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									              This Week at Burke UMC                                                                                                    Burke United Methodist Church
Sunday, November 21
9:00 and 10:30 AM Worship Services                                                                             A Stephen Ministry Congregation                                                    November 20 and 21, 2010
11:45 AM Cards of Comfort Potluck
1:00 PM God & Church, God & Family, God & Me
                                                                                                                                                                              Burke United Methodist Men Christmas Tree Sale.
3:00 PM Interludes Concert Series
3:30 PM GS Troop 2618
                                                                                                           SPECIAL NOTE:                                                      Volunteers are needed to help unload trees on Friday,
                                                                                                                                                                              November 26 and to help sell Christmas trees. It is a great
4:30 PM In His Name
5:30 PM UMYF
                                                                                                           Today is Christ the King Sunday. It is the last Sunday             service project. Sign up sheets are on the entryway table.
                                                                                                           after Pentecost and the last Sunday of the Christian Year and      Fraser Fir trees will be available in three sizes: 6-7 foot will
7:00 PM Al Anon
                                                                                                           is a celebration of the coming reign of Jesus Christ and           sell for $45, 7-8 foot for $55, and 8-9 foot for $65. Sale
Monday, November 22
                                                                                                           completion of creation. This celebration is relatively new and     hours: Saturday 9 AM-8 PM, Sunday Noon-8 PM, Monday
10:00 AM CIC
                                                                                                           was brought into the church’s liturgical year in 1925 by Pope      through Friday, 6-8 PM.
3:30 PM Children’s Choirs
                                                                                                           Pius XI. It was done in an attempt to advance the message of
6:00 PM Sr. Hi Bible Study
                                                                                                           God in Christ over and against that of the political forces                  WALKING THE ROAD TO CHRISTMAS
7:00 PM Companions In Christ
7:30 PM Adult Handbells
                                                                                                           moving in the world led by Stalin, Hitler, and Mussolini. The            Burke UMC’s Community Opportunity
                                                                                                           Pope wanted Christians to focus on the real source and nature                      We Need You!
8:30 PM AA
                                                                                                           of power. As we celebrate Christ as the king of our lives we                   Inviting Our Neighbors
Tuesday, November 23
                                                                                                           must beware not to try to serve Christ and other entities. What                Door Hanger Outreach
10:30 AM Celebration Singers                                          BURKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH        do our golden calves look like? The economy …sports …hate
6:30 PM SPRC Task Force                                                    Tel. 703- 250-6100                                                                                     Saturday, December 4 from 10 AM-Noon
                                                                                                           … fear …wealth …prestige …status? Christ the King Sunday
7:30 PM Thanksgiving Service                                               Fax 703- 250-0742                                                                                  EVERYONE WELCOME.
                                                                                                           looks toward the future and the images of Ezekiel 34. “I will
Wednesday, November 24                                                                                                                                                        KIDS? BRING ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM.
                                                                                                           search for my sheep…I will rescue them…I will set up over
8:30 AM Morning Prayer                                                                                                                                                        STROLLER BRIGADES ENCOURAGED.
                                                                              E-mail:                      them one Shepherd…he shall feed them and be their
9:30 AM Card Ministry                                                                                                                                                         Fun and Easy – Only Smiles, Comfortable Shoes and Two
7:00 PM Disciple II                                                            Shepherd and I will be their God. Good news for the world!
                                                                                                                                                                              Hours of Time Required. Students may earn community
7:00 PM Divorce Care                                                                                                                                                          service hours. Please sign up on sheet in the entryway.
                                                                                                           Bible Sunday. During our 10:30 AM Worship Service on
7:00 PM Beyond Divorce Care                                                    Internet:                                                        rd
                                                                                                           November 21 all Kindergarten and 3 grade students will
7:00 PM Divorce Care For Kids                                                                                                                       United Methodist Family Services Offering-Dec. 5.
                                                                                                           receive an age appropriate bible as a gift from BUMC
Thursday, November 25                                                                                                                                                         Since 1900, UMFS has provided residential care, treatment
                                                                                                           congregation. Appreciation is extended to our calligraphers;
Thanksgiving Day – Office Closed                                                                                                                                              and services for children, teens and families that are
                                                                                                           Kristin Kelso, Craig Matthiessen, and Sully Sullivan and our
Friday, November 26                                                                                                                                                           suffering from abuse, neglect, crisis and trauma in Virginia.
