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Worship in the Woods, 6:00-6:30 PM

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please note that all of our virtual programming, including Sunday worship at 9 AM, will continue. Any in-person worship services we will offer will be in addition to, not in place of, our virtual Sunday service! All  Outdoor Worship services will have sermons and liturgy that is different from our regular Sunday online worship.

Worship in the Woods!

Two Wednesdays each month!

Please join us two Wednesdays each month for in-person worship opportunities at our beautiful Outdoor Worship Area in the Woods behind our parking lot at the end of the cemetery.


Needed: 3 GREETERS/USHERS for each service. If you are a greeter/usher you need to arrive 30 minutes before the service begins and be comfortable giving directions and enforcing our safety guidelines.


  1. You must preregister to attend. You must tell us exactly how many total adults and children age 12 and under are coming in your party.
  2. Due to limited space, signing up does NOT mean you will be able to attend. A confirmation email will be sent to those who may attend the service.
  3. Your party will have assigned seating. If you would rather bring your own chair(s) and sit apart from the bench seats, that is fine! Just let us know in the My Comments section of the sign-up!
  4. You and everyone in your party must read and agree to follow all of our protocols for Outdoor Worship Services.
  5. By registering and participating in the Outdoor Worship Service, you and your party acknowledge that you may be exposed to COVID-19 and agree to hold Emmanuel UMC harmless.
  6. Those who may attend the service will be sent a confirmation email with instructions. Your attendance means that everyone in your party agrees to follow the instructions and understands that they will be asked to leave if the instructions are not followed.
  7. Bathroom facilities in the Ministry Center will be available during these services.
  8. We love having children in worship; they are most welcome!
  9. Everyone MUST wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth the entire time they are outside of their vehicles. Practice doing this before you come, especially if you are bringing young children.
  10. Everyone MUST practice social distancing at all times.
  11. You must give us a contact phone number in case we need to do contact tracing.
  12. YOU CANNOT ATTEND THESE SERVICES WITHOUT PRE-REGISTERING. You may only attend if you receive a confirmation email, which will contain more information about safety requirements and protocols.

An email will be sent to each registered attendee at least one hour before the service is to begin if the service is cancelled due inclement weather.

Please click the button below to register for Worship in the Woods!


September 30
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Becky Barbusca


Emmanuel United Methodist Church
10755 Scaggsville Rd.
Laurel, MD 20723 United States
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