Welcome our summer pastor!

BPC is in the process of searching for a new full-time pastor. As per the Presbyterian Church USA system, BPC has hired a “stated supply” pastor, who helps with pastoral, preaching, and staff-related tasks until an interim pastor joins the staff. The Rev. Dr. Jay Click (“Pastor Jay”) is our stated supply pastor, and he will be with us all summer. His office hours (through September 15) are: Mondays: 9-3; Tuesdays: 9-3; Wednesdays: 9-3; and Sunday mornings. Please stop by and say hello!

The Christ House summer clothing drive is on.

Formerly homeless men in downtown Washington who are part of Christ House rely on BPC for summer clothing, so start shopping and sorting: Gently used items are welcome as well. The drive will last two months this year, through the end of July. Please place donations in the big wooden box in the outer narthex. Our friends at Christ House could use: white underwear briefs (new only); sweatpants, all sizes; jeans, all sizes, slip-on shower shoes; ball caps; sugar-free mints and gum; reusable grocery bags; and Metro SMART cards, for getting to and from appointments.

Registration is open for the BPC Preschool 2019-20 school year.

BPC preschool registration for the 2019-20 school year is underway!

We’d love to tell you more about our loving, caring, developmental program for ages 2 ¾– 5. Ours is a nurturing, inclusive preschool that offers chapel and lessons in music, Spanish and science. We also offer after-school programs on some days, as well as a summer camp.

Ask us about our sibling and military discounts. Applications will be available soon in the outer narthex.

Call today (703-250-1823) for a tour, and spread the word! And check out our website at

Invite People to Come to BPC

Take the time to think of neighbors, friends, and people at work who you could invite to come to our services.

Building Use Reminder

Office Administrator Cindy Pettigrew manages the church calendar and assigns space to groups and committees. Please contact Cindy directly if you have a meeting or event you would like scheduled (office@burkepreschurch.org).

Pledge Your Support

Stewardship season is upon us. So … what’s stewardship? Technically it means “the job of taking care of something.”

In the case of the church, it’s how we raise money to do literally everything that happens here. Our only income comes from you, so without you, we can’t do any of it.

Please prayerfully consider what you or your family might be able to pledge to BPC for 2018. Here, we receive love and give love, and our offerings are one reflection of that love.

Stewardship packets have been mailed. Did you know that we have 700 members and fewer than 220 pledging units at BPC? Putting money in the offering plate is wonderful, but without a promise from you, we can’t plan our budget.

There is a special “I Would Walk 500 Years” display in the narthex. We are literally going to track our pledges in feet! We won’t be naming names or dollar amounts … it will all be anonymous. But every time we collect a pledge, another foot will go up! So make sure your family is among those with a “foot,” a marker of your support of BPC.

Every gift counts, no matter the size. And thank you.

You’ll be seeing green pledge cards, too, and we ask that you bring those to church with you on October 29, which is Commitment Sunday.

Pledge online now.

More about stewardship at BPC.