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Birmingham First & the CLC will be closed Wednesday, January 17 due to extreme cold temperatures and unsafe driving conditions. We are cancelling all in-person programming including CLC activities and Preschool.

Groups that would like to meet online may do so. Leaders can reach out to Rev. Susie Hierholzer to get zoom ID's if needed by email at shierholzer@fumcbirmingham.org.

Mission Ministry Updates

Check out what's new with our missionaries, Kaylee & Dhiraj John, and our India Mission.

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Click the button below to see photos from the 2023 Angel Tree as well as a note from Angel Tree Coordinator, Liz Rito.

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We know the weather isn't optimal for walking a 5k, that's why we are inviting you to walk with us at the CLC Walking Track.

Join us for a casual stroll at the CLC Walking Track, where doing 16 laps each time will bring you closer to your fitness goals. Whether you choose to participate one evening or dedicate a day each week for the next three weeks, the track is open for you to achieve your 5k milestone.

Upon finishing your DIY 5k for Wellness, email Rev. Sarah Alexander at salexander@fumcbirmingham.org by February 2, to receive some delightful goodies sent via mail.

CLC Hours

Discover a profound exploration of Christian ethics in this class led by Rev. Sarah Alexander. As we delve into the scriptures shaping our Christian ethic, we'll engage in meaningful discussions on the everyday challenges faced by Christians. Join us for this enlightening 5-week experience every Tuesday, now until February 7, 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Birmingham First in Thomas Parlor.

For those preferring an online attendance, simply register and reach out to Rev. Susie Hierholzer at shierholzer@fumcbirmingham.org for Zoom details. Embrace this transformative journey that promises to impact the way you live as a follower of Christ.

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Join us for Empty Bowls, a Soup and Cereal Supper dedicated to supporting local food pantries and soup kitchens. Indulge in a heartwarming meal featuring donated delights from our community’s restaurants. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and make a difference in the lives of those in need. Whether you prefer to dine in or carry out, your presence will contribute to this meaningful cause. Stay tuned for ticket sales in the coming weeks, and for now, save the date for an evening of compassion and community at Fellowship Hall, Birmingham First.

You are warmly invited to join the United Women in Faith for a delightful Ash Wednesday brunch on February 14, immediately following the 10 a.m. service. The gathering will take place in Fellowship Hall, providing a perfect opportunity for spiritual connection over a shared meal. To confirm your attendance, please sign up at the Welcome Desk, through your Fellowship Circles, or after services at Berkley First or Birmingham First. Alternatively, feel free to call or text your name along with 'Ash Wed' to Sue Schowalter at 248-938-8827. We look forward to sharing this special occasion with you.

The next blood drive is Monday, February 26.

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan supplies over 75% of the blood products across SE Michigan, yet less than 15% is collected within the same communities. As the local blood provider, it’s critical that we have stabile and consistent inventory - usually a 3-5 day supply. Due to holidays and winter weather, we are experiencing less than 2 day supply of many blood types and continued cancelations of school blood drives due to the weather will impact patient care quickly. Click the button below to schedule your appointment.

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First Legacy Update

Did you know? A Qualified Charitable Distribution to Birmingham First is an excellent way to fulfill your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), avoid taxes, and, most importantly, make a positive impact locally and around the world. In 2024, Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) from an IRA to Birmingham First are now permitted up to $105,000. The maximum amount for an IRA qualified charitable distribution for the one-time purchase of a Charitable Gift Annuity has increased in 2024 to $53,000. To learn more about planned giving opportunities, click the button below or contact Pastor Shawn Lewis-Lakin at slewis-lakin@fumcbirmingham.org or 734-717-8947.

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Student Ministries

Registration for our Spring Confirmation class is now open until January 21.

Confirmation is an important part of a young person's faith journey. Here, students in 8th grade or higher are encouraged to apply their faith to their lives, embrace the joy of living their faith in the world, and take charge of their ongoing spiritual growth. Click the button below to register or for more information. If you have questions about Confirmation, please contact Rev. Susie Hierholzer,, shierholzer@fumcbirmingham.org.

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Join in for a Middle School and High School snow tubing adventure at Bowers Farm! Drop-off your students at Bowers Farm by 5:30 p.m., and get ready for an evening of winter fun. Pick-up time is at 7:30 p.m. The $20 per student cost covers snow tubing, hot cocoa, and delicious food. Scholarships are available, and we encourage you to bring a friend along for the excitement! For scholarship details or any questions, reach out to Amy Holton at aholton@fumcbirmingham.org.

Let's make it a memorable winter gathering!

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Children & Family Ministry

Join in for Family Bowling Fun at Bowlero Lanes on Sunday, January 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost is $6 per person for bowling and beverages, an additional $3 per person for shoe rental if needed.

Bowlero Lanes and Lounge, 4209 Coolidge Hwy, Royal Oak, MI 48073

Please RSVP by January 18 to Kim Bowyer at kbowyer@fumcbirmingham.org to save your space on a lane!


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!

For any questions or if you're interested in contributing trinkets or candy, reach out to our Children's Ministry Coordinator, Julie White, at jwhite@berkleyfirst.org. We can't wait to celebrate this egg-citing event with you!


SAVE THESE DATES - VBS Volunteers with your help, every summer we offer a fun learning experience for children by providing bible adventures, key Bible verses, songs, snacks, and hands-on explorations. Please mark your calendars for Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21 to help make VBS 2024 a success. More craft nights and decorating dates will be announced soon!

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