First Stories
Church Folx is a new podcast where people from the Birmingham and Berkley First community share about who they are and what God is doing in their lives. Throughout the bible, people are encouraged to bear witness to what they have seen and heard. Continuing in that tradition, this podcast offers a forum for people to get to know...
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Under the direction of our Angel Tree coordinator, Liz Rito,  498 angels received gifts this year! This is 150 more angels than last year. While in-person volunteers were limited due to the pandemic, there were 17 who helped prepare the gifts and food baskets for delivery and 50 volunteers help with deliveries. For 1.7 million...
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30 Women from the Tuesday Morning Women’s Journey Group prepared Christmas stockings for 210 clients of Cass Community Social Services. The group started the tradition 12 years ago when Judy Harnish presented the opportunity. Practicing COVID social distancing guidelines, women signed up online to purchase items or send donations for the items in the stockings....
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“A big transition that was strange and frightening turned into something comforting, joyful, and welcoming because of the care your church extended to Donnie. I hope you can find a way to share this message with them,” writes Jackie Ouvry, Assistant Defender in the State Appellate Defender Office and attorney for Donnie Davis. Birmingham First,...
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Backyard House Church  “Backyard House Church instilled feelings of increased connectivity, enhanced perspectives, and personal growth similar to the ones I experienced during other church events,” states John Smaga, a Berkley First member and Backyard Church attendee.   The Church has never been bound to four walls and a steeple. The Church is the people....
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“With so much division in our society now, it was comforting to see the strength men of faith can bring together,” declared Ken Hamel, a first-time participant in the annual Birmingham and Berkley First Men’s Day…
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“It is a means of getting together with church friends for a lovely meal and great conversation,” states Toni Segitz when asked what Sunday Social means to her. Sunday Social began in 2015 as a way for our senior members to get together for friendly, never boring, unique fellowship. Usually 20 to 50 attendees gather once...
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Political unrest and COVID have prevented the Haiti Mission Team from visiting Jeremie this year. But the team has continued most of its usual work through its loyal and industrious ground team! Watch the video to see all that they have done…..
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“I think Choir Camp is where my faith is the strongest. Being around so many amazing and wonderful people has helped me grow into the person I want to be and has helped me learn to see God in new ways”
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Although she was not feeling well, and feeling a little anxious, she picked up the phone and made the first call. Karen Eschebach, Birmingham First member, is a member of the Unfinished Christian Women’s journey group as well as Connecting Hospitality Ministry Team.
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Due to COVID-19, The Birmingham Campus building is only open Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Christian Life Center (CLC) is closed until further notice.

All “business” will be done at the Welcome Center desk just inside the main entrance. Face coverings and physical distancing are required. Please stay home if you are not feeling well. Persons are encouraged to call before coming to the church as most staff members are still working from home, per CDC guidelines.

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