News and Events

Sept. 14

Evenings at the River
Come for dinner at 6:30pm. Stay for witness and outreach projects. Dinner will be made by Noel, Carol & Nolan Sarmiento. After dinner, the Sarmientos will share about their life in the Philippines. All are welcome!

Sept. 16

Sunday Services
Join us every Sunday morning at 9:30 & 11:00am. Pastor Tom will preach about Jesus' words: "I am the Resurrection and the Life."

Sept. 28

Backpacks to the Philippines
During Evenings at the River on Friday, September 28, we will assemble 100 school backpacks to send to the Sarmiento family's little village school in the Philippines!

October 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.

October 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.

Oct. 7 & 14

Presentations by Pastor Tom
Following the potlucks on Sundays October 7 and 14, Pastor Tom will share his faith building experience surviving a Mt. Hood mountaineering accident and excerpts from documentaries by Dateline and National Geographic will be shown.

October 7

Blessing of the Animals
On Sunday, October 7, from 2:00-3:00pm, the 16th Annual Blessing of the Animals will be held at Burlingame United Methodist Church. Please bring your pets or photographs of your animal companions to receive a blessing. The event will include the awarding of ribbons in several cat-egories and dog-egories as well as a prize raffle. This will be a fun and spiritual event for the entire family!

October 14

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