Support Groups Ministry

"Compassionate Friends" — Grief support after the death of a child

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees.

The secret of TCF's success is simple: As seasoned grievers reach out to the newly bereaved, energy that has been directed inward begins to flow outward and both are helped to heal. The vision of The Compassionate Friends is that everyone who needs us will find us and everyone who finds us will be helped. Support groups meet on the fourth Monday of each month at BUMC's social hall from 7:00–9:00 pm. For more information contact Burlingame Chapter President, Rosanna Marks at 650-302-6832.

Kids & Art

We share our campus with Kids & Art, whose mission is to team-up kids and families who have been touched by cancer with local artists. Together they create art which is later auctioned. The proceeds from these auctions go back in the program and to other cancer charities. Visit their website for more information about this inspirational program: www.kidsandart.org

AA groups

AA groups meet on our campus located at 1443 Howard Avenue in Burlingame. Use the back entrance through the parking lot. Meeting times are as follows: Monday 8–9pm inside building; Wednesday "Back to the World" at 8pm inside building; Saturday "Prime Time" at 7:30pm; and Sunday at 8pm. Each group's emphasis varies. For details, call the church office at 650-344-6321.