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We sincerely hope that we can be of service to you in your journey of faith.  We are a warm, caring congregation with a long history of service to the Southern Maryland Community.

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La Plata

United Methodist ‍‍‍Church

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Ever Wonder...

Be sure to check out our newest feature: "Ever Wonder..."  It is a place where common questions about our faith and the workings of the church are explained in video and text.  Videos are courtesy of "Chuck Knows Church".  Check them out on our Guests & Newcomer's Page.

Summer Worship Time Changes

For the entire months of June, July & August, we shift our two Sunday services to an earlier time. The Café Worship Service will be at 8:00 AM starting on June 3. The Traditional Worship Service will be at 10:00 AM. Please mark your calendars or reset your alarm clocks so you can be here “on time” for worship. This will give you more of your day on Sundays in the summer to go do what you want.

I Haven't Had My Coffee Yet!

Think you can't come to church because you haven't had your coffee.  Well, don't worry, La Plata UMC has just the answer for you.  It's our Cafe Service at 8:00 AM each Sunday.  It's in our new Fellowship Hall 2, and it comes complete with coffee.  Take a look at one of those services in the video below.  Then pack a danish and join us.

Meet Our New Pastor - New Dates

‍‍ There are still some openings to attend one of the small group meetings with Pastor Susan. Additional dates have been added.The The new dates are September 23 at 12:30 PM and October 3 at 7:30 PM. There are also some openings for the August 14 at 7:30 PM. ‍‍‍If you have not already, please pick one of these dates and sign up on Sunday.The agenda for the small group meetings is to provide input to Pastor Susan by answering these questions:What is important to people in the congregation?What are the congregation’s strengths?What are they excited about?How has God been active in the congregation?What do they see for the future?What are the key challenges?This will be a great opportunity to meet Pastor Susan and share your thoughts on La Plata UMC.A series of one on one meetings with key individuals, and meeting with established groups like Prayer Partners, Trustees, Youth group, etc. will be scheduled later.

Looking Ahead to Worship

Sunday morning come on out to church at 8:00 or 10:00. Pastor Susan will share her message "Practice Makes Perfect".  And if you choose the 10:00 service you will be blessed by special music by Don Stapleson, and Anne Marie Patterson.‍‍‍

Great Food Giveaway

GREAT FOOD GIVE AWAY - The next Great Food Give Away is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14 at 11:00. We need lots of help setting up tents & tables and bagging food, we also need donations of plastic grocery bags. The truck will arrive at 8:30 and we will be setting up in the parking lot next to the front entrance and narthex (beside the church). This is a great outreach into the community, and ‍‍‍in the past has been very successful. If you are able to help in any way, please contact Carol Sorenson at 301-538-4157 or [email protected]

August Dine-Out Event

Please join us for another exciting "F3" event (Fun, Food & Fellowship). This month's Dine-Out will be held on August 7, at the Green Turtle in La Plata on Route 301. Grab a coupon, at church and 'come on in' between 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM.

Sunday School Registration

We are getting ready to start a brand new year of Sunday School! We have a few exciting changes this year and can't wait to share them with you. Sunday School will start back up on Sunday, September 9th. We have two wonderful adult classes as well as classes for children and youth ages 2 and up. Click anywhere in this box to register online.

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"Clayride" a Gallop Through United Methodist History

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