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United Methodist ‍‍‍Church

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3 Port Tobacco Road La plata MD

301-934-2288    [email protected]

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“Worshiping and growing in fellowship & knowledge of Christ. Maturing from membership to discipleship: for us, others, and for Jesus’ sake.”

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.

Holy Week & Easter

This is a busy time for our church, and we welcome all to join us for the many planned services and events during Holy Week and Easter Sunday.

  • .3/25 - Palm Sunday 8:30 & 11 AM
  • 3/29 - Maundy Thursday Communion Service at 7 PM
  • 3/30 - Good Friday Pilgrimage - 12 PM begins at Grace Lutheran in La Plata
  • 4/1 - Easter Sunday - 6:30 AM Sunrise at Gilbert Run Park; 8:30 & 11 AM at church with a family fun hour at 9:45 in the Fellowship Hall

Please see "The Grapevine" newsletter for more details and join us for these wonderful experiences.‍‍‍

Easter Fun Day

On Easter Sunday, please join us from 9:45 AM until 10:45 AM in Fellowship Hall 1 for our Easter Family Fun ‍‍‍Day. We will have minute-to-win-it games, a snack, lawn games (weather permitting) and an Easter Egg Hunt.All ages are welcome. This event is in place of Sunday School that day and is NOT a drop-off event. Please invite your family and friends to join us for some Easter Fun!

Pastor's Monday Night Study


Pastor Bruce’s next Monday Night Study will be a look at our Apostles’Creed. What do we believe as Christians, and why do we hold these thingsto be foundations of our faith? Using a new book by Adam Hamilton, Rev.Jones will lead this six-week class that begins on Monday, March 19. Itwill run every Monday through April 30. This is the last formal class thatPastor Bruce will be teaching.

Silent Auction - April 21

Silent Auction Tickets are now on sale in the church office. They will be available after worship services beginning on Sunday, March 28. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. This is a major fund-raiser for the church, and tickets are not just forgetting bid numbers, but to help cover the cost of food, so everyone (adults and children) needs to purchase a ticket to enter the ‍‍‍auction. Buy one for yourself, and one for your neighbor, it’s a wonderful way to introduce your neighbor to your church family.

April Dine Out Event - April 10

Urban-Bar-B-Que- La Plata near Petco 4-9 PM.  Pick up coupon at church.

‍‍‍Easter Cantata March 25

‍‍In just two weeks, our Chancel Choir under the direction of Pat Day,will be presenting their Easter Cantata at the 11:00 Service on March 25.This year’s cantata is brand new for the choir and they have been working hard to prepare this wonderful work of praise and inspiration. Please put this date on your calendar, and do invite a friend or two to enjoy this presentation with you.



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