Posts by Elizabeth Reece

Sacred Crossings Workshops

BPC invites you to a series of workshops to help understand, plan for, and support each other when death, dying, and grief come to call. There will be three workshops this spring, and then three workshops in the fall. Most will take place during the Sunday School hour (from 10:15-11:00am), but some will occur after our second Sunday morning worship service. For details, please view our flyer or our events calendar. We hope you can join us! For more information,…

February/March Exploring Membership Classes

You’re invited to explore membership at Burke Presbyterian Church! If you have been attending BPC for awhile or are brand new here, we hope you are finding your time with us meaningful, inspiring, challenging, and even fun. Searching for and visiting any new church can feel awkward or uncertain; we hope you have met some great people and found places to fit in and get connected. If you are thinking about joining BPC or just want to learn more about…

Join Our Staff

Burke Presbyterian Church and Burke Presbyterian Preschool are hiring. If you are interested in becoming part of a caring church family, or if you know of someone who might be, please view our open jobs below. Handbell Choir Director Childcare Staff Positions If you have questions or need additional information, contact the church office (at 703-764-0456 or Office@BurkePresChurch.org) or the preschool office (at PreschoolOffice@BurkePresChurch.org).

Annual Congregational Meeting

The 56th Annual Meeting of Burke Presbyterian Church will take place on Sunday, January 28, at 12:30pm, along with a chili cookoff. We will reflect on the past year, discuss the 2024 budget, elect new officers, and express appreciation for the leaders who are rotating off of Session and the Board of Deacons. For more information, contact the church office at 703-764-0456 or office@BurkePresChurch.org.

Job Opening: Handbell Choir Director

Burke Presbyterian Church (BPC) is seeking an experienced and organized musician to direct a 12-member handbell choir. Background in handbells and a willingness to teach ringers of all levels are required. Instruments include three octaves of Malmark handbells and four octaves of Malmark choirchimes. Salary is $3,000-$4,000 per year, based on experience and rehearsal schedule, for an average of 9-16 hours per month, from September through May. Position is available and open until filled. BPC is an equal opportunity employer. Handbell…

Christmas Eve Services

Please join us for a service on Christmas Eve! On December 24, 2023, we will hold one service in the morning and three services in the evening. The 10:00am and 9:00pm services will also be offered online. Childcare will not be available on Christmas Eve. Children are welcome in the Meeting House during any/all worship services. Families who would like to be in a separate area are invited to worship in the Gathering Space, where quiet activities and toys for…

Sunday Morning Worship on 12/24 and 12/31

In the morning on Sunday, December 24, 2023, and on Sunday, December 31, 2023, Burke Presbyterian Church will hold one worship service, at 10:00am, in person in the Meeting House and online. Childcare will not be available on December 24. Children are welcome in the Meeting House during any/all worship services. Families who would like to be in a separate area are invited to worship in the Gathering Space, where quiet activities and toys for children will be available. A…

Advent and Christmas Eve at BPC

Please join us during Advent and on Christmas Eve! We’ve planned some special worship services, festive holiday gatherings and celebrations, and lots of opportunities to help our neighbors. For details, see our Events Calendar and an excerpt from our latest newsletter, Special Mission Projects During Advent. Please contact the church office, at 703-764-0456 or office@BurkePresChurch.org, for more information.

Advent 2023 Newsletter

The New Leaf, a newsletter of Burke Presbyterian Church members and friends, is published periodically. Read the Advent 2023 issue. The Advent 2023 issue contains Paper copies are available in the Gathering Space. If you would like to receive a paper copy by US mail, contact the church office at 703-764-0456 or office@BurkePresChurch.org.

Christmas Joy Offering

Every year, society expects us to celebrate the holiday season even bigger and better than years before. This year, coming together to reclaim Advent and Christmas can be both humbling and fulfilling. As we excitedly await the birth of Christ, it’s important to remember the reason for the season: the newborn Servant of All, the perfect gift. With Christ at the center this holiday season, we can follow in his example of servant leadership by serving our brothers and sisters…

Job Openings: Childcare Staff Positions

Burke Presbyterian Church offers child care — for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers — on Sunday mornings, during worship services and Sunday School, from 8:45am to 12:30pm. We could use more hands and hearts to support this ministry, either on a regular or rotating basis. We also offer child care for younger children of Rainbow leaders on Wednesday evenings and could use some additional help there as well. We appreciate adult and youth volunteers, and paid positions are available for adults…

July 2024 Mission Trip to Kibwezi, Kenya

Interested in traveling to Kibwezi, Kenya, with a group of 18-20 adults, college students, and older youth? Burke Presbyterian and Clifton Presbyterian Churches are planning a trip in July 2024, for two to three weeks, with lodging at Kambua Guest House. The goal of the trip is to strengthen our partnership with Bethel Church, to work on projects in/around Kibwezi, and to learn, give, and receive in the context of Christian fellowship. The cost will be approximately $2500 per person;…