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.
We miss all our preschool families more than ever. But don’t let our closed doors fool you – behind the scenes, we are excitedly planning for the preschool’s reopening, tentatively scheduled for September 2021! School Board members, preschool staff, and church leadership have continued to meet regularly to get everything in place so we can welcome children back to our program. You can check for updates on the preschool’s website at www.BurkePresPreschool.org.
BPC’s Interim Pastor David Ensign preached a virtual sermon-turned-film—complete with gorgeous photos—on July 5, 2020: Click on “read more” below and watch it for yourself. What are your dreams for this country we call home?
Burke Presbyterian is in the process of searching for a new senior pastor. We are in the middle of a major construction project, through which we are upgrading and expanding our space. Our social justice team is energized, living out Christ’s work in the world. Our children and youth are showing up for music, mission, study and sabbath events. We would love for you to be part of our community. Write email@example.com to learn more.