Lent and Easter

Lent 2015 CALL OUT_call outSUNDAY WORSHIP: March 5-April 16

Traditional Worship
8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. in the Birmingham First Sanctuary

Shine Contemporary Worship
11:00 a.m. in the Christian Life Center

Berkley First Worship
10:00 a.m. in the Berkley First Sanctuary

To aid in our church-wide Lenten study, we will use the themes from the Half Truths book as the subject of our sermons in the Sanctuary, at Shine and at Berkley.  Watch the video for a preview!

 

WEDNESDAY WORSHIP: March 8-April 12
7:40-8:15 a.m. in the Birmingham First Sanctuary

Join us on Wednesday mornings during Lent for a brief service of music, prayer, preaching and Communion led by a member of our clergy staff.

March 8 Rev. Suzanne Walls
March 15 Rev. Dan Hart
March 22 Rev. Lindsey Hall
March 29 Rev. Gary Haller
April 5 Rev. Zack Dunlap
April 12 Rev. Lindsey Hall

ash wednesday slider no dateASH WEDNESDAY: March 1
Worship at Birmingham First
7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

Prepare your hearts and minds for Lent. Each   30-minute service includes hymns, a meditation by one of our clergy, and the opportunity for imposition of ashes. Childcare for children 4 years of age and under is offered in the nursery at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. Reservations are appreciated by February 26. Contact Amanda O’Gorman (248-646-6407 ext. 3141)

ash wednesday brunch sliderUMW Brunch
Following 10:00 a.m. worship

All women are invited to attend the 10:00 a.m. worship service and then enjoy a catered brunch. Sign up for brunch in the church office by February 26. Cost is $5 at the door.

Empty Bowls sliderEmpty Bowls Soup Supper
5:00-8:00 p.m.

Hunger Ministry presents a delicious meal of soups and bread from some of the best restaurants in the area. All proceeds go toward relieving hunger. $10 per person/$25 per family. Free refills, carryout pints ($5) and quarts ($10), and desserts for an additional contribution.

Lenten Book Study: Half Truths

Our all-church Lenten study is Rev. Adam Hamilton’s clever little book, Half Truths. The book helps the reader look deeper at five common phrases used by Christians which are not only not in the Bible, but are actually non-biblical. Hamilton’s style is conversational and easy to read, while at the same time he tackles the deep issues of belief which these phrases actually misrepresent.

The study begins the week of March 1 and ends in early April. Contact Lindsay Gursky for a list of study groups. Books are available in the church office.

Holy-Week-slider-no-clickPALM SUNDAY WORSHIP: April 9
Traditional Worship

8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. in the Birmingham First Sanctuary

Shine Contemporary Worship
11:00 a.m. in the Christian Life Center

Berkley First Worship
10:00 a.m. in the Berkley First Sanctuary

Holy Week begins with special music and a children’s palm parade. Palms distributed to every worshiper.

MAUNDY THURSDAY: April 13
7:00 p.m. in the Birmingham First Sanctuary

Our unique service of Holy Communion as we remember the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples. Music provided by Chancel Choir. Childcare available through age 4. Reservations are appreciated by April 9. Contact Amanda O’Gorman (248-646-6407 ext. 3141).

GOOD FRIDAY: April 14
Birmingham Community Good Friday Service
12:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church

Berkley Community Good Friday Service
12:00 p.m. at Greenfield Presbyterian Church

Birmingham First Good Friday Service
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

We commemorate this holy day by sharing the story of Jesus’ life—from the prophecy of his coming through his death and resurrection—through the music of Handel’s Messiah. The Chancel, IXOYC and Genesis Choirs, along with professional orchestra, will present selections from all three parts of Handel’s masterwork.

easter cc bannerEASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP: April 16

Sunrise Service
7:15 a.m. in the Chambliss Outdoor Worship Center

Traditional Worship
8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. in the Birmingham First Sanctuary

Shine Contemporary Worship
11:00 a.m. in the Christian Life Center

Berkley First
10:00 a.m. in the Berkley First Sanctuary