News and Events

February 25

LIFT: Candles and Cupcakes!
Looking for a way to recycle your old candles? Join us in the BUMC kitchen Saturday February 25 from 10:30am–noon as we create "new to you" candles by re-purposing a variety of leftover colors and scents. If you have old candles or decorative jars you'd like to donate to this event, we'll put them to good use! Space is limited to 10 ladies, supplies provided! Register under the sign-up city wall or see Lindsey Fisher for more details!

February 26

Keystone Class Lunch
Sunday, February 26, 12:15pm, Multipurpose room (#108)
This is an open group. We have great fun together. All are welcome! Lunch is served at $5.00/person. Please RSVP to Shirley Carpenter 650.766.8956.

March 1

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, March 1, 7:00PM, Sanctuary
Ash Wednesday is a day we mark as the first day of Lent. A time of reflection leading up to Easter Sunday. Clergy all over the world dispense ashes on foreheads to remind Christians of Genesis 3:19: "For dust you are and to dust you shall return." Rev. Lauren Speech has crafted an excellent liturgy, and Aki Amai and Lindsey Fisher will be providing music.

March 5

Bible Study With Pastor Jeff
Fast-Track Disciple Bible Study taught by Pastor Jeff. Sundays beginning March 5, 1:00–2:15pm. Register under the Sign-up city board or email Ursula. Childcare will be offered upon request.

March 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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 12

Coffee with the Pastor
Sunday, March 12, 12:15pm
Maybe you have been attending BUMC for a while and have some questions about the inner workings of the church. Maybe you're new to the church and would like to simply meet Pastor Jeff and learn about ways to get connected. All are welcome!

April 30

"Beautiful Already" Women's Bible Study
Sundays, April 30 – June 4, 11am–12noon
During this 6 week Women's only Bible Study led by Lindsey Fisher, we will explore God's truth about beauty throughout scriptures and apply their truths to our lives. We will move ourselves away from focusing on unrealistic expectations and perceived flaws towards God's viewpoint of our hearts, minds, bodies and souls. Together we will learn to see the goodness, blessings and purpose for our bodies — no matter what size, shape, age or style! Join us to be empowered to overcome our "ugly struggle" and live as the unique creations God designed us to be! Register under the Sign-up city board or email Ursula.

Now–May 15

Scholarships available to BUMC Members
The Burlingame UMC Garner Scholarship is designated for undergraduate college students. Scholarships are granted each spring and are limited to in-house active members of BUMC or their immediate family members of the same household. To receive a scholarship application email Ursula. Deadline to submit your application is May 15. Scholarships will be awarded in June.

June 18–23

Mexico Mission Trip
We need you for a Mexico mission trip, led by Rev. Don Creasman. Everyone is welcome—children too! We will be doing light construction, free dental clinics, children's ministries, and much more. Register under the Sign-up City Board to learn more.

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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.


Imagine No Malaria
"Imagine No Malaria" is a comprehensive anti-malaria campaign run by The United Methodist Church. As a life-saving ministry, Imagine No Malaria aims to raise $75 million to empower the people of Africa to overcome malaria's burden. Imagine No Malaria works to prevent the spread of malaria, treat patients, and educate communities. Learn more here. If you wish to contribute to the Imagine No Malaria project, make your check out to Burlingame UMC "Imagine fund" or donate online here.


EScrip — Help support Burlingame UMC without spending a dime!
EScrip's family of merchants have committed to donating a portion of their proceeds back to the nonprofit of your choice. Hopefully we are one of them! Escrip offers a number of painless ways to support LBBC. If you haven't already, you can register your grocery cards, credit cards and debit cards so a percentage of the purchases you make every day at dozens of participat-ing merchants benefits LBBC. So, whether doing your regular shopping at Safeway or Macy's, or booking that one-time special cruise on Royal Caribbean, Burlingame UMC will receive 1%-6% of your total purchase
        If you have more than one grocery card, please register the cards you use frequently. eScrip supports cards from the following grocery stores: Safeway, Trags, Molly Stone's and Pak-n-Save. eScrip supports credit and debit cards from the following: Macy's, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover, Debit/ATM Cards. For more information go to or call their customer service line at 1-800-700-5655

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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