News and Events


UMCOR Responds To Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
UMCOR has been actively helping with relief and recovery efforts following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but the need is immense! If you'd like to help support the efforts of UMCOR make a donation by going to, or place an offering in the basket this weekend. Please note "Advance #7138849524" on your check.


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
The Kids & Art Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides Arts workshops to children with cancer and their care circles to improve their well-being during treatment, as survivors, and in bereavement. We will be taking a special offering this Sunday and for the remainder of September.

September 17

Youth Faith Group begins this Sunday
All youth in grades 4–12 will meet in the youth lounge for a "WELCOMING" party on September 17 at 10am.

September 24

Keystone Class
Sunday, September 24, 12noon in the Worship Hall
Lunch will be served as folks arrive. Special guest speaker is Kelly Han, a High School student and student of Grace Notes Music School. Kelly will share her exciting travel adventures in Iceland.

October 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.

October 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.

October 8

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.

October 8

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 8, 2–3pm in the Parking lot
Bring your animal companions (or photographs of your pets) for a blessing. Meet other animal lovers and learn about animal-related organizations.

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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