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 an hour of Sunday School hour following. Currently, our Sunday School hour is at 10:15 AM, but beginning November 14 it'll move to 10:30 AM for both children and adults. 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!
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The Church and Advocacy: LEARN Event
Should the church really talk about race?! Burke UMC's LEARN team will be providing an opportunity to hear about the history with racism and advocacy in The United Methodist Church as well as the role of the church in advocacy and what our calling is as Christians in bringing peace and healing in the Kingdom of God. There will be a presentation and chance for discussion! We hope you'll join us for this lively, important event this MLK weekend.
Nationwide each year, we are encouraged to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by engaging in service to our community. You can see a list of opportunities by clicking below, including a LEARN event on January 16 after worship where we'll have the opportunity to hear about and discuss the history and the role of the church in advocacy and what our calling is as Christians in bringing peace and healing to God's Kingdom.
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 – in person in Room 10
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. HOPE is currently completing a study called "The Power of the Parable: How Fiction by Jesus became Fiction About Jesus" by Crossan. Participants are invited to get a copy of the book so they can follow along with the study.
✔️ 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. Beginning January 9, they will be reading The Difficult Words of Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.
✔️ Facilitated by Ken Robison
📍 Sundays at 10:30 AM in the Wesley room
✔️ Facilitated by Mike Sawin
📍 Mondays at 7pm on Zoom
Tuesday Morning Small Group:
The Tuesday Morning small group's Advent study is "Incarnation" by Adam Hamilton!
✔️ Facilitated by Kathy Nash
📍 Tuesdays at 10 AM on Zoom
Women in Study (WIS):
✔️ Facilitated by Roz Hoagland
📍 Thursdays at 10 AM on Zoom
✔️Facilitated by Ross Kendall
📍 Meets each 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month on Zoom
Nevertheless She Preached with Rev. Dr. Margaret Kutz
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!
Social Justice Classes:
We have a variety of social justice classes that we offer throughout the year. We follow curriculum from Just Faith, an organization that invites and prepares people of faith for the life-changing and world-changing call of the Gospel to help heal the world. To learn more about JustFaith, click here. To find out more about our current offerings, use the links below!
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.
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!