News and Events

February 23

Evenings at the River
Come for dinner at 6:30pm. Spring Fountain Baptist Church will be preparing a Korean feast and we'll get to hear music from their band. Followed by worship service. All are welcome!

February 25

Lent worship series
This Sunday, we continue our worship exploration called, Beginning to Pray. We'll look at the assumptions we have about prayer, assumptions we rarely examine or hold up to the light. Some of these assumptions actually block us from real and honest prayer.
      This Sunday: Addressing God. How we name God shapes, how we relate to God, how we pray and act. You'll be surprised how many ways of naming God are offered in the scripture — and you'll be encouraged to find the name for God which works best for you at this point in your life.

February 25

Keystone Luncheon and Program
Keystone Class will be serving lunch following the 11am Worship Service, followed by a special program. All are welcome.

Feb. 25, March 4 & 11

Newcomer Gathering
If you are new to Burlingame United Methodist Church and would like to get better connected to the life of this congregation and tradition, please join Pastor Jeff and selected leaders for a three-week exploration. We will meet Sundays, February 25, March 4 & 11, from 3:00–4:30pm, to read and discuss the book Revival about John Wesley and the beginnings of our Methodist tradition. We will get acquainted with other newcomers and learn of opportunities for service and study. These 3 gatherings also fulfills readiness for membership. Reception as members will occur at one of our Easter Sunday worship services on April 1. Contact: Pastor Jeff

March 4

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.

March 4

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.

March 11

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.

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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