Vacation Bible School (VBS) is returning to BPC!

Mark your calendars for the week of July 9-13. For several years, BPC has hosted a multi-generational summer program called The Well. This summer, we instead are returning to a week-long program just for children, which we offered last in 2011. Stay tuned for more details, and tell your friends!

BPC Preschool Registration for 2018-19

BPC preschool registration for the 2018-19 school year (for BPC church members) begans February 1.

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. Open registration for the community begins February 15.

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

Silent Auction Fundraiser

The Silent Auction is returning to BPC! It’s in April! And this year, we are emphasizing services as opposed to stuff.

This is a major fundraiser for our ministries in Kenya, and we rely on our BPC friends to donate high quality items and
services as well as to bid on them.

Please save your knickknacks and your aunt’s china set for the IMPACT rummage sale in August; we are emphasizing coveted services at this event. Do you have a vacation home you would be willing to donate a few rental days for? How about tickets to a Nationals game? Do you have a leaf blower that you’d be willing to use to clean up a fellow member’s yard? Maybe you love to shovel snow. How about a night of babysitting? Perhaps you’re an expert seamstress or piano instructor: Someone in our congregation might enjoy a lesson! Bake a mean cake?

Think outside the box: We are a talented and diverse congregation, and there are many ways we can surely contribute to this important cause. An added benefit here: Bidders won’t just gain another thing. They will have the opportunity to meet a member they perhaps haven’t gotten to know before.

Bake bread?

Would you be interested in being part of a bread team that occasionally helps fill the
narthex with this wonderful smell? Perhaps you are gluten-free, and would be willing to help us prepare freshly made gluten-free options? If either of these (or both) interest you, write

Singers Needed

The Daybreak Choir, which meets every other Tuesday morning, would love some new singers. Also, the regular Chancel Choir could use some additional tenors! Interested in either of these opportunities? Contact Music Director Julianne Erbrecht (

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

Cindy is the one who assigns the space and puts the activities on the church calendar. If you don’t go through her, you could show up for your meeting to find the space already in use. Try to give Cindy as much notice as possible.

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.