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Connecting with Compassion

At Burke, we recognize that we have been given the gift of compassion. God calls us to be compassionate in how we engage one another and ourselves. At Burke, we seek to offer ways to care with support, welcome, fellowship, and good health!


Volunteer Highlights:

Remember your first visits to BUMC? Was there a warm greeting or helpful person that made a difference? Be that person for others. Click HERE to sign up to learn more about our Welcome/Connection ministries.

Flowers bring a smile to all! Drivers are needed to deliver the Sunday altar flowers. Some weeks our altar flower arrangements go home with the people who donated them, but other weeks they get delivered to people who could use a little bit of extra beauty in their lives. Able to be on call to drive flowers to a neighbor once in a while? Let Pat Warner know at or 703-646-5474 and she'll send you more info!

Ongoing CARE Opportunities:

In-Person Meetings:

Cards of Comfort, Wednesdays, 9:30AM -11:30AM

A creative group that meets weekly in Room 10 “The Workshop” to create handmade cards that are mailed to people on our prayer list. Join us any time! Please reach out to Kathy Nash for more information.

PrayerShawl, Wednesdays, 10AM-11:30AM

A knitting & crocheting group that meets weekly in The Covenant Room (formerly Room B13) to make prayers shawls that are used by our pastors and care teams when they visit. Join us any time! Please reach out to Marion Rieder for more information. 

BUM Walkers & Runners - a part of BUM Fitness, Saturdays, 9AM

A drop-in opportunity to join a group of encouraging and supportive runners and walkers who gather and Burke UMC and carpool over to Burke Lake. Reach out to Robert Greenwood if you have questions!

United Methodist Men, 3rd Saturdays, 8-9 AM, 8-9 am

The Burke United Methodist Men meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month in Rooms B11/12. You can join them any month! Reach out to Kevin Taylor for more information.

Pray Like A Mother, Thursdays, 9:45 am

A group just for moms! A chance to rest, connect, and grow. Please reach out to Michelle Hollar or Erin Tillman for more information.

Meeting via Zoom:

BOGSAT, Saturdays 7-8AM

(Bunch of Guys Sitting Around Talking)

A drop-in fellowship opportunity for men. For more info, contact Jim Hudson!

Register for the Zoom link by clicking here.

Community Offerings:


Separation or divorce can be one of life's most difficult experiences. There is no need to go through this time alone. You can visit to find a DivorceCare group meeting near you. With DivorceCare, you will find a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you.


A GriefShare support group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. Through this 13-week group, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability—and gain solid support each step of the way. You can find more resources at

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