La Plata United Methodist church
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OPEN HEARTS - OPEN MINDS - OPEN DOORS THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Our General Meetings are program-oriented and include guest speakers, service activities, and fellowship. Watch the Sunday Bulletin for meeting dates.
For membership information contact Jean Sigmon.
Click the image below to download a copy of the La Plata UMW Brochure.
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Our Circles offer opportunities for making new friends, nourishing old friendships, growing in your relationship with the Lord, and supporting and praying for one another.
1st Thursday of each month - 10 AM
in the parlor of the church (note: ABR does not meet July and August). Contact Carolyn Rogers.
2nd Tuesday of each month - 7:30 PM - meetings are in members homes (note: Evening Circle does not meet June, July, August). Contact Julie Robbins.
If you would like to join the UMW Book Club, this is a great time! Contact Carolyn Rogers (301-934-3157 or click the email icon below). The UMW Book Club has discussion meetings the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 10 a.m. in the church parlor. Come join us! For information, contact Carolyn Rogers..
The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
The official emblem of the United Methodist Church combines the cross and a flame symbolizing the Holy Spirit. The emblem for the United Methodist Women likewise includes the cross and flame.
The cross and flame are ancient symbols of the church dating back to the days of Christ and Pentecost. Each evokes image of sacrifice, witness, and service. They remind us of both the opportunities and obligations of discipleship. Paul’s ancient words to Timothy have fresh and contemporary meaning: “...I now remind you to stir into flame the gift of God which is within you....”. (II Timothy 1:6)
As part of the emblem for United Methodist Women these symbols remind us of our Purpose, that of helping women to grow in their understanding of and willingness to participate in the mission of the church. These also remind us of our heritage, of women who pioneered in the service for the church at home and abroad and in organizing women for mission service and support in many areas of need.
The shape of the emblem is likewise symbolic. It is fluid and free-flowing, suggesting change and mobility. As organized groups of women, this has been our heritage. Often at the forefront of movements for change, at times supporting the projects initiated by others, but always aware of the times and striving to move with them rather than be overwhelmed by them.
The cross, the flame, and the individual with her abilities and opportunities...all elements of a 21st century movement for United Methodist Women.
The Emblem of the United Methdoist Women