News and Events

June 22

Evenings at the River
Come for dinner at 6:30pm. Dinner will be made by the EATR Team. Followed by a witness by Don Creasman preaching "Love your neighbor as yourself — or — When you love your neighbor, you are loving yourself." All are welcome!

June 24

Sunday Services and Pastor Eileen's last Sunday
Join us every Sunday morning at 9:30 & 11:00am. This Sunday, Pastor Eileen H. Lindsay will preach "Laugh When God Calls: On the 35th Anniversary of My Ordination as an Elder." Scripture: Genesis 18: 9-15. There will be a short farewell celebration to thank Pastor Eileen for her time with us after both worship services.

June 20–23

California-Nevada Annual Conference Session
Modesto, California is the site for this year's annual conference session of the California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church. Our Lay Member to Annual Conference and Pastor Eileen will attend to hear and vote on legislation, attend a variety of worship services, deliver our conference offering dedicated to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) efforts in Puerto Rico, and celebrate the various ministries of conference. We expect to hear a State of the Conference address by our bishop, Rev. Minerva Carcano to provide us a picture of the current reality of the church locally and globally, especially as we look toward the Special General Conference to be held in St. Louis, Missouri in February 2019 about LBGTQ inclusion. Click here for additional details and instructions for live streaming.

June 23

Brunch in the Garden: A Benefit for CALL Primrose
Saturday, June 23, 11:00am–1:00pm, at a private home in Hillsborough (address will be provided with confirmation)
Please join us to support solutions that provide access to healthy food for low income individuals and families of the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula. Light hors d'oeuvres and a buffet brunch will be served. Proceeds benefit CALL Primrose's Food Pantry program. Learn more or register

July 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.

July 1

1st Sunday Lunch and Welcome our New Pastors
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. On July 1, we will welcome our new pastors — Pastor Tom & Pastor Holly Hillman.

July 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.

July 13-15

Spend a-day-away at Memorial Park
Join us for a day on Saturday, July 14 (or overnight July 13-15) at Memorial Park. If you haven't registered yet, please do so under the sign-up city board so that we can get organized. Merna Richardson has done most of the planning but needs help. If you can assist in any way, please email Merna.

July 16-27

Shakespeare Players Summer Camp returns to BUMC this Summer!
July 16–27, 9am–3pm
Calling all kids ages 7–13! Shakespeare camp is brought to us by the SF Shakespeare festival. Shakespeare Players Summer Camp provides training in:

  • Shakespeare's rich language
  • Acting and improvisation
  • Voice and movement technique
  • Stage combat
  • Set and costume design and more!

A performance for family and friends is presented on the final day of each session. Experience welcome but not required.

3 scholarships will be awarded (on a first come, first served basis) to BUMC children. For more information click on this link.

July 22

Disciple Bible Study
New this summer... Fast Track Disciple Bible Study: The New Testament. The study will cover Luke and Acts. Study begins Sunday, July 22, 11:00am–12:00pm & 12:30–2:15pm.

August 11

Save the date: Backpackpalooza
Saturday, August 11, 10am–1pm
Please see Don Creasman to register your name and email address if you'd like to help and sign up to work a station!

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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