Christian Education for All ages

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La Plata United Methodist church

La Plata

United Methodist Church

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Christian Education



Sunday School for Children

September to May

All preschool (beginning at age 2) and elementary aged children begin their Sunday School experience in the Sanctuary for an opening session at 9:45 AM.  After singing a few songs, and recognizing birthdays, teachers escort their students to their classrooms for the rest of the hour.  Classes start the Sunday after Labor Day and end the Sunday before Memorial Day.  Each year, a Small Group Bible Study is offered for 3rd - 5th graders.  More information can be found in the Christian Education Catalog at the bottom of the page.

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We offer both a middle high and a senior high class.  The MIddle Highs meet in Conference Room #2, and the Senior Highs meet in the Youth Room.  Both rooms are on the lower level of the church.  Classes are from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM.  There are additional opportunities for youth education outlined in the Christian Education Catalog at the bottom of the page.  Our Youth Ministry is open to all youth in grades 6 - 12 who want to explore their faith, grow closer to God and be in Christian fellowship.  Our youth leader, Corrie Roberts can provide more information.  The youth group meets the first Sunday of each month from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM.

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Education for Youth

September to May

Education for Adults

La Plata offers several courses of study specifically geared to adults at the 9:45 AM Sunday School time.  A World Religion Class meets in the parlor in the lower level at 9:45 each Sunday.  

A short term adult
curriculum focusing on topical discussions meets in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 AM.  During the summer, an adult class meets between services.  Topics change each summer.

More information can be found in the Christian Education Catalog at the bottom of the page.

Special Courses

Get started today!

This very powerful 10 week course is offered several times during the year.  This class provides the basics of Christian Faith in an informal and friendly environment.  Each weekly meeting begins with a dinner, a time of humor, some music, a video, and a time of discussion.  Everyone is welcome and you do not have to be a member of the church. More information is available in the Christian Education Catalog below, or by calling the church office.

NEXT COURSE Begins: August 27th.  See "The Grapevine" for details.‍‍‍

Disciple is a broad and intensive study of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. There are many levels of Disciple study, and they are offered on a rotating basis each year at La Plata UMC.  For more information and current offerings, please see the Christian Education Catalog below.

The line-up of classes for this year's Wednesday Morning Bible Study has been selected. Everyone is welcome to join us for any study. We will start with: “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa Terkeurst. This class will begin September 5 and if you sign up by August 8 then books can be ordered as a group. Corrie Roberts facilitates this class which meets from 9:30 - 11:00 am in room 110. The other studies that we will be doing this year include: “Everybody Always” by Bob Goff, “Simplify” by Bill Hybels, “Joshua – Winning the Worry Battle” by: Barbara Roose, "Seven Mile Miracle” by Steven Furtick and “Watch Your Mouth” by Tony Evans. Join us on Wednesday mornings for Bible Study, sign up with Corrie by calling (301) 934-1328.‍‍‍

 The Alpha               Disciple Bible         Wednesday Morning‍‍‍

    course                        Study                      Bible Study‍‍‍


Christian Education is very important to us, to our church and hopefully to you and your children.  Those of us who are followers of Christ are called to be disciples.  Disciples, like those who followed Jesus so faithfully, are "students" or "learners."  That's what the Greek word , disciple, means.

La Plata United Methodist is excited about all the learning opportunities we offer, and we hope that you will find something of interest to you.

In addition to the classes described on this page, you may want to download the Christian Education Catalog available below.  It includes additional learning resources and more complete descriptions of the options available at our church

We encourage you to pick a class or two and join us.  You do not need to be a member of the church.  All are welcome..

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La plata united methodist church

3 Port Tobacco Road La plata MD

301-934-2288    [email protected]