Upcoming Events
CEREAL DRIVE: SUN., DEC. 2
This day, we will receive breakfast cereals for HOPE Food Pantry.  Grocery carts will be in hallways for collection.
 

CHRISTMAS DECORATING
SAT., DEC. 1, 10:00AM-NOON
Come for any period of time you can offer (even 30 minutes is a help!).  We’ll adorn the church for Christ’s birth! No particular skills, just a joyful spirit and desire to help hang greens, set out nativities, decorate trees, etc. Please do NOT bring any decorations, all is provided. Children with an accompanying parent are welcome, and older youth would be a great help.
 

WARM SHELTER VOLUNTEERS
We host the rotating shelter Dec. 30 thru Jan. 5 in Fellowship Hall.  Need volunteers for any of the following: monitors to stay with guests for an evening shift (5:30pm-12am) or overnight shift (12am-7am); Sunday morning set-up or take-down; prep & serve a breakfast or dinner. Reply to Chuck Finley, csf1956@gmail.com. Volunteers please attend one Training Session on either date: Thurs. Dec. 6 at 6-7pm, OR Sun, Dec. 9 at 12:30-1:30pm.


“ENCORE” CHORAL CONCERT

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 3PM
LPUMC’s sanctuary is the setting for a free holiday concert presented by Encore Chorale of Southern MD. This group of singers age 55+ is directed by Joey Hoopengarder. They will perform seasonal holiday favorites and the world premiere of Julian Wachner’s Alleluia Flourish. For info re. Encore: 301-261-5747 or www.encorecreativity.org


CHRISTMAS CANTATA
SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 8 & 11AM
Hear the news of Jesus’ birth thru the glorious music of our Cantata Choir, presenting “And It Came to Pass, Emmanuel.”  Invite your friends and neighbors to join you!
On that same Sunday, at our 9:30am Contermporary Service, our Praise Team will lead a musical worship experience.


OUR RECYCLING EFFORTS
Here are a few tips about what goes in the bin marked “Recycling” in the Fellowship Hall. Thanks for your great efforts!
  • NOTHING with food on it
  • NO liquids (pour them in sink)
  • NO plates, napkins, flatware
  • NO coffee cups
  • YES to plastic cups, cans, bottles, bulletins
  • RINSE yogurt cups to recycle

ADULT SUN. MORNING CLASSES
9:30AM: "BIBLE STORIES THAT CONFUSE PEOPLE"
Meets each Sunday in the Chapel.  Led by Dr. Lee Brewer, Professor of Theology. Come learn what these stories are about and what they have to teach us.

11:00AM:  WHAT DO WE REALLY BELIEVE?
This 12-session class is based on Adam Hamilton’s book which uses the Apostles’ Creed to look at basic Christian beliefs. No need to attend all 12 sessions, please join us when you can. A great opportunity to learn some faith basics with some fellow disciples! Led by Jim Wright, jgwright@olg.com

 
MUSIC GROUPS INVITE YOU!
If you enjoy singing or playing an instrument, here are several ways you can help bring the joy of music to our worship services.  For info, contact Music Director, erindtennyson@gmail.com

Chancel Choir: Wednesdays, 8:15PM-9:00PM
Rehearses each Wednesday, and brings music to our 11AM worship service each Sunday. This group includes both adults & middle/high school youth; a wonderful mix of very skilled singers along with less experienced singers who enjoy learning & growing musically. Come be a part of the music.

Worship Orchestra, plays 4th Sun. of each month.
Various instruments are welcome. Members rehearse individually then as a group prior to worship on 4th Sun


SUNDAY MORNINGS FOR FAMILIES
9:30AM Sunday School: for Age 3 thru High School. Children/youth begin with their families in worship; dismissed to classes after opening part of worship. On Communion Sundays, middle & high youth remain in worship.

11AM Children’s Church: for Age 4 thru 2nd grade. Children are dismissed during sermon time, then return to conclude the worship with their family.

Our Nursery is currently closed for Restructuring.  During this time, a Play Area for our youngest children is available at rear of worship spaces, supervised by parent or guardian.