Events Calendar

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Bikes for the World Collection at St. Mary’s

Sponsored by Saint Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church and Burke Presbyterian Church Give spring cleaning extra meaning and donate your used bicycles to Bikes for the World, a local non-profit organization that collects usable/repairable bikes** and ships them to poverty-stricken areas all over the world. After the bikes are reburbished, they become main sources of transportation to work, school, and health care. **Please note: we accept all serviceable and nearly complete bicycles for children, youth, and adults, including tandems, recumbents…

Sunday Morning Scriptures

We gather on Sunday mornings on Zoom to read and discuss the sermon text for morning worship. Look for the Zoom link in Friday’s email. If you’re interested in an “in person” version of Sunday Morning Scriptures, please check our weekly emails for adult Sunday School offerings, which often include an additional session of Sunday Morning Scriptures from 10:15-11:00am. If you’d like to start receiving emails from BPC, you can fill out this form or get in touch with the…

GENOut Youth Chorus

Our IMPACT Youth Choir is pleased to host the GenOUT Youth Chorus to provide music for worship on Sunday, April 14. GenOUT is for LGBTQ+ and allied teenagers in the Washington DC area and is affiliated with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington (GMCW). In September, the BPC Session voted to be a Partner in Harmony (local congregations who are welcoming of LGBTQ community) with GMCW. Following the 9 am service, GenOUT and IMPACT will sing a piece together in…

Sacred Crossings Workshop: Basics of Hospice

What is it like to watch someone whose life is ending? How can you be a support to that person, their family, and yourself? What is helpful and what are some common blunders to avoid? Rev. Christine Reimers, Hospice Chaplain, provides the basics of hospice, its philosophy, when it might be appropriate to consider, and how it might fit with one’s sense of ‘stewardship’ of ALL of life. This is one of six Sacred Crossings workshops that BPC is offering…

Flute and Piano Concert featuring Wei-Han Wu

Flute and piano concert featuring Wei-Han Wu and Zach Sheets, April 14. Our pianist Wei-Han Wu and his colleague, Zach Sheets, are presenting a concert of flute and piano music for the community on Sunday, April 14 at 2 PM in the Meeting House. The program includes solos and duos by composers new and old, such as Duo by Aaron Copland, Sonata for Flute and Piano by Francis Poulenc, and many others. Admission is free, and donations will be accepted to…

IMPACT Youth Choir Rehearsal

All 7th through 12th grade students are warmly invited to BPC’s youth choir, IMPACT (Inspiring Music & Praise Acclaiming Christ Together). Friends and new members are always welcome! IMPACT rehearses on Sundays from 4:00 to 5:15pm and leads in worship on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. In June, the choir travels by bus on a tour of music and mission.  For more information, please get in touch with Director of Music Ministries Julianne Erbrecht by email (…

Youth Connections

Youth Connections happens most Sunday afternoons from 5:30 to 7:30pm. It’s a time of fun and connection, when we hang with friends, play a game or two, and eat together. We also have conversations about faith and life in a small groups and try out spiritual practices. All 7th through 12th grade students are warmly invited! Friends and new members are always welcome! For more information, please contact the church office by email (at or by phone (703-764-0456).

Tuesday Morning Bible Study

This study group selects a book of the Bible, and then they read and discuss it a few verses or a chapter at a time. Space for silence is welcome, and there is no deadline to finish. Also, no prerequisites, and no homework! They meet most Tuesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00am, in the BPC Library and on Zoom. All are welcome! For more information, contact Sherrie Brady via the church office (703-764-0456 or


Rainbow is a mid-week program of fellowship and activities for children in kindergarten through grade 6. We gather most Wednesdays, October through April, for recreation/creative arts, music (children’s choirs), and a family-style meal. Through it all, and superseding any specific content, we seek to put into practice what it is to be the church and to treat one another as children of God. For more information about Rainbow or any of our children’s programs, please get in touch with Director…

“Nightingales” Bible Study Group

This lively and lovely group of ladies meets monthly on the third Thursday from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  We currently meet via Zoom but are looking this year to offer hybrid connections, so that some may stay connected at home via Zoom and others may gather at our church.  For our curriculum this year, we have decided to read a chapter a month in Hope – A User’s Manual, a book written by former BPC Associate Pastor Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana.…

AA Meeting

An Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group meets at BPC on Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. To access the meeting room, enter the building through a single side door, just around the corner from the main entrance. Walk straight through a large room (the main entrance doors will be on your left) to the East Wing classrooms. The group meets in a double room, E4/E5. For more information, visit the group’s meeting page on the Virginia Alcoholics Anonymous website.

Sacred Crossings Workshop: Biology and Realities of Dying

Patricia Brockmeier, hospice nurse, will provide an overview of ‘how we die’ and when to initiate hospice care. She will also cover how to talk openly with affected family members and friends about decisions, expectations, and timing. This is one of six Sacred Crossings workshops that BPC is offering this year. For information about additional workshops, view our flyer or our events calendar. Questions? Please contact the church office, at 703-764-0456 or

Leaves of Grace

Leaves of Grace is BPC’s book group, which gathers on Zoom once a month, usually on the third Sunday at 3:00pm. All are welcome! Bring a friend! Each month, the group discusses a book that they’ve selected together. Discussions for popular titles are scheduled so that people have time to borrow from a friend or reserve the book through the public library’s hold process. Here are a few of the books they read in the fall of 2023: Hamnet by…

Monday Night Women’s Bible Study

This intergenerational group meets one Monday night most months to share prayer concerns, study scripture, and develop and deepen friendships. The group, which meets in person with an option to join via Zoom, uses the Presbyterian Women’s annual Bible Study. There’s generally no meeting in July, August, or December. For more information, please contact the church office at 703-764-0456 or

Bible and Bagels

This multi-generational group meets twice a month during the school year on Wednesday mornings for prayer, Bible study and fellowship. Some of us gather early at 10:00am for set up and fellowship; Bible Study begins at 10:30am and concludes at noon. All are welcome! For more information, contact Sheila Swenson via the church office (703-764-0456 or

Rainbow EOY Dinner

Children and their families are invited to celebrate another year of Rainbow with a dinner for all. Stay tuned for details!