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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.

The Discipleship Adventure is important to who we are and how we are organized.  We invite you to join us in the exhilarating and life-giving adventure.  

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La Plata

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301-934-2288    [email protected]

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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.

It's VBS Time! Register Online

La Plata United Methodist Church will be offering its Vacation Bible School Program from July 9 – 13, 2018 from 9 am – 12 noon.  The theme will be SHIPWRECKED:  Rescued By Jesus.  Children who will be four years old by Sept. 1, 2018 through fifth grade (just completed) are welcome.  Click on the Shipwrecked Logo below to register online.  

Just Keep Trusting

‍‍‍Sometimes God uses the strangest things to teach us to trust Him. Join us this Sunday morning as Rev. Sue Carns will share how God used the movie "Finding Nemo" to help her trust God in a tough situation. Marie Smithwick will also be singing at the 10:00 Service. Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there. We hope to see you in church!

July Dine-Out Event

Please join us for another exciting "F3" event (Fun, Food & Fellowship). This month's Dine-Out will be held on July 3, at Roy Rogers in La Plata on Route 301. Grab a coupon, by clicking here and 'come on in' between 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

ASP Leaves Next Weekend

It is just over a week before your ASP team heads to Craigsville, WV to make several homes “Warmer, Safer and Drier”, build new relationships and more importantly be the hands and feet of Jesus.  Team members are:Katie Agate, Butch & Alexis Barton, Rick & Emily Boggs, Joe Boswell, Sue & John Carns, Kathy Cox, Len Cusato, Haileigh, Ryan and Nik Fiske, Rebecca Fitzgerald, Tom Grace, Chris, Braxton & Ryan Hamilton, Mike Rainwater, Kevin Robbins, Paige Wheeler, Craig & David Storm, Chris Ardrey, Drew Burcher, Nathan Daetwyler, Richard Nguyen, Ethan Olmsted, Jeana Papagno, Nick Summers, Ashley Williams.

Please‍‍‍ keep the team in prayer.



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