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Rev. Susan Brown

Rev. Sue to Retire in July 2018

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
 

March 4, 2018
True Comfort

Matthew 5:4; Isaiah 61:1-3

Everyone at some time or another grieves or mourns. In a sermon, Jesus told his followers that they would be blessed when they mourned. How is this possible?
Theme: Lent 3


March 11, 2018
The Power of Life

John 11:1-14, 16-45

John the Apostle was clear; just when we believe there is no hope, God shows up. In giving this testimony, John calls us to a resurrection faith.
Theme: Lent 4


March 18, 2018
Do What You Have the Power to Do

Mark 14:3-9

All of want to live lives of significance, but we are in danger of mis-defining what that means. The scriptures are full of stories about ordinary people simply doing what they had the power to do.
Theme: Lent 5


March 25, 2018
Who do they say that we are?

Matthew 21:1-11

The real Jesus challenged and said disturbing things. The real Jesus spoke in parables and expressed seemingly paradoxical ideas. If we are his followers, we need to know what he was truly like and accept his invitation to follow him.
Theme: Palm Sunday
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Take Up Our Crosses

Just as Christ endured the cross on the path to Golgotha "for the joy set before him" (Hebrews 12:2), so he calls us to take up our crosses and follow him - willingly, joyfully, and triumphantly.

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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