Wednesday Night Connexion
WNC is:
Wednesday Nights with Church family at Burks UMC
~IMportant time for coming together in a faith community
~Groups for all ages exploring a wide variety of topics, four semesters a year. 
~Musical opportunities
Chancel Choir, Praise Band, Handbells
~Children’s Ministries
Jam and Jelly Sandwich Nursery
Jam and Jelly for 4 year olds through 5th grade
~Youth Ministries
Confirmation for Middle School and seeking minds
Burks YOuth Connexion Study for older youth
~Tasty Food
Freshly prepared affordable meal
Greeting our friends and making new ones, being a part of something that makes a difference in your life and that of others
~Missional OPportunities
Periodically a mission project will come to WNC and you will have the opportunity to participate in a hands on event to help our neighbors both here and around the world
Wednesday Night Connexion 
 A place you can call home and change your midweek experience! 
 “I’m so looking forward to Wednesday nights.It will be a new adventure for me.” Pat Laderer
 Adult Class Options:
Each semester of WNC (4 per academic year)  is offering a variety of Biblically based classes for adults. A few classes, such as Disciple, will participate on a different schedule due to the nature of the curriculum.  Check  this page for current classes offered Each Semester

What are people saying about WNC?
“ReConnect Sunday is the kick-off event to Wednesday Night Connexion, and I am super excited for the awesome stuff going on here at Burks! For me, Wednesday nights are where I made my closest friends and learned how to have deep spiritual connections with God and His children. I love the community atmosphere that Wednesday nights entail and I am excited to share this with the people at Burks! This isn’t just another event or another program, this is an amazing opportunity to grow together as God’s children and as the body of Christ! So be sure to pray about where God wants you this fall and come out this Sunday to the ministry fair and see the different ministries here at Burks UMC!” ~ Celeste Kelly
Adult Class Offerings
  • More Serious Answers to Hard Questions
  • This five week study will focus on 5 difficult questions that are obstacles to faith for some people. Each week, we will see a video component from a respected Christian or Jewish theologian. Then we will have time to talk about the issues ourselves. This is a great time to bring your questions about those things and others. We will look at the problem of Evil in the World; Religion and Science; The God of the Old Testament; The Resurrection and the Gnostic Gospels. Materials will be provided without charge.
  • The group will be led by Dr. Collins, Burks’ Senior Pastor. 
  • Meets in the Fellowship Hall on the CDC Wing
The Daniel Plan: 
Glorifying God in the Way We Eat, Move and Think! 
This study guide includes biblical inspiration from Pastor Rick, instruction from our doctors and wellness experts, practical food and fitness tips, and much more.
Sessions include: 
FAITH: Nurturing your Soul
FOOD: Enjoying God’s Abundance
FITNESS: Strengthening Your Body
FOCUS:  Renewing Your Mind
FRIENDS: Encouraging Each Other
Facilitator: Mrs. Pam Gilbertson
Meets in the FISH clear glass conference room
IF: If God is Real, Then What? 
IF: Gathering for women of all ages to wrestle with essential questions of faith and encounter God in a way that allows us to be unleashed to share our love for God
IF is a continuing class for the women’s ministry of Burks UMC. Come and share your ideas, prayers, struggles, cause it is real…. and joys with friends living alongside you, also doing the best they can….with God’s help. 
Leaders: Peggy Lewis
Laurie Smith
Nancy Oliver
Tammy Zumbrun
Kim Lewis
Meets in Room 32
advent: through film, art, music and prayer
This class is not about rushing on to Christmas. Quite the opposite. It is about taking time apart to look closely at the events leading up to the Nativity, the birth of Jesus Christ, through various lenses. Modern film, ancient art, sacred music, and our prayer. By the time this class ends, it will be Advent, and we hope our hearts will be more prepared, calm, at peace. 
Meets in Room 34 from 6:15-7:30
Facilitator: Mrs. Susan Collins
God’s Garden: 
Do you have a heart for God’s creation?  Our own resident retired Extension Agent, Mr. Joe Nichols, is leading a series and bringing in experts that will teach us about the benefits and how to’s of taking better care of our own patch of Earth. Composting, planting, fertilization and watering, all things gardening and tending will be available! 
Come and be a part of this fun and informative class! 
