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La plata united methodist church

3 Port Tobacco Road La plata MD

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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

Our annual Holiday Shoppe & Bake Sale will take place on Saturday, November 17 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The UMW ladieshave been working all year on this big event. We will have 2 large rooms of vendors featuringone of a kind items. Our Recycled Christmas is huge and is back again this year. Our CreativeCraft Circle will be silent auctioning their beautiful Quilt and they have made many beautifulhand-crafted treasures. The big draw is our Homemade Bake Sale just in time for Thanksgivingdesserts. Come for breakfast or stay for lunch.Please consider donating to our bake sale. We will collect goodies starting on Thursday,November 15. The purpose of the Holiday Shoppe is to raise funds for our many Mission Projects. We help the LPUMC Youth,Women and Children in our community and around the world such as our adopted children in India. We thank you in advance foryour support and look forward to seeing you on November 17th!

Live Nativity - Be a Part

The Charles County Fair will be hosting it's annual Kris Kringle Market December 7 - 9 at the fairgrounds.  Each year our church working with the Port Tobacco Theater creates a Live Nativity scene throughout the weekend.  We need you and your family to be a part of this experience.  Click on the image below for more.

ABR Circle Christmas Luncheon

‍‍ Tickets are on sale now for the ABR Circle Christmas Luncheon to be held on December 6. Look for representatives before and after both services. We will enjoy a Tuscan formal luncheon.Tickets are $15, and you must purchase your ticket in advance,no tickets will be sold at the door. We will also be collecting unwrapped Children’s gifts for Christmas Connection.

Veteran's Day

This Sunday is Veterans Day, so we will pause and thank all those who have served ourcountry by being in one of our uniformed services. All our veterans are encouraged to attendone of our services this weekend, and we’d love it if you could get us a picture of you inuniform. So you can email a picture to us (laplataumc.org), or come by with a snapshot andlet us scan it in. Our plan is to be able to show the pictures of our veterans as part of ourrecognition. Please send your pictures in by noon on Friday.Café Worship will again be back in its home of Fellowship Hall 2. The Traditional Service,of course, will continue in the sanctuary, and our Cherub Choir and Crimson Angels will besinging in that service. We hope to see you there! If you see a Veteran, say “Thank You!”.

It's Butter Braid Time Again

Support ASP

John Carns invites you to support the ASP team by purchasing for yourself or as gifts, the delicious pastries available from Butter Braid.  Just CLICK on the image below for a form to order yours now.  Deadline for orders is December 9.

Safe Nights Returns

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 weeks of Dec 23 - 30 and 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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