Learn

with Burke UMC

Intentional faith development is a core value at Burke. 



We encourage everyone who attends BUMC to be intentionally seeking to know God better through Bible study, individual and group study, and spiritual conversation. We offer learning opportunities for everyone from our youngest to our older members. 

 

This year's Sunday morning schedule includes worship at 9:30 AM with a Sunday School hour following, beginning at 10:30 AM. We hope this Dedicated Sunday School hour will allow for everyone- no matter your age- to have an opportunity to be a part of worship and be a part of a class in which you learn and grow your faith! We also have small groups throughout the week. Use the links below to find a class that works for you!

 

Adult Education:

We believe in learning and growing in our faith in community here at BUMC. We have a new round of adult education classes starting this fall and would love for you to choose the one that fits your schedule/interests the best. Questions? Contact Rev. Evelyn Archer-Taminger for more details or to get connected with a group's leader.

Introduction to the Old Testament: Bible Basics Class for Adults

This is open to all adults who are looking to increase their knowledge and understanding of the Old Testament, starting from the basics.

✔️ Facilitated by Rev. Evelyn Archer-Taminger

📍Sundays at 10:30 AM – in person in Room 1, 2, 3

Broken Promises: Native American History and Theology

This course will be comprised of overview to increase our understanding of the history and challenges facing native peoples in America. We will explore what should our response and responsibility be as people of faith in The United Methodist Church.

✔️ Facilitated by Rev. Judy Fender

📍Sundays at 10:30 AM on Zoom

Lenten Study 

This course will walk through the Lenten season, exploring the intricacies of the events leading up to Christ's atonement and ultimate sacrifice using Adam Hamilton's book, "24 Hours That Changed The World." 

✔️ Facilitated by Dan Freeman

📍Wednesdays at 7 pm – in person in Room 5

Adult Education:

We believe in learning and growing in our faith in community here at BUMC. We have a new round of adult education classes starting this fall and would love for you to choose the one that fits your schedule/interests the best. Questions? Contact Rev. Evelyn Archer-Taminger for more details or to get connected with a group's leader.

Short Term Classes:

Bible Basics Class for Adults: Intro to the Old Testament/New Testament

This is open to all adults who are looking to increase their knowledge and understanding of the Old Testament, starting from the basics.

✔️ Facilitated by Rev. Evelyn Archer-Taminger

📍Sundays at 10:30 AM – in person in Room 1, 2, 3

Social Justice Book Group: All That She Carried

The social justice book group reads books together to explore different social justice issues. The next book will be All That She Carried by Tyia Miles. Starting May 2!

✔️ Facilitated by Jane Wilson

📍Mondays at 2:30 pm on Zoom

Want to Talk? 

Want to Talk: Communication Tools for Divided Times offers wisdom for navigating disagreement in a healthier way — whether in personal relationships or when working for social change. This course will begin on April 19 and run for 9 weeks. 

✔️ Facilitated by Jane Wilson

📍Tuesdays at 7 pm on Zoom

Ongoing/Long Term Classes:

HOPE Small Group:

HOPE is a Bible study & discussion group for all adults. The group uses a wide selection of books and/or curriculum to complete Biblical based studies and examine contemporary religious/theological holdings and thoughts. The group is currently studying "Genesis: The Book of Beginnings - Covenant and Conversation" by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Participants are invited to get a copy of the book so they can follow along with the study. For more info, click HERE. They will take a break to do a Lenten study together reading "Witness at the Cross" by Amy-Jill Levine during March and April. You can join at any time!

✔️ Facilitated by Audrey Romasco, assisted by Frank Marlow

📍Sundays at 10:45 AM (gathering at 10:45, lesson starting at 11 am) on Zoom

GIFT Small Group: 

The GIFT class is an opportunity to dive deep into scripture through open and constructive conversation with friends. The GIFT class is currently reading "Witness to the Cross" by Amy-Jill Levine.

✔️ Facilitated by Ken Robison

📍 Sundays at 10:30 AM in Room 1,2,3

Women in Study (WIS):

Currently studying "Mountaintop Moments" by Ed Robb. All women are welcome. 

✔️ Facilitated by Roz Hoagland

📍 Thursdays at 10 AM-11:30 am on Zoom

Men's Fellowship Group:

Currently studying "The Walk " by Adam Hamilton

✔️Facilitated by Ross Kendall

📍 Meets each 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month on Zoom

Tuesday Morning Small Group:

The Tuesday Morning small group will begin again for a six-week study on "The Lord's Prayer" by Adam Hamilton. Beginning on May 3 and ending on June 7!

✔️ Facilitated by Kathy Nash

📍 Tuesdays at 10 AM on Zoom

DISCIPLE IV:

✔️ Facilitated by Mike Sawin

📍 Mondays at 7pm on Zoom

Finishes in June; new session to come at a later date

 

LEARN Livestreams:

November 7, 2021: Nevertheless She Preached

We were so grateful to Rev. Dr. Margaret Kutz for her wonderful book talk highlighting two influential women in the Methodist movement on November 7, 2021. If you missed the event, you can check out the video livestream! There are some buffering issues, but hopefully that won't hinder your ability to watch and learn with us. Keep an eye out for more LEARN events coming soon!

February 27, 2022: Sacred Voices

Author and poet Sherri Waas Shunfenthal gave a presentation on a collection of poetry she wrote called "Sacred Voices: Women of Genesis Speak". Her poems are written from these ancient women's points of view, and her words reflect their joy, their pain, and their relationship with the Lord. Sherri, a Jewish woman herself, examines these women's stories with reverence and care. 

 

Children & Youth:

We believe it's important for children and youth to LEARN in ways that is fun and developmentally appropriate! We invite you to visit our children and youth pages using the links below to find the current opportunities for your children and youth to LEARN in community!

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More Opportunities to LEARN:

AMPLIFY

SAFE SANCTUARIES

Amplify is a digital platform you can subscribe to for FREE! It is full of video teaching, conversation, and devotionals from Methodist & Wesleyan teachers for all ages. One member said it was her new NETFLIX!

 

You can use the Burke UMC Access Code, which is WHBLZG.

Burke United Methodist takes seriously the responsibility of protecting all of God's children. All of our staff and volunteers are trained using our Safe Sanctuaries policy.

ONLINE LEARNING WITH BUMC

Learning can happen in community and individually. If you are looking for ways to dive into your faith and expand on certain topics you're interested in, there are some courses and resources that can help guide your learning. 

Have questions about our LEARN ministries? Reach out to Rev. Evelyn Archer-Taminger!