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La Plata United Methodist church

La Plata

United Methodist Church

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‍‍‍Harvest Dinner - November 2

La plata united methodist church

3 Port Tobacco Road La plata MD

301-934-2288    [email protected]

Live Streaming on Facebook

‍‍‍ Out of town Sundays?  No problem.  With all the equipment we now have in place, we are able to to Live-Stream the whole service across the globe via a new Live-Streaming service offered on F‍‍‍acebook. So, if you are going away for Spring Break; or if you are unable to come in person, or you’ve moved away from southern Maryland, but you miss our church, then please just go to Facebook
on any Sunday and click on the La Plata Umc page, and you will find it going on live. And better yet, since the broadcast will be saved on Facebook, you can still see it even if you can’t make it to your computer, tablet or cell phone at just the right hour. Pretty cool, eh?

Want to Be a Be‍‍‍ll Ringer?

Our historic bell was lifted into place in its new home atop the new b‍‍‍‍‍‍ell tower, just one month shy of the 15th anniversary of the tornado that destroyed our church. It is now used 15 minutes prior to each service to announce the beginning of worship.  If you would like to have the opportunity to ring the bell, contact Karen in the church office to get on the schedule.

We are starting to plan for our Veteran’s Day Service on Sunday, November 11. As we did last year, we are asking all those who have served in the armed forces, to please submit a picture of you in uniform, at whatever stage you wish while you were serving. Color or Black & white photos would be great. We will be putting together a PowerPoint display of all the veterans in our church. And during the moments of our recognition and appreciation, we want to show the pictures in worship on the wall and on the screens. So if you have a digital picture, please email it to the church email ([email protected]) or if you have a printed photograph, scan it and send it to us, or bring it by the church office so we can scan it for you. We look forward to receiving your photographs.

I have had a number of folks inquire about purchasing an engraved brick for the floor of the Bell Tower. Right now I have four forms on my desk waiting for the magic number of 25. If you have been thinking about getting a brick, now is your chance! Give me a call in the church office and I will get your information to add to the stack. Once we have 25 bricks, I will send them out to the engraver and have them installed once they are done. There are a number of $100, $500 & $1,000 bricks remaining for purchase.

T‍‍‍runk N Treat‍‍‍

Calling All D‍‍‍isciples

New Carpets ‍‍‍in Sanctuary

‍‍‍Veteran's Day

‍‍‍Bricks - a Second Chance‍‍‍

Please plan to be a part of our annual Trunk N Treat this year! On Sunday, October 28, we will circle up in the parking lot to pass out goodies. In the past, this has been a fantastic combination of our church, community and scouts coming together for an evening of fun and fellowship. Participants are encouraged to decorate trunks, but that is not necessary. Arrive at 5:00 PM for set up so we are ready for trunk n treaters from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Plan for about 150 kids. Invite your neighbors to join in the fun!

Calling all Disciples….-NEW By Angie BarnesHave you ever wanted to begin a new Bible study? Is there some Biblical study or subject that you have had a yearning to explore? Have you felt the tug on your heart to lead a Bible Study?Well…. If the answer to any one of the above questions is “yes”, then please contact me, Angie Barnes on [email protected] or 30‍‍‍1‍‍‍-751-7881 to discuss the vast possibilities.Remember, the rewards are boundless…

Beginning Sunday July 15 after the 10:00 worship service, the Trustees and church volunteers will begin preparations for the installation of new carpeting in the Sanctuary to begin on Monday morning July 16. Phase 1 of the carpet installation will begin in the Chancel Choir Loft on July 15 to remove the pews from the Chancel area, remove items from the floor of the Sacristy and bell closet making ready for the installers to begin. This is scheduled to take approximately two days to complete installation in the Chancel area. After the carpet installation is complete in the Chancel area the Trustees and volunteers will reinstall the pews to be ready for church service on Sunday, July 22.

This year’s golf outing has been changed to a standard round of golf rather than the traditional miniature golf. The event will be held at White Plains Golf Course on St. Charles Parkway in White Plains. We will play a four-person best ball round of 18 holes. Prizes will be awarded to First, Second and Third place teams. The amounts of the prizes will depend on the‍‍‍ number of players signing up. Golf will begin at 2:00 PM with a late lunch offering sandwich, chips, and drink either before the match or at the turn. The cost will be $50.00 per person to include golf, cart, balls, tees, and lunch. Those wanting to join will need to sign up in advance of the event. A table will be available in the lobby after each Sunday service for those wanting to register. “GO PLAY !”

Our Annual Harvest Dinner will be held on Friday, November 2, from 4:30 - 7:30 in the Fellowship Hall. We need everyone's help to continue this successful fundraiser, so please invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. The menu features ham, roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied sweet potatoes, green beans, kale, cranberries, rolls, drinks, and dessert. Drive Thru/Carry-out meals are also available.‍‍‍

La Plata UMC Golf Outing‍‍‍