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

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After 33 years of faithful commitment to the mission of the church, Mary Feldmaier will be retiring on March 31, 2024. Mary, and her husband Bob, joined Birmingham First in 1974. Mary shared her gifts and time with several committees and other volunteer roles for many years before joining our staff in 1991. Since then, Mary has served as a director for children’s choirs, Nursery Coordinator, Parent’s Day Out Director, Preschool Director, Director of Membership and Congregational Care, and currently serves as our Director of Membership and Connecting Hospitality.


Mary has gathered and empowered a strong group of lay people to provide hospitality and care for our community. She has been a source of knowledge and support for the staff and clergy that has enhanced our ministry, and Mary’s gift for building relationships with people has resulted in more than 1,600 people joining the church during her tenure. A celebration for Mary’s retirement will be held on April 14. Details of the celebration will be coming soon. Please share your appreciation with Mary and join us in thanking her for serving God and the church as a member of our staff.


The deadline to order your Easter Lilies is March 25. You can order online by clicking the button below, or you can email Kim Fitzgerald at office@fumcbimingham.org.

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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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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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You’re invited to a delightful Sunday night dinner in the fellowship hall at 6:00 p.m., where good food, community, and fun await! We extend our gratitude to the Endowment Fund for their generous support in funding these gatherings. Donations are welcomed to continue nurturing this meaningful ministry. All are warmly invited to join in the fellowship and feast!

The next Sunday Social is March 24. We will meet in Thomas Parlor from 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. for a hot lunch and fellowship with our Birmingham and Berkley First friends. Cost of the lunch will be $15.00. To ensure your place at the table, please make your reservation by Wednesday, March 20 with Mary Feldmaier, mfeldmaier@fumcbirmingham.org.


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. We will meet at the Birmingham First Campus on Sunday, March 17 beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Martin Room. There is a place for you here! Contact Mary Feldmaier, Director of Membership and Connecting Ministries, mfeldmaier@fumcbirmingham.org.

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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!

This 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! Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The program will get underway at 6:00 p.m.

You may register by clicking the button below, by calling Kim Fitzgerald in the church office (248-646-1200 ext. 3121), or emailing, office@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.

Update on Empty Bowls

Thank you to the many volunteers and to the all who came out to enjoy the soup supper during this traditional Lenten activity sponsored by Hunger Ministry. 

After expenses, we brought in $4073.

These funds are distributed to local agencies that feed those in our community that our hungry. Hunger Ministry gives food/money to Baldwin, Berkley Food Pantry, Brightmoor, Cass Community Social Services, Freedom House, Hope, Lighthouse, Micah 6, Motor City Mittens, RBI, Angel Tree, etc.

February Blood Drive Results

We had an excellent turnout and results with February's blood drive. We collected 56 units for a total of 142 lives impacted. Our goal was 43 units. Thank you to all who donated or attempted to donate. This directly affects our community hospitals blood supply. The next drive is May 9.

Since we started hosting blood drives since the pandemic hit in 2020, our church has collected 970 units of blood for our community and beyond.

United Women in Faith (UMW)

UMW Spring Rummage Sale Opens to the Public on May 1-2, 2024. Wednesday, May 1 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Regular Price), Thursday Morning, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Regular Price), Thursday Evening, May 2 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. ($10 per Bag Night or Half Price)

DONATE: We welcome your generous donations curbside!

Drop-off at Birmingham First

Sunday, April 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Monday, April 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Baby Equipment (Cribs, Bassinettes, Strollers, Highchairs, Seats, Gates, Pack’n’Plays), Mattresses, Computers, Printers, Faxes, Typewriters, Office Furniture or Large Desks, Entertainment Centers, Old TVs (Console or Portable), Pianos or Organs, Large Kitchen Appliances, Humidifiers, Dehumidifiers, Air Conditioners, Non-Working Electrical Items, Medical Equipment, Torn/Stained/Ripped Furniture or Clothing, Textbooks, Tires, Basketball Hoops, Christmas Trees or Christmas Lights.

VOLUNTEER: To volunteer for fun & fellowship during the Rummage Sale please call or text Jane Carvell at 248-379-2662 or email jcarve55@icloud.com or call the Birmingham First campus main office at 248-646-1200. Volunteers must be a Birmingham and Berkley First church member or be sponsored by a member.


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Children & Family Ministry

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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!

Watch Worship from Last Week

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