Spiritual Growth

“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…

“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…

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…

“Things Jesus Never Said” Sermon Series

Our early fall sermon series is Things Jesus Never Said. We’ll interrogate some of the sayings that have often been misattributed to Jesus, such as “follow your heart” and “God never gives people more than they can handle.” We hope that this will bang off some of the cultural litter that we may not even realize is affecting our faith.  Join us on Sunday mornings for worship and Sunday School! For more information, contact the church office at 703-764-0456 or…

“Games People Play” Sermon Series

“Games People Play” is a sermon series that uses fun board games to open up the various internal maneuvers that often dominate our relationship with God. For example . . .  Balderdash: Remember that dictionary game where you say a definition for a big complicated word and it might be the real definition or completely made up? Some words in our faith context are like that. What, for example, does the word “blessed” mean? Hear Jesus define it.  The Game of Life: This game…

Life Worth Living Sermon Series

“Life Worth Living” is the title of our early summer sermon series, which runs June 4 through July 2, 2023. It’s inspired by a recently published book, Life Worth Living: A Guide to What Matters Most, written by Yale faculty Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun, and Ryan McAnnally-Linz. We invite you to We hope you can join us at some point along the way!  For more information, please contact the church office at 703-764-0456 or office@BurkePresChurch.org.

Northern Virginia ICP and Sharing Sacred Spaces

Burke Presbyterian Church is participating in the Northern Virginia Interreligious Communities Project (ICP) with Sharing Sacred Spaces and local host Rumi Forum. The ICP brings together religious and spiritual communities to visit one another’s sacred spaces, learn about each other, extend hospitality, and build an interfaith community. Join us as we collaborate to explore sacred architecture, get to know one another, heal divides, deepen understanding of self and others, create community, and build an inspiring future. The ICP will be…

Join us for services during Holy Week

Please plan to join us for Holy Week services. All 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, April 6 – 7:30pm, Communion around tables jointly with First Baptist Church of Vienna, with guest preacher Dr. Vernon C. Walton, in person only Good Friday, April 7 – 7:30pm, Tenebrae service of light in the darkness, in person and online Easter Sunday, April…

Lent 2023 at BPC

Join us throughout the season as we explore a theme we’re calling “Seeking.” The Lenten scripture readings this year offer us stories of Jesus encountering people who are seeking: Nicodemus under the veil of night, the woman at the well, a man born blind. All are asking questions. All are seeking meaning, new beginnings, and a deeper worthiness than what they have experienced in the world. Throughout the turbulence of the past few years, many of us are asking big…

Exploring the Sacraments

A two-part Sunday School series for children and adults Are you curious about baptism or communion? Join us as we explore these sacraments through Godly Play and conversation with Pastor Becca. All ages are welcome! We’ll have two sessions. On Sunday, March 12, we’ll explore baptism. On Sunday, March 19, we’ll explore communion. Both classes will meet at 10:15am, during the Sunday School hour, in the Godly Play Room/Conversation Corner.

Seeking Jesus at the Table

A new adult Sunday School class, Seeking Jesus at the Table, starts on February 19. The Gospels are full of stories of Jesus sharing meals with disciples and friends, as well as tax collectors and Pharisees. Join this Lenten study as we seek Jesus, search for biblical insights, and share our thoughts and questions along with examining issues regarding our own time, such as who gets invited to dinner and who is left out and left behind in our culture…

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…
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