News and Events

April 29

Men's gathering
If you (or a man you know) have interest in a mens' group at the church, come to an initial gathering for men on Saturday, April 29, 8:30–10:00am. We'll use that meeting to brainstorm ideas. There is a sign-up sheet in our social hall.

April 30

"Beautiful Already" Women's Bible Study
Sundays, April 30 – June 4, 11am–12noon
During this 6 week Women's only Bible Study led by Lindsey Fisher, we will explore God's truth about beauty throughout scriptures and apply their truths to our lives. We will move ourselves away from focusing on unrealistic expectations and perceived flaws towards God's viewpoint of our hearts, minds, bodies and souls. Together we will learn to see the goodness, blessings and purpose for our bodies — no matter what size, shape, age or style! Join us to be empowered to overcome our "ugly struggle" and live as the unique creations God designed us to be! Register under the Sign-up city board or email Ursula.

April 30

Keystone Luncheon
Sunday, April 30, 12:00noon
Join us for lunch and listen to guest speaker Gail Buettgenback. She will share her experience with SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors, an organization which offers spiritual and emotional needs to the elderly living in long-term care centers.

May 6

Global 6k for Water Walk
BUMC is proud to be a host site for the World Vision Global 6k for Water Walk on Saturday May 6. We'll meet at 9am at Seal Point Park in San Mateo to walk 3.7 miles along the Bay to raise awareness and funds to provide lasting, clean water to kids in the developing world. Registration is $50 for adults or $25 kids 15 and under and includes a t-shirt, race bib and finishers medal. Every $50 raised will provide a child in need with clean water! Check out our team's webpage to register or make a tax deductible donation!

May 7

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.

May 7

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.

May 14

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.

Now–May 15

Scholarships available to BUMC Members
The Burlingame UMC Garner Scholarship is designated for undergraduate college students. Scholarships are granted each spring and are limited to in-house active members of BUMC or their immediate family members of the same household. To receive a scholarship application email Ursula. Deadline to submit your application is May 15. Scholarships will be awarded in June.

June 18–23

Mexico Mission Trip
This June BUMC will take part in a Mission Trip in Ensenada, Mexico under the leadership of Rev. Don Creasman who has been participating for 15 years. We will be doing light construction, free dental clinics, children's ministries, and much more! Register under the Sign-up City Board to learn more.

July 16

Memorial Park Day
Spend the day out in nature with your BUMC friends on July 16 at Memorial Park. 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.

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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