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Father’s Day Offering for Ukraine

We are collecting funds for medical supplies for Ukrainians defending their country from invasion. For two years, Russian bombs have targeted Ukrainian hospitals, power stations, and supermarkets; forcing regular Ukrainians to join the armed forces to protect their families. Today, we seek to lessen that burden and honor fathers throughout the world by providing funds for life-saving medical equipment that will help Ukrainians come home safely. We invite you to donate funds for a chest seal ($15), a tourniquet ($30), or pelvic stabilizer…

Summer 2024 Newsletter

The New Leaf, a newsletter of Burke Presbyterian Church members and friends, is published quarterly. Read the Summer 2024 issue. 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.

APNC Update

If you have any comments or questions for the APNC, please email APNC@BurkePresChurch.org.

“The Gospel According to Pixar” – Sermon Series

Our June sermon series is The Gospel According to Pixar. “The Gospel According to Pixar” – Starting with Toy Story in 1995, Pixar Studios has created animated movies that are both entertaining and surprisingly wise. They tell very human stories while making us laugh, and along the way, many Gospel themes emerge. This June, we are highlighting four of those movies in our sermons. You don’t have to have seen the movies to understand the stories they tell. But, perhaps you…

Burke Lake Park Nights-Youth

New this Summer! We are introducing summer nights at Burke Lake Park! Beginning June 7th from 7-8pm, all rising 7th through graduated seniors are invited to come to Burke Lake park to just hang out and play games! This is a casual get together for whoever can make it! Bring a friend! We will be meeting on these dates: June 7th 7-8pm June 21st 7-8pm July 19th 7-8pm August 2nd 7-8pm August 16th 7-8pm Questions? Contact the BPC office at 703-764-0456…

Community Meals

After the successful efforts for the Hypothermia Shelter last winter, we are continuing our outreach by supporting FACETS hot meals program. FACETS is a local organization that supports people in vulnerable situations. Starting Wednesday, June 5th, our community meals team will be preparing 150 meals for the FACETS van to transport to people in need. We will continue this on the first Wednesday of every month. There are many different ways that you and your family can be part of…

Inclusion at BPC

As we the members of BPC, live into our motto of “Receive Love, Give Love, Repeat” you will notice that we are making some visible changes to signify that we are an inclusive and affirming church. To share this news with our neighbors, we will display signs at the corner and driveway entrance, add welcoming stickers to our entrance doors and be listed on the More Light Presbyterians website. To learn more about these updates, please reach out to any…

Summer Choir

All are warmly are invited to sing in the Summer Choir, which will lead in Sunday worship at these six services in June, July, and August: In this more relaxed time of year, there will not be a mid-week rehearsal. This is a great opportunity to come check out the choir, share your love of music, or do something a bit out of the ordinary. No experience or preparation needed. Feel free to come as your Sunday schedule allows! We…

ECHO’s annual food drive-Stamp out Hunger

Stamp Out Hunger; ECHO’s Annual Food Drive – Saturday, May 11. Each year, letter carriers across the country head out on their routes on the second Saturday in May to collect donations of non-perishable food items to benefit local food pantries. Since launching in 1993, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has grown into the nation’s largest one-day food drive, helping to fill the shelves of food banks in cities and towns throughout the…

Tumaini Orphan Care Fundraiser

This post was written by Susan Kipp. Burke Presbyterian Church and Clifton Presbyterian Church have supported the Tumaini Orphan Care Program (TOCP) in Kibwezi, Kenya, since 2004. Help us continue this important work! Support our annual Mother’s Day fundraiser. This fundraiser will run for the month of May. Our goal this year is $20,000. (It takes about $600 to support one child per year.) Consider giving in honor of the mother figures in your life who have cared and made…

Bikes for the World Collection Report 2024

This report was written by Earl Smith. The Bikes for the World (BFW) collection sponsored by both St Mary’s Catholic Church and Burke Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 13 was a great success. We collected 100 bikes.  The bikes will be part of the next shipment going to Costa Rica in the near future. BFW can usually get about 450 to 500 bikes in a shipping container. The BFW rep who picked up our bikes recently returned from a trip to one…

Pentecost Special Offering

You can contribute online and by check made payable to BPC, noting “Pentecost Special Offering” in the memo line. A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering can be retained by individual congregations wanting to make an impact in the lives of young people within their own community. The remaining 60% is used to support children-at-risk, youth, and young…