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

IMPACT - Romans 12:1-2


On Sunday, October 8, we highlight the scripture Romans 12:1-2 while introducing our upcoming Generosity Campaign with the sermon titled, “IMPACT.” The campaign will run from Sunday, October 15 through Sunday, October 29.

The Apostle Paul writes to the Church in Rome, as he is much aware of Roman culture, history, traditions, influence, and worldview. Despite being at the center of world power, influence, and domination, the Roman people, in general, and the Roman Church, in particular, hungered for purpose, meaning, direction, fulfillment, and peace. However, fidelity to their secular lives and the privileges it provided kept the Church from offering an authentic witness to the redemptive work of God. Hence, Paul directs them to find true peace and fulfillment – something people in our time seek diligently.

We have wonderful blessings planned for Sunday, with a special prayer for our upcoming Rummage Sale and it’s volunteers. Then after worship we will be dedicating the Pettibone Plaza and Kinetic Art. You can read more about this dedication below.

I invite you to share in this special experience of worship with us at 9:30 a.m. in-person or online, and at 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. 

I look forward to worshipping with you this Sunday.

The Rev. Dr. Charles S. G. Boayue, Jr.

Senior Pastor

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Altar Flowers

The Altar Flowers are dedicated to the glory of God and in in memory of Bill Pettibone, Jr. by his family.

Mission Candle

The Mission Candle is dedicated to the glory of God and in celebration of the Rummage Sale volunteers, and to my fellow Rummage Sale Committee Sisters in Christ from Jennifer Williams.


Our prayers of sympathy and support are shared with Daniel and Jillian Ripper and family on the death of Daniel's mother, Michelle Lowe Ripper, on September 18.


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Promises of God: Life

John 3:16, John 10:10

The Christian walk is often described as a relationship rather than a religion, a way of life rather than rote recitation. As people of resurrection, God invites us to experience life abundantly! This Sunday, Pastor Zack wraps up our series on the Promises of God by exploring the promise of life - life to the full here and now, and life eternal hereafter. 


Worship Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at Berkley First in-person or online via livestream, FacebookYouTube, or BerkleyFirst.org

Watch Worship from Sunday, October 1

Watch a recording of worship from last Sunday by clicking one of the buttons below.

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Hunger Sunday

Please remember to bring your loose change to add to the offering this Sunday, October 8 for Hunger Sunday. For checks and bills, use an offering envelope and mark the Hunger line. You can also donate online by clicking the button below or by mailing a check to the church for “Hunger.” Your donations go to Hunger Ministry, which disperses funds to local agencies providing hunger relief in our community.

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Sunday Dinner Paused

We will not meet for dinner on October 8 for Sunday Dinner due to the Rummage Sale. Sunday Dinner will resume next Sunday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Dedication of Pettibone Plaza & Kinetic Art

Join us on Sunday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m. (between worship services) as we dedicate to the glory of God Pettibone Plaza, in memory of Bill Pettibone Jr., and the Kinetic Art piece in memory of Rev. Barbara Lewis -Lakin.

Bill Pettibone Jr. managed the constructing of the Christian Life Center in 2003. In addition, he and his wife, Jane, have been active in many ministries and mission projects in their more than 50 years as members of Birmingham First. Pettibone Plaza is part of our prayer walk, A Quiet Way, and is located at the southeast end of the Christian Life Center facing the parking lot.

Rev. Barbara Lewis-Lakin was an ordained elder in the Michigan Conference and a pastoral psychotherapist with Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Michigan. In retirement she attended Birmingham First and was a blessing to many. The kinetic art is given in Barbara's memory by her friends in the Spot O' Tea book club. Barbara is the late spouse of Rev. Shawn Lewis-Lakin.

Fall Rummage Sale


Easy Drive-Thru Curbside Drop-Off. No Truck Pickup for this sale.

Sunday, October 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Monday, October 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


To volunteer for fun &fellowship, October 8-13 please contact Jane Carvell by email or phone, [email protected], 248-379-2662. Volunteers must be church members or be sponsored by a church member. Sunday-Friday--morning, afternoon and evening shifts available.


Wednesday, October 11 from1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Thursday, October 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Regular price) then from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (50% off & $10 Bag)


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Pumpkin Patch is Back

Pumpkin Patch Returns! This is a fundraiser for Hunger Ministry but also a terrific community outreach event. A lot of help is needed – truck unloading on the morning of Saturday, October 14 and help with sales daily from October 15-31. Really cool orange pumpkin shirts are available for those who help with sales!

