News and Events

December 14

Evenings at the River
Come for dinner at 6:30pm. Stay for witness and outreach projects. All are welcome!

December 16

Sunday Services
Join us every Sunday morning at 9:30 & 11:00am.

December 20

Reserve your poinsettia
We will use poinsettias to decorate the hall and sanctuary for Christmas Eve services. If you would like to purchase a poinsettia plant to honor or memorialize a loved one, please let us know before December 20th. Small plants are $5 and large plants $15. You may either take your plant home after the service or donate it to folks who are housebound.

December 21

Evenings at the River Christmas Dinner
A special Evenings at the River Christmas sit-down dinner that is open to all! Served in the Worship Hall at 6:30pm on Friday, December 21.

December 23

Youth Group
Youth Group will meet on Sunday December 23 at 10:00–10:45am

December 24

Christmas Eve
We will offer two Candlelight Services on Christmas Eve:
7:00pm Contemporary Service, Worship Hall
9:00pm Traditional Service with Organ and Carols, Sanctuary

January 6

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.

January 6

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.

January 13

Celebration 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.

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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