News and Events

November 17

Evenings at the River
Everyone is welcome to join us this Friday for Evenings at the River as we will hear from our own Kathleen and Vivie Talbot. Listen to them as they share a Witness in their journey of open adoption.

November 19

National Bible Sunday
This Sunday is National Bible Sunday and our own Stephen Austin will be preaching a sermon titled, "Living the Bible—and Loving It!" His scripture will be the first verses of the gospel of John. Stephen's faith life has been deepened and broadened by his diligent study and teaching of the Bible — don't miss what he has to say.

November 24

Evenings at the River Thanksgiving Meal
Everyone is welcome to Evenings at the River on Friday, November 24 as we enjoy a sit-down Thanksgiving meal prepared by the Sarmiento family and others at 6:30pm.

December 3

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.

December 3

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.

December 10

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.

December 10

Christmas Fair — Donations requested
The Mission Outreach team is heading up the Christmas Fair this year on December 10th. We are looking for people to donate craft items or food items. A special table with artwork for sale from Kids & Art will be on display with proceeds going to the Kids & Art ministry, to further their great work. Start thinking now about what you could donate. Contact: Loc Nguyen

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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.


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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