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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

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.

Short Term Classes:

Want to Talk? Just Faith Class

We are offering the "Want to Talk" Just Faith class in February, taught by Beth Ann Velo! This class is a great opportunity to learn crucial conversation sills for communication in difficult circumstances. Whatever issues you discuss on a daily basis, this class gives you the tools to have a meaningful and productive interaction. Sign up through the sign up genius below to receive the Zoom link. This class will begin on February 28th and run for 9 weeks.

✔️ Facilitated by Beth Ann Velo

📍Tuesdays at 7 pm via Zoom

Short Term Prayer Class

A class focusing on prayer, led by members of our prayer team. Starting February 26th, this class will meet on Sundays at 10:30 am during Lent.

✔️ Facilitated by BUMC Prayer Team

📍Sundays at 10:30 am - Room 10

Ongoing/Long Term Classes:

HOPE Small Group: The HOPE class is studying Walter Bruggemann's "A Way Other than Our Own" during the Lenten season.

✔️ 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 studying Matt Rawle's "Jesus Revealed" this Lenten season.

✔️ Facilitated by Ken Robison

📍 Sundays at 10:30 AM in Room 1,2,3

Women in Study (WIS):

Women In Study is studying Rob Fuquay's "The Passion Play" this Lenten season.

✔️ 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 on Zoom. The group's Lenten study will focus on Adam Hamilton's "Jesus and the Outsiders."

✔️ Facilitated by Tom Jaeger

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

Tuesday Morning Small Group:

The Tuesday Morning small group is studying Adam Hamilton's "Luke , Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws" this Lenten season.

✔️ 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. No previous registration needed!


✔️ Facilitated by Mike Sawin

📍 Mondays at 7pm on Zoom

New session to come at a later date

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!


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 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.


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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