News and Events

November 16

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

November 18

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

November 17

Piano Concert
All are invited to a piano concert with John Nilsen on Saturday November 17 at 4pm. John is a pianist, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter and one of the Pacific Northwest's most successful performance and recording artists. Nilsen is a prolific performer, and his record sales far exceed a million copies. You won't want to miss it!

November 18

Pledge Sunday
Expressing gratitude is a November ritual. By giving thanks, we help others feel appreciated and remind ourselves of how fortunate we are. But if we want to promote a spirit of generosity, we need to add another custom to the Thanksgiving repertoire — taking time to remember both what we've received AND what we've given to others. So this Thanksgiving, don't just count your blessings. Count your contributions too.
      Pledge Cards will be available at the 9:30am and 11am Sunday Worship Services on November 11 and 18. Please prayerfully decide how you can participate in the ministry of Burlingame United Methodist Church. Your generosity touches the hearts and lives of those who benefit from our ministry here.

November 18

Youth Group
We will meet right after the 9:30am worship service on Sunday, November 18. Loc Nguyen will be sharing about his father's experience in Vietnam during the war, escaping via a huge tug boat, how his parents fended off Thai pirates from their 300 "guests" that were being towed on a barge behind the tug, how the Burlingame UMC reached out to them when they first arrived in the U.S., and what it is like to be a principal and teacher.

November 25

Keystone Potluck Lunch
After the 11am worship service on Sunday, November 25.

December 2

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.

December 2

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.

December 2

Mission Outreach Christmas Craft and Food Fair
December 2, 9:00am
We need your help with donations of craft and food items. Please help make this a successful event by signing up in the Fellowship Hall.

December 7

Help prepare backpacks for needy children
Evenings at the River will be sending 30 backpacks with clothes and other items to needy children in Ensenada on December 7.

December 9

Celebration 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.

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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