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OPEN HEARTS - OPEN MINDS - OPEN DOORS THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Dine Out Event
Sunday School Registration Begins
Our popular Dine Out program has concluded for the year. We will be back in January with new opportunities.
It's Time to Register for Sunday School! by Erica BlassHello families! 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. Please take a moment to register your children and youth so that we can be as prepared as possible. We have online registration available at: https://goo.gl/forms/rxKpyD3w7sN2g10o1. There are also paper registration forms available in the narthex on the table. We are looking for a few new co-teachers as well as substitutes. If you are available, please let Erica Blass know. She can be reached at: [email protected]
Live Streaming on Facebook
Out of town Sundays? No problem. With all the equipment we now have in place, we are able to to Live-Stream the whole service across the globe via a new Live-Streaming service offered on Facebook. So, if you are going away for Spring Break; or if you are unable to come in person, or you’ve moved away from southern Maryland, but you miss our church, then please just go to Facebook
on any Sunday and click on the La Plata Umc page, and you will find it going on live. And better yet, since the broadcast will be saved on Facebook, you can still see it even if you can’t make it to your computer, tablet or cell phone at just the right hour. Pretty cool, eh?
Want to Be a Bell Ringer?
Our historic bell was lifted into place in its new home atop the new bell tower, just one month shy of the 15th anniversary of the tornado that destroyed our church. It is now used 15 minutes prior to each service to announce the beginning of worship. If you would like to have the opportunity to ring the bell, contact Karen in the church office to get on the schedule.
On Saturday, September 22, “Paint Nite” is coming to LPUMC. Sue Belmore, Carol Sorenson and Tina McCormick are starting their own Paint Shoppe. We will begin with a family night. You do not need to know how to paint, we will teach you and you will leave with your very own masterpiece. We encourage children to try it. You will need to sign up in the front entrance starting September 2, so we can tell if there is an interest.
I have had a number of folks inquire about purchasing an engraved brick for the floor of the Bell Tower. Right now I have four forms on my desk waiting for the magic number of 25. If you have been thinking about getting a brick, now is your chance! Give me a call in the church office and I will get your information to add to the stack. Once we have 25 bricks, I will send them out to the engraver and have them installed once they are done. There are a number of $100, $500 & $1,000 bricks remaining for purchase.
Summer Adult Sunday School
Calling All Disciples
New Carpets in Sanctuary
Paint Night is Coming
Bricks - a Second Chance
This summer, Archie Verdiglione, Sr. and Angie Barnes will be co-teaching an adult Sunday school class on The Gospels beginning Sunday, June 3, at 9:00 AM. The class will be held in Room 104 and will run through August.
Calling all Disciples….-NEW By Angie BarnesHave you ever wanted to begin a new Bible study? Is there some Biblical study or subject that you have had a yearning to explore? Have you felt the tug on your heart to lead a Bible Study?Well…. If the answer to any one of the above questions is “yes”, then please contact me, Angie Barnes on [email protected] or 301-751-7881 to discuss the vast possibilities.Remember, the rewards are boundless…
Beginning Sunday July 15 after the 10:00 worship service, the Trustees and church volunteers will begin preparations for the installation of new carpeting in the Sanctuary to begin on Monday morning July 16. Phase 1 of the carpet installation will begin in the Chancel Choir Loft on July 15 to remove the pews from the Chancel area, remove items from the floor of the Sacristy and bell closet making ready for the installers to begin. This is scheduled to take approximately two days to complete installation in the Chancel area. After the carpet installation is complete in the Chancel area the Trustees and volunteers will reinstall the pews to be ready for church service on Sunday, July 22.
After a relaxing, restorative summer, the ABR Circle sisters will meet Thursday morning, September 6th, at 9:30 AM in the church parking lot to organize carpool drivers to go to Susan Sanders’ beautiful flower garden. Susan is friends with Mary Vance and lives at 9482 Canary Drive, Bel Alton . Her parking is limited, so we need to carpool. This will be an excellent continuation of the Mission U book Embracing Wholeness that the Book Club reported on in the Aug. 24 Grapevine. We will also share some any ‘God-experiences’ that blessed us this summer. Then we will select the monthly topics and activities for 2018-19.Mary suggested that we go to Captain Billy’s for lunch after the meeting. Please RSVP to me – 301-934-3157 – by Sept. 3rd if you plan to join us.September 2, 20183 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata, MD 20646 Office: 301-934-2288 Email: [email protected] Questions? Contact Carolyn Rogers, 301-934-3157 or [email protected] .
ABR Circle to Meet