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.
One Great Hour of Sharing
Join with Presbyterians worldwide in sharing God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world by providing relief from natural disasters, food for the hungry, and support for the poor and oppressed. This Lenten season, please give generously to One Great Hour of Sharing.
Annual 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.
Love One Another
“Love One Another” is our Retire the Debt campaign, launched on November 20, 2022. Our campaign mission is 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 the church and our community.
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 2023 is $47.13 per member. Many in our congregation commit to paying this amount separately from their annual pledge.
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.
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
Each Sunday, our BPC Flower Guild provides flower arrangements that bring beauty to our worship spaces. 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 make a donate to cover or help defray our weekly expenses. For Sunday morning dedications, we suggest a minimum of $40.
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.
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. This annual campaign serves as “fuel for the engine,” and determines the level of support for our ministries and activities for the next year.