Community Center

Abiding Presence serves as a community center for the Burke area, welcoming a variety of groups and activities. For the latest information, check our calendar, sign up for our weekly e-news, or like us on Facebook.

Is your group looking for a place to host meetings or events? Feel free to contact the church office to discuss. You can also read the Facility Use Policy and download a Facility Use Application.

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Abiding Presence offers free, conversational classes for English language learners on Wednesdays during the school year at two times:

  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and
  • 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Free childcare is available during the evening class. Our childcare providers are bilingual and speak both English and Spanish. Small group and possible individual tutoring will be available. Pre-registration is welcome but not required. Contact the church office (703-455-7500 or for more information. All are welcome!

ESL classes follow the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) for weather related closings. If FCPS are closed, classes are canceled.


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Mainly Music

Mainly Music is a faith-based music class sponsored by Abiding Presence for children ages birth through preschool and their parents/caregivers. Children and parents sing, dance and move around while learning about God's love. After the 30 minute music class there is snack then the opportunity to play on the church playground or in one of our church playrooms. It is a drop in program, so there's no commitment. Start at anytime during the semester. The cost is $5/family or you can get a discount punch card. Check us out on Facebook.

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MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and is a Christian faith-based moms group sponsored by Abiding Presence for moms of birth through kindergarten age kids. Moms get connected to a community of other moms who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS is meant to help moms be more honest, feel more equipped and find our identity by journeying alongside one another. MOPS moms gather the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month from 9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. to talk, eat, pray and grow in faith. While moms are doing all of that, kids are in their own age appropriate children's program right down the hall.

In our children's program, kids learn a Bible Story, do a related activity, enjoy free play in the classroom and/or on the playground, have music class with a professional music teacher, have snack and experience God's love for them. Pre-registration is required for MOPS and we ask moms to register for a semester at a time. For more information, contact Pastor Keseley.

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Kids Move and Learn

The high-quality education specialists of Kids Move and Learn lead playgroups at Abiding Presence. Their goal is for children to experience more opportunities to be curious in their environment with the people they love. They provide weekend or evening playgroups with stimulating open-ended experiences to engage every child, on a schedule that that works for working parents. Learn more:

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Iglesia Gosén

Iglesia Gosén is a Spanish-speaking congregation which meets at Abiding Presence on Sunday afternoons (Servicios - Domingos a la 1:00 PM) and Friday evenings (Estudio Bíblico - Viernes a las 8:00 PM). Pastors Roberto and Patricia Sepúlveda and their congregation are good friends and we are glad to have them worshipping in our building. Find out more on their Facebook page.


Fit4Mom offers three types of classes at Abiding Presence.

Stroller Strides® — a 60 minute full body fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. Stroller Strides instructors weave songs and activities into the routine designed to entertain and engage baby, while moms are led through a series of exercises specific to her role as mom.

  • Tuesdays — 9:00 AM
  • Thursdays and Fridays — 9:45 AM

Body Back® — an all-inclusive 8-week transformation program that combines at least two small group classes of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with at-home workouts, meal plans and a food diary, online coaching, and "before and after" fitness assessments/measurements.

  • Mondays and Thursdays — 5:30 AM

Fit4Baby® — designed specifically for moms-to-be. All exercises are carefully selected to prepare your body for the many changes you will experience during pregnancy. You can begin FIT4BABY at any point during pregnancy as the workouts are scientifically- based, purposeful and designed to accommodate your changing body. The 60-minute workout includes cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility training and ends with a relaxing meditation; everything you need during this precious time!

  • Tuesday—6:30 PM


Building a Community of Learning in NOVA

Focused on homeschool and after school classes, Inquisiminds is a secular and safe environment where K-12 students can participate in a variety of academic and enrichment topics to further their educational needs year-round. All our classes are taught by qualified teachers who are experts in their field.

Our classes are held at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, (6304 Lee Chapel Road, Burke, VA).

Classes include summer camps, full-year, and quarterly academic and elective classes for homeschool, public/private school, and after school students. During the academic school year, September through May, classes will be held in four quarters. Some classes might run for one quarter, or for the whole nine-month academic year.


Music Together

For hundreds of thousands of families worldwide, Music Together® is children and their grownups joyfully sharing songs, rhymes, movement, and instrument play, both in music class and in their daily lives. A pioneer in early childhood music and movement education, Music Together offers classes for children from birth through kindergarten, in which parents and caregivers actively participate.

All children are sounders and movers, and their natural aptitude for music blossoms in a sufficiently rich music environment. In fact, when given a supportive music environment, children learn to sing and dance as naturally as they learn to walk and talk. How is this possible? Children learn differently than adults. They learn instinctively and constantly. They teach themselves through imitation and play, through being immersed in their environment, and through every interaction with adults and older children. The family-like setting of Music Together's mixed-age classes enables siblings to attend together, creating an ideal learning environment where infants, toddlers, and preschoolers can freely participate at their own levels. Music Together Vivo is licensed by Music Together LLC. For more information, visit

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Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

OA meets on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. in Room 1 and offers a 12-step program for people who struggle with food - compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or over exercising. More information is available at

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Scouting Troops

Abiding Presence provides space to several Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops in the area. If your troop is looking for meeting space, please give us a call. We also have a fire pit and picnic area that troops can reserve to use.

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Shepherd Center Senior Exercise Class

Abiding Presence partners with the Shepherd Center of Fairfax-Burke to provide a weekly exercise class for seniors on Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in Bailey Hall. More information at

Woodbridge Flute Choir

The Woodbridge Flute Choir rehearses on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in Bailey Hall. More information at