Burke Presbyterian Church is in the midst of a major building project, to be completed in the spring of 2020!
**March 2020 Update** The coronavirus pandemic has changed how we all operate, and all of the activities and ministries affiliated with Burke Presbyterian have largely moved online as of mid-March. However, construction is still underway on our massive “Widen the Circle” project (see project below).
Here are some of the very latest photos of the project:
#1 : Shows the installation of the block for the new tower that will support the cross.
#2 Shows the finished framing for the inside wall of the Gathering Space. This photo shows the two main double doors that will go into the expanded meeting house which used to be the inner Narthex.
#3 Reflects the progress on the outside wall, with the block holes around the steel beams filled in and window framing complete.
#4 Reflects progress on the steel structure above the main entrance doors and the overhang.
What will this project involve? There are two phases. Phase one was completed in the fall, and it includes renovating the entire downstairs (near the shed and lower parking lot). That space is devoted to our preschool, nursery, and children’s ministries. Phase two began in December. We are adding a “gathering space” (see architect’s rendering below), which will fill the current courtyard area where the church’s main entrance is located; expanding the kitchen; and updating the rooms where the preschool currently is housed.
We call this exciting enterprise our “Widen the Circle” project, because that’s what we’re doing: making more space for hospitality.
If you have made a pledge/donation to this project, and would like to pay online, find the Widen the Circle button on this page. And check back for periodic updates! It’s an exciting time in the life of Burke Presbyterian, and we can’t wait to share in it with you!