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La Vale United Methodist Church

LaVale United


Welcome to LaVale United Online!

LaVale United is a place to learn, grow, and worship as a family.

We strive to create an environment where those who are non-religious might learn and grow together with life-long christians. Skeptics and those who ask difficult and unpopular questions are welcomed, as well as those who have long ago committed themselves to Christ. Just be yourself, we will accept you as you are, no matter what that looks like.

We are not “left” or “right”. We embrace nuance in all things. We believe in unity over uniformity, and we encourage all to be authentic before the Lord our God. We believe that church is not just a place to receive needed encouragement, but also a place to be challenged to grow. We believe that God brings transformation and growth and we think of this congregation as a seedbed that encourages that process.

Our sermons convey timeless truths from the Word of God within the relevant context of how to live today.

We are a United Methodist congregation, a part of the Cumberland-Hagerstown District, and the Baltimore-Washington/Peninsula-Delaware Conference.

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Message Notes

We Are Witnesses Worship Series

Scripture Reference

Acts 16:9-15 NRSV

16:9 During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, "Come over to Macedonia and help us."

16:10 When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them.

16:11 We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis,

16:12 and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days.

16:13 On the sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there.

16:14 A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul.

16:15 When she and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home." And she prevailed upon us.


Opened the Heart

Sermon Points


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