Installation of Rev. Rebecca Messman on Sunday, May 15 at 3pm

Please join us for a community celebration! Everyone invited to Becca’s installation as our Senior Pastor on Sunday, May 15, at 3pm, in person and online. Renowned pastor Rev. Andrew Connors will preach,  visitors from Presbytery will arrive wearing all kinds of red stoles, mission and interfaith partners will be present, and you are most welcome! This event marks a new chapter in our church’s life and celebrates what God is doing in this place.

You are invited to bring with you a nonperishable food item for ECHO’s Food Room to help welcome our new neighbors. A few ideas are nuts, dates, vegetable bouillon, box rice, bag beans/lentils, green tea, and coffee.

If you plan to join us on Zoom, here’s a heads up: we will use red crepe paper streamers during the in-person service. If you have red streamers on hand or something similar around the house (such as a red scarf or towel), consider setting it aside for the service.

New Mask Policy

The Session recently voted that starting May 8, 2022, masks will be optional in the building except at the 9am Sunday worship service. In addition, individual groups, in coordination with their leaders, may maintain a mask requirement. Mask wearing is strongly encouraged during children’s programs, such as Sunday School, Godly Play, and Stepping Stones. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Healthy Church Team and the pastors via office@burkepreschurch.org.

Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday ~ April 14 at 7:30pm on Zoom, from your home or in community at another’s home, on their porch or patio. Please contact the church office if you’d like to be connected to a group.

Good Friday ~ April 15 at 7:30pm, in person and online

Easter Sunday ~ April 17 at 8:30am (in person), 10:00am (in person and online), and 11:30am (outside in the parking lot)

 

Lent 2022 ~ between Sunday services at 10:15am

We hope you can join us for a gathering between Sunday services at 10:15am. On Zoom, there’s Sunday Morning Scriptures. In person, in the Gathering Space, we offer intergenerational activities: weekly through April 3, Prayer, Community, and Creative Arts and on April 10, Bake with the Bible. (Bake with the Bible will also be offered on Zoom.) All sessions will focus on the morning’s worship text through storytelling or reading. If you’d like more information, please be in touch by email (office@burkepreschurch.org) or phone (703-764-0456).

 

 

Youth Musical “Dear Edwina Jr.” on March 18 and 19

Our BPC Youth are excited to present “Dear Edwina Jr.,” a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up. Showtimes are Friday, March 18 at 7pm and Saturday, March 19 at 1pm and at 7pm. If you’d like to watch it online, there is a streaming option for the 7pm show on Saturday, March 19, as well as a video on demand option. Tickets are free, but donations are welcome and will help offset costs of licensing, lighting, streaming, and other overhead. Any excess will go towards youth program scholarships. For tickets, go to www.showtix4u.com/events/bpcyouth. Enjoy the show!

Our new 11:15am mask-optional policy

Starting Sunday, March 20th, worshipers at our 11:15 am Sunday service may choose whether to worship with or without a mask. At the 9:00 am service, masks are required unless speaking at the microphone. During our 9:00am service, we are are in the process of rebuilding our children’s programs, specifically Godly Play and Stepping Stones, which serve a population that is still ineligible for vaccines. Our Healthy Church team has been working hard to equip the Session on matters of public health and guide us in a measured approach to a renewal of church activities. Pastors Becca and Adam welcome your questions on these policies and anything else (office@burkepreschurch.org, 703-764-0456).

Black & White Through the Pastor’s Lens

On Sunday, February 6, from 2:00-3:15pm, Rev. Becca and Dr. Vernon Walton of First Baptist Church of Vienna will talk about their personal experiences with race and wonder together about faith. Watch the livestream. Or, join them in the large sanctuary of First Baptist Vienna, 450 Orchard Street, NW. If you plan to attend in person, please let us know.

“Enough” and the Art of Boundaries

Join us on January 23, from 7:00 to 8:15pm on Zoom, for a conversation with Marilyn Williams. As the daughter of a Methodist pastor, Marilyn understands church. As a therapist and social worker, she knows how liberating it is to have boundaries. In a world where the term “boundaries” is overused, but in real life, underutilized, this conversation will equip us, our families and our church, with healthy ways to discern where we end and others begin, as well as how to navigate the tender, shared space between us. Stay tuned for the Zoom link.

Black & White through the Pastor’s Lens

**THIS EVENT IS BEING RESCHEDULED DUE TO THE WINTRY WEATHER FORECAST FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON.** Rev. Becca and Dr. Vernon Walton of First Baptist Church of Vienna will talk about their personal experiences with race, wonder together about faith, and take questions and facilitate conversation among those in the room and online. This event, which was planned for January 16, is in the process of being rescheduled for a later date.

Christmas Eve Services 2021

Please join us on Christmas Eve!

4:00pm Family Service ~ in the parking lot

6:00pm Lessons and Carols ~ in person

9:00pm Communion ~ in person and online (Zoom or YouTube)