About

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Burlingame UMC exists so that all are:

    INVITED into our faith community,

        INSPIRED by the life-changing love of God, and

            EMPOWERED to be followers of Jesus.

All people are of sacred worth; no exceptions!

The church was born multicultural, and the Spirit was given to the Church in a multilingual context, and we believe that God is more comfortable and pleased when we model diversity of God’s kingdom; therefore, we value diversity and respect a culture of individuals, as we work at building community across cultural and language barriers.

We believe that faith is formed and nurtured in the context of relationships.

We believe that faith is a lifelong journey.

Faith is expressed in community and in mission to the world, with special attention to those on the margins of society.

Recognizing that grace is ultimately a mystery, we encourage people to experience God’s grace through passionate worship, Bible study, the sacraments, prayer, fasting, stewardship and mission.


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Pastor Ann Duncan

Rev. Ann Duncan joined Burlingame UMC in July 2021. Originally from North Carolina, Ann moved with her family to the Bay Area is 2019. She was ordained in 2016 in Western North Carolina and has served as pastor of local churches for over ten years. A graduate of Duke University, she received her Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology. She has traveled extensively and served in Togo, West Africa in the Peace Corps. She is married to Nathan and they have two children, Roan (10) and Lena (8).

“If you are looking for a church community that is non-judgmental and uplifting, I hope you’ll give BUMC a try. I’m so very glad that I decided to stop in and check it out. I think you’d be glad if you did too.”