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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.

Hanging of the Greens

The Worship Committee cordially invites you to the Hanging of the Greens. Gather, your family and friends, and join us on Sunday,December 2, 2018 for an evening of fellowship, worship, and celebration. The evening begins with a time of fellowship and appetizers (provided by the Chancel Choir) at 5:00 in Fellowship Hall 1. A Pot luck dinner will follow at 5:30. Please bring a main dish, side dish or dessert to share. The Hanging of the Greens worship service will begin at 6:30 in the Sanctuary. The Beatitudes, will be sharing in the service and there will be a Children’s Moment also. We look forward to seeing you as we prepare for the most wonderful time of the year!

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.

Sign Up to Light the Advent Wreath

There are still many slots open for lighting the advent wreath at both Café and 11:00 services as well as Christmas Eve. You can sign up to be one of the families, couples or groups that will help lead the Advent portion of our worship during these important weeks. If you’d like to be one of them, write “Advent Candles” on the pad, or call the church office to reserve a slot.

Miracle on 301

On Saturday, November 24 at 11:00 AM Miracle on 301 is hosting a Paint Brunch at Port Tobacco Marina Restaurant to raise funds to provide a Christmas Brunch for our Safe Night Guests on Christmas Day. The tickets are $45 and they can be purchased on the event page at,https://www.paintnite.com/events/_10121781.

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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