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

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Sunday, August 20

  • 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.
  • Back Pack program week four!  Bring Cup O' Soup
  • Black Berry Bake Off!
  • On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month - Change for Children at the 10:00 service.


Wednesday, August 23

  • Hidden Figures Bible study at 7 p.m. at church

Each Friday

  • Fish Food Bank each Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.


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August Sermon Series: 

“Hidden Figures: the Stories of Women in the Bible”

We will learn about some of the women who figure prominently in the Bible beyond Mary and Martha. And we will see how women figure in today's world in those same quiet or unassuming ways. You won't want to miss a single Sunday!


Backpack Program For NE Tacoma and Browns Point

Ready? Set? Go! It’s time for us to start collecting items for the NE Tacoma and Browns Point Elementary School’s Backpack Programs. We’ve done so well for several years that we’d like to surpass that and make 500 backpacks! 

Please bring Cup O' Soup for Aug. 20.


Calling all Blackberry Bakers!

THIS SUNDAY is the date for our Blackberry Bake Off! If you have a favorite recipe you want to use or a new one you want to try, now's the time! There's still time (even up to the last minute!) for you to sign up to bring these wonderful dishs and to help implement this fellowship event. So bring your baked items, bring your appetite! There will be ice cream and whipped cream for additional taste sensations.


Women of the New Testament - A Four Week Bible Study

August 23rd and 30th are our final two evenings of study. We start at 7 p.m. at the church. The study is in correlation with our August Sermon Series: “Hidden Figures: the Stories of Women in the Bible”. We will look deeper at the women of the New Testament. Feel welcome to come, even if you miss a week or missed the first lesson; the lessons are independent of each other.


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!

                                                     HIGHLIGHTS
  • August 23rd, & 30th - Women of the New Testament. A four week Bible study
  • August 27 – Fourth Summer Hike; Tipsoo Lake Hike
  • September 2 - 75th Remembrance of Puyallup Community Center "Camp Harmony". Scroll down to community events for more information.
  • September 3 - packing up Backpacks after 10 a.m. worship
  • September 10 – Youth group resumes from 11:15 to 1:00 p.m. Parent meeting at 1 p.m. 

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Backpack Program For NE Tacoma and Browns Point

Ready? Set? Go! It’s time for us to start collecting items for the NE Tacoma and Browns Point Elementary School’s Backpack Programs. We’ve done so well for several years that we’d like to surpass that and make 500 backpacks!


        August 20 - Cup of Soup

        August 27 - individual packets of fruit snacks; individual packets of                                crackers (no peanut butter); individual packets of chips

        Sept. 3 - individual packets of pudding cups; individually wrapped Rice                          Krispy treats


Please - remember No Peanuts! Also, as you look for these types of things, if you see individually packed Gluten Free items, those would be appreciated also.

   AND - we will be packing these after the 10 a.m. service on September 3rd.                Please come and help. Many hands make light work!                             

                   

Women of the New Testament - A Four Week Bible Study

Our final two meetings are the 23rd and 30th. The study will start at 7 p.m. at the church. It is in correlation with our August Sermon Series: “Hidden Figures: the Stories of Women in the Bible” and will look deeper at the women of the New Testament. Feel welcome to come, even if you will miss a week or missed the first lesson; the lessons are independent of each other.


Fourth Hike this Summer - Tipsoo Lake

On August 27th we will hike Tipsoo Lake, the Naches Peak Loop Trail, which is 1/2 mile west of Chinook Pass on SR 410. It's a 3.5 mile long hike with an average time of about 2 hours and a 500 foot elevation gain. Interested? Sign-up with Pastor Katie. (Dogs are not allowed on this hike)


Happy Bookers Book Club - Sept 12

Enjoy reading and having a group of friends to talk about what you’ve read? We have the perfect place for you! Happy Bookers (their next meeting is Sept. 12, 

at 10 a.m.) is open to anybody who loves reading and loves a good book. For September they’ve chosen “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman as their book. Read, talk and enjoy.


Easy Writers Return September 11

Our Writing Group will return on Monday, September 11. Like to write? Want to learn to write? This is the group for you to try out - they have a great time and have come up with some great topics. There is a daytime (10:30am) and an evening

 (7 p.m.) group and they meet here at church. If you are intrsted, check with Chick Greenough. 

Caring for One Another

And Kudos

Church Garden - helping FISH and helping Ourselves

Many thanks to those who helped get our garden started. There will still be weeding needed, beans trellised, the Apollos water system kept repaired; and of course, we will celebrate harvesting the beans near the end of summer. Finally, everything will need 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 cnovotney@gmail.com.


Our Community, Country & World Concerns

For all who lost their lives and those injured in attacks around the world; immigrants and refugees throughout the world; children everywhere; for all of the unrest in the world; for continued work for peace and justice

Events in Our Community

75th Remembrance of Puyallup Assembly Center "Camp Harmony”

The Puyallup Valley Chapter of JACL, in conjunction with the Washington State Fair, will host the 75th Remembrance of Puyallup Assembly Center, “Camp Harmony” on Saturday, September 2, 2017, on the Coca Cola Stage, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Following Executive Order 9066, over 7500 Japanese and Japanese Americans from Washington and Alaska were incarcerated on the Puyallup Fairgrounds, from April to September 1942. 

Rev. Katie is planning on attending - if you would like to go with her, 

please let her know.

For more information, follow these links: 75th Remembrance or Puyallup Assembly Center


Lazy Daze at Lazy F

This retreat is for Older Adults (retirement age) that want to have a good time; be challenged in creative ways; have really good discussions; let themselves become a kid again for a few days at one of the most gorgeous places ever. Call or email Lazy F (509-962-2780) or Rosalee Mohoney 206-354-0657.

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!