                                                                                PASTORS                    prep folks, Leith Stewart and Sarah Dickens.
Thanksgiving Holiday – Office Closed                                                                                                                                          The success of their ministry depends on the generous
Saturday, November 27                                                  Rev. Dr. Lawrence W. Buxton         Interludes Concert, November 21, 3:00 PM. Clarinet
                                                                                                                                                                              support of many individuals, churches and organizations
10:00 AM Court of Honor                                                  Rev. Morgan A. Guyton                                                                                across Virginia. Special envelope will be in the bulletin.
                                                                                                           Masterworks. Clarinetist Rochelle Oedemann will present
2:00 PM Court of Honor                                                                                     classical and contemporary works. Come and be dazzled.
5:30 PM Lifesign Service                                                                                                                                                      Blue Christmas Service. For those experiencing any
6:00 PM Hispanic Congregation                                  MINISTER OF DISCIPLESHIP Rev. Judy Fender                                                                      kind of loss, unemployment, grief, broken relationships, or
                                                                                                           AlterNatives Artisan Craft Show. Crafts will be on                 other sadness, the Christmas season can be
6:45 PM Potluck
                                                               DIRECTOR MUSIC MINISTRIES Angela Burns      display in the Fellowship Hall this weekend before and after       difficult. You are invited to come to BUMC on
                 ALTAR FLOWERS                                                                             services. Shop for handmade crafts purchased by SERV from          Sunday, December 12 at 7:30 PM for a "Blue
2011 Flower Chart. Please sign up on the chart on the                    ORGANIST Linda Brese              artisans in developing countries. Proceeds benefit the             Christmas" service, to invite God into your
table in the entryway to dedicate altar flowers in honor of,                                               Highland Support Project in Guatemala!                             place of need. We invite you to bring a tree
or in memory of a special person in your life.                  DIRECTOR OF PRESCHOOL Kathy Landon                                                                            ornament that honors the person or
                                                                                                           Commuter Comfort Project. The week of Thanksgiving,                circumstance of your loss to place on a
                                                                ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR Jan Williams       Mon., Nov. 22 – Wed., Nov. 24, the Evangelism Committee is         special “Blue Christmas” tree that will be displayed
     A LOOK AT OUR FAITHFULNESS                                                                            sponsoring BUMC’s Commuter Comfort Project. Come and               throughout Christmas. Your pastors and your Stephen
         Attendance on November 6 and 7: 558
                                                               COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Wendy Hudson         join the fun! We will be at the VRE in Burke handing out free      Ministers will be available to listen and pray during this
            Sunday School Attendance: 197                           ADMIN. ASSISTANT Karen Cochran         hot chocolate, cider, and coffee with our BUMC logo on the         special service of healing.
Operations Giving: $21,096 Reaching Out In Faith $1105                                                     cups. We serve in comfort with heater, tables, chairs, and
                                                               MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Steve Breseman       canopy. A sign up sheet is in the entryway. Coordinators: Brett    Come to the Manger Advent Celebration. Sunday,
Financial Update through September 30, 2010                                                                and Nanette Harn,                              December 5, 4:00 - 6:00PM. All ages are invited to this
Actuals through 30 September           Year-end Projection         HANDBELL DIRECTOR Ingrid Bowers                                                                            festive afternoon. As we gather in the Sanctuary for the
Operations giving: $776, 999           $1,081,730                                                          Burke United Methodist Church                                      Children and Youth Musical “Arrest These Merry
Expenses:                818, 530        1,140,575
                                                                      PARISH NURSE Brenda Trask
                                                                                                           Thanksgiving Worship Service                                       Gentlemen” we will begin with a carol sing. Fellowship and
Deficit :               ($41, 531)       ($58,845)                 YOUTH DIRECTOR Marti Ringenbach         Tuesday, November 23, 7:30PM.                                      light refreshments follow in the Fellowship Hall. Families
After a good first half of the year, our giving has declined                                                                                                                  are invited to make their annual Christmas banner designed
somewhat over the past three months. As of September                                                                                                                          by Roz Hoagland, a Christmas craft, and children may
30, 2010, our expenses for the year exceeded our giving by                                                 Church Wide Potluck Dinner. On Saturday, November                  decorate a sugar cookie. From 5:00-6:30PM we invite you
almost $44,000. Our projection for the year is showing our                                                 27 at 6:45 PM, join us for great fellowship, good food and tasty   to visit our live Nativity in front of the
expenses exceeding our giving by $59,000. Even with                                                        treats. Please bring a dish to share.                              church complete with live animals that may
conservative spending, we are faced with the prospect of                                                                                                                      be touched…including the camel! Come
having to use a significant part of our reserves. We                                                       Poinsettias for Our Sanctuary - Honor or remember                  and “prepare your hearts for Christmas”.
