News and Events


In-person and online worship service options
We are now offering both in person and online worship options. Those comfortable worshipping in person are invited to either our 9:30am or 11:00am service. All people over age 2 are required to wear a mask.

We also offer online live-stream worship service on Sunday mornings at both 9:30am and 11:00am on Zoom on your computer or smart phone. You will be able to watch the services live on video or listen to the audio. Contact the church office or refer to our weekly e-newsletter for the Zoom link and instructions.

If you missed the service, you can listen to Pastor Ann's sermon recordings.


Evenings at the River Dinner Pick-up
On behalf of the ministry of Evenings at the River, Don and Jo Jo are handing out boxed meals outside on Fridays at 5:15pm.

September 19

Traditional worship at 11am returns in person
The traditional 11am worship service will return to in-person worship starting September 19th. Everyone over age 2 must wear a mask. New video and audio systems are being installed in the Sanctuary that will allow people to continue to worship at home while others of us worship in-person in the Sanctuary.

September 19

Grand re-opening celebration
Join us on Sunday, September 19 on the front lawn at 10:30am (between the two worship services) for fun, food, and fellowship. Invite your family and friends!

October 3

Blessing of the Animals
On Sunday, October 3 at 2:00pm, all pets and people are invited for a special blessing and time of thanksgiving to God for the special animals in our life. If your pet cannot physically attend, please bring a photo or stuffed animal. This event will be held on the church lawn at the corner of El Camino Real and Howard Ave.

October 17

Spooktacular Pumpkin Painting Party
Sunday, October 17, 3:00–4:00pm, BUMC parking lot
Come paint a pumpkin and enjoy treats and games! We'll provide the pumpkins and paint. RSVP here

October 24

Book Club
You are invited to join the Book Club on Sunday, October 24, 4pm on Zoom. We will discuss Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi. An Afghan American woman returns to Kabul to learn the truth about her family and the tragedy that destroyed their lives in this brilliant and compelling novel. Bold, illuminating, heartbreaking, yet hopeful, Sparks Like Stars is a story of home — of America and Afghanistan, tragedy and survival, reinvention and remembrance. If you'd like to take part in this one-time Zoom event, please RSVP to Kathleen,

How do I give my offering?
Here are some suggestions:
1. Mail it in to Burlingame United Methodist Church, 1443 Howard Ave, Burlingame CA 94010.
2. Have your bank make a direct deposit. Contact the Church Office and we can give to you the necessary information.
3. Use an online service like Paypal, Venmo, etc. Contact the Church Office for more specifics at


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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