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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.

Holiday Craft Fair & Bake Sale

‍‍‍Are you a crafter? Do you own your own business? Give me a call in the church office, 301-934-2288 to get your application to rent space at our Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale scheduled for Saturday, November 17 at 8:00 AM, We are asking for donations of your gently used Christmas decorations for our “Recycled Christmas”, and books of all kinds for our used book sale. Please call the church office to schedule a time to deliver your items.‍‍‍

3I 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 8:30 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. 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.

Kids Church is Returning

Starting September 23rd, we will hold our first Kid’s Church in our newly named Blessed Lambs Chapel. Our little ones now have a special place of worship. Our hope is that we will prepare the children for worship in the Big Church. This is not Sunday School. This is not play time or craft time. We will learn the wonderful blessing of prayer and God moments. ‍‍‍we will have Kid’s Church on the 1st and 4th Sundays. The children will be called out after the Children’s Moment and brought back at the final hymn or in time for communion.‍‍‍

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‍‍‍Youth Group Meets‍‍‍

Please join us on Sunday evening, September 9th for our evening Youth Group. We will gather from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the youth room for fellowship and fun. All youth in grades 6 - 12 are welcome to join us, and we love friends! Then Movie Night on Sept. 21 and Game Night on Sept. 28. Mark your calendars now! Contact Corrie Roberts, our Youth Leader, if you have any questions.

‍‍‍Safe Nights Starts October 1

Lifestyles' Safe Nights is a cold weather shelter program in its' 14th year in Charles County, and LPUMC has been a part of this program from inception, and will host the week of Feb 17-24. Please mark your calendars and let Kim Williams ([email protected]) know if you would like to be included on the volunteer e-mail list. We will need meal prep, especially for early morning breakfasts, overnight hosts, daily laundry services, special activities-plenty of opportunities to share your time and talents for the benefit of others.


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"Clayride" a Gallop Through United Methodist History

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