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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

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. Bible Basics will be split into three 6-week sessions.

✔️ Facilitated by Rev. Evelyn Archer-Taminger

📍Sundays at 10:30 AM – in person in Room 5

Son of Man

If you are interested in learning more about what we really mean that Jesus is God and Human, then take our introductory Advent class- Son of Man! We will talk about the some of the most central and basic aspects of our faith, and we will aim to get to know Jesus in his historic context. This class, led by Rev Ev, will start Nov. 27th in Room 5. No pre-reading required!

✔️ Facilitated by Rev. Evelyn Archer-Taminger

📍Sundays at 10:30 AM, beginning November 27th – in person in Room 5

Shepherds and Wise Men

 

The key events of Christianity were the primary focus of art in Europe for many centuries. Artists used a variety of approaches in showing the birth of Christ, adoration of the shepherds and arrival of the wise men. This two-session Advent class will look at paintings and sculpture from the Gothic through Baroque eras to sample many different interpretations. The class will be taught by Roz Hoagland, who is a retired art historian who taught at Northern Virginia Community College for 40 years. In retirement, she continues to take groups to Europe to study art and architecture. She and her husband have been BUMC members for more than 35 years. All are welcome!

✔️ Facilitated by Roz Hoagland

📍Sundays at 10:30 AM – in Room 10

December 4th and December 18th

Ongoing/Long Term Classes:

HOPE Small Group:The HOPE class will be studying Prepare the Way of the Lord by Adam Hamilton starting November 27th. Join via zoom using the link below!

✔️ 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 will be studying Gift of the Nutcracker by Matt Rawle starting November 27th. Join them in the 1,2,3 Room!

✔️ Facilitated by Ken Robison

📍 Sundays at 10:30 AM in Room 1,2,3

Women in Study (WIS):

Women In Study will be studying The Angels of Christmas by Susan Robb starting Thursday, November 17th. Join them via Zoom!

✔️ Facilitated by Roz Hoagland

📍 Thursdays at 10 AM-11:30 am on Zoom

Men's Fellowship Group:

They meet on the first and third Thursday evening of every month starting Sept 8th at 7:30pm, on Zoom, watching and discussing The Chosen

✔️ 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 be starting their Advent study "Prepare the Way of the Lord" by Adam Hamilton on November 8!

✔️ Facilitated by Kathy Nash

📍 Tuesdays at 10 AM on Zoom

Parent Fellowship:

Parent Fellowship is a new Sunday Morning offering for parents of young kids. During the 10:30 am Sunday School Hour, parents are welcome to gather in Room 6 for casual, faith-based conversation and connection. Conversation points are provided, and there is no required reading. 

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!