Hi there, new friend!
Welcome to Burke UMC!
We are so glad you found us. We are a thriving church community that values relationships and welcomes you wherever you are in your faith journey. We’d love to tell you a little bit about ourselves and would love to get to know a little more about you!
You can click here to read a bit about our history. We hope the information on this page will prepare you for your first visit but if you have any questions before then, please feel free to reach out at any point!
Here are some answers to questions you might be wondering about:
Is worship online or in person?
Both! We are currently offering both in person and online worship. We hope you'll choose whatever worship experience works best for you!
What time is worship?
Online: Our online worship service is streamed at 9 am to Facebook. You can watch along by clicking here. Busy Sunday at 9 am? You can worship on your own schedule on our website at burkeumc.org/online. Be sure to register your attendance to let us know you're worshipping with us!
In-person: Our in-person worship service is at 10 am through the summer!
Do I need to wear a mask for in person worship?
Yes! We're asking everyone over the age of 2 to wear a mask for the safety and comfort of those around you. Even if you're fully vaccinated, we still ask that you wear a mask while we're indoors together. Everyone in our community has different comfort levels right now as we return to in-person events so we thank you for understanding!
Where do I go once I get there?
Burke UMC is located at 6200 Burke Centre Parkway. We welcome you as a first time visitor to park in our spaces labeled “visitor” as you enter the church parking lot from Burke Lake Rd. Once parked you will enter the church at the main doors near the “circle”. You will be greeted at the door and our sanctuary is accessed on that same level, briefly inside the front doors. Our nursery is also on this level (to the right down the back hallway) as is our “welcome center kiosk” where you can get any other information that you need.
What should I wear?
We are a “casual dress” church but you are welcome to dress as you are comfortable.
Can my kids stay with me during the worship service?
Absolutely! Children are welcome in our worship space and we believe they are an important part of our church family. With that being said, we do offer a few options for kids that are geared toward embracing their energy, questions, and holy wiggles!
You can drop kids ages 4-11 off at children's church by entering through the door labeled "education" by the bridge toward the back of the main parking lot. If you can't find that door, feel free to find a volunteer and they'll be happy to direct you there! For kids that want to stay in the worship space but might need a little extra room, we've created a new Wiggle Room. We hope you'll check it out and worship in whatever way works best for you and your family.
Do you offer Sunday School?
We're taking a break from children and youth Sunday School for the summer! Keep an eye out for updates leading up to the fall for a launch date for Sunday School as the school year begins. Some adult Sunday School classes are currently meeting either in person or online and others have taken a break for the summer. Click here for more info!
What if I haven't been to church in a while?
We totally understand! Honestly, we all haven't been to church in a while so it's a re-adjustment period for everyone. We will have volunteers (in churchy terms, we call them greeters and ushers) who will say hi, point you in the right direction, help you find a seat, show you where the bathroom is, etc. We want you to feel comfortable in our worship space whether you haven't been to church in a year, five years, or this is your first time visiting a church! There is a place for you here in this community and we hope you'll come give a worship service a try.