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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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We encourage you to explore our website to discover all that we have to offer, and we hope to see you at worship on Sunday morning.

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

‍‍ There are still some openings to attend one of the small group meetings with Pastor Susan. The dates are August 5 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, and July 30 and August 14 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 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.

Upcoming Messages

This Sunday, Pastor Susan will be presenting her message "Good Soil" at the 8:00 am Cafe Service, and then at 10:00 am, her message will be "Here I Stand".  Ashton Gordon will be providing special music at the 10:00 am service.  Please join us for one or both of these uplifting‍‍‍ services.

So. Md. Dental Clinic

‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍General Volunteers are needed for this bi-annual clinic being held at North Point High School in Waldorf on Fri & Sat, July 27-28. The purp‍‍‍ose of the clinic is to provide free dental care for adults who have no other access to care. Between 800 - 1,000 patients will be see‍‍‍n over the two-day event. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit this link: http://southernmdmom.org/volunteers/ to register. If you know of someone who needs dental care, please advise them to arrive very early Friday morning to get registered. For more information you can contact John Carns at 301.848.0060 or [email protected]

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.


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