Children and Families Summer Activities

In-Person Worship & Children's Sunday School

From Memorial Day through Labor Day we are worshiping in-person at both campuses. We will also have fun outdoor activities for families to enjoy fellowship following worship. All are welcome!
Berkley First indoor worship at 10:00 am in the sanctuary with Sunday school outdoors.
Birmingham First outdoor worship at 9:30 am on the front lawn with Sunday school in Chambliss Garden.

Children are encouraged to participate in worship with their parents on Sundays when Sunday school is not offered:

  • Berkley First: June 20-VBS Sunday; July 4
  • Birmingham First: June 20-VBS Sunday; July 4; July 25-Choir Camp Sunday

Praise Packs:  Are reusable manipulative kits available for all children when they attend worship. Each child will have a labeled bag with a variety of supplies they can use week to week.  

Compassion Camp

An outdoor camp on the front lawn of Birmingham First for children who are entering kindergarten – 5th grades.
A program where we will explore what it means to have compassion for ourselves, others, and the world through Bible stories, crafts, games/activities, music, movement, and more! Online registration open through July 18.
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45 Christians Summer Mission Days

Tuesdays 9-3 pm
Registration open for children who are entering 4th, 5th & 6th grades
  • Gardening at Micah 6 & the Art Experience in Pontiac
  • Make lunches for Noah’s Project & Putt-Putt locally
  • Backpacks for Brightmoor & Belle Isle fun
  • Recycling at Cass Community Social Services, Dufree Building tour & fun at a splash pad
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Summer GRIP Group for Moms

Summer GRIP is a mom’s group open to all who socially gather with a time for devotion. This is a time for moms to connect with other moms.
Two types of gatherings offered:
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Play at the Park

Gatherings for the whole family to enjoy fellowship at local parks while children play! Everyone is welcome! Both locations have a bathroom. No registration is necessary.
Mornings Play at the Park at Birmingham First playground,10 am-noon; June 24, July 29 & Aug 26
Evening Play at the Park at Beverly Park, 6-8 pm; July 8 & Aug 12

Choir Camp, Jr.

For Kindergarten/Young 5’s to 3rd Grade 7/13/2021 – 7/15/2021
Campers participate in chapel, music-making, recreation, crafts, and a snack…just like at “big” Choir Camp ~ each camper will even be assigned to a “cabin” where they can set up their sleeping bag for devotionals and other “cabin” activities!
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Choir Camp

For 4th thru 12 Grade Students July 18 – 24, 2021 Camp Lael, Lapeer, MI
Join us as we ride along the trails John Wesley forged to experience the revolution of Methodism at Choir Camp 2021. Choir Camp is for singers entering the 4th through 12th grade. In addition to learning about our Wesley roots, we’ll be making music and memories to last a lifetime. 
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