Join a Journey Group this Fall! 

Humans were designed for community! As we lean into the fall, don’t miss out on the opportunity to plug into a new or returning small group, called a journey group. We have journey groups that meet online or outdoors nearly every day of the week. 

If you aren’t sure which group is right for you, check out our online Group Locator Tool.” The tool allows you to use filters to find groups of interest to you and align with your availability and then to register or ask a question. Or contact Pastor Rachael Dunlap for help finding a group that’s a perfect fit.  


Join the Discipleship Journey of creating community, transforming lives, and sharing the love of Christ. On the Discipleship Journey, you are invited to join a small group, called a Journey Group. There is a place for you! At this time, our groups are meeting online or outdoors.

Connect to Zoom and enter Meeting ID and Passcode

A Time for Prayer
Facilitated by the Berkley First Prayer Team.
First Sunday of the month at 12:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 786 037 182 Passcode: 578917 
Dial In: 929-205-6099 

Faith Builders
Men and women are invited to join this Bible-based study for lively discussion and fellowship.
Sundays beginning September 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 852 3677 2179 Passcode: 744146 

Young Adult Sunday School
Sunday School for 20s and 30s! A new twist on an old favorite.
Meets every Sunday morning, beginning September 20, at 10:45 a.m.
Facilitated by Deacon Sarah Alexander
Zoom meeting ID: 890 3204 2996 Passcode: 1100 

Discipleship Journey 101
God is calling you to take the next step toward becoming like Jesus. Utilizing the Discipleship Pathway Tool, spiritual gifts inventory, scripture, and prayer individuals will discover where they are at on their discipleship journey, together we will move towards a deeper relationship with God.
Facilitated by Pastor Rachael Dunlap
Sundays, October 4 through November 8 at 11:00 a.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 831 9544 3403 Passcode: 296707 


Moms of High School and College Students
Share thoughts and ideas on topics relating to students in 9th grade through college.
Facilitated by Jenny Williams
Meets weekly on Mondays, beginning September 14 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 825 3953 9692 Passcode: 645804 


Tuesday Morning Men’s Fellowship
We are a group of Christian men trying to follow the example of Christ through prayer, fellowship and study. Every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 759 290 920 Passcode: 566944 

Tuesday Women’s Study Group
All women are invited to attend this women’s book study group. Led by Pastor Elbert Dulworth, this is a great opportunity to meet for prayer, fellowship, conversation and growth as disciples of Jesus Christ. We will start the fall season with Mitch Albom’s book, Human Touch, available at no cost online.
Tuesdays beginning September 15 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 815 9131 9520 Passcode: 832496 

WOW (Women of the Word) Bible Study
Small group discussion and a lecture following Explorer Bible Study’s course on God’s Perfect Plan: Bible Prophecy from Genesis to Revelation.
Led by Jenny Williams. Pre-registration required at (look for Class #1131 at FUMC Birmingham, MI 48009).
Tuesdays, September 15 through May 11. Morning Session. 10:00-11:30 a.m. Evening Session. 7:30-9:00 p.m. Zoom meeting ID provided after registration.

Morning Sessions: 

  1. ID: 880 6473 4101 Passcode: 558896 
  2. ID: 814 9853 9722 Passcode: 809915 
  3. ID: 838 9624 1876   Passcode: 763153  
  4. ID: 838 9624 1876 Passcode: 763153 

 Lecture: ID: 821 5277 2749                 Passcode: 840472 

Evening Session: ID: 830 2635 6446   Passcode: 275073 

Tuesday Evening Discussion Group
Men and women of all ages meet to discuss sermons, explore scripture, and read and discuss Christian books and writings.
Facilitated by Dale Glick.
Tuesdays beginning September 15 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 218 70 8207   Passcode: 316316 

Moms Journey Group
A group for moms to be encouraged, inspired, and to grow spiritually together through devotions and lessons.
Facilitated by Lindsay Gursky.
Tuesdays September 8 and 22, October 6 and 20, and November 3 from 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 8289 274 6751   Passcode: 879793 


Arbon Dennis Men’s Group
Men caring for each other, praying for and with each other, and engaging in lively discussions of books selected to comfort the afflicted and disturb the comfortable.
Led by Pastor Shawn Lewis-Lakin and Pastor Elbert Dulworth.
Book discussion is one aspect of each week’s meeting. Join the group or contact Pastor Shawn for information about the group’s current reading.
Every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 831 77 9048   Passcode: 321134  

Midweek Prayer on Zoom
Prayer is powerful! 
First Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m., beginning October 7,
Guided by Pastor Rachael. 
Connect to Zoom and enter Meeting ID: 848 0682 3415 and Passcode: 245600. 

