News and Events


April Showers! Donation Drive
This month, our Missions Committee is collecting donations of travel sized shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, toothbrush, etc. to be distributed at the Humanitarian breakfast. Please place donation items in the barrel in the hallway.

April 26

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

April 27

Humanitarian Breakfast
Please join us at BUMC for a free humanitarian breakfast on Saturday, April 27th at 7:00am in the Worship Hall.

April 28

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

April 28

Peninsula Girl's Chorus
Peninsula Girl's Chorus Repertoire group will be Performing on April 28th at the 11:00am Worship Service.

April 28

Healing Prayer Group
Our Healing Prayer Group will be meeting on April 28 at 12:30pm in the Library. If you are interested in attending, let Pastor Tom or Denise Ritch know.

May 4 & 12

Youth Group Confirmation Class
All youth are invited. Upcoming meetings: Saturday, May 4, 10am–12noon and Sunday, May 12, 9:45–10:45am. Those youth that decide to join the Church will be received on Sunday May 19.

May 5

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 5

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 11

Church Field Trip to Angel Island
All are invited to bicycle together to BART or meet us at Pier 41 to catch the 9:45am ferry to Angel Island! RSVP to Pastor Tom:, (650) 516-7273

May 12

Mother's Day Celebration Brunch
Join us for brunch in the social hall on the second Sunday of each month at 10:30am, immediately following the 9:30am worship service.

Now–May 15

BUMC College Scholarship
The Garner Scholarship is designated for undergraduate college students. Scholarships are limited to in-house active members or their immediate family members living in the same household. For applications or questions, please contact Phyllis at 650-344-6187.

May 22

Book Club
Wednesday, May 22, 7pm
In this collection of stories, "Same Place, Same Things," Tim Gautreaux chronicles the lives of "ordinary" people who face extraordinary circumstances and decisions: a farmer faced with the prospect of raising his infant granddaughter; a young man who falls in love with a voice on the radio; a train engineer who causes a colossal disaster. In stories filled with heart and humor, event and consequence, the customs and culture of Louisiana come to life in the hands of a writer who blends rare talent with an even more unusual humanity.

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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