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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…

“Show Me Love” Sermon Series

Our spring sermon series is Show Me Love. Christians often think we are known for being loving. But, in a recent study of the religious landscape of our country, many people have left churches because they did not feel love there. They see Christians on the news promoting exclusion and violence. However, the church started on the foundation of radical love. This series will explore the contours of what love requires and how that shapes our lives, our relationships, and…

Spring 2024 Newsletter

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

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,…

Join us for services during Holy Week

Please plan to join us for Holy Week services. Maundy Thursday service will be held at First Baptist Vienna. We will travel to worship with First Baptist; fellowship at 6 pm and worship at 7pm. Good Friday and Easter services will be held in the Meeting House; some will also be offered online. Invite your friends, neighbors, and family members. All are welcome! Maundy Thursday, March 28– located at First Baptist of Vienna, fellowship at 6pm and worship at 7:00pm…

Summer Youth Retreats and VBS

Youth and children are invited to participate in VBS, Massanetta Middle School conference, and/or the Montreat youth conference. This summer is filled with great opportunities for youth/children. Registration is open now! Massanetta Middle School Conference Montreat Youth Conference VBS at Burke Presbyterian Church If you have questions or need additional information, contact the church office (at 703-764-0456 or Office@BurkePresChurch.org).

Welcome interim Youth Director

We are overjoyed to introduce our interim Youth Director Kyle Putnam! Welcome! Kyle comes to us from National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC, where he served as the Associate for Youth Ministries. Prior to that, he completed his Master of Divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. Kyle and his wife live in Burke. His journey of faith and unwavering dedication to youth ministry is a story that we are eager to share and celebrate with our church…

BPC Preschool now accepting applications for enrollment

Burke Presbyterian Church Preschool is now accepting applications to enroll for the 2024-2025 school year. Express your interest and request a tour by completing an interest form on the preschool’s website. BPC Preschool provides a child-centered developmental program for young children ages 3 through 6. The school focuses on creating a loving and caring atmosphere in which each child is encouraged to develop as a unique person with a positive self-image.   For more information, visit www.BurkePresPreschool.org, send an email to…