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.
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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