Indoor Worship

Online worship will still be offered.

Memorial day through Labor Day we will have outdoor worship on our front lawn every Sunday at 9:30am. In case of inclement weather, our worship service will move inside to the Sanctuary.

Worship with us in person! Pre-registration is no longer needed, but all our safety protocols are still being followed. 

Birmingham Campus 

9:30 a.m.  
Worship in the Sanctuary with overflow simulcast in Fellowship Hall and Livestream 

Berkley Campus 

9:30  
Worship in the Sanctuary with Livestream (go to www.berkleyfirst.org for details) 

Please observe our safety protocols:

Updated COVID-19 Protocols

Birmingham and Berkley First

May 17, 2021

Following the guidelines set forth by the CDC and State of Michigan, we will follow these safety protocols.

Indoors:

  • Masks are optional for fully-vaccinated persons. If you are not fully vaccinated, please continue to wear a mask in our buildings.
  • Social distancing is still required.
  • We will no longer take temperatures upon entering the building.

Indoor Worship:

  • Sanctuary capacity is 100 people. Proper seating is indicated by a green dot on the end of the pew. You may sit wherever a green dot is located.
  • CLC capacity remains at 200.
  • In all our worship spaces, we will no longer seat from the front to the rear or dismiss from the rear to the front.
  • Greeters and ushers will continue to wear masks since they are in close proximity to others.
  • Please do not congregate in the hallways or Fellowship Hall.

Outdoors:

  • Masks are optional when social distancing is maintained. Please wear a mask when close to others.
  • Chairs will be provided for outdoor worship.

Please practice good mask etiquette. Do not ask why someone is or is not wearing a mask. If someone is masked, put yours on when in close proximity to them. Whether indoors or out, please do not come to the church if you are feeling ill in any way.

What to Expect in Worship:

  • Seating will be by family group as directed by the ushers from the front of the worship space to the rear. Seats will be socially distanced. Ushers will indicate your designated seat. This procedure ensures that nobody will walk past someone who is already seated.
  • Children and youth will worship with their parents. Activity packets will be available for children. We are not offering nursery care or Sunday School at this time.
  • Worship will not include congregational singing or spoken responses.
  • Dismissal will be directed by the ushers from the rear to the front of the worship space.

Waiver:

We take the greatest care to safeguard our guests, however, participation in services and events is voluntary and your health is your own responsibility. By attending you are acknowledging the inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Birmingham and/or Berkley First or any of its employees, agents, contractors or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.