CSA Church

Rev. Susan Brown

October 2, 2016
Proverbs 3:5-6; Psalm 23:3b

Which way do I go?

Christians want to make the ‘right’ decisions about important things in their lives. How do we do that? Let God show us the way.
Theme: Communion-Decisions

October 9, 2016
1 Peter 1:1-9; Psalm 23: 4
Don’t fear the Valleys

No one is immune to pain and sorrow; no one gets to go through life problem-free. Valleys are impartial
Theme: The Dark Places of Life

October 16, 2016
Romans 12:9-21; Psalm 23:5
Real Trouble

What do you do when you are when everyone seems against you…..when you discover that you really do have enemies?
Theme: God’s Provision

October 23, 2016
Psalm 145:8-21; Psalm 23: 6
Don’t Fear the Future

The World is messed up! How can we face the future….God Does have a plan.
Theme: God’s Provision

October 30, 2016
Ephesians 1:9-14a; Ephesians 3:3-12
God’s Mysterious Ways

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


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Helping Others

Has any Bible reader not heard of Dorcas (Tabitha)? The Holy Spirit inspired Luke to write of this disciple in the following way: "[She] was always doing good and helping the poor" (Acts 9:36). Do you ever wonder what Dorcas' attitude was toward her good works?

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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

Paramount Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, October 15  7:30 - 9:30

Concord St. Andrews UMC  Social Hall
Adult Admission $18.00, Seniors $15.00, 18 yrs. and under - free

Paramount Jazz Orchestra kicks off our Fall jazz concert season with an evening of classic jazz from the 1920's, 30's and 40's.

Once upon a time, the artistic creativity of musicians and technology came together to create perhaps the most prolific and amazing change in music the world has known—and all while alcohol was illegal! In the 1920’s, radio, sound movies, music recording technology, and music publishing - all joined in the synergy that was dawn of jazz. The 20th century American dream came to life in music.

Meet an orchestra full of curators—The Paramount Jazz Orchestra. This band has been sharing hot jazz since the 1980’s. Playing from vintage arrangements and transcriptions of famous recordings, this classic ten piece dance orchestra plays the hit songs of the era as done by Duke Ellington, Bix Biederbecke, Fletcher Henderson, Ray Noble, Glen Gray, Cab Calloway, Isham Jones, George and Ira Gershwin, and other legendary musicians. Join us for a real live ride on the red hot time machine - and bring your dancing shoes if you like.

Paramount website
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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