CSA Church

Rev. Susan Brown

RE: The CSA Nursery School

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December 17, 2017
Mark 1:29-34
Holy Hands

Human touch, intended by God to be a part of God’s blessing of healing. Jesus touched those he healed, with love, with compassion and with tenderness. We are also called to be a part of God’s healing in the world.
Theme: 4th Sunday in Advent

December 24, 2017
Luke 1 & 2

“Maybe Christmas, “he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more.” ---Dr. Seuss.  Come to our candle light service at 5 pm on Christmas Eve, and may the splendor of this season remind you of Him who is worthy of all our praise.
Theme: Christmas Eve 5PM Service

December 31, 2017
 Psalm 8; Galatians 4:4-7;
Colossians 3:12-17

Come and celebrate! Christ is Born! 
Sunday after Christmas: Hymn sing: no communion or sermon
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Sharing the Good News 

John the Baptist had the great privilege and responsibility to prepare the way for the coming of the Messiah. He took on this task boldly and humbly.

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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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The Case For Christmas

Who was in the manger that first Christmas Morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more.
Who was Jesus really? And how can you know for sure? 

Join us for a 4-week study series that delves into Jesus' identity. Sign up in the church office or RSVP online to join us on Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:45 AM on November 26 and December 3, 10, and 17. If you can't make Sundays, the classes will be repeated on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 AM on November 28 and December 5, 12, and 19. For more information, you can download a flyer here.

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 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.


CSA Church

5910 Goldsboro Road

Bethesda, MD 20817