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.

If you have a smart phone (either Android or Apple iPhone) or a computer with a camera please follow these steps:
1. Click on the following link: and use Password: 858676
2. Bring cursor arrow to "Open Zoom Meetings," Click on "Open Zoom Meetings"
3. Bring cursor arrow to "Join with Video," Click on "Join with Video"
4. Please leave your Zoom microphone muted.

To call in on a regular phone to hear audio:
1. Call (699) 900-9128
2. Enter your Meeting I.D. 569-677-0433, Password: 858676, followed by #
3. Press # again
4. If you would like to speak, press *9 and we (the host) will unmute you

We will also be offering Facebook Live streaming on our Facebook page. If you have any questions feel free to contact Pastor Tom at (650) 516-7273.


Bible Study via Zoom
Join us for Bible Study on Mondays at 12noon via Zoom. The process for participating in the Bible Study on your phone or computer is the same as for Sunday Worship. Please refer to the Zoom instructions for Sunday Worship above and use the same instructions for Monday Bible Study at noon.


Tuesday Evenings with the Pastors via Zoom
Pastors Tom and Holly deeply miss not seeing your lovely faces. We eagerly 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. Please refer to the Zoom instructions for Sunday Worship above and use the same instructions for Tuesdays at 7pm.


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

June 24

Book Study
Wednesday, June 24, 7:00pm (Zoom or in person, depending)
The Overstory by Richard Powers, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is "a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers's twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond... This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe." If you'd like to take part in this one-evening gathering, please RSVP to Denise Ritch.

Now – May 1

2020 BUMC College Scholarship
The Garner Scholarship is mainly designated for undergraduate college students. Scholarships are limited to in-house active members or their immediate family members living in the same household. The criteria is listed below. Applications are due by May 1. For any questions, please contact Kennon at 650-347-5401.

Criteria for BUMC Scholarship:
Grade Point Average: B or 3.0 over the past 2 years.
Applicant's Goal: Post High School education leading to AA degree, BA degree or an Advanced degree continuing from undergraduate studies.
Additions: Personal Letters of Recommendation welcome.
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Applications may be mailed to:
Burlingame United Methodist Church
Attn: Kennon States
1443 Howard Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010

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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