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August Dine Out Event
August's Dine Out event will be announced soon.
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.
Each summer the youth sponsor the selling of t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tye-dye shirts with the church logo screen printed on them. Sales will begin July 29 and end August 12. Orders will be taken during those three weeks with items arriving by Labor Day. This is the perfect time to plan on what you will wear while working the fair booth! See Corrie Roberts with any questions
Come aboard with your fellow castaways as we celebrate the end of our shipwrecked VBS with a movie under the stars on Friday, July 13. Bring a chair and blanket (the kids can even wear pajamas) as we watch Disney’s Moana in the parking lot of La Plata United Methodist Church. We will gather around 8 PM for a time of fellowship and the movie will begin when it’s dark enough to see.
Summer Adult Sunday School
New Carpets in Sanctuary
Screen Printed Apparel is Coming
Movie Night at La Plata
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.
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.
Would you like an opportunity to get to know our new pastor? Then sign up to attend one of four small group meetings with Pastor Susan on July 15 and August 5 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, and July 30 and August 14 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM. There are still many slots open on July 30, August 5 & 14, so if you have not already, please pick one of these dates call the church office to sign up.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.
Small Group Meetings to Meet our New Pastor