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.

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


Backpack-Palooza, Covid-19 style!
This is one of our annual outreach programs where Burlingame UMC reaches out to the needy children in our community, Mexico and the Philippines. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot celebrate in the parking lot. But we are still distributing backpacks. We ask for your support for as many children as you can. Our cost is about $20 per child and your donation to the church, designated Backpackpalooza, will help us reach our goal of $3000. All additional funds will be directed to backpacks for Mexico and the Philippines.
For more information, contact Merna Richardson ( or Don Creasman (

August 19

Book Study
Wednesday, August 19, 7:00pm (likely on Zoom)
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
In a time when nearly all institutions (schools, churches, universities, businesses) claim to value "diversity" in their mission statements, I'M STILL HERE is a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words. Austin writes in breathtaking detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice, in stories that bear witness to the complexity of America's social fabric--from Black Cleveland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle-class suburbs, from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority-white organizations.
If you'd like to take part in this one-evening event, please RSVP to Kathleen Talbot.


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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