CSA Church

Rev. Susan Brown

Rev. Sue to Retire in July 2018

January 28, 2018
Seek Wisdom
1 Timothy 

We are eternal beings made in the image of God; we were born to live forever. The question is, do we want to live for results that are eternally significant or do we live for temporary accomplishments?

February 4, 2018
The Real Deal
Acts 16:6-15

What are the signs of a true believer? Is it what we say? Is it what we do? Is it something else? Come and find out.

February 11, 2018
A Heart Check-Up
Proverbs 6:16-19;  Proverbs 4:10-27

God is preparing us all for something beyond our wildest dreams, but first we need to find out what we really love.

February 18, 2018
Pure Hearts
Psalm 51:1-12; Matthew 5:8

We have all heard the phrase: "You clean up Well." But God is not concerned with outward appearance, because they are misleading; God is concerned with who we are.
Theme: Lent 1

February 25, 2018
The Unwanted Blessing
Matthew 5:10-12; 1 Peter 4:12-14, 16

I don't know about you, but I don't particularly want to be persecuted. How can persecution be a blessing?
Theme: Lent 2
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Love One Another

“I am writing you a new command,” the Apostle John told his readers (1 John 2:8). That command is to love others as we have been loved. “Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another,” he repeated in 1 John 4:11.

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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

How to Thrive in Culture of Shouting

Does the current discourse make you feel like the guy in The Scream? Do you sound like the guy in The Scream when you engage with others on topics about which you disagree? David F. Watson offers solutions for remaining sane in a culture where everyone seems to be shouting all the time. You can elevate the discourse and tune out the noise that seems to pervade the news and our own interactions. The article is posted on Ministry Matters and you can read it here.
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Rev. Sue is Retiring!

After close to 25 years in pastoral ministry and 4 years at CSA, Rev. Sue will be retiring in July 2018. Our congregation has come to love Rev. Sue and Terry and we wish them God's grace and blessings on this new chapter in their lives. You can read Rev. Sue's letter here.

New Year, New Service Times

Starting on Sunday, January 7, Concord-St. Andrew's UMC's morning worship time will begin at 11:00AM! We hope that you'll come early and join us for coffee, tea, and treats in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 10:00AM. Youth are invited to fellowship with their peers before the morning service for Epilogue, our youth Sunday School discussion and missions group.

Update on the CSA Cooperative Nursery School

UMC Congregations Mobilize for Hurricane Relief

  • Perspective, a newsletter published by Good News Magazine, has published an article about local churches' efforts to support communities devasted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and communities that are in Irma's path. We reprinted the newsletter article here.
  • Learn more about how you can help those in need around the world by visiting UMCOR here.

Generous Reflection

As stewards, we are to offer our tithes to God through the church to acknowledge divine ownership over all that we are and have. We believe with the Psalmist that “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psalm 24:1). Through our tithes and offerings we are simply returning to God a portion of what he has so generously given us. In the words of King David, “Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand” (1 Chronicles 29:14b).

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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 a growing suburban population. The two churches merged in 1976 to become Concord-St. Andrew's United Methodist Church. 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 11:00 am, and we invite you to join us for coffee, treats, and fellowship at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.


CSA Church

5910 Goldsboro Road

Bethesda, MD 20817