Burke Presbyterian Church is in the midst of a major building project, to be completed in the spring of 2020!

What will this project involve?  There are two phases. Phase one started this month, and it includes renovating the entire downstairs (near the shed and lower parking lot). This fall, that space should be completed and ready to house our preschool, nursery, and children’s ministries. Phase two begins after that. 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.

Church is operating as usual during all phases of the project, and the preschool will begin on time (it may need to start upstairs in our existing preschool wing if the work isn’t complete by September). Learn more about the preschool–or register your child today!–by going here. Some other important things to note:

  • Signs will lead construction traffic to the lower parking lot Monday through Friday. The lower parking lot will be reserved for contractor and equipment parking during the week. On Saturday and Sundays the lower parking lot will be open for church parking.
  • The lower level will be completely closed to the public during that phase of the construction.
  • The path from our parking lot to the Kohl’s lot will remain open at all times for foot traffic.

If you have questions about the building project, please visit our Widen the Circle kiosk in the outer narthex on Sunday mornings. 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!