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A collection of posts and writings.

IMPORTANT UPDATE from Pastor Marty: Service Time Changes

Dear Worshipper: Based on our continued growth, last week, I informed you of our need to start a third service. Yet, after further discussion with the elders, it is now our collective decision to take incremental steps toward a third service by simply adding fifteen minutes to the start time for the second service.  With

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End of Year Elder Update

December 2022 Dear Burke Community Church Family, As 2022 comes to a close and 2023 stands at the door, the Elders would like to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for being part of life at Burke Community Church.  2022 gave us many more stones to add to our memorial to remember what God

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The Healing Power of Gratitude

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalms 107:1 GRATITUDE TURNS WHAT WE HAVE INTO ENOUGH (UNKNOWN) The last thing anyone wants to be told when they are suffering is to “be grateful.” This comment can feel trite to those experiencing loss, financial struggles, grief, relationship distress, or many

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FENCES

Why Clear and Consistent Boundaries are Good for Children ‘The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.” Psalm 16:6  A group of landscape architects conducted a study in the early 2000s to determine what impact a fence might have on children’s behavior at a playground. In the

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10 Takeaways from the 2022 Church Survey

In June and July of 2022, Burke Community Church conducted an extensive church-wide survey. The goal of the survey was to determine who the church naturally attracts, what attracts them to the church, how they connect and grow, and where they are in their journey of faith. The response rate was incredible, with 761 individuals

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Benefits to Mindful Meditation

There are many benefits to mindful meditation.  Mindful meditation can be used within Dialectetical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).  DBT is a modality that counselors use to equip clients with the tools necessary to achieve their goals.  The four pillars of DBT include Distress Tolerance Skills, Emotional Regulation Skills, Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills, and Mindfulness.  Mindfulness is defined as or our ability to stay in

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Congregational Meeting Highlights from Pastor Marty

Dear Worshipper:  The Lord continues to bless this church, and we are thankful for His leadership and empowerment. Thanks to all members who attended our bi-annual business meeting this last Sunday. Your presence allowed us to conduct the church’s business and bring you up-to-speed regarding how the church is doing and what missional events we

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Parking Update from Pastor Marty

Dear Worshipper:         As you can see, the Lord continues to bless Burke Community Church with spiritual and numerical growth. We are certainly thankful for God’s movement among us, but it also stretches and challenges us. One area we need to re-think in order to accommodate our numbers of worshippers on a given Sunday concerns parking.

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Year End Update From Pastor Marty

Dear Worshipper: In late October of last year, we began using a variety of methods to inform you that we were running around $470,000 behind our budgeted needs for the year. Immediately, you, the church body responded in a profound, humbling, sacrificial, magnanimous, and jaw-dropping fashion. From November 7th to the end of the year giving

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Service Opportunities at BCC

  Dear Worshiper, Pastor Greg’s sermon from Luke 5 couldn’t have been more challenging to those saints who desire to grow in their faith and service to our Lord.  Contextually, Peter, a fisherman by trade, came back to land with his team exhausted and empty handed from a night of fishing on the Sea of

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New Sunday Service Times Starting June 6

To the Burke Community Church family, Starting Sunday, June 6 we will be moving to two Sunday services: 9am & 10:30am. Recent changes to CDC guidelines now allow us to more fully utilize our facilities and we are excited to take the next step forward. We continue to do so with safety in mind and you can

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Update on Mask & Social Distancing Requirements

Dear Worshipper,            We have an update for those of you who plan to worship with us in-person Sunday, May 23 and in the future. The Virginia governor has lifted Virginia’s universal indoor mask mandate to align with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since we have followed CDC guidelines and the governor’s mandates since March

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