News and Events


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June 28

Evenings at the River
Come for dinner at 6:30pm. Stay for witness and outreach projects. All are welcome!

June 30

Sunday Services
Join us every Sunday morning at 9:30 & 11:00am.

July 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.

July 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.

July 7

Healing Prayer Group
Our Healing Prayer Group will meet on July 7 at 12:30pm in the Library to study James 5:13-18 from the Bible. If you are interested in attending, let Pastor Tom or Denise Ritch know.

July 12–14

Church Camping
Mark your calendars for a weekend of church camping at San Mateo County Memorial Park. Check back for details.

July 13

Church Picnic
Save the date for an all-church picnic on Saturday, July 13 at San Mateo County Memorial Park. More details as the event gets closer.

July 14

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.

July 17

Book Club
A new book club will begin on Wednesday July 17, at 7:00pm. We'll read and discuss the book Varina by Charles Frazier. Sooner or later, history asks, which side were you on? In his powerful new novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War. If you are interested in joining, please contact Denise Ritch.

July 27

Church Bike Ride
Join us on July 27 for a bicycle ride along San Andreas Lake and upper Crystal Springs Reservoir.

August 10

14th Annual Backpackpalooza
Save the date for this annual service project and fun festival in the church parking lot. Details to come.

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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