Beginning August 1, we will be worshipping in the Meeting House on Sundays at 10 am. Worshippers need to make a reservation to attend (the link to sign up will be available soon), and masks are required. Or access our livestream, once the service begins. Want to know more about our policies? Check out this fact sheet, which is updated periodically.
We will be meeting and voting on the BPC Pastor Nominating Committee’s selection for our new pastor/head of staff! Mark your calendars!
In mid-May, the BPC Session approved use of the BPC building for small, scheduled gatherings and meetings. Contact ministry leaders or the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more. Worship continues to be all online, pending a plan from a newly created task force. Stay tuned!
Burke Presbyterian Church Preschool is excited to announce that registration for the 2021-2022 school year began Monday, February 22. You can find the preschool’s fall class offerings, tuition/fees, and registration forms here. Please contact the Preschool Office for registration instructions.
BPC is in the process of hiring a new senior pastor. A first step in this critical process is producing what is known as a “Ministry Information Form,” which helps potential candidates learn more about us. That form may be found here: BPC.MIF
We are so excited to see where the Spirit leads us in this transformative time!
We are learning during this strange season that the building may be a critical tool for our various ministries (and we will sure do a lot of Kingdom-building inside it when the time is right), but it is not what links us. We are the Church, and we are continuing to answer God’s call for community, service, worship, and spiritual growth in a whole slew of creative ways.
In that spirit, we have a new phrase/concept we are using in this season to shape our vision for BPC’s next chapter: “Fill the House.” In Psalm 103:5 we are reminded that “He fills my life with good things.” Yes, this phrase has a literal component: We are filled with anticipation for the day when we can gather in person inside our new beautiful space, and hug, shake hands, sing and lift loud voices of praise. When our physical BPC house is full, our hearts will be as well.
But “Fill the House” means something else, too: Our planet is a house. Our community is a house. With what shall we fill it? We need ideas, energy, and money to continue finding creative ways to reach neighbors, feed bodies and souls, and support the disenfranchised. That’s why “Fill the House” is a stewardship message as well: We can’t fill God’s Kingdom with love without you. Pledge to our 2021 campaign today by clicking here.
Our social witness team works closely with organizations across the denomination and community to address matters related to racial justice, fair housing, easy access to voting for all, and many other topics. Want to get involved? There is a place for everyone. Fill out this form today, and we will make sure you get connected with our Social Witness Team leaders.