The CSA building is closed. Worship and fellowship with us online.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Concord-St. Andrews building will be closed. We will not hold worship services until such time as it is safe to do so. We will keep this page updated as we get more information. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience this causes to our community. We pray that you and your family and friends will be safe during this crisis. This week's service is below and you can watch past services here.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Stewardship & Inspiration

Prayers and Concerns

Please contact the church office with any prayer concerns you would like included on the prayer list, which appears weekly in the bulletin.  Also, please contact the church office or Pastor Curtis if you know someone in need of a visit in the hospital, another healthcare facility, or a home.

Go and Tell Christ is Risen!


In 1 Corinthians 15, the Resurrection Chapter, the Apostle Paul writes, “What I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins . . . that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures . . .” (1 Corinthians 15:3).

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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

News & Events

Online Worship

Join us for worship on Sundays on our YouTube Channel. We'll post services online until we can resume worship together in the church building.

Six Week Book Study: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Join us as we delve into White Fragility: Why it's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. For six weeks, we'll explore this provocative and timely exploration of race in America beginning on Thursday, June 18 at 7:30 pm. Contact Pastor Curtis for a zoom link. Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate.

Hear Pastor Curtis' powerful testimony about his journey away from bias on YouTube.

A Community Mission Project

“Bucks for Buckets”

During the 40 days of Lent, CSA accepted the challenge of filling 40 Flood Buckets with supplies to be shipped to The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to help flood and natural disaster victims. We are grateful to be able to do something as the reports of flooding continue to be in the news covering floods in Alabama, Carolinas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and the East Coast. To fill one bucket costs $75. All donations, big and small, are needed and will help us order the supplies by bulk thereby keeping the costs down. Please help us reach our goal to fill 40 flood buckets. Online donations are easy -- just choose the Flood Buckets option on the secure donations page.  Thank you.

- Outreach & Missions Committee

Pastor's Bible Study: The Letter to the Romans

Bible Study will continue via Zoom on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. If anyone wishes to join, please contact Pastor Curtis. We are currently using William Barclay's review of "The Letter to the Romans."

Twin Springs Fruit Farm - OPEN

Wednesday 10 AM to 2 PM - A variety of local fresh apples, vegetables, and other goodies in the CSA parking lot. They now have COVID-19 safety changes in place. I encourage you to shop there.

Bethesda Prep Enrollment!

Bethesda Preparatory Preschool is currently enrolling children ages two through five for the 2019 - 20 school year! 

Bethesda Prep is a preschool designed to provide developmentally appropriate learning for children through quality preschool programming. We believe that children learn best about the world through direct exploration and hands-on discovery.

We provide exceptional early learning services in a safe, nurturing and Christian environment. We are welcoming of children of all abilities and all faiths. We build and maintain strong relationships with our families, staff and communities. 

The Bethesda Prep classrooms are filling up quickly, so now is the time to call. For questions, for enrollment, or to schedule a tour give us a call at 301.789.1010.

Online Giving is Open

Hate to write checks? Concord-St. Andrew's UMC is now able to accept online donations. You can support the church's ministries in general and you can give directly to the Karura Ka Nyunga School in Kenya. CSA has supported the Karura School for more than 20 years, and you learn more about it here

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About Concord-St. Andrews UMC

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 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.

Join us for worship at 10:00 am Sundays and fellowship immediately following the service.