Making Masks for the Community

She began making masks more than a month ago for her family and friends. “I am a one-man band on this project,” says Nancy Smith, Birmingham First member and part of the First Nurses team. As a seamstress, she has developed her own method using a combination of DIY mask instructions she found on the […]

Streethreads Delivers in Face of Pandemic

The church may be closed but it doesn’t stop the Streethreads team from being the hands and feet of Christ in Detroit. They recently made a trip to Central UMC in Detroit to help feed their friends at The NOAH Project. One of the Streethreads volunteers, Jim Valiquett, graciously donned his mask and gloves and traveled downtown […]

A Passion to Help Young Women

It started four years ago with a trip to a workshop in Farmington where they experienced the hum of excitement and passion to help young women in impoverished villages worldwide. The local chapter of “Days for Girls” is one of the largest chapters in the United States and creates patented washable feminine hygiene kits. Buff […]

A Young Disciple – Emma’s Story

“The moms at Brightmoor have to reuse their babies’ diapers! So I was glad to help provide clean new diapers for them,” Emma said as she sits at the table with one of the Harry Potter books that she is reading for a second time in front of her. “At the middle school retreat I […]

Service Over Self: Kim Bowyer’s Story

“We attended church, but we were at an arm’s length from a lot of things going on.” This was Kim Bowyer’s story when she and her husband began attending Birmingham First in 2000. Living in a community that is overwhelmed with full schedules and opportunities, this narrative is not uncommon for many of the members of […]

Changing Lives – Helping Juvenile Lifers upon Release

The article below appeared the Detroit Free Press. It is a story of Juvenile Lifers who give back to their community after their release. Both of the juvenile lifers featured in the article touched our lives and we touched theirs. Birmingham First Church and Society volunteers fill a backpack for a specific lifer with clothes and […]