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Building Deeper Connections through Hope: Small Groups to Read/Explore Together

What is hope? Where does it live? And how do we cling to hope when it feels elusive or absent? Explore these and other questions with others seeking to understand hope and how to hold it close. Sign up for our next small group series to read and reflect on MaryAnn McKibben Dana’s book, Hope: A User’s Manual. We call these small groups Sacred Circles, a name that reflects our intention to create space where we can form deeper connections…

Holiday Worship Schedule

Please join us on Christmas Eve! All three services will be held in the Meeting House on Saturday, December 24, 2022. The 9:00 p.m. service will also be offered online, on YouTube and on Zoom. 4:00 p.m. Family Service, with a no-rehearsal pageant and children’s choirs 6:00 p.m. Candlelight Service, with youth choir 9:00 p.m. Candlelight Communion Service, with adult choir On the next two Sunday mornings, December 25, 2022, and January 1, 2023, we will follow a holiday schedule: one service at 10:00…

Sunday, December 18 ~ Poet Kathleen O’Toole on Grief and Service of the Longest Night

Advent is intended to be about longing and hope, and yet our culture runs over that quiet spirit with a kind of happiness that can be hard and exhausting, especially for people who are going through hard times. Grief is especially acute during Advent. Traditions can bring pain along with the memories. Financial hardship, loneliness, or heartbreak make it hard to join in to the jolly and jingle of the world. But there is still light and room for you,…

30th Burke/Fairfax CROP Hunger Walk

The 30th Burke/Fairfax CROP Hunger Walk was held on Sunday, November 6, 2022, with more than 230 walkers from 17 faith groups and 2 community groups participating. The 2022 Walk raised approximately $30,000 for Church World Service (CWS), a faith-based organization that works to fight hunger around the world. A portion of the fund raised (25%) stays here in Northern Virginia to support local hunger relief organizations such as ECHO.  The walk began and ended at Burke Presbyterian Church, with…

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Please join us for the 39th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, which will be held at Burke Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m., in person and online. Mary Akrami, an internationally recognized women’s rights leader evacuated from Afghanistan in August of 2021, will speak at the service, along with Abu (Dan) Haroun, a leader of NoVA RAFT (Resettling Afghan Families Together). Bags of rice and dried red or black beans will be collected for ECHO, and financial gifts will…

Community Table

On the second Tuesday of each month, we work together to host our neighbors for a free meal and conversation around tables in the Gathering Space. Doors open at 5:30pm; dinner is served at 6:00pm. There are many different ways that you and your family can be part of this relatively new ministry at BPC — baking ahead of time, preparing food in the BPC kitchen, hospitality, set up, and clean up. Volunteers and guests of all ages are welcome!…
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