When women gather: Register today for our fall women’s retreat.

October 4-6, all women of the church are invited to an overnight retreat in Chambersburg, PA. We have reserved space at the Rhodes Grove Conference Center, which is about two hours from Burke, and our retreat leader will be former BPC Associate Pastor MaryAnn McKibben Dana. We will explore the theme of “God, Improv, and the Art of Living”— which MaryAnn wrote a book about recently—and spend time relaxing, reading, walking, praying, and savoring space together. Want more details? Go here. Ready to register? Click here! Space is limited!

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!

It’s a great time to join the BPC Preschool.

We have just a few spots left for the 2019-20 school year: Register today!

We’d love to tell you more about our loving, caring program for children ages 3– 5: We are moving into new, beautiful space this fall, following a big building renovation, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Call today (703-250-1823) for a tour, and spread the word! 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.