News and Events


Virtual Services using Zoom
Join us for a live-stream of worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30am and 11am on Zoom on your computer or smart phone. You will be able to watch the service live on video or listen to the audio. You do not need to download the app.

Contact Pastor Tom ( or 650-516-7273) or refer to our weekly e-newsletter for the Zoom link and instructions.

We will also be offering Facebook Live streaming on our Facebook page.


Bible Study via Zoom
Join us for Bible Study on Mondays at 12noon via Zoom. Contact Pastor Tom at or refer to our weekly e-newsletter for the Zoom link and instructions.


Tuesday Evenings with the Pastors via Zoom
Pastors Tom and Holly deeply miss not seeing your lovely faces. We invite you to join us for a gathering in our living room via Zoom with either video or phone call on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm. Contact Pastor Tom at or refer to our weekly e-newsletter for the Zoom link and instructions.


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.

October 4

Blessing of the Animals
The BUMC Missions Team invites you to our first virtual Blessing of the Animals. The event will be held via Zoom on the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals, on Sunday, October 4th at 2:00pm. Pastor Tom and Pastor Holly will bless the pets. Your animal companions can be blessed in the convenience of your home!

October 24

Book Study: "God and Hamilton" by Kevin Cloud
Saturday, October 24, 4pm on Zoom (same access as for Sundays)
Hamilton — the hip-hop musical about a forgotten Founding Father — is the most compelling musical of our time. But if you watch it without understanding Alexander Hamilton's spirituality, you only get half the story. Kevin Cloud asserts that Hamilton is a modern-day parable that will:
• Lead you into a deeper understanding of God's grace
• Help you battle guilt and shame
• Challenge you to forgive
• Inspire your faith
• Engage you in the struggle for human equality

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


Diaper Drive
The No and Low Income Latino families who live on the coast of Half Moon Bay need your help. Roberta Gelt is organizing a diaper drive to help give families diapers that they need. Please drop off any diapers you no longer need or are willing to donate to Pastors Tom and Holly. If you want a receipt for taxes, please leave name, address, phone, and the amount spent and it will be mailed to you. I know these will be greatly appreciated from the bottom of their hearts.


Submit your prayers to our prayer chain here.

"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