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

This Sunday is Big Music Sunday. Our Chancel Choir and orchestra will present Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo, a musical exploration of Psalm 100, “O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands,” sung in seven languages, including Chinese, Hebrew, and Arabic. 

Amid the sound of sacred music from one of the great chancel choirs in Michigan, you will experience intercessory prayer, reading and proclamation of holy scripture, and a sermon entitled, “Raising Up Leaders.” Based on John 21:15-25, we see Jesus interacting with some of his disciples, including Simon Peter. After Jesus’ resurrection, these men returned to their previous careers in fishing, and it was not going well. Their encounter with Jesus along the shores of the Sea of Tiberius offers meaningful insight into the nature of Christian leadership even in our time. In our polarized society and in a world teetering on the brink of global warfare, mature Christian leadership is needed to steer our world away from needless violence toward necessary community.

I invite you to worship with us this Sunday to hear a message to the nations “that the Lord who reigns above has sent us his Son to save us and show us that God is love. For the darkness shall turn to dawning and the dawning to noon-day bright, and Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth, the kingdom of love and light.”

Worship is at 9:30 a.m. (in-person and online) and 11:00 a.m. (in-person). Sunday School and Nursery Care are available at 9:30 a.m. Nursery Care is available at 11:00 a.m. There is a place for you here. I hope to worship with you this Sunday.

Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue, Jr.

Senior Pastor

Mission Candle

The Mission Candle is dedicated to the glory of God and given in loving memory of Joyce Stanton by her family.


Our prayers of sympathy and concern are shared with Steve Camisa and family on the death of his mother, Eleanor Camisa on April 1. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 

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Sunday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m.

Upraising: Raising Up Leaders, John 21:15-25

Pastor Zack Dunlap preaching

Every disciple is a lifelong learner, but we are also lifelong leaders. This Sunday, as we continue our Upraising series, we’ll explore some of the essential traits of leadership in the church, in business, and in community. Whoever you are, there are people who look up to you – people you have the potential to influence for good. At our Potluck Brunch after worship, we will also have information about how you can lead within the life of our congregation in a variety of ministry areas.

Coming Up

Join in for a delightful gathering, Chai after Church, on Sunday, April 21 in Fellowship Hall between worship services. Savor the rich flavors of Chai and indulge in scrumptious biscuits as we extend a warm welcome home to Kaylee & Dhiraj John, our dedicated missionaries from Bangalore, India. It’s an opportunity to share stories, connect, and celebrate their return. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday Night Dinner

Gather together with your church family this Sunday at 6:00 p.m. for a warm meal and great conversation. Thank you to the Endowment Fund for helping to fund these dinners! Donations are accepted to further support this ministry. All are welcome! Please note: There will be no dinner on April 28 due to Rummage Sale set-up.

Sunday Social is April 21. 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, April 17 with Mary Feldmaier, mfeldmaier@fumcbirmingham.org.

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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 Ministries needs caring & fun individuals like YOU to provide a safe environment for children this summer during worship.

We will host a one-room Sunday school experience for children preschool through 5th grade in the Children's Center (the small gym on the east side of the church).

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Employment Opportunity

Music & Worship Administrative Assistant

The Music & Worship Ministry is looking for a qualified administrative assistant to join the team. This team member serves an integral administrative role in bringing music to life, facilitating impactful worship, coordinating meaningful special events throughout the year, and empowering children, youth, and adults to participate in the music-making! With a flexible schedule, this part-time position is approximately 20-25 hours per week. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Executive Director of Worship & Music Casey Proch at cproch@fumcbirmingham.org.

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