News and Events

February 26

Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, February 26, 12:00noon and 7:00pm
Come and prepare yourself for a meaningful Lent Season. We will have two services, one at 12noon and one at 7pm. The service will last about 30 minutes and include music, silence, meditation, and pastoral reflection.

Feb. 27–29

Spiritual Growth Seminar
Thursday, February 27, 6:30–9:30pm
Friday, February 28, 6:30–9:30pm
Saturday, February 29, 8am–5pm

Spiritual Formation Discovery is an interactive group process of assessing where you are in your spiritual journey by bringing clarity to your past spiritual experience, in light of a paradigm for spiritual growth, and the shape of your personal longing for God. Once you discover the context of your spiritual growth, you can cooperate with God more intentionally in your ongoing Spiritual Formation. Our hope is to give you a glimpse of God's heart for you and your future. For more information, contact Pastor Tom. Look for a signup sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

March 1

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 1

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 8

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 1

2020 BUMC College Scholarship
The Garner Scholarship is mainly designated for undergraduate college students. Scholarships are limited to in-house active members or their immediate family members living in the same household. The criteria is listed below. Applications are due by May 1. For any questions, please contact Kennon at 650-347-5401.

Criteria for BUMC Scholarship:
Grade Point Average: B or 3.0 over the past 2 years.
Applicant's Goal: Post High School education leading to AA degree, BA degree or an Advanced degree continuing from undergraduate studies.
Additions: Personal Letters of Recommendation welcome.
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Applications may be mailed to:
Burlingame United Methodist Church
Attn: Kennon States
1443 Howard Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010

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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