Worship this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

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Equal Exchange chocolate and coffee sales on Sunday, March 10 will be your only opportunity to shop for those perfect Easter gifts while promoting economic justice and environmental sustainability. Join us from 9:00-9:30 a.m. and 10:30-11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. We accept cash or checks only. 


This Sunday is Hunger Sunday. Contribute your loose change during the offering. For checks and bills, simply use an offering envelope and designate the "Hunger" line. Online donations can be made by clicking the button or you can mail a check to the church with "Hunger" noted.

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This will be available to watch as a livestream. If you need a ride to the Church Town Hall, please email Kim Fitzgerald at office@fumcbirmingham.org.

2024 Partners in Mission Appeal

Birmingham and Berkley First is making a measurable impact through our partnerships with 21 mission agencies locally, nationally, and internationally. Together, we are educating children, constructing housing, and sharing the love of Jesus in ways both tangible and transformative.

Sundays through March 17, Missions Ministry leaders will share about this work in worship at Birmingham First and will be available in Thomas Parlor to connect with you after each service. Please consider becoming a Partner in Mission by supporting this year’s annual appeal. Gifts can be made online or through the offering; just make sure to designate your gift as “Missions”.

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This meeting will include a 5-10 minute presentation on Henderson and a 5-10 minute presentation on Honduras with time for Q&A. Adults, youth, families, and anyone who is interested in potentially participating in one or both of this trips is encouraged to attend.

Discover Your Faith will be taught by Jennifer Williams at the Birmingham campus every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. now through March 20.

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Sunday Night Dinner on March 10

Beginning on Sunday, March 10 the Sunday Night Dinners are back at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Thank you to the Endowment Fund for helping to fund these dinners!

Donations are accepted to further support this ministry.

All are welcome!

On Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m., legendary artist Alvin Waddles, accompanied by soloists and an ensemble that includes some of our own Birmingham First singers, returns to Birmingham First for a unique concert experience. Experience this holy time reflected in a special way through words and music. Funding for this concert is provided by a generous Friend of Music. Tickets are not required. Donations will be accepted to continue to make musical performances like this one possible.

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament almost here. That means it’s time again for March Madness for Missions! Selection Sunday is March 17th in Fellowship Hall between worship services, so make sure to sign up to get a bracket or two for our annual March Madness for Missions contest. Will you be rooting for the Spartans this year (if they squeak in)? The Big Ten leading Boilermakers? Or perhaps a national favorite like defending champion UConn? It’s fun for the whole family to see who can pick the most teams correctly. Who knows – we might be putting your name on the trophy for 2024! In the end, everybody wins, as your $10 entry donations go to support our missions programs hard at work helping so many in need in our communities and around the world.

Email Mark Adams at adams400@aol.com and he’ll get you signed up. Auto-pick and donation-only will again be available.

Join Dr. Boayue, Pastor Zack and staff for Discover First, a one session class that will provide you with the knowledge, resources and relationships needed to take your next steps at Birmingham and Berkley First. The session will be relaxed and informative as you learn more about the United Methodist Church and Birmingham and Berkley First. The session will end with an opportunity to officially become a member of Birmingham and Berkley First. We will meet at the Berkley Campus, Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. and at the Birmingham Campus on Sunday, March 17 beginning at 12:30 p.m. You may attend at either location. We would love to be your church family! There is a place for you here! Contact Mary Feldmaier, Director of Membership and Connecting Ministries, mfeldmaier@fumcbirmingham.org.

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Help our friends get to church! Some of our members are looking for a ride to come to the 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. church services on the first Sunday of the month. Sedan or minivan vehicles are best and standard background checks are required. If you are interested in providing a ride, please contact Christine Schulte at cschulte@fumcbirmingham.org.

United Women in Faith (UMW)

UMW Spring Rummage Sale Opens to the Public on May 1-2, 2024. Rummage Sale is Missions!

It is well known that United Women in Faith donate Rummage Sale proceeds to help others. But did you know about the multi-generational mission work that occurs during the sale?

  • Volunteers: members & their friends experience fellowship and outreach by working together.

  • Youth may earn Community Service credit or money toward an upcoming Birmingham & Berkley First youth mission trip.

  • Hundreds of people are welcomed to Birmingham First as they shop.

The Rummage Sale is about so much more than the funds generated. This church-wide effort is all about mission on many levels. Get involved. More details about the Rummage Sale are available by clicking the button below.

To volunteer week of April 28 – May 3, 2024 please call/text Jane Carvell at 248-379-2662 or email jcarve55@icloud.com. You may also call the Birmingham First office at 248-646-1200.

Rummage Sale week is a fun way to meet people! Get connected at Birmingham & Berkley First while helping others in need.

(1 Peter 4:10) “Use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace.”

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Student Ministries

College Care Packet Mailing

We are mailing our last 2023-2024 school year college packet to our church’s college students.

If you or your student has a new address please send it to Chris Schulte at cschulte@fumcbirmingham.org by March 11.

This Shoe Drive, led by Sophia Gust, runs until Sunday, March 31. There will be 2 drop off boxes- 1 at the main entrance and one at the CLC entrance.

Sophia writes: I was inspired to begin this shoe drive by Nina Gust, who is a medical student at Henry Ford Hospital. She informed me that lots of her patients enter the hospital without any shoes. This is because some patients enter the ICU via ambulance and don’t have time to grab any shoes. Other patients are homeless and don’t have any shoes to leave the hospital. This touched my heart and I felt extreme empathy for these patients so I began a shoe drive at my school. I was unsure if anyone would even donate but I took a risk. I ended up receiving 120 pairs of shoes for the hospital. I hope to expand the shoe drive to other hospitals in Detroit. Let’s put the best foot forward and donate as many shoes as possible!

Shoes that are not accepted: flip-flops, open toe, cleats, heels, winter boots

Children & Family Ministry

Register or Volunteer for VBS

If you're interested in contributing trinkets or candy, reach out to our Children's Ministry Coordinator, Julie White, at jwhite@berkleyfirst.org.

Join in for a free Community Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30, hosted by Berkley First along with Birmingham First. The hunt kicks off at 10:00 a.m. sharp, with three designated areas for different age groups. Don't forget your Easter Basket! Arrive at 9:30 a.m. or stay after to indulge in warm donuts from the food truck, enjoy live music, and capture timeless moments with the Easter Bunny – so remember to bring your cameras!

We can't wait to celebrate this egg-citing event with you!

Minister On Call

In times of hospitalization, bereavement, or urgent pastoral needs, we encourage you to utilize the following contact numbers. Our clergy diligently rotate on-call responsibilities to ensure continuous accessibility. Your well-being is our priority.

If your need is Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM please call the main church number and you will be directed to the first available member of clergy: 248-646-1200.

If you are calling on a weekend, or an evening, please call the Minister on call phone at 248-408-0038.

For non-urgent needs, please call the main church number: 248-646-1200 and leave a message.

To submit an online prayer request, please click the button below or email prayer@fumcbirmingham.org.

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