Participation in the mission of the church makes all the difference in the lives of those we touch and in your own journey of faith. We welcome and encourage all to get involved and share your time and talents. You will be blessed!
Bethany Women’s Center
The Bethany Women’s Center is a day shelter for homeless women in Washington, DC. Each year, BPC provides Christmas stockings for more than 100 women.
A great way to be part of the BPC community is to give the gifts of your time and talents.
Connecting with our neighbors through meals and conversation. A free meal at BPC on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
We work with Inova Blood Donor Services to help our community find ways to donate blood on a regular basis. We set up mobile blood drives in our parking lot, and we recruit donors for Inova’s donor centers in the area.
The Crop Walk is an annual inter-faith, community wide event to raise awareness and funds to support local and global efforts to eradicate hunger. BPC has supported this event for more than 25 years.
Christ House is a residential healthcare facility serving the needs of homeless men and women in the Adams Morgan area of Washington, DC. BPC supports this organization by providing monthly dinners and organizing clothing drives for the summer and winter. During the Christmas season, we supply stockings filled with toiletries for all the residents.
Fairfax Faith Partner Hypothermia Response Program
A program to provide warm, safe shelter to homeless persons during the cold winter months. BPC partners with other local churches for one week each winter to provide warm shelter and hot meals to homeless persons during the coldest winter months.
ECHO is an affiliation of 20 local religious congregations that provides a pantry of food and clothing, rent and utility needs, and transportation for the needy. BPC donates foods and basic necessities on a regular basis, with a large food drive in September. We also provide holiday meals, fill backpacks, and donate toys for the ECHO families’ holiday shopping.
Burke Presbyterian Church and Kibwezi Bethel Church in Kibwezi, Kenya, have built a partnership based upon mutual trust, faith, and respect. Since 1987 we have provided financial assistance, guidance, and prayer for the Burke/Kibwezi Tumaini Orphan Care Program, which assists orphaned children where they now live and provides rescue support if existing living conditions are inadequate or unsafe. We support a vocational school and a microfinance program designed to help individuals and families in East Africa, where educational and entrepreneurial opportunities are limited. BPC members have regularly traveled to Kibwezi to work and worship alongside our Kenyan partners.
The mission of Homestretch is to empower homeless parents with children to attain permanent housing and self-sufficiency by giving them the skills, knowledge, and hope they need to become productive participants in the community. BPC volunteers provide a weekly meal for clients attending training. Through a Sacred Homes partnership, BPC directly supports one family.
Snacks and Backpacks
Snacks and Backpacks tutoring club matches students from Bonnie Brae Elementary School to BPC volunteer tutors every Monday afternoon. Tutors and students work together on homework after they share a snack.
National Capital Presbytery
We contribute to the Presbytery’s Mission Ministry to support many community and campus ministries, ecumenical councils and youth, international student, and adult outreach.
Pursuing fundamental fairness and giving a voice for the oppressed and the poor is a basic principle of our faith. BPC’s Social Witness Group is actively involved in supporting local, state and national organizations to raise awareness for these important issues. We invite you to join us!
VOICE: Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement
VOICE is committed to bringing people together across religious, racial, ethnic, economic and political party affiliations to build a stronger Northern Virginia. It is a non-partisan coalition of almost 50 faith communities and civic organizations working together to learn from each other and take action on key issues affecting the community such as affordable housing, mental health in schools, health care, and immigrant rights.