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.

June and July Sermon Series: Cultivating Fruits of the Spirit

We will look at the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These nine fruits remind us whether our actions reflect if we are living in the spirit. Come learn more about the nine fruits and how you can experience a fruitful life in the Spirit!

Come Hike with Us this Summer!

Our first hike is THIS SUNDAY, June 25, at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. It is 2 miles to the Puget Sound Viewing Platform - a 4 mile round-trip on level ground. Meet at the church at 3:30 p.m. to carpool. Refuge closes at sunset. No pets allowed. The Refuge is located 8 miles northeast of Olympia, Washington. Directions: Take exit 114. Make a right at the traffic light, go under the freeway and make a right into the Refuge. Follow the entrance road to the two public parking lots. Fees: Daily fee is $3.00 per four adults; children 16 and under enter free. Entrance is free with government passes (Senior Pass, Interagency Pass, Golden Age Pass) – place pass on dash. Map: Pick up a trail map at the payment kiosk in front of the visitor center.

Choir Rhearsal

On summer break. Join us in the fall.

Each Friday - Fish Food Bank

Set up is at 11:30 a.m. 

4:30 to 6:30 p. m. - Find the 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!

Summer Music Opportunity for You, Your Family and Friends

The choir is on break for the summer beginning June 25. Now it's your turn to share your musical talents. No expertise needed. Do you sing, play guitar, piano, tambourine, or kazoo?  Please talk to Ken, our piano accompanist, to schedule a Sunday right away! 

July 2 - Fellowship time Strawberry Shortcake!

Since it is Summer, let’s enjoy some actual fruit of God’s spirit- Strawberries! On July 2nd during our fellowship time, we are going to feast on Strawberry Shortcake. Would you like to help? We need volunteers who are willing to make shortcake or pound cake (or buy it), cut strawberries and provide whip cream! Let’s enjoy the fruit of God’s bountiful harvest! Sign up with Rev. Katie today.

Come Hike With Us Again on July 9!

Our second hike is on July 9 after church at 1:00 p.m. Meet at church to carpool. We are going to go hike Twin Falls. Twin Falls is a waterfall on the South fork of the Snoqualmie River, off exit 34 on I-90 in the Olallie State Park. There is elevation gain. You will need a discover pass if you are driving. Bring a snack and your camera! It’s a beautiful hike. Save the date and sign up with Rev. Katie.

Supporting our Youth on Mission

The Youth’s mission trip is July 16-22. Here is the address for the youth for you to send mail to them when they are on their mission trip and how to follow them on instagram. Address: First & Last Name, Sierra Service Project, General Delivery, Wellpinit, WA 99040. Instagram: @sspspokane17

caring for one another

And kudos

Youth Mission Trip 2017! 

We are so excited to announce that we are sending four of our youth and two adult chaperones to Sierra Service Project in Spokane July 16-22! SierraService Project works with Native American Reservations to help restore houses: painting, building decks or wheel chair ramps, repair roofs, laying linoleum and putting up dry wall. They also get an opportunity to grow in their Christian faith and learn more about Native American history and culture. Dylan Smith, Brett Anton, Madilyn Murphey and Jonathan Giese are fundraising to support their trip. We are so grateful for the amazing amount raised at the All Church Picnic back in September. It allowed us to reserve their spots. Cheryl Klein (Kim Murphey’s mom) won the bid on the quilt for $325. Thank you again for all who made bids! Again we are grateful to Sharon Meeds for the beautiful quilt.There will be other ways the youth will be fundraising! Thank you for being an amazing church that supports their youth! 

Get Back to Your Roots

Many thanks to those who helped get our garden started last week. There will also be plenty of opportunities throughout the summer: Weeding will need to continue, the beans will need to be trellised, the Apollos II kept repaired; and of course, we will celebrate harvesting the beans near the end of summer. Finally, everything needs to be put away for next spring. Come join us and get back to your roots! Contact BoB Underwood if you would like to serve.

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. From providing a meal for those just home from the hospital to rides to a critical appointment, 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. Want more information? Do you 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

Stay Tuned!

Master Calendar

A Singing Success

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

See more past events in the Photo Archives tab!