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3 Port Tobacco Road La plata MD

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

JWe are only ‍‍‍two weeks away from our annual shift in worship times. 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 8:30 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.  

‍‍‍Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of summer, and summer is full of fun, outdoor activities and trips to fun, relaxing locations. However, there are only three Sundays left before Rev. Bruce Jones retires. There are only a few chances left to hear him preach. His message this week is on that great question posed by God to Isaiah: “Whom Shall I Send?” On Sunday, Pastor Bruce will try to answer that question and help each of us want to respond in faith, “Here am I, send me.” Join us this Sunday for our last 8:30 and 11:00 service before the schedule shift for summer. We will be recognizing scouts who have completed the “God and Family” merit badge, which was a course led by our own Teri Puhalski and Terry Knepp. Our Chancel Choir will share patriotic pieces to remind us of the sacrifices of so many for our freedom.

June Dine-Out Event

Please join us for another exciting "F3" event (Fun, Food & Fellowship). This month's Dine-Out will be held on Tuesday, June 5, at Texas Ribs and BBQ south of La Plata on Route 301. Texas Ribs has a great reputation ‍‍‍for authentic Texas-style BBQ. So when you are in La Plata on Tuesday plan on a treat. Grab a coupon, put on your Stetson and your boots, and 'come on in' between 4:00 - 9:00 PM.‍‍‍

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