appreciate everyone’s giving so far this year and we ask                                                   special persons in your life with the purchase of a poinsettia     Invite a neighbor or friend to share the joy
that you prayerfully consider giving extra over the next                                                   plant. Cost is $14.00. Order envelopes are on the entryway         using our door hangar invitations at the
couple of months to reduce this deficit.                                                                   table. Please order by December 5.                                 Welcome Center. Sign up in the entryway
                                                                                                                                                                              and discover ways to help.
 Please e-mail or call 703-250-
 6100 with questions on any ministry announcement.
           ADULT OPPORTUNITIES                                                      SUNDAY SCHOOL                                                           FELLOWSHIP                                     Operation Food Bag. BUMC operates a small food
                                                                                                                                                                                                           pantry for folks needing help who stop by the church during
                                                                                                                                                                                                           the week. Our current need is for canned fruit. Donations
The next Stephen Ministry training class will                     Advent Calendars will be distributed in our Elementary              BUMC Military Family Fellowship. Military Family
                                                                                                                                                                                                           may be left in the entryway by the food baskets.
begin in January. Stephen Ministers work alongside our            Sunday School classes today…one per family. Additional              Fellowship provides prayers, support, assistance, and
pastors to care, encourage, and provide emotional and             calendars are available by the Angel Tree in the entryway.          fellowship to families with deployed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen,
spiritual support to people who are going through a difficult     Questions? Contact Rev. Judy Fender or Kristen Kelso.               Marines, and Civilians. If you are such a family, or would like to   Wesley Housing “Help Our Children Through
time. If you have gifts for caring, encouragement, and                                                                                be part of the support group, please sign up in the entryway or      Operation Warm-Up”. Wesley Housing is in need of
listening, please begin to prayerfully consider whether you       Young Adult Sunday School Class. Join us at 10:30 AM                contact Frank & Daria Gaillard at          new or lightly used children’s coats, gloves, scarves,
might want to be part of this exciting ministry. For additional   in Rm. 1 & 2. E-mail with               Our military families and friends are                                mittens and ear-muffs. If your child has outgrown their coat,
information, please contact a Stephen Ministry Leader:            questions.                                                          invited to share and join us for a                                   and it is clean and in good condition, please share by
Sallie Tiso at 703-323-6240, Kathi Pierce at 703-455-3881,                                                                            potluck lunch immediately following                                  dropping in the marked bin in the Fellowship Hall by
or Brenda Trask at 703-425-4855.                                  The JOY Class. Please join the class for a new adult Advent         the 10:30 AM service on Sunday,                                      Wednesday, November 30.
                                                                  study, “Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break.” We will meet             December 12. The Gaillard family
Between Successes. We continue a ministry initiative              Sunday, November 14 & 21 and December 12 & 19 at 10:30              will host the event and bring the main                               Hypothermia Program. BUMC will host FACETS
for those who are “between successes” (unemployed) and            AM in Room 3.                                                       course: their seasonal favorite chili! Guests are welcome to         (Fairfax Area Community Emergency & Transitional
want to enjoy a new network within the BUMC community.                                                                                bring a side dish, dessert or just their appetites. It promises to   Services) Hypothermia Relief Program December 12-18. A
Meets at 9:00–10:00 AM each Friday. If you know of job            Adult Word Class. Class meets Sunday at 10:30 AM in                 be a great time. Please RSVP to Frank or Daria at 703-372-           bulletin board is in the entryway offering opportunities
opportunities or are otherwise willing to help                    Rm. B9 to study the biblical message and how to apply it to         5051 or                                    for you to give generously of your time, talents and
unemployed members of our church family in their job              daily life. Leaders are Todd Ringenbach and Donald May.                                                                                  resources as we extend hands in loving fellowship to those
search, please email
                                                                  Sunday School Information.
