No In-Person Worship Until at Least June 30

Bishop Carcano announced no in-person worship until at LEAST June 30 Bishop Carcano, the episcopal leader of our California-Nevada conference, announced on Thursday 5/28 there would be no in-person worship until at least June 30. The Conference Cabinet and staff have been working extensively on protocols for re-opening and hope to use this time to further refine, study, test, and train pastors and lay leaders on how to implement them safely. You can read the Bishop's full statement here. Bishop Carcano leading our Communion liturgy and serving with us at BMUC in 2019 As you know, the state has authorized worship spaces to re-open under very strict guidelines designed to protect the populace at large. While some are recommendations, considering the demographics of our … [Read more...]

Help BMUC Support UMCOR

BMUC supports UMCOR in the fight against COVID-19. The United Methodist Committee on Relief has established a fund to support efforts to combat COVID-19 and Berkeley Methodist United Church is asking for your help. We are asking you to help us raise at least $1000 toward this fund. If everyone who came to worship gave $20 over the next month - not $20 a week, just $20 - we could achieve this goal! If you are not able to help us at this time, there will be other opportunities for you to help both now and in the future. But for those who are able, we would appreciate your help in this effort to fight this global pandemic. Just send in a check to BMUC in whatever amount is on your heart - $1 to $1,000,000 - and in the memo line put "UMCOR COVID-19" and your donation in full will … [Read more...]

Coronavirus: What it means for BMUC

Please stay safe. That is our number one concern now and always. We care about the safety and well-being of all of our members, friends, family, and community. And while this crisis forces us to make some life changes for the time being, we can still be the family of God for one another. Our multi-generational dance line on Mother's Day 2019 Social distancing is tough. We are a people who thrive on community. But I hope you will think of social distancing as a way for all of us to help care for God's children. This is simply finding new ways to love each other. Different, but still an action done out of love. On our church blog (which you are reading right now) we will post the latest updates to the crisis and how they affect our congregation. Hopefully, we won't have … [Read more...]

The Doors Are Closed But The Church Is Open!

Come worship with us every Sunday online @10:30am! The church building might temporarily be closed but the church is open! Now more than ever, we need one another. Now more than ever, we need to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. Join us on this journey. Our ukulele players performing in worship August 2018 We care about every person who comes to our building - whether they are part of our congregation or not. For that reason, we are complying with the guidelines from the CDC and keeping the doors closed for the safety and welfare of our community. We hope you understand and we can't wait to welcome you inside once again. But that doesn't mean we aren't still busy and doing things for God and caring for one another. Easter Fun Time with the kids Easter … [Read more...]