Click the button below to sign up. Questions? Contact Bob Feldmaier, [email protected].

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IMPACT Faith: Discipleship Series

Did you ever wonder how the church went from gathering in houses to what we have now? In this class we will look at the history of the church from its birth at Pentecost to present day including the Protestant Reformation, the birth of Methodism, and more. Join Rev. Susie Hierholzer for this 5-week experience that will impact your faith in a positive way. Click the button below to register or for more information.

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Birmingham First Students

High School students are invited to attend a trip to Three Cedars Farm in Northville. Click the button below to register to attend, or to volunteer as a chaperone.

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Children and Family Ministry

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Merry Mates

Please join Merry Mates for a catered dinner Friday, October 20. The Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue, Jr. will be our speaker and discuss plans for his Liberia school. Merry Mates is a social group for singles and couples in their 60's-90's who enjoy a catered dinner, fellowship and an informative program. For a reservation call Sharon or Bob Pierce at 248-364-4438 by Sunday evening, October 15. We gather in Thomas Parlor at 5:30 p.m., dinner is at 6:00 p.m., and the program follows at 6:45 p.m. Our cost is $20 per person payable upon arrival. Please join us. We welcome guests and new faces! 

Baldwin Giving Breakfast

You are invited to a breakfast the Baldwin Center will be holding on Wednesday, October 18 at Birmingham First. The purpose of the breakfast is to reconnect with existing and new supporters post-Covid, and to share what’s happening at the Baldwin Center. It is hopeful the information shared will provide a new, or renewed excitement for supporters to help the Baldwin Center fulfill their mission to feed, clothe, educate and empower.

The Baldwin Center needs to raise at least $600,000 per year to support their much-needed programs in the community. The Center depends on supporters to assist through donations of funds, goods and services, or as volunteers. There will be an ask and information at the end of the presentation inviting you to support the Baldwin Center. The Breakfast is free of charge. If you are interested in attending please contact Bob Feldmaier at [email protected]

Discover First

Join Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue, Jr., Birmingham and Berkley Clergy, and Mary Feldmaier, Director of Membership and Connecting Ministries for Discover First. This is 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, and in the United Methodist Church. The session ends with an opportunity to officially become a member. Upcoming Discover First sessions will be: Sunday, October 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Birmingham First in Thomas Parlor and Wednesday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. at Berkley First in the Social Hall.

We would love to be your church family! There is a place for you at Birmingham and Berkley First! Contact Mary Feldmaier, [email protected] with your reservation to attend one of these sessions.

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First Kids Preschool

Special Traffic Notice from our First Kids Preschool

For the safety of our First Kids, the East side entrance off of West Maple will be closed during morning drop-off between 8:45a.m.-9:30 a.m. during the week (M-F) for Preschool. This entrance will continue to be closed until May 2024 during these days/times. Everyone should enter the church off of Pleasant Street.

Newspapers Needed

The preschool is in need of newspapers to prepare the classrooms for the Rummage Sale. A bin for collecting the newspapers will be inside the main entrance of the church.  

Registration Open for Pickleball

Thanks to the Birmingham First Trustees & Endowment, we are now able to offer Pickleball instructional classes, drop-in play, and court rental. Registration is now open and filling up fast!


For more information, or to register, click the button below.


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Ongoing CLC Groups

If you enjoy competitive basketball, join this group of adults age 22-50 for full-court basketball. Bring a white and dark jersey. We play every Tuesday night beginning at 7:00 p.m.

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The CLC Walking Track and Pleasant Street Café sitting area are open daily, Monday-Friday for you from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There is no cost to walk the track, and everyone is welcome. 

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CLC Registration

We ask that all participants complete a one-time Christian Life Center (CLC) registration form to expedite their entry into the CLC.  

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Now Hiring!

Birmingham First seeks a part-time Childcare Worker Flexible schedules are available.

Birmingham First is hiring a Childcare Worker to assist in providing a developmentally appropriate, play-based, Christian environment for children. The Childcare Worker is responsible for the well-being of the children under their care. Work anywhere between 3 to 18 hours per week. For more information, click the button below or contact Kim Bowyer, Director of Children and Family Ministries, [email protected], 248-646-1200 ext. 3134.

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