Contemplative

Outdoor Chapel

At Burke Presbyterian Church, we offer a number of opportunities and spaces for contemplative worship.

Meditation Room

A meditation room is available in the church building. It can be accessed from the outside of the building or just down the corridor from the church office.

The meditation room offers a quiet place for prayer. A prayer net holds symbols of those prayers. Kneelers and cushions are provided.

Meditation Room Prayer Net
You are invited to tie a piece of yarn onto the fishing net as a symbol of prayers offered.

Labyrinth Prayer Walk

The Burke Presbyterian Church labyrinth ministry provides a regular opportunity for contemplative worship. You are invited to walk the outdoor labyrinth, located in the Memorial Garden at the end nearest the parking lot entrance.

An indoor labyrinth is open the first Monday each month from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. It is located in the Meeting House.

Quiet Day

It is far too easy to get caught up in the hustle-bustle of the season – barely taking time to stop and reflect on the real meaning of the season. A gift to oneself would be a bit of time spent at BPC on a Quiet Day.

Burke Presbyterian Church has two Quiet Days each year, in Advent and in Lent.  On these days there is the opportunity to sit, read, reflect, journal, and walk the labyrinth.  A simple meal of soup, bread, fruit and home-made cookies is available throughout the day.

Most recently, on the last Advent Quiet Day, there also were guided meditations throughout the day in the Meditation Room and a morning retreat from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In the still and quiet comes the gift of hearing the message of God’s word.