Craig’s Corner 2019 March

What are you giving up for Lent this year? You always know its Lent when McDonalds starts pushing HARD for the Filet-O-Fish sandwich.  And while I don’t do the “no meat on Fridays” thing, I do traditionally give something up for Lent.  I’ve given up red meat, soda, French fries – all sorts of different stuff.  This year I’m giving up gluten and sweets.  That last one in particular is hard.  Sweets.  Cassie knows what kind of a sweet tooth I have, and that means no cakes, no candy, no cookies, no ice cream, no pie until Easter.  Technically, you CAN splurge on Sunday since that is the day we celebrate Christ, but other than my birthday (which does fall on a Sunday), I’m going to try to go the whole time without anything sweet.  Yikes. I know as … [Read more...]


New Membership Class 3/17 @noon to 2pm - Grab some food and find out more about BMUC and what you can do to join the church (hint: it’s very simple).  If you are interested in joining the church and becoming a full member, I hope you will take this class.  You’ll find out about the history of our church, why we are called BMUC, more about your church staff, and you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you’d like. Find out how you can be involved in the church, the different resources available to you, and what we can do for you!  Please sign up by contacting me at or calling the church office or just talking to me and letting me know you’d like to take part. Clothing Donations There is a bin in the church foyer for clothing … [Read more...]

Day of Remembrance 2019

On February 24, BMUC is observing the annual Day of Remembrance of Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the incarceration of west-coast Japanese (aliens) and Japanese-Americans during World War II. Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner will speak. She is in the award-winning documentary called "Silent Sacrifice".  It is a film about the Japanese American incarceration in the San Joaquin Valley during WWII. View it at There will be an exhibit of memorabilia in the social hall. Former internees will be available to talk about their experiences and answer questions. It is important to remember this injustice so it will never be repeated. … [Read more...]

Craig’s Corner for February 2019

What happens when we forget sacrificial love… I feel like it’s been raining weddings this year!  First, we had Chai and Callie and then Naomi and Stephen, and then by the time you read this my daughter will have had her wedding.  Plus, my youngest sister Nicole is getting married later this year!!!  I feel so blessed to bear witness to the love of God reflected in so many people.  As Cassie and I are approaching 17 years of marriage this year, this little ditty was funny because it has a grain of truth to it.  I found it on the Internet a number of years ago, but it’s still poignant and funny.  As the years pass by in our marriage some of it sounds a bit familiar.  But the overall lesson is what’s important; when we forget that love is meant to be … [Read more...]


Marriage Celebration for Naomi and Stephen! January 13, 2019. … [Read more...]

Choir Blast 2018

Choir Blast and Choral Cuisine Bridge Over Troubled Water, a musical exploration of human migration September 22nd, 4pm, and 23rd, 10:30am. Invite and bring your friends, neighbors, etc!  The concert is free, and followed by our Japanese food sale. Please post or share the above flyer. We hope to see your there! … [Read more...]

Annual BMUC Picnic

Don't go to church! Our annual church picnic shall be on Sun. July 9 from 10am -4pm … [Read more...]

Craig’s Corner for July 2018

A Word from Our New Pastor Hello everyone! … [Read more...]

Rent Singalong Community Movie Night

Movie: Rent Singalong When: June 22, 7-10PM … [Read more...]

A Word from Our Pastor 2018 May

It’s that time of year again, for our annual Bazaar! … [Read more...]