First Time Worshipper Information

We would love for you to join us for one of our worship services. We think you'll discover for yourself the excitement that's at BUMC. For your first visit...

Choose a Worship service:

  • Friday @ 7:15pm — "Evenings at the River" — multimedia, postmodern worship experience with live band in the Worship Center; Community Dinner served before worship at 6:30pm
  • Sunday @ 9:30am — Contemporary worship celebration at 9:30am — family friendly, informal contemporary worship celebration with live band in the Worship Center
  • Sunday @ 11:00am — Traditional worship with organ in the sanctuary

We recommend arriving about 10 minutes before the service to allow time for parking and seating.

Get Directions:

We are located at 1443 Howard Ave (at El Camino Real, across the street from Safeway) in Burlingame. 650-344-6321 Click here for a map & directions

If you have children:

Before the service, follow the signs to find the nursery, where caring, trained and background-screened staff will care for infants and toddlers. Children are always welcome in worship, and activities are provided for young kids to do during the service. At 9:30am, Godly Play is offered to children preK–3rd grade in room #219 and Youth Faith Group is offered to kids 4th grade–Jr High in the upstairs Youth Lounge. Learn more: Children's Ministry | Youth Ministry

Once you enter a Worship service:

An usher will hand you a bulletin and/or a "Refrigerator Reminder" about upcoming events and ministry opportunities. Please fill out a attendance registration form so we can acknowledge your presence and help you connect with our church's ministries.

After worship:

Refreshments are served in the Social Hall. Please join us; we would enjoy getting to know you.

To get connected, check out our various opportunities to plug in under the Sign-up City Board in the Social Hall. Here you will find group and volunteer opportunities.

For more information on any of the above opportunities, please contact the church office at 650-344-6321 or


Q: What should we wear?

A: At our Sunday gatherings you will see everything from jeans to suits. Most come casually dressed. It's up to you!

Q: Will I be asked to give money?

A: At Burlingame United Methodist Church we never ask our guests to give anything... simply enjoy the worship and teaching that is offered as a gift from our family to you. Of course you can make an offering if you wish, but none will ever be expected. That is the responsibility of our members and regular attenders.

"My family and I recently transferred from New Vision UMC in Millbrae to Burlingame UMC, and we are extremely happy with our decision. The church is beautiful, especially with its huge pipe organ. We feel a strong connection with the pastor, and always benefit from his sermons and warm welcome. We especially enjoy the fantastic live music on Sunday mornings at 9:30am, and the casual yet meaningful worship and message. Everyone has been very kind and friendly to us, yet not 'pushy' to do more than we can or want. We admire and participate in many of the community outreach projects that are organized by BUMC volunteers and staff. The Youth Group that is run by Maryah Tucker is a great way for teens to learn about their faith, and to express their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental way."

— Debbie W. | June 20, 2012