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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.  

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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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

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.

ASP Team to Lead Worship

Please join us at the 8:00 and 10:00 worship services on Aug. 19 as the ASP Appalachia Service Project) ‍‍‍team will share their experiences, show a few pictures and express how ASP has impacted them.‍‍‍

Youth Ministry News


The annual Youth Ministry kick-off event, Mud, Suds and Youth Fun is coming up on August 26 from 11:00 - 1:00. All youth in grades 6 - 12 are invited and encouraged to join us for lunch, fellowship and water games. Wear a bathing suit with a t-shirt over it, we will get wet! Then Sunday School starts on September 9 and we have evening Youth Group on September 9 from 6:30 - 8:00 (eat dinner before you come).

September Dine-Out Event

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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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