                                                                                                                                                              MISSIONS                                     with no permanent home during the winter season.

Wednesday Morning Prayer. At 8:30 AM in the                       9:00 AM: Children in Worship for ages 4 -5 grade. After
                                                                  Children’s Time In Worship, students go to Rm. 9 for Bible          Monetary Donations for Rising Hope United
Reflection Room, we remember people on the prayer list in
                                                                  story. Toddler Nursery is in Rm. 6 for ages 3 and under.            Methodist Mission Church’s Thanksgiving. Funds are
intercessory prayer as well as cultivate our own prayer lives                                                                                                                                              Middle school and high school brass players.
                                                                  10:30 AM: Pre-K through Grade 12 Sunday School. Join us             needed to purchase hams, turkeys, and roasting chickens for
through devotion, reflection, and various forms of prayer                                                                                                                                                  If you are interested in playing in a brass ensemble
                                                                  for an exciting faith adventure and discover from an                RHUMMC families. A turkey collection box is in the entryway.
together.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Christmas Eve at the 4:00 and 6:00 services contact Linda
                                                                  exploration of Bible stories and teachings how incredible,          Deadline is November 22. Make checks payable to BUMC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Brese at 703-992-8086 or Rehearsals
DivorceCare. Divorce Care meets Wednesdays from                   amazing, and magnificent is our God. Room locations are
                                                                                                                                      Angel Tree Gifts for Rising Hope United Methodist                    begin after Thanksgiving.
7:00 - 9:00 PM, for people who are separated, newly               available at our Welcome Center.
divorced, or working on divorce-related issues. Led by            Rainbow Room at 10:30 AM in Rm. 9. This is our classroom            Mission Church in Alexandria. Join hands and hearts
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Christmas Hula, December 2, 9 &16. Newcomers
Susan Grimes & Bob Youmans.                                       for children with special needs who may find the regular            with our Kids Can Do Mission Clubs to provide gifts for the
                                                                  classroom environment not always suitable. The Rainbow              children of Rising Hope. Select an angel from the Angel Tree         welcome to learn to hula to Christmas carols on
                                                                                                                                      in the entryway beginning November 21 and carefully follow           Thursdays, 7:00 PM, during December at this fellowship of
Young Adults: Young adult small group Bible study                 Room teacher is Karen Roberts.
                                                                                                                                      the instructions for signing out the angel. Gifts must be            exercise, worship and prayer for ages six and up. Krista
meets on Monday evening, 6 PM, at the house of Morgan                                                                                                                                                      Vineyard, is the coordinator
and Cheryl Guyton, 6210 Kersey Ct, Burke. Dinner will be            CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRIES                                    returned by December 5 and placed under the Chrismon Tree
provided; you may bring a side dish if you wish. Contact                                                                              in the sanctuary. Our gifts will be blessed at the Children’s
                                                                                                                                      Christmas Musical on Dec. 5. Questions should be directed to         Calling all BUMC Musicians! We hear that there is a to confirm participation.             Santa’s Super Secret Workshop, Saturday,                            Lisa Carey at or Rev. Judy Fender.               significant amount of untapped talent in our congregation.
                                                                  December 11, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Children, come visit                                                                                    We would like to feature your tremendous talent! Please
Cards of Comfort. Meets Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in                  the Super Secret Santa Shop and meet the man himself -                                                                                   contact Angela Burns, Director of Music Ministries, at
Room B3 to create cards for people on the concerns list,                                                                              ECHO (Ecumenical Communities Helping Others),
                                                                  SANTA!! Have your Christmas shopping list ready! Find great                                                                     for further information.
