CSA Church


Rev. Susan Brown

October  22, 2017
How to be a Mature Christian
Colossians 1:24-29; Ephesians 4:7-16 (NRSV)

Being a Christian isn’t just about being baptized, joining a church, or participating in a service project. We are expected to grow through our experiences and become strong mature followers of Christ.

October  29, 2017
Created for Stewardship
Matthew 6:19-21, 24; 2 Cor 9:6-15 (NIV)

The most important part of stewardship is not about money, it is about priorities and how we live our lives.

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The Sin of Selfishness and Greed

Our society wants us to believe that happiness and contentment are within our reach if we just acquire a few more things. Advertisements are geared to make us feel discontent so that we will buy more things to make us happy. Greed will not allow contentment, because it always urges us to acquire more. 

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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
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UMC Congregations Mobilize for Hurricane Relief

  • CSA Youth are collecting Flood Buckets to assist people affected by the recent hurricanes. Click here to learn more about what you can do to help hurricane survivors get back on their feet.
  • 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 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.

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