Meets in Room : 
From 6:30-7:30 
A Time of TEsting: 
Dealing with Personal issues God’s Way 
Handling perceived inequalities
The book of Romans
I’ve got to be Me 
paul’s letter to the Ephesians
Living it, or just taking a stand
The book of Titus
Waiting on God
A Faith for Tough Times
Teacher: Mr. Doug Kingdon
Disciple Two
Into the Word, Into the World
Disciple 2 Fast Track is a 24 week study of Genesis/Exodus (Semester 1 and 2)  and Luke/Acts, the beginning of both the Jewish and the Christian faiths. It will meet from 6:30-8:00 PM on Wednesdays. In order to work with the WNC schedule and the curriculum, Disciple 2 Runs over multiple semesters. 
There is a materials charge for the study guide of approximately $20. 
Leader: mrs. Elaine Edwards
Meets in Room 28
Jam and Jelly Sandwich:
A fun name for Our WNC Nursery for our smallest friends, up through Age 3, with activities, loving care, and friends! 
Director: Mrs. Laura Wilson
Meets in Nursery
Jam and Jelly:
During JAM and Jelly, the children will enjoy games, hands on Bible stories, and a time of reflection as we discover different ways to pray using prayer journals. Emojis are a fun way to quickly express our emotions with others. The Bible teaches us that our emotions are a gift from God, that God has a purpose for all of them, and that we can express them in a good way. 
Jam: Jesus and Me,  is the children’s ministry of Burks UMC, and is directed by Mrs. Jessica Brackett 
Meets in the JAM room from 6 PM-7:30 PM 
Youth of all ages may participate in Credo Confirmation. We especially encourage middle school youth to participate in this experience! Credo is a program that takes Confirmation beyond the walls of the classroom and emphasizes our Christian story, the beliefs and traditions of the United Methodist Christians, and the vows young people may take if they choose to be Confirmed.  
Leaders: Mike and Susan Acuff
Confirmation continues on the WNC calendar through the academic year.
Meets in Burks Activity Center Room J
upstairs from 6:30-7:30 PM
Human rights: 
This discussion series is geared towards older teens. This series examines some serious human rights issues, what is happening, what is our position on them as Christians, and how can we respond as individuals and as a society.  Several special guests will come and present to us about their work in the area we are examining that week. #seriousaboutourfaith
Leader: Mrs. Casandra Karl, Youth Pastor
meets in Burks Activity Center Room H upstairs from 6:30-7:30 PM
Chancel Choir: 
The Chancel Choir performs at the Liturgical Service which regularly is held at 9:00 AM on Sundays, and performs on high holy days when special worship is held. The Chancel Choir is open to all interested singers, and weekly rehearsal is one of the options at WNC. Burks is planning an orchestrated Christmas Cantata, and rehearsals for that will begin September 10, continuing most  Sunday afternoons at 4 PM. If you sing you will love participating with this choir! 
Praise Team:  Rehearsals for the Band or Praise Team happen at 7:30 on Wednesday nights in the Sanctuary. Those with a love for contemporary Christian music and the ability to share that gift with others Are welcome to speak with Matt Kelly, Minister of Music. Any singer or musician is welcome to participate in the band in some Way, principal singers will be auditioned. special music is also welcome. 
Handbell Choir:
The Burks Handbell Choir
is directed by
Mrs. Linda Conigilio. They perform several times a year and each event is made special by their talent. The ability to read music is required, and the group is in need of additional members to increase their repertoire The rehearsal setting for Handbell Choir will be set at an informational meeting on September 6 at 7 PM in the choir room
Meals at WNC:
A Freshly Prepared Hot Meal by Burks’ hostess, Mrs. Brenda Hobbs. 
The Meal line opens at 5:30 and will serve until 6:15 PM. Programming begins until 6:30 PM. 
One Meal: $7.00
Family Maximum Charge
Semester Single Meal: $30.00
Semester Family Meals $ 95.00
Click Here to link to My Gifts page where you may set up your payment conveniently online. If you choose to pay by the meal, you can select Text Opt In and you can pay by text at WNC. Payment at the meal is also available by Square, cash, or check.
Watch this post for photos of the great events happening 
starting Wednesday, September 6  at
WNC Begins 
Semester 2: 
October 18- November 15
Semester 3: 
January 10-
February 14
WNC Meets on Wednesdays as posted.
Meals 5:30-6:30
Classes 6:30-8:00 
depends on class
All Children or youth classes end at 7:30. Disciple and Praise Band are later. 
Burks United Methodist Church
For More information contact 
Administrative Assistant