News and Events

July 2

1st Sunday of each month
We offer Communion and Healing Prayer on the first Sunday of each month. We also ask that you bring to worship any canned goods and place them in the basket near the altar. We like to do our part in helping to stock the cupboards at the CALL Primrose Center.

July 2

1st Sunday Lunch
Join us for a potluck lunch on the first Sunday of each month at 12:15pm, immediately following the 11:00am worship service. Bring a dish to share.

July 9

2nd Sunday Brunch
Join us for a potluck brunch in the social hall on the second Sunday of each month at 10:30am, immediately following the 9:30am worship service. Bring a dish to share.

July 15

Memorial Park Day
Join us for a day (or overnight) at Memorial Park on Saturday, July 15. Spend the day out in nature with your BUMC friends. This special day includes a shared lunch, baptism at the creek by Pastor Jeff, short day hike, activities for children and adults, and a delicious grilled dinner in this beautiful park just 45 minutes from Burlingame. Register under "Sign-up city" in the worship hall.

July 17–28

Shakespeare Camp
July 17–28, 9am–3pm
Calling all kids ages 7–13! Shakespeare camp is returning to BUMC this summer, brought to us by the SF Shakespeare festival. Shakespeare camp provides training in: Shakespeare's rich language, Acting and improvisation, Voice and movement technique, Stage combat, Set and costume design, and more! A performance for family and friends is presented on the final day of each session, followed by a celebratory cast party! Experience welcome but not required. 3 scholarships will be awarded (on a first come, first served basis) to kids whose parents are members of BUMC. For more information click here.

August 5

Saturday, August 5, 10am–1pm
Backpackpalooza is a special day given to children of families identified as low income students attending schools in San Mateo County who would benefit from the gift of a new backpack and school supplies for the start of school. We purchase brand new backpacks and fill them with school supplies. We work with non-profit organizations which help us register children (ages 5-17) and invite them to this special giveaway day. The backpacks are then handed to each individual child. The children and their families are treated to a very special day filled with grilled hot dogs, a jump house/slide, balloon twister, live band (made up of talented volunteer musicians)—that's the PALOOZA part. We'll be asking for help so, stay tuned.

Donations toward Backpackpalooza can be made online here.

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Evenings at the River Dinners
Every Friday night at 6:30pm we serve dinner to whomever walks through the door. We have a budgeted amount that will be reimbursed when you cook for 70. Gather family, friends, neighbors for this great service opportunity. If you're new to this opportunity please email JoJo Bernardo. Sign up on the schedule posted in the social hall.
        If you would like to help underwrite this cost, your contribution will be gratefully received. Checks to BUMC with "Friday Dinner Fund" in the memo will be designated for this hospitality ministry. You can also make donations online here, just be sure to click the Donate button next to "Friday Dinner Fund". Thank you for your generosity! If you have any questions, please contact the church office 650.344.6321.


Imagine No Malaria
"Imagine No Malaria" is a comprehensive anti-malaria campaign run by The United Methodist Church. As a life-saving ministry, Imagine No Malaria aims to raise $75 million to empower the people of Africa to overcome malaria's burden. Imagine No Malaria works to prevent the spread of malaria, treat patients, and educate communities. Learn more here. If you wish to contribute to the Imagine No Malaria project, make your check out to Burlingame UMC "Imagine fund" or donate online here.


EScrip — Help support Burlingame UMC without spending a dime!
EScrip's family of merchants have committed to donating a portion of their proceeds back to the nonprofit of your choice. Hopefully we are one of them! Escrip offers a number of painless ways to support LBBC. If you haven't already, you can register your grocery cards, credit cards and debit cards so a percentage of the purchases you make every day at dozens of participat-ing merchants benefits LBBC. So, whether doing your regular shopping at Safeway or Macy's, or booking that one-time special cruise on Royal Caribbean, Burlingame UMC will receive 1%-6% of your total purchase
        If you have more than one grocery card, please register the cards you use frequently. eScrip supports cards from the following grocery stores: Safeway, Trags, Molly Stone's and Pak-n-Save. eScrip supports credit and debit cards from the following: Macy's, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover, Debit/ATM Cards. For more information go to or call their customer service line at 1-800-700-5655

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"My family started going to the BUMC when our kids were born and more recently, we've become active members. We find this church has a great sense of community, meaningful outreach programs, an engaging pastor, a really wonderful 9:30am worship with an amazing band!, and a great Sunday school program (taught in a Montessori style called Godly Play) with teachers that our young kids are happy to see each week. Going to this church each week really brings our lives into focus in a relaxed and thoughtful way."

— Nancy M. | June 18, 2012