CSA Church

Rev. Susan Brown

Wonder…marvel, astonishing, amazing, unexpected, incredible, awe, fascinating, surprising. Intrigued? Come and meet God.
Theme: God’s Mysterious Ways


November 6, 2016
Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 23:3b
The Priority of Prayer

Prayer is not an extra-curricular activity in the church; it is primary, vital, and increases the release of God’s works in the world.
Theme: Communion-All Saints; Prayer


November 13, 2016
Revelation 7:9,  Revelation 8:1-5
Critical Mass

Our prayers are more important than we think; they are related to the coming of God’s kingdom. Even the angels grow silent when the people of God pray.    
Theme: Prayer


November 20, 2016
Jeremiah 29:12-13, James 4:1-2
Connected or Not?

There is no substitute for prayer in the life of the believer. Find out how to be more connected to the source of all life, our heavenly Father.
Theme: Thanksgiving; Prayer


November 27, 2016
1st Sunday in Advent
Advent Candle Lighting

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Tapping Into God's Strength

God has promised to supply the strength and resources we need to accomplish his work. In Paul’s letter to the Corinthians he writes, “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8).

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What Christians Are Made For 

Would you do Mother Teresa's job for a million dollars? Most of us wouldn't, and, as it turns out, she probably wouldn't have either! It begs the question: as Christians what are we made for? Shane Claiborne sheds light in the clip below. Want more inspiration? See other videos here.


Resources for Stewardship and Financial Planning

The Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation was founded to "[foster and support] benevolent ministries in the name of Jesus Christ...". From planned giving to stewardship workshops for congregations to retirement planning, the foundation offers helpful guidance, financial management, and education. Click here for more
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Pray 31: A Month of Prayers for America

Pray for our nation along with CSA during the month of October. Learn more about Pray 31here, or download a copy of the bulletin insert here.


Fall Fun: Jazz @ CSA

Swing Underground

Saturday, November 5  7:30 - 9:30

Concord St. Andrews UMC  Social Hall
Adult Admission $18.00, Seniors $15.00, 18 yrs. and under - free
Saturday Night + Swing Underground = Good Time

Twentieth Century jazz music exploded with rhythm, exuberance, naughtiness, style, wit, passion, and elegance. The music forms an integral part of the American cultural spirit..Swing Underground is a classic Big Band from the era of Count Basie, Quincy Jones, Woody Herman - all who brought new style, polish, and sophistication to jazz of the 50's and 60's. This heady music is these days performed by the group of talented musicians who go by the name of Swing Underground. Each brings their own love of music to share with the audience. Join us for a joyous evening of jazz at it's finest!

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Ben Redwine Jazz Band

Friday, December 16  7:30 - 9:30

Concord St. Andrews UMC  Social Hall
Adult Admission $18.00, Seniors $15.00, 18 yrs. and under - free
Enjoy an intimate evening with Ben and his friends -
The Redwine Jazz Band performs "popular" music from the early part of the twentieth century. New Orleans - based clarinetist Ben Redwine feels equally comfortable playing Brahms or Ellington.  He is devoted to the performance of new classical music, old jazz, and teaching the next generation of performers and teachers. He has been a featured soloist at seven International Clarinet Association Clarinet Fests in the U.S. and Europe, and has performed extensively as a freelance musician nationally and internationally. A long-time Maryland resident, he moved to the New Orleans area in 2016 to pursue performance opportunities in the birthplace of jazz.  In addition to leading his popular traditional-style jazz band, Ben is a Selmer Paris performing artist, presenting concerts and master classes internationally. He has recorded for Mapleshade, Naxos, Vin Rouge, Big Kahuna, and AmCam record labels. Ben lives on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain with his wife, Leslie, and their flock of chickens. We are very happy to welcome him.
Learn more about Ben here
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Bridges of Hope

CSA Church has enjoyed long, faith-filled covenant relationships with UMC missionaries around the world. Read this newsletter from Nan McCurdy and Miguel Mairena who serve in Central America. In it, you'll learn how you or other young adults in your life (ages 18 - 30) can take advantage of opportunities to serve missions around the world and about projects like "You Are Not Alone" with which Nan and Miguel are involved.

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A Little Bit About Us: Concord Methodist Church was formed in 1819, making it one of the oldest Methodist churches in Montgomery County, MD. St. Andrew's Methodist Church formed in 1956 to serve the growing suburban population. The two churches merged in 1976 to become Concord-St. Andrew's United Methodist Church and the 35th anniversary was celebrated in October 2011. Learn more about us here.

Whether you are visiting or searching for a church home, you are always welcome to worship with us. Our address is 5910 Goldsboro Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817.

Worship lifts our spirirts and strengthens our relationships with God. It also stirs our imaginations, fills us with wonder, and offers us fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Come as you are! Be our guest! Experience the love of God and Christian community.

Sunday worship starts at 10:00 am followed by coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall.

At 11:15, Sunday School classes are available for PK through middle schoolers--click here for more information. 


CSA Church

5910 Goldsboro Road

Bethesda, MD 20817