First Baptist Church

of Birmingham, Michigan

(248) 644-0550

300 Willits Street
Birmingham, Michigan

Saturday, March 16:

AA Meeting 9 – 10:30AM Fellowship Hall
AA Meeting 7:30-9:30PM Fellowship Hall

Sunday, March 17:

Choir practice 9:30 AM
Worship 10:30AM

Monday, March 18:

SLAA Group Parlor 7:30 – 9:30PM

Wednesday, March 20:

Pastor Study Group 10:30AM
Worship Design Team  5:30PM
Bell Choir 6:30PM

Chancel Choir 7:30PM
AA Meeting 7:30-9:30PM Fellowship Hall

Thursday, March 21, 2019:

Writer’s Group 6- 7:30PM Parlor

Saturday, March 23:

AA Meeting 9 – 10:30AM Fellowship Hall
AA Meeting 7:30-9:30PM Fellowship Hall


Season of Lent: Digging Into A Deep Refreshing Well
We have talked recently around the church about clutter and how our lives can become filled up with so much that it often overwhelms us.  During the season before Easter that we call Lent, as we are heading toward Spring, we will be invited into a reflective space — a space where we can rest into who we are and reflect on our life journey.  To do this, we will be considering stories of nature (in particular trees) found in the biblical narrative, as a way to access our own spiritual journeys.  Each Sunday we will be challenged with a centering question to