Emmanuel United Methodist Church : http://www.eumclaurel.org
  • Bumper Sticker Theology

    Popular Christianity has often reduced deep spiritual truths to simple bumper-sticker statements of theological sound-bites that might look good on your car but are not good theology. In this Bumper Sticker Theology sermon series, we will be exposing some of the more unhelpful (and misleading) things Christians say (often with the best of intentions). Aug 3 - God never gives you more than you can handle; Aug 10 God defined marriage, not the government; Aug 17 - It’s all part of God’s plan;  Aug 24 - If you pray hard enough, you will get what you want; Aug 31 - Salvation is about getting into heaven.

  • Financial Peace University

    This life changing course will teach you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! Our next Financial Peace University class will start at 6:15pm on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The course will run for 9 weeks through November 4, 2014. During the last session, class members paid off a total of $22,670 in debt and saved $31,738!! FPU kits are available on a first come basis at $90, then kits will be $110. Sign up at bit.ly/FPUfall2014 - Scholarships are available if needed. For more info, contact Carol Lewis: eumctreasurer@comcast.net  or 301-596-9337.

  • Church Picnic 2014

    GRILLIN' & CHILLIN' AT THE ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC!! Join our church family at High Ridge Community Park at 10100 Superior Ave. in Laurel on Sunday, September 7th starting at 3:00 pm for our annual church picnic. The men's group is grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. Bring a dish to share and food donations for LARS. Activities: Huge Playground, Horse Shoe Tournament, Soccer & more… Register/RSVP at eumcpicnic2014.evenbrite.com.

  • Fall Study - book - disciple

    Classes led by Rev. Stephanie Vader.  For more information, please email Rev. Stephanie at revvader@comcast.net

  • Love Your Neighbor

    Emmanuel UMC is a Reconciling United Methodist Church. We believe that every human being is created and gifted by God; therfore, every human being is invited to be a part of our church. View our complete Welcoming Statement below. To learn more about what this means, click this banner.


    Coping with work stress, family stress, or just the daily grind can really wear on you.  Give yourself the gift of sharing with other parents facing challenges just like yours.  Our support group is being facilitated by two of our members who hold PhD's in School Psychology.  For more information, click the banner above.


A church family has to be experienced to be known. We want you to experience us, to know us - and we want to know you. By way of introduction, here are some things you might like to know about us:

We are a place of sanctuary, hope and action. We are a family of people who humbly seek to be closer to God. When you come to worship with us, you will experience no claims of perfection and no gatekeepers of God's grace. Each one of us makes our mistakes and asks God's forgiveness. We seek to know God's love in our lives and to have that love overflow us and spill out into the streets of Laurel, and beyond, where there is a world of hurt and emptiness waiting to be filled.

We are connected to the worldwide United Methodist Church. We welcome you with Open Doors, Open Hearts, and Open Minds.  Find out more about the UMC at www.umc.org.


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