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

Highlights for The Week:


Sunday, October 15

  • Service at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. Coffee and fellowship after the 10:00 service.
  • Communion each week at the 8:30 service. (available to ALL people)
  • Youth Group begins at 11:15 a.m. Corn Maze this week. Meet at church.
  • On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month - Change for Children at the 10:00 service.
Each Thursday  
  • Choir practice at 7 p.m. at the church
  • Pub Theology

Each Friday - Fish Food Bank from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 14 - Women’s Breakfast - Emerald Queen Casino Fife, Tatosh Restaurant


Choir Rhearsal Each Thursday

Join with us at church at 7:00 p.m. All you need is a desire to sing.

Pub Theology

Meets every Thursday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Locations may change.  All ages are welcome to attend and you do not have to drink beer or cider to participate. We will gather with Mason UMC and First Tacoma UMC to talk about issues that matter deeply to our faith. Questions, please contact Rev. Katie. 

Join us when you can!

Each Friday - Fish Food Bank

The Fish Food Bank is open from 4:30 to 6:30 p. m. and is located

downstairs in fellowship hall

October 14 - Women’s Breakfast

Second Saturday of each month at 8:30. Join us at Emerald Queen Casino Fife, Tatosh Restaurant. Just ask for the Faye Joyner party at the

restaurant check in desk.

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. 

Save These Dates

  • October 19 - Cantata practice begins
  • Fall Bible Study coming soon
  • October 21 - Blood Drive at Resurrection Lutheran
  • October 24 - Book Group on social justice issues (new day and time!)
  • October 31 - 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
  • November 4 - Bishop’s Symposium
  • November 18 - Spiritual Day Apart - "Finding Your Way In"

Learning From One Another

Cantata Practice Starts October 19

The choir’s Christmas Cantata rehearsals begin Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. You are invited to add your energy and enthusiasm to this annual much loved BPUMC celebration. Contact Choir Director Darrell 253.843.4116;

Fall Bible Study lead by BoB Underwood and David Warren

Study will focus on stories of people of the Bible; each week telling the story of a different person. Who would you like to know more about? Has someone in the Bible inspired you, and you would like to share your insight, possibly lead a discussion on your favorite biblical character, we would love to hear it! Dates and times coming soon!!! Please return your questionnaires if you have not done so already! We will be using this information to help find days, times, and people!

Oct 24 - Book Group On Social Justice Issues

This group will meet October 24th at 6:00 p.m. The first book they have chosen is Jim Wallis' book, America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America. It is a challenging book to read and should generate interesting conversation and maybe even action! It would be helpful if you would bring two questions based on your reading to the group to stimulate our discussion. Please contact Carol Novotney for more information at 253-569-6424

Our first gathering will beTuesday, October 24th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Host - Walt and Carol Novotney's home 1902 Amber Road N.E. Tacoma

500th Year Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

October 31, 1517 is the day Martin Luther, a German theology professor and Catholic priest, nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the cathedral. 

These are just a few links to learn about the Reformation and how it relates to us. Reformation, the Saint John's Bible, which Pacific Lutheran University has on display, Luther Country, and what the United Methodist Bishops call to commemorate the anniversary of the Reformation.

Nov 4 - Bishop’s Symposium - No Joke LIVE

A preacher, a rabbi, and an Imam walk into … an unthinkable friendship and forge an unbreakable bond. You might think it’s a bar joke, but it’s actually No Joke

In this live appearance, a born again Evangelical Pastor, Muslim Imam and Jewish Rabbi from the conservative Heartland of America (a.k.a. The Peoria Three) Screen key segments of the NO JOKE Documentary and tell the story of how their unthinkable friendship came to be; Take questions, introduce the audience to The Three Practices and explain how they can use these practices to cross their own difference divide.

United Methodist clergy and lay persons across the Greater Northwest Area are invited to participate. November 4, 2017 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $32. Space will be limited. Tickets on sale now! - Seattle First United Methodist Church

Spiritual Day Apart - “Finding Your Way In” 

Event will focus on Honesty, Awareness and Openness. Featured speaker is Chris Ray. Tickets will be $15 and will include lunch. Event is November 18 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. More information coming soon!

Caring for One Another

and Kudos

Oct 21 - Blood Drive

Ressurection Lutheran is hosting a Blood Drive. This helps to meet the needs of the hospitals and patients in our local community. Mark your calendar.

Oct 15 - The Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers

The environmental activists, Lummi Nation members and other participants will be gathered on Oct 15: at the Foss Waterway Seaport from 6:30-8 p.m. for a blessing of the totem pole ceremony. The totem pole was created to honor the struggle against expansion of the oil and coal industry into tribal lands across the West. Free Admission. Please see Rev. Katie if you would like to attend. 

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!