Giving

Giving

Burke Presbyterian Church is committed, dynamic, involved, and growing. We support and participate in a wide range of missions, causes, education, and worship activities. Along with your gifts of time and talent, you may support our ministries with your financial gifts.

We make it easy for you to contribute with just a click of a button; when you do, you will be linked to our secure online giving system called Engage. If at any time you have a special request or question regarding gifts to the church, please contact the church office. We are deeply grateful to you for supporting BPC.

General Fund

Giving to our General Fund provides for the day-to-day operating costs of the church. This includes staff salaries, worship, missions, maintenance, utilities, and operations costs.

Make a Financial Pledge for 2024

Christian stewardship refers to our responsibility to use wisely the gifts that God has bestowed. Each year, we ask people who attend BPC for an annual pledge of financial support. These pledges enable the church to build a budget so we may manage our resources responsibly. Our stewardship campaign for 2024, The Path of Freedom, serves as “fuel for the engine” and determines the level of support for our ministries and activities for the next year. It’s not too late to pledge!

Per Capita

BPC, along with all churches in our Presbytery, is required to pay a set amount each year for every adult and confirmed youth member. These payments fund the operating expenses of the National Capital Presbytery, the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic, and the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). BPC’s per capita assessment for 2024 is $48.56 per member. Many in our congregation commit to paying this amount separately from their annual pledge.

Ukraine Special Offering

We are collecting funds for medical supplies for Ukrainians defending their country from invasion. For two years, Russian bombs have targeted Ukrainian hospitals, power stations, and supermarkets; forcing regular Ukrainians to join the armed forces to protect their families. Today, we seek to lessen that burden and honor fathers throughout the world by providing funds for life-saving medical equipment that will help Ukrainians come home safely. We invite you to donate funds for a chest seal ($15), a tourniquet ($30), or pelvic stabilizer ($350); or another amount towards similar purchases.

IMPACT

Our IMPACT youth choir is an enduring and very special BPC ministry. Most years since 2006, the choir has taken a summer tour of music and mission, and they depend almost entirely on donations to support the trip. Your generosity makes it possible.

Kibwezi

Since 1987, Burke Presbyterian Church and Kibwezi Bethel Church in Kibwezi, Kenya, have built a partnership based on mutual trust, faith, and respect. We provide financial assistance, guidance, and prayer for the Burke/Kibwezi Tumaini Orphan Care Program. 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. Your contribution and participation are welcomed.

Dedicate Worship Flowers

If you would like to honor the memory of your loved ones, celebrate an occasion, or express your appreciation with a dedication of flowers, please fill out our Flower Dedication Form (button below) and then make a donation (see button on right) to cover or help defray our expenses.

Flower Dedication Donations

Are you dedicating flowers to our worship space–in honor or memory of someone or something–or just want to contribute to our flower guild? Make your payment here. For Sunday morning dedications we typically ask for a minimum of $40. Thank you for helping to bring beauty to our Meeting House!

Persons in Need (PIN) Fund

From time to time, people in our community may need help with bills and other expenses, as jobs are lost or cut back, or other short- or long-term emergencies arise. If you are one of those people, we may be able to assist you. If you are able to help us build up this support net, please consider making a donation to the PIN Fund today.

Retire the Debt Campaign

We launched our “Love One Another” Retire the Debt campaign on November 20, 2022 with this mission: To better equip BPC to accomplish our goals unhindered by debt, and free to steward the use of our building and our resources for the benefit of the church and our community. Commitment Sunday was June 4, 2023, but your pledge is still appreciated.

Engage

Looking for a way to access Engage, our secure online giving system? You can use the button below. If you need help, please contact the church office at 703-764-0457 or office@BurkePresChurch.org.

Memorial Gifts

We are grateful for gifts made in memory of a friend or loved one. You can use the button below to make a memorial gift online, and then we also ask that you contact the church office (703-764-0456 or office@BurkePresChurch.org) to let us know. If you send an email, please include the name of the person for whom the gift is given, as well as your name and address.