We hope you will take a look at the offerings in each category, and consider signing up to be part of a small group! Clipboards are in the entryway.
We look forward to seeing you in worship, AND a small group!
Getting to Know Burke UMC!
Want to learn more about Burke UMC and the United Methodist Church? Join Pastors Jason & Katie for lunch on any of the dates below to find out the
basics of the UMC and the ministries at Burke. This is a great time to ask the questions, or listen to others, as we get to know one another! Sign up in the
entryway—or just show up!
· January 28, 11:30-1:30
· April 15, 11:30-1:30
Baptism 101 April 8, 11:30-1:30PM
Join Pastors Jason & Katie for a discussion of what baptism is and how/why we do it in the UMC. This is a great class for expecting parents, parents of young children, or adults interested in baptism! Sign up in the entryway—or just show up!
■ HOPE: Adult Study Class
Sundays, 10:30am, Room 1
Leader: Audrey Romasco
Open to anyone; join any time! Using a variety of books, this class engages in conversation, questioning, and the opportunity to learn and grow together.
■ GIFT (Growing In Faith Together)
Room 5 “Wesley Room”, Leader: Kenny Robeson
Using the Uniform Adult Bible Study series, this class studies scripture and considers how the gospel can be applied in daily life.
■ JOY Class
Room 6 “The Well”, Leader: Mary Houck
Topical discussions and fellowship are the key ingredients of this casual adult small group. All are welcome; join
■ Centering Prayer
Sundays, 7:00PM, Leader: John Richards
Centering prayer is a form of silent contemplation. This small group learns about spiritual disciplines surrounding prayer, practices them, and works to love and support one another as they grow their prayer life together and as
individuals. All are welcome!
■ S4 (Safe Space for Sacred Study)
Time: Mondays, 7-9PM
Book discussion & Bible study for adults.
Leader: Audrey Romasco
■ Celebration Ringers Handbell Choir
Mondays at 7:30pm
Directed by Rob Aughtry
The Celebration Ringers adult handbell choir enhances our worship services regularly, and participates in clinics and special performances in the area. New members are always welcome. Musical literacy is preferable, but not required.
■ Bible Basics
February 5, 12, 19, 26: 7-8:30PM
You, like many of us, are just wanting to know more about the Bible—how it all connects, is it really contradictory, does the whole thing really matter? This class is a basic Bible class for old & new Christians—ready to learn or revisit the basics about the Bible!
■ Cards of Comfort
Cards are designed, created, and sent to individuals on BUMC's concerns list, those celebrating special events, and deployed military.
■ Prayer Shawl
Wednesdays 10:30AM-Noon Shawls are made and dedicated as symbols of God's comfort, in the midst of warm fellowship.
(Childcare Provided Upon Request) For those who are separated, newly divorced, or working on divorce-related issues. Come any time!
■ Chancel Choir
Directed by Tammy Zerbo
Chancel Choir is open to all adults. No audition is
required. You do not have to read music to participate. New members are always welcome. (Childcare available upon request.)
■ Disciple’s Path
April 25, May 2, 9, 16: 7-8:30PM
This study combines a Wesleyan understanding of our growth in God’s love and grace with the time-tested practices of spiritual discipline expressed in the membership vows to uphold the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Participants will develop spiritual practices, discover their unique gifts, and become engaged in ministry that brings transformation in their own lives, the lives of others, and the world.
■ Women in Study (WIS)
Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am (Began 9/7; Drop in anytime!)
Leader: Rev. Katie Webster
Using Cokesbury’s Adult Bible Study and other resources, WIS helps women move from a focus on the Word to
reflection on personal, family, church and community
concerns. Women of every age are welcome. Thursdays, 10-11:30 AM. For those that can, we continue our
fellowship after the Bible Study with lunch at Spartan’s
Restaurant. Come join us!
■ Monthly Women's Supper
Leader: Rev. Katie Webster & Guests
Join other women for a free meal, fellowship, fun, and a message. Women's Supper is an awesome opportunity to meet other women and grow in your relationship with Christ! Child care is provided.
■ Men's Spirituality Group
1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month, 7:30pm
Leader: Ross Kendall
A study, discussion, and fellowship group
especially for men. You may join the group at any time.
■ Barnabas Ministry
Barnabas Ministry is a ministry of listening and
encouragement unique to Burke UMC. The focus of the program is: engaging in authentic spiritual conversation fostering a deeper awareness of God; practicing various forms of prayer and other spiritual disciplines;
enhancing spiritual leadership through practices of
listening and discernment; and, appreciating how God is uniquely present in and through each individual. Contact Wendy Hudson, Ellen Quisenberry or Jacque Flynn with questions.
■ 3rd Thursday Book Club, 7-8:30PM
Leaders: Sarah Snow & Kelly Stewart
Join us on 3rd Thursdays from 7-8:30PM (childcare provided) to discuss a book each month. This small group is for you if you enjoy reading and learning about new things, like to share ideas in a safe space, look forward to building friendships, and want to feel empowered to know more about the world around you. (Read the book for the month prior to the monthly meeting.)
■ Art Group
Coordinator: Carie Cole
Every Friday from 10AM-Noon, local artists are invited to bring their own supplies (any media) and work on their individual projects. The group critiques one another (if suggestions or thoughts are wanted), otherwise they support one another in their artistic efforts and build community as they get to know one another. This group has been meeting for over 15 years! You are welcome at any time!
■ United Methodist Men
3rd Saturdays, 8:00am
Leader: Bob Read
Enjoy breakfast, program, and fellowship. All men are
■ Running & Walking Fellowship
Join a group of encouraging and supportive runners (& walkers) who gather at BUMC every Saturday to enjoy a time of exercise together!
Sometimes our lives are in such disarray we can’t envision a way through to redemption. But when we look at the mess through the eyes of Christ, we not only find redemption, we can clearly see spiritual restoration. In Restored, author Tom Berlin encourages us to reflect and meditate through our own brokenness, showing us that it is only when we focus on the cross as a place to surrender control that we can leave our mess and find true redemption.
This 6-week study uses Scripture, devotional tools, and the writings of Ignatius of Loyola, John of the Cross, St. Augustine, John Wesley, Evelyn Underhill, and others. Several small groups will meet to discuss throughout Lent.
WIS, and GIFT will be using Restored as part of their weekly meetings. Other opportunities will likely be added; keep your eyes on the bulletin, and sign-ups in the entryway for more information!
— Learning Opportunities from our District--
Anatomy of Peace
February 21, 2018 | Annandale UMCRev. Brian Brown, pastor of Woodlawn-Faith UMC and trained Arbinger facilitator will offer training on the book Anatomy of Peace, a suggested reading from the Commission on a Way Forward. Brian will present at the Clergy meeting (9:30-12:30)and then will offer a session for laity that evening from 7:00-8:30 p.m. as part of the new Laity Spiritual Formation program. Register here: http://www.novaumc.org/spiritual-formation/
Chat n’ Chew 2.0
February 24, 2018 | Ebenezer UMCBishop Lewis is focusing her Chat n’ Chew 2.0 session on the Way Forward. This event is open to Laity and Clergy and will be a 4-District event, including Arlington, Alexandria, Richmond and Rappahannock River. Registration space is limited, so please register today (http://www.novaumc.org/chat-n-chew-2-0/