News and Events


Northern California Fire Disaster Relief
We are collecting financial contributions to fire disaster relief in Sonoma and Napa counties. Please make checks payable to BUMC and mark them fire disaster relief.

Fill A Box / Feed A Family
Help the CALL Primrose Center feed those who may go without a meal this Thanksgiving. The BUMC Mission Outreach team has placed boxes in the back of our worship hall. Please take as many as you wish and fill with the needed items listed on each box. Please make sure to return each box to the CALL Center between Nov. 8 – Nov. 17. A donation receipt can be provided at the time of drop-off. Thank you for sharing your blessings this year.

October 20

Newcomers orientation
Are you new to BUMC and wish to become more connected? Or are you already active and wish to become a member? Then you may want to attend the newcomers orientation on October 20 at 7:30pm. Please see Pastor Jeff if you'd like to take part.

October 27

Halloween Celebration
Everyone is invited to Evenings at the River on Friday, October 27 for a Halloween Celebration. All kids are welcome to come in their costumes — adults too. We'll be painting pumpkins. This event is BYOP (bring your own pumpkin). We'll supply the paints. See you there!

November 3

Church Conference
Our 109th annual church conference will be held on Friday, November 3 at 7:30pm, right after Friday dinner and communion. Our District Superintendent Staci Current will preside. Members will vote on a new slate of officers presented by the nominations team, vote to approve Pastor's Compensation for 2018, and receive an informative booklet consisting of membership, attendance statistics, and team reports. Everyone is welcome!

November 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.

November 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.

November 8

New Book Study
Wednesday, November 8, 7pm
The purpose of this book study is to build relationships by way of meaningful small group discussions. Our first book is (currently #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List) "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance — a memoir about a family and culture in crisis. We're giving plenty of notice so that you can read the book before we meet on November 8th.

November 12

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.

December 10

Christmas Fair — Donations requested
The Mission Outreach is is heading up the Christmas Fair this year on December 10th. We are looking for people to donate craft items or food items. A special table with artwork for sale from Kids & Art will be on display with proceeds going to the Kids & Art ministry, to further their great work. Start thinking now about what you could donate.

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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