News and Events

December 6

Surviving the "HoliDAZE"
Wednesday, December 6, 7pm, Sanctuary
Once again Father Tom Weston is joining the Mills Recovery Alliance and friends with stories, tales and hints on how to maintain sobriety, patience and a cheerful attitude during the busy holiday season. No charge for the event. Donations go to support Father Tom's work in recovery. This is a very popular annual event and seats fill up fast. All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served at 6pm in the Worship Hall.

December 8

Evenings at the River
Everyone is welcome to Evenings at the River on Friday, December 8. Deanna Penn is leading a craft project — create your own, personal Christmas cards for loved ones. Arrive at 6:30pm for free dinner.

December 10

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
Sunday, December 10, 9am–12 noon
Need to find a unique gift for a special person in your life. Come out and support the mission outreach team by shopping at the Christmas Craft Fair. Homemade items and home-cooked delicious desserts will be on sale. Please register under the sign-up city board in the worship hall if you'd like to help with sales.

December 15

Evenings at the River
Everyone is welcome to Evenings at the River on Friday, December 15. Arrive at 6:30pm for free dinner, then be inspired as Ladonna Sullivan shares her Faith Story, "Joy and Sorrow."

December 17

Grace Notes Music School Winter Recital
Sunday, December 17, 2:00–4:00pm, Sanctuary
All are invited to hear students of Grace Notes share their gift of music. These young musicians will play a variety of music from Bach to Star Wars. Festive music will be performed on piano, drums, violin, organ, cello, trumpet, clarinet and saxophone. Your support is appreciated. Refreshments will be served after the recital.

December 24

Christmas Eve Worship Services
10am – Joint morning worship service in the Sanctuary
7pm – Family service with children's Christmas performance in the Worship Hall
9pm – Traditional Christmas Eve service in the Sanctuary

December 31

New Year's Eve Worship Services
10am – Joint morning worship service in the Worship Hall

January 7

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.

January 7

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.

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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