flops, shorts….cool and comfortable is the word!
We will be having a picnic following. .The Church will provide the chicken, drinks and paper products. Sign up in the fellowship hall.
If you are out of town, or for some reason forget to sign up…. Please email Barb Shelley and she will sign you up.. please indicate the dish you will be bringing to share.
Come by boat, if you’d like.. anchor to the right of the pavilion.. easy walk. There is a beach area, so bring your suits if you’d like to swim.. How about asking your neighbors to join us?
The response has been strong to the initial survey. 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!
Thursday, August 22, is our Greenjackets baseball outing.  Lyn has your tickets, be sure to see him and see you at the game!
SEPT 14 5-7PM
The Mission Outreach Committee has planned a lasagna dinner for Saturday, September 14. The dinner will include appetizer, salad, rolls, lasagna, and a dessert. Tickets will be available soon at $13 a ticket (2 for $25). The proceeds will support “Rise Against Hunger” and Mission Outreach projects.
Plans are underway for the fifth Craft Show and Cookie Factory! There will be 12 vendors in the Fellowship Hall, plus the famous Cookie Factory. If needed, we will use the classroom for more vendors. There will also be vendors outdoors and possibly in the atrium.
We ask those vendors that have been with us first, then we ask for vendors from our church, and if we need more, we put out notices to SLV and McCormick community. We started the process last week by sending emails to last year’s vendors and a couple who expressed interest during the year, and in one day we had seven of the 12 spots in the Fellowship Hall filled, and two outside. If you are interested, please email Barb Shelley  and she will send you the information and forms.
Mike Tallent
Sundee Luedecke
Beverly Snyder
Nancy Tutt
Harry Shelley
Jack Alfredson
Rob Rennie
Roger Wideman
Katie Lindley
Don Tummons
Mary Wright
Gail Nordyke
Betty Smith
Mary Ruth Haworth
Jim Lambeth
Bob Wieboldt
Madge Krotzer
Ken Moffett
Caren Larate
Paula LeMond
Abbie Caywood
Mary Parnell
Tillie Freeland
Ed Bowser
Byron Thompson
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
Byron & Mary Thompson
Jimmy & Betty Smith
Terry and Carol Williams
Mike & Glenda Sartain
Harry & Barb Shelley
Don & Carol Tummons
Don and Janet Smith
Dan & Linda Higgins
Susan & Robert Crowley
Dick & Wendy Kvale
Jerry & Lyn Miller
Ronald & Shirley Garling
Ken & Shirley Moffett
Joe and Caren Larate
Don & Betty Francavilla