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Thank You from Pastor Suzanne Walls

Dear Friends,    

Maya Angelou wrote... "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." 

And, YOU ALL make me feel so blessed, wonderfully blessed, tremendously blessed. It has been a joy to have the opportunity to minister at Birmingham and Berkley First. Each of you has lifted, supported, and allowed me the privilege of hearing your stories. We have prayed together and have shared Holy Communion. You have invited me to some of the most intimate and difficult experiences of your lives, and I have felt more blessed for your trust and friendship.

It is said that the only constant is change. It is time for me to say thank you for all the memories. Each of you has touched my heart in special ways. We have laughed, cried, shared meals, 'long' coffees, and wonderful conversation.

Thank you! My last day was Dec. 25. Your friendship has been a precious gift. May our God of love and mercy continue to shower blessings of joy, peace, and hope to you and your families. 

Pastor Suzanne Walls 

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.

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Sunday Social is this Sunday, January 28. 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 Thursday, January 25 with Mary Feldmaier, 248-646-6407 x 3142 or mfeldmaier@fumcbirmingham.org.

Save the Date: The next Sunday Social will be Sunday, February 25.

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. Be sure to purchase your ticket this Sunday in Fellowship Hall. Online ticket sales will begin on Thursday, February 1.

Equal Exchange has been investing in our planet’s future by supporting organic agriculture for over 35 years. Let’s continue our support by shopping for coffee, teas and chocolate products this Sunday, January 28 and again on Sunday, February 11 in Fellowship Hall from 9:00-9:30 a.m. and 10:30-11:00 a.m.

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. 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

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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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.


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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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