Jim Elliot, who was a missionary and a martyr for his faith, gave us this profound statement: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Through faith, we understand the truth in this statement.
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.
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.
Youth ALIVE is on a break for the summer and will return in August 2016. Until then, youth and their parents are encouraged to continue studying God's word. Daily Devos is a great way to stay inspired, and you can get yours right here.
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.
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 herefor more information.