for birthdays/anniversaries, and our military overseas.                                                                               703-569-9160, located at 7205 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield,
                                                                  Christmas presents for everybody in one spot. No adults will
Cards of Comfort will be having a potluck lunch and card                                                                              serves the Burke and Springfield area. Whole Foods Market,
                                                                  be allowed inside. Children will purchase gifts for $5/adult, and
making event on Sunday, November 21 at 11:45 AM.                  $2/child. Santa’s Super Secret Workshop is sponsored by
                                                                                                                                      Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield will donate 5% of its net                  Amazing Life Youth Ministries
                                                                                                                                      proceeds on Wednesday, December 8, to ECHO in support of
                                                                  Duffy House and Children’s Ministries. Donations of gift items
The Shepherd Center of Burke-Fairfax (SCFB).                                                                                          hunger relief. ECHO’s current needs are listed on their web          Youth Director, Marti Ringenbach,
                                                                  are needed for this event. A list of gift suggestions and a
SCFB,, is a non-profit organization                                                                           site: ECHO accepts donations weekdays,   
                                                                  donation basket are located in the entryway. Proceeds from
committed to providing life support services and                                                                                      9:30 AM-12:30 PM, or 7:00-9:00 PM on Tues., Wed., and                United Methodist Youth Fellowship. Sunday, 5:30-7:30
                                                                  this event will support the Duffy House, a safe haven for
enrichment opportunities for adults 50 years and older in                                                                             Thurs. BUMC has collection bins for ECHO outside the kitchen         p.m. Program schedule includes dinner ($2), games, small
                                                                  women and children who have experienced domestic abuse.
the Fairfax and Burke areas of Northern Virginia. All                                                                                 for those who have small amounts to donate and do not need           groups, and worship.
programs and services are planned and executed by                                                                                     a receipt. Ann Chiles is the BUMC ECHO Rep.                          Nov. 21: Parent/Youth Seminar- Family Life. Parents will
                                                                  DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K). This is a 13-week Bible-
volunteers over the age of 50. SCFB is offering an                                                                                                                                                         enjoy a discussion with other parents on family life as the
                                                                  based program/ support group for children, ages 5-12, offered       Donations for Bethany House. Bethany House of
Accompanied Shopping service for those adults 50 years                                                                                                                                                     youth meet to discuss the same topic. Youth and the
                                                                  in conjunction with DivorceCare. Children may attend DC4K
or older who no longer drive in central Fairfax County,                                                                               Northern Virginia, Inc., is a non-profit faith-based organization    parents will come together for an activity and worship.
                                                                  even if a parent is not in DivorceCare. DC4K meets at 7:00 PM
Fairfax City, or Burke. Volunteers will drive seniors to a                                                                            committed to assist victims of abuse. A collection box is in the     Nov. 28 No UMYF
                                                                  on Wednesday. Led by Carol Rose,
grocery store and/or a bank near their home. Call 703-323-                                                                            Fellowship Hall during November for donations of paper
4788 to request a ride.                                                                                                               towels, toilet paper, liquid laundry soap, plastic tumblers          320 Senior High Bible Study. Meets Monday, 6-8 p.m. in
                                                                  Mean Girls. A 6th grade girl Bible study looks at some issues       (dishwasher safe) and new packages of drinking glasses.
                                                                  our tween girls are facing. Mean, a Pocket Bible Study by                                                                                Room B-13 at BUMC. Dinner is provided for participants.
Women In Study (WIS). WIS meets in Room 1-2-3 on                  Hayley DiMarco looks at what God wants for us as girls and
Thursday from 10:00–11:30 AM. Following the Bible study,          how God wants us to react and act toward these “mean” girls.        Interfaith Housing Needs. Interfaith Housing helps
many of us enjoy lunch at Spartan’s Restaurant. Teacher is        Sign up in the entryway. We meet Thursday, 6-8 PM at Lisa           families with children transform their lives from poverty and
Mary Ruth Giese. New members are always welcome.                  Dockins’ home. Linda Beaver, &              homelessness to self -sufficiency. An Interfaith family with six
                                                                  Lisa Dockins, are leaders.                   children needs winter clothing and coat for a 4-month-old girl,
Prayer Shawl. Shawls are made and dedicated by this                                                                                   and a dining room set or table. Clothing may be placed in the
ministry as symbols of God’s comfort. They meet Tuesdays          BUMC Chat and Play Group. Parents and young children                marked bin in the missions area outside the Fellowship Hall. If
at 7:30 PM. Louise Gunderson is the contact person.                                                                                   you have dining room furniture, please contact Anne
                                                                  meet Fridays at 9:00 AM. Contact person: Rochelle
                                                                                                                                      Sensibaugh, BUMC Interfaith Rep., at 703-323-8078.

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