Make a Christmas flower dedication!

Every year, BPC offers the opportunity to dedicate Christmas flowers in the name of a loved one or friend: The dedications will be printed in the December 23 bulletin. Order forms are available in the friendship pads at church, or print, fill out, and mail one of these forms today!

Poinsettia order form 2018

Advent at BPC: Join us.

Advent 2018 begins Sunday, December 2. We hope you will join us as we celebrate all the joys–and complexities–of the season.

  • Breakfast With Saint Nick, a celebration for children of all ages! Saturday, December 8, 9-11 am. Register now.
  • Our Second Sunday Service at 6:30 pm on Sunday, December 9 is our Longest Night service, at which time we honor the feelings of loss and sadness that many of us experience this time of year.
  • Christmas Cantata: Our Christmas choir will sing the Seven Joys of Christmas by Kirke Mechem at both morning services on Sunday, December 16.
  • Our children’s Christmas pageant happens at both morning services on Sunday, December 23.
  • Christmas Eve is Monday, December 24: Join us for any one of three candlelight services, at 4, 6 and 9 pm.

It’s Stewardship season. How will you help?

This is the time of year when we ask for your support to make possible everything we do. We can’t plan our 2019 budget without your pledges: Cards are in the friendship pads, in a basket in the narthex, and you may also pledge online. THANK YOU.

BPC Preschool Registration for 2018-19

BPC preschool registration for the 2018-19 school year is underway!

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.

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

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

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 (

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.