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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

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 at different points throughout the year 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.=

One-Time Offering!

 

*Originally scheduled for May 8 -- now postponed until May 22*

A Roll Call of Saints: Christian Saints in Western Art History

 

Artists developed formulas for portraying important saints. Often they were shown with the instruments of their martyrdom. We’ll take a look at those saints most often illustrated and decode how to identify them when you walk through an art museum.

Roz is a long time BUMC member and a retired art history professor who taught at NOVA for 40 years. She continues to lead art and architecture tours to Europe several times per year.

✔️ Facilitated by Roz Hoagland

📍 Wednesday, May 22 at 5:30 pm in the Grace & Peace Room

🥗 Food Provided: Salad bar and water/lemonade

Short Term Classes:

Intro to the Old Testament

We will again offer Intro to the Old Testament for any adults who are unfamiliar, or familiar, with the Old Testament starting April 14th. Bible readers of all experience levels are welcome!

✔️ Facilitated by Rev. Evelyn Archer-Taminger

📍Sundays at 10:30 am at Burke UMC, The Upper Room (Jason's old office)

General Conference Information Sessions

In 2024, the United Methodist Church is having a General Conference; in which big decisions will be made for the entire denomination. Pastor Jason held some information sessions about the important legislation that will be voted upon during General Conference. This is a great opportunity to learn more about important news and big changes for the worldwide church! These information sessions have passed, but can be viewed below.

Just Faith: Sacred Air

BUMC is excited to offer Just Faith: Sacred Air. This is the second installment of the Just Faith Environmental series. The class will meet Tuesday evenings at 7pm. 

✔️ Facilitated by Beth Ann Velo and Nanlee Edwards

📍Tuesdays at 7 pm on Zoom, starting April 2 (will meet for 8 sessions)

Sign Up Closed. Keep an eye out for upcoming Just Faith classes in the future!

Ongoing/Long Term Classes:

HOPE Small Group: The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic by John Shelby Spong 

 

The HOPE class will be revisiting a book they began before LENT: "The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic” by John Shelby Spong. This examination of the Gospel of John will resume April 14. All are welcome to join the HOPE small group, whether you've been before or have never experienced this group gathering. They meet on Sundays in a hybrid format - feel free to join in person in the Discipleship Room or on Zoom.

✔️ Facilitated by Audrey Romasco, assisted by Frank Marlow

📍Sundays at 10:45 AM (gathering at 10:45, lesson starting at 11 am), Discipleship Room and online

GIFT Small Group: The Third Day, Living the Resurrection by Tom Berlin with Mark A. Miller

The GIFT Small Group meets in person on Sundays following worship. If you're looking for a Lenten study and supportive community, this is a group for you.

✔️ Facilitated by Ken Robison

📍 Sundays at 10:30 AM in The Grace and Peace Room

Women in Study (WIS): A New Playlist - Hearing Jesus in a Noisy World by Jacob Armstrong

Starting April 11, WIS will be studying: Jacob Armstrong: A New Playlist – Hearing Jesus in a Noisy World. In an environment filled with distractions and anxiety, we are called to focus on God. Sometimes saying "no" is the best "yes". This six-week study via Amplify will examine these themes.

✔️ Facilitated by Roz Hoagland

📍 Thursdays at 10 AM-11:30 am on Zoom

Men's Fellowship Group: "The Questions Jesus Asked" by Magrey deVega via Amplify

This class meets in a hybrid style (you may come in person to the Covenant Room, or meet via Zoom) on Thursdays at 7:30 pm. Beginning on May 16, men's fellowship will be discussing "The Questions Jesus Asked" by Magrey deVega via Amplify.  

Jesus was fond of asking questions, many of which cut right to the heart of what it means to be human.  In Questions Jesus Asked, Magrey deVega explores six of the most provocative questions Jesus posed to others and guides us in answering them for ourselves.

✔️ Facilitated by Tom Jaeger

📍 Meets each 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:30-9:00 pm both on Zoom and in the Covenant Room (hybrid meeting, feel free to attend in person or online!)

Tuesday Morning Small Group: The Third Day by Tom Berlin

The Tuesday Morning Small Group meets on Tuesday at 10 AM on Zoom. All are welcome!

✔️ Facilitated by Kathy Nash

📍 Tuesdays at 10 AM on Zoom

Parent Fellowship:

Parents Fellowship is a conversation-based group of parents of Pre K and school age children. Each week, parents meet to discuss the themes brought up during the worship service, as well as check in with one another. No home reading is required. Parents Fellowship meets at 10:30am on Sundays in The Covenant Room.

✔️ Facilitated by Shannon Terranova

📍 Sundays at 10:30 am in The Covenant Room

Disciple 1:

Disciple 1 is currently in session. This class if a chance to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the Bible for a richer and more personal faith walk through individual study of the Old and New Testaments. Participants will need to purchase the Disciple 1 Fast Track Study Manuals for the Old and New Testament which can be found at www.cokesbury.comThis class will run for 24 sessions.

✔️ Facilitated by Mike Sawin and Randy Jones

📍Mondays from 7:00-8:30 PM in The Discipleship Room

Past Events

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. 

February 19, 2023: Prayer Event

BUMC prayer leaders explain different ways to connect with God. A great event to watch if you've been looking to deepen your personal prayer life outside of worship!

Kids/Youth

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 RESOURCES

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!

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