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Sunday 8:30 AM

 Cafe Worship Service - NEW

Our 8:30 AM service of worship is held in our Fellowship Hall.  It is a casual service.  See the details further down on this page.

Sunday 11:00 AM

Traditional Service

Our 11:00 AM service of worship is a traditional service featuring special music provided by our Chancel Choir as well as other special music.  Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.




Cafe Worship
Coffee & Worship?  Give it a Try!

In our Fellowship Hall st 8:30 AM.

Enjoy a light breakfast in a very casual atmosphere.  You'll

hear the same message as the regular 11:00 AM service and

you won't have to sing.


Children are encouraged to come to our special Children's Church service which happens immediately
after the Children's Moment durng our 11:00 AM service on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays. 
Children return to the Sanctuary druing the final hymn.


Children's Sermon Time at LPUMC
          Karen Hamner 6/8/2014




Music is Important to Us

We are blessed with really great music at La Plata UMC. It all begins with our excellent organist, Linda Dent Mitchell who is very accomplished and brings her bright personality and energy to our music program. She accompanies our adult Chancel Choir of 25 plus voices, which is directed by Pat Day; and Linda directs our Cherub Choir of between 20 and 30 children from Kindergarten through 5th grade.

The Chancel Choir... The Cherub Choir... The Handbell Choir...

...sings each week at the 11:00 service from September through May. Pat Day, the Choir Director, does a great job of selecting a mix of traditional, modern and contemporary choral pieces. They also prepare and sing two cantatas per year, at Christmas an at Easter. We are very proud of our choir and it has a mix of older and younger choir members in all four voice parts. Many of our choir members provide solo music at our 8:30 AM service, and throughout the summer at our single 10:00 service. They are always looking for new voices to join the fun and fellowship. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 in the Choir Room downstairs. 

...also sings from the fall till Mother's Day. They typically sing on the second Sunday of the month from October to May. They occasionally learn to use percussion instruments and they have learned sign language for some songs, and foreign languages for other songs. Linda Dent Mitchell, along with her co-directors Sherri McConnell and Judi Gordon, provide a time of enthusiasm, fun and learning. She can really get those kids to sing well. They rehearse in the Youth Room downstairs from 7:00 to 7:45 PM on Wednesdays. We are hoping to revive our Youth Choir again soon, as we are rebuilding our youth fellowship ministries. If you'd like to lead our Youth Choir, we are happy to talk to you about this. 

OUR NEW HAND BELL CHOIR is formed and in rehearsals.  We have a fantastic core group of ringers but are looking for a few more interested people.  We'll take experienced and inexperienced people - we can teach you! If you would be interested in playing, please contact Cheryl Reckeweg (240-249-6342 or and let her know. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 6 -7 PM in the Sanctuary.

Chancel Choir - 2012 Christmas Cantata

"What a Day It Must Have Been"

"Jubilate Procession"
"Awesome God & Almighty"
  To see more music videos
please visit the MEDIA /ARTS Page


Making Worship More Colorful

In addition to our choirs, we also augment our worship experiences with the occasional visits by our puppet team, called "The Beatitudes," and our liturgical dance team, "Angel Wings".

Thanks to Bob Kells, our pastoral intern from 2010-2012, we now have a wonderful troupe of puppeteers who rehearse every week on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary. This group includes both teens and adults, and we are looking to teach and nurture along some middle high puppeteers as well.  The children of the church just adore when The Beatitudes are performing for the Children's Moment.  See more of the Beatitudes on our Media/Arts Page


"Mary Did You Know"
January 8, 2012
Angel Wing Liturgical Dance Ministry


While liturgical dance is an old medium of expression in the church, for us, having a liturgical dance troupe is a relatively new phenomenon.  We are blessed with some formerly professional dancers, some teens who have taken dance, and others who just love to express their joy in faith through movement.  Angel Wings performs for us about three to four times a year, and they rehearse on Sunday afternoons at 12:30, right after worship in the sanctuary.  If you are interested in joining the group, please see Betty Anne Risley