Word for Working Women
Women come together for a book or Bible study, videos, or just to visit and catch up with each other.
Every Wednesday from 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 884 5367 4183  Passcode: 704445 

A group of Christian women coming together to share their faith through study, conversation, care and concern for social justice in our world.
Third Wednesday of every month beginning September 16 from 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 897 1006 6700   Passcode: 869155 

Christian Classic Book Club
Discuss great books from a theological perspective.
Led by Beverly Hannett-Price.
Meets one Wednesday per month from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Begins September 16 with The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.
On October 7, we will discuss The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd.
Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode provided by Sharon Deighton  

Young Women’s Bible Study
Join women in their mid/late 20s and early 30s as we explore strong women in scripture who continue to guide us. Interdenominational!
Meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Group members share leadership.
Zoom meeting ID: 805 47 1588   Passcode: 1100 

Men’s Bible Study
Men of all ages meet for an in-depth, lively and practical discussion of the Bible and a variety of Christian literature.
Facilitated by Dale Glick.
Wednesdays beginning September 16 from 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 833 5042 0411   Passcode: 483617 


Brews and Views
Grab your favorite brew and Zoom in to discuss deep matters of faith and life. All people and perspectives welcome!
Facilitated by Pastor Zack Dunlap.
First Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 803 195 773   Passcode: 774448 

Dad’s Journey Group
Join with other dads as we wade through this exceptionally strange year together. Discussion will center around the book Dad Tired and Loving It by Jerrad Lopes.
Facilitated by Pastor Zack Dunlap.
Meets the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 8236 129 9911   Passcode: 242015 

Unfinished Christian Women
A fellowship/study/mission group. Single and married women meet to enjoy fellowship and focus on a mission project, speaker, or occasional video.
Facilitated by Dawn Beagan.
Thursdays beginning September 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 820 8347 3509   Passcode: 542228   

Word for Working Women.
Women come together for a book or Bible study, videos, or just to visit and catch up with each other.
Every Wednesday from 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 449 356 566               Passcode: 

Women’s Journey Group
A multi-age group of women who meet twice monthly to study, pray, encourage, support and do life together. Facilitated by Jill Brouhard and Patrice Wade-Oson.
Second and fourth Sunday beginning September 13 from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Meet at the home of Patty Reynolds or via Zoom.
Zoom Meeting ID: 8180 122 0971   Passcode: 395207 

Birmingham First High School Youth Group. Contact Deacon Sarah – open to grades 9-12
Birmingham First Middle School Youth Group. Contact Pastor Susie – open to grades 6-8

High School Youth Group (Small Group Style). High schoolers will sign up for small groups, either meeting in person or on Zoom. Groups will use a video study to look at the 12 least-covered topics at church. Meets Sundays, September 12 through November 22, from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Berkley First Youth Group. Contact Pastor Zack Dunlap for more information.

Second Sundays – 30-minute Youth Bible Study with 10 minutes of content and 20 minutes of discussion. Second Sunday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Zoom meeting ID: 836 1434 9047

Youth Events – Monthly outdoor activities that are mission-oriented, or simply for the sake of fun. On September 20 at 2:00 p.m., we will meet at Berkley First and walk to Clark’s for ice cream. In October, we will volunteer in Pontiac with the Micah 6 Community.

Mini-groups – Smaller groups will be established, each with two adults and two-three youth, for connection, mentoring and support.  

Help with Zoom

You may join the group via Video Conferencing or Audio-Only.

If you would like to just call in on your phone – Audio only – No Video
Please dial either 312-626-6799 or 929-205-6099 and, when prompted, enter your Meeting ID which is listed next to your group below.

To participate via video using your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device, download Zoom to your device go your device’s app store or click here to download from the Zoom website.

If you need help with instructions for connecting via Zoom, contact Janet Smylie.