current Events & Calendar

The Master Calendar for all of BPUMC's happenings is near the bottom of this page. However, the most detailed information will appear in the sections "This Week at Our Church" and "Coming Soon - Save These Dates!"

This week at our church

Services are at 8:30 & 10:00 a.m.

Each service is followed by coffee and fellowship.

Join Us for Our Sermon Series “Dancing Defiantly” - Through May 28

We are looking at what it means to dance defiantly in our lives, in our relationships and with creation. Since we are an Easter People, nothing is going to stop us from sharing the joy and love of God!

The Youth Group

We meet this Sunday to go to the Family Fun Center for Go Karting and Mini Golf! We will not meet on May 28 because of Memorial Day weekend.

It's Gardening Time! Sunday May 21

Wear your gardening clothes to church this Sunday and help us plant beans in one of our raised beds after the 10:00 service.

Supporting our Youth – This Sunday

Madilyn Murphy needs your help on this Sunday after church. Madilyn has a school service project and she wants to work with you. After church on May 21, Madilyn will have no-sew blankets for people to assemble! Please consider taking a few minutes to help her with this awesome service project.

The Thursday Morning Study Group

We will recess for the summer beginning the week of May 22nd. Stay tuned for news about when we will resume in the fall and what we will be reading when we do. All are welcome to join us!


Choir Rhearsal

Each Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the church. All welcome.

Each Friday - Fish Food Bank

11:30 a.m. Fish Food Bank set up

And, 4:30 to 6:30 p. m. Fish Food Bank downstairs in fellowship hall

Change for Children

On the 2nd and 4th Sundays during the 10:00 worship service the children collect a special offering called Change for Children. The children decide what mission to support with the collected money. Please support our children in their ministry by bringing your loose change to Church. 

coming soon - save these dates!

More information Will Be Posted for Some Events As the Date Nears

Pentecost Sunday June 4 - with All Church Potluck!!

Pentecost is 50 days after Easter. Make sure you wear red, yellow or orange to worship on June 4. This will be a day of great rejoicing! In honor the celebration of the Holy Spirit, and the birth of the universal church, we are going to have an all-church potluck after the second service. This was one of the things that the congregation expressed was important for the life of our faith community. So mark your calendars and pull out your favorite potluck recipes! Make sure to invite your friends! We will be sending out sign ups through sign-up genius. You will be able to sign up at church as well – you can sign up on the Connection Card in your bulletin. We also need donations of red geraniums to help decorate our altar space and tables, as they symbolize the renewal of life, the coming of the warmth of summer, and the growth of the church at and from the first Pentecost. Questions, please see Rev. Katie for more details.

June 11 - Graduate Recognition

We will be honoring and praying for our junior high school and college graduates on June 11. If you or your loved one is graduating this year please send the graduate's name, grade, and future plans to Rev. Katie at by May 28.

caring for one another

And kudos

Pigs on a Mission – a Huge Success!

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our Lenten Mission offering this year benefiting Tacoma Community House: Immigrants and Refugees living in the south sound. It was a huge success, not to mention the decorated pigs turned out incredible! If you want to babysit your pig, take it home and we’ll reuse it later. So far we have raised $1745.59! Praise the Lord! Last year we raised $1225 for our Lenten Mission offering! Thank you so much for your amazing generosity! All the proceeds will make a difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters living in the south sound! If you have not had a chance to turn your Pig on a Mission in it’s not too late to do so.

Fellowship Time

Did you know 32 different people/couple/families share in providing coffee hour every Sunday? They are divided into six teams so we average serving twice a year. Many people have been doing it for years and some are new. Would you like to join this group? The church provides the coffee/juice and supplies and you provide a snack. It can be as simple or “exotic” - whatever brings you joy. You can put it on anything from paper plates (we have lots) to your grandmother’s crystal (at least it is a reason to use it!). Remember this is a gift, not a competition. If you would be interested contact Carey Morrill or Dave Morrill at

(PS: April is covered)

Fresh Produce Needed!

Our F.I.S.H. Food Bank needs fresh produce donations. If you are looking to support our most vulnerable brothers and sisters, please consider donating fresh produce for our F.I.S.H. Food Bank. Due to the time of year, we are low on

fresh produce until summer arrives. We are good on canned goods and other staples! Thank you so much for all your support! Questions, please see Tina Anton for more information.

We Care Ministry

The We Care Ministry represents the special intersection of “people who care with people who need care” in our congregation. It’s a ministry that needs us all! From providing a meal for those just home from the hospital to rides to a critical appointment for those who cannot drive, from a friendly visit to someone who is home-bound to cards for those grieving for the loss of a loved one and prayers for personal and community concerns, We Care is one way God calls us to minister to one another. Are you willing to help, if you can, when someone in our congregation calls for help? Want more information? Need “We Care” support yourself? Just check the appropriate box in the “We Care” section of the Connection Card and put it in the offering plate. Or email Carol Novotney

Our Community, Country & World Concerns

For all who lost their lives and those injured in the terrorist attack in London and St. Petersburg; immigrants and refugees throughout the world; children everywhere; all in Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Syria and other places of unrest in the world; for continued work for peace and justice.

Events in Our Community


FISH Food Banks of Pierce County is holding its annual dinner and auction on Friday, May 19, at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma. Silent and live auctions, dinner and live music await! Please contact Tina Anton if you are interested in going. It would be fun to get a BPUMC table of 10! Tickets are $65/person.

Master Calendar

A Singing Success

We had a lot of fun singing the National Anthem at the Rainier Baseball game this summer!

See more past events in the Photo Archives tab!