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Altar Flowers and Mission Candle

If you would like to dedicate the Altar Flowers or the Mission Candle for upcoming dates, please email Kim Fitzgerald at office@fumcbirmingham.org or call 248-646-1200. 


You’re invited to attend Our Church Town Hall. The purpose of these meetings is to inform the congregation about the current financial situation of the church. The pledged and anticipated income for 2024 is 30% less than expected expenditures. This necessitates a restructuring of staff and operational spending. Please try to be present at one of the meetings in order learn more and to have an opportunity to give feedback.

There are two meeting times and locations to better accommodate your schedule. Every congregation member and constituent may attend either meeting. Attend the Birmingham First meeting on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. or the Berkley First meeting on Sunday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m.

This will be available to watch as a livestream from both campuses. 

Begins this evening at 6:45 p.m. at Birmingham First

Discover Your Faith is an empowering 5-week course designed for those who want to grow in knowledge of the Bible, Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit. Through engaging discussions and interactive sessions, Discover Your Faith will strengthen your foundation for the growth and transformation that God invites us to experience.

Discover Your Faith will be taught by Jennifer Williams at the Birmingham campus and Dale Glick at the Berkley campus.

Click the button below for days, times, and to register.

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We invite you to gather for a soulful and enriching Lenten Potluck Dinner and Program on Sunday, March 3 from 5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Our Guest Speaker for the evening will be Rev. Dr. Jack Harnish who will share an uplifting message of hope and grace. This evening will nourish the body and soul.

Bring your favorite dish to share. Please register and tell us what you'll be bringing by clicking the button below.


There are two Summer Mission Trip Info Meetings, one at Birmingham and one at Berkley. Each 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.

These Summer Mission Trip Info Meetings will be:

Sunday, March 3 at 3:00 p.m. at Birmingham First

Sunday, March 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Berkley First

On Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m., legendary artist Alvin Waddles returns to Birmingham First for a unique concert experience. Journey through this holy season’s highs, lows, beauty, and challenges in this powerful concert. No tickets are required, but donations will be accepted to help continue to make musical performances like this one possible.

Help make a Shelter House a Home! We are building 20 shelter homes in the Jeremie area of Haiti, but these families need the basics. Please consider helping!

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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.

NOTE: This will take place at our Berkley First Campus.

Join the women of Berkley and Birmingham First to assemble five different meals for your family/freezer while enjoying the company of other women! Specific instructions will be sent once you have signed up.

RSVP deadline by Sunday, February 25 to Patty Reynolds at patty1229@yahoo.com or 248-376-2475. No walk-ins.

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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 First 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 pm and at the Birmingham Campus on Sunday, March 17 beginning at 12:30 pm. 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.

Are you seeking God with all your heart? Or are you a child of God playing Hide and Seek. God’s plans for us are meant for good. Join us for the 21st annual women’s retreat, sponsored by the United Women in Faith (UMW), for a weekend of fellowship, fun and spiritual growth as we explore and gain a better understanding of God’s good plans. The retreat is from Friday, March 15 to Sunday, March 17. Click the button below for more information or to register.

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Will Willimon, long-time Dean of the Chapel at Duke University, retired United Methodist Bishop, author of over 70 books, nationally renowned preacher, and current Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School is coming to Birmingham First!


Each Spring, our Endowment ministry sponsors a dinner and a speaker of national prominence.


Save the date of April 5 for what will be a memorable evening. Dr. Bill Ritter, one of our pastors emeritus, who in retirement held the title of Visiting Faculty in Preaching at Duke Divinity School, will be introducing Bishop Willimon. This is an evening you won’t want to miss!


Registration for the Endowment Dinner will open in March.

United Women in Faith (UMW)

Twice a year the United Women in Faith of Birmingham and Berkley First conduct a rummage sale and the proceeds support mission projects locally, nationally and internationally. You can participate by donating items, volunteering or shopping!

The 2024 Spring Sale is April 28-May 3 (Public Sale is May 1& 2)

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Student Ministries

Senior students are invited to attend brunch here at Birmingham First to celebrate you and all your hard work on Sunday, March 17 from 9:30m -10:30am in the Martin Room. At brunch we will discuss Graduation Sunday in which you are invited to attend, learn about your plans following graduation, and tell you how Birmingham First will continue to support you. Please RSVP to me by email aholton@fumcbirmingham.org or by text, 734-716-6698.

Children & Family Ministry

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Calling all 4th and 5th graders for an epic Fun & Mission Night at the Christian Life Center on Friday, March 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Get ready for a night of games, a devotion with a mission project, and loads of fun with friends! For just $10, you’ll enjoy a pizza dinner, all the supplies you need, and non-stop excitement.

Two parent volunteers are needed. 

Please RSVP by March 6 to Kim Bowyer at kbowyer@fumcbirmingham.org

All participating children must have a medical release form on file. 

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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