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

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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 below, or you can mail a check to the church with "Hunger" noted. Your support directly impacts our Hunger Ministry, channeling funds to local agencies for vital hunger relief in our community. Every donation makes a meaningful difference!



Discover Your Faith will be taught by Jennifer Williams at Birmingham First beginning Tuesday, February 20 and by Dale Glick at Berkley First beginning Thursday, February 22. For more information, or to register, click the button below.


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What’s the buzz about the the February Equal Exchange Sale? It is our new Love Buzz coffee. It is described as a “blend of Full City & French Roasts. This dark and velvety smooth favorite is bold and intense with tasting notes of molasses, toasted marshmallow, and walnut.” Equal Exchange coffee, tea, and chocolate items make the perfect last minute Valentine’s Day gifts. Join us on February 11 from 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 -11:00 a.m. Cash or checks only. 


Empty Bowls tickets are on sale now. You can pre-order your soup and pick it up, or dine-in Fellowship Hall. Click the button below for more information.

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Help make Empty Bowls a success. Click the button below to sign up to volunteer: time slots are available for Sunday ticket sales, soup to-go pick-up & packaging, table set up, kitchen runners, traffic, and so much more!

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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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Our next Sunday Social is on February 25 at 12:15 p.m. We will meet in Thomas Parlor for a hot lunch and fellowship. The cost of lunch is $15. To ensure a place at the table, please make your reservation by Wednesday, February 21 with Mary Feldmaier, mfeldmaier@fumcbirmingham.org.


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.


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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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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Please join Merry Mates on Friday, February 16 for a catered dinner, fellowship, and an informative program.

Merry Mates is a social group for singles and couples in their 60’s-90’s. We gather at 5:30 p.m. and have dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by a program given by Adrienne Trupiano, Communications Specialist for Birmingham and Berkley First. Adrienne is a former instructor of art & design at College for Creative Studies in Detroit and Henry Ford College in Dearborn. She will give a presentation titled, “Art in Christianity.” The cost for dinner is $20 per person payable upon arrival. For a reservation call Sharon or Bob Pierce at 248-364-4438 by Sunday evening, February 11. 

Who can participate? Children age birth through 3 years old, and their parents or caregiver.

Cost: This class is free as a gift to our community. If you would like to support this program financially, donations will be accepted but not required.

Class Times: Prelude is offered on Tuesday mornings. There is no registration and you may come every week or as your schedule allows.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Newborn – Walkers

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.   Walkers – 3-year-olds

United Women in Faith (UMW)

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. To confirm your attendance, please sign up at the Welcome Desk, through your Fellowship Circles, or after services at either campus. Alternatively, feel free to call or text your name along with 'Ash Wed' to Sue Schowalter at 248-938-8827.

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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Save The Date

Each spring, our Endowment ministry sponsors a special dinner featuring a speaker of national prominence, and this year, save the date for April 5, 2024.

We're excited to announce that Will Willimon, former Dean of the Chapel at Duke University, retired United Methodist Bishop, author of over 70 books, and nationally recognized preacher, will be at Birmingham First!

Dr. Bill Ritter, one of our pastors emeritus and former Visiting Faculty in Preaching at Duke Divinity School during retirement, will introduce Bishop Willimon. It's sure to be a memorable evening, and registration for this event will open in March. This is an evening you won't want to miss!

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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!

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!

Registration will open on Thursday, February 15. Watch Steeple Notes for more information.

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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