Small Groups

Mitchell E-vent Group

BPC offers a variety of small groups, each with its own personality and various elements of Bible study, prayer, sharing and fellowship, and mission service. Each group values inclusiveness and a desire to welcome new members. To learn more about any of the groups highlighted below, please call the church office at 703-764-0456.

Bible and Bagels

Meets weekly on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the Library. The B&B group is comprised of multi-generational members who meet weekly for prayer, fellowship, and Bible study using stand-alone lessons. Contact Sheila Swenson. 

Leaves of Grace Book Study Group

Meets monthly at BPC to discuss a selected book. Contact Susan Susanke. 

MOB (Men of Burke)

The Men’s group meets on the first Saturday of the month from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at BPC for breakfast, fellowship, a program and mission. Contact Bob Hemm.

Moms’ Group

Mothering is a big job. It can be wondrous, exhausting, terrifying, awe-inspiring, frustrating and fulfilling, sometimes all on the same day. It helps to have a village. The BPC Moms’ group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, at 7:30 p.m., in homes. Members also gather together for dinner at local restaurants on the fifth Thursday of every month, also at 7:30 p.m. Most of the moms in the group have new babies through elementary school-aged kids, but all are welcome. To connect with this small group, email Pastor Meg at

Morning Glories Women's Circle

Morning Glories is a small women’s circle that meets in the morning on the first Tuesday of each month for bible study and we welcome new members. Please join us for coffee, snacks, conversation, and a fresh look at the book of Genesis! Contact Linda Greenlees.

Nightingales Women's Circle

Meets the second Thursday of the month for fellowship, great desserts. Contact Lois Page.


For adults, men and women ~ a time to meet other parents and share in conversation on topics of life and faith. Oasis is held on Wednesday evenings from 7-7:45 following the Rainbow schedule. Contact- Megan Freund

Retirees Reengaging

A gathering of retirees on retirement. Contact- Rev. Deryl Fleming

"Sew" ciables

A very informal, friendly small group meets on Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon in the Open Classroom. We bring our own handwork, sewing, knitting, quilting, mending and/or crocheting. Newcomers welcome. Contact Beth Shafer.

SWEET Team (Seniors with Extra Energy and Time) 

All over 50 are invited to join us for monthly outings and potluck luncheons. For more information, contact Marilyn Brahm.

The Gathering

The Gathering is a small group for young adults. We combine classroom-like discussions on current events and faith with informal, well, gatherings at restaurants, on hiking trails and in people’s homes. UKirk members (college-aged adults), recent college graduates and folks in their 20’s are invited to join us for fellowship, spiritual growth and a whole lot of fun. We meet at 12:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Sunday of each month in Room 13 at the church, and at other times throughout the year offsite. Contact John Ariale ( or Linda Kurtz ( to learn more.