In Person Worship Resumes Sunday, September 13

In-person worship will resume in the Sanctuary at 10 AM on Sunday September 13th. There will be little or no music as we still should not be singing. We will have socially distanced fellowship immediately after the service. Everyone in attendance should be masked and stay six feet from other family groups. Service should be about thirty minutes. 

Online Worship - The YouTube worship will be scheduled for release at 10 AM on Sundays. The service will be a bit shorter than before, eliminating the Prelude and Postlude and having a different music plan based on feedback I have received from the congregation and viewers.

This week's service is below and you can watch past services here.

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - Beyond Manna

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

In Person Worship Resumes on Sunday, Sept. 13 

We plan to start in person worship in the Sanctuary at 10 AM on Sunday September 9th. There will be little or no music as we still should not be singing. We will have socially distanced fellowship immediately after the service. Everyone in attendance should be masked and stay six feet from other family groups. Service should be about thirty minutes. 

Online Worship

The YouTube worship will be scheduled for release at 10 AM on Sundays. The service will be a bit shorter than before, eliminating the Prelude and Postlude and having a different music plan based on feedback I have received from the congregation and viewers.

Mental Health & Covid 19

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a serious toll on the mental health struggles of Americans, particularly young adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.5 percent of adults between the ages of 18-24 reported having “seriously considered suicide” due to the pandemic. 10.7 percent reported having suicidal ideations. See Pastor Curtis' reflection for more.

Food Card Drive

In late June, CSA began a Food Drive to help hungry families in the local community. CSA members responded promptly and decisively. So far, 22 Food Cards, totaling $550, have been delivered to Bethesda Help for their food distribution program.

To continue this important mission, please purchase Giant or Safeway $20-$25 Food Cards (recommended) or send a check made out to: Concord-St. Andrews UMC, earmarked “Food Drive.” The Committee will purchase card(s) for you and add them to the donated gift cards. All donations will be promptly delivered to BETHESDA HELP which is experiencing unprecedented food demand during the pandemic. Thank you and God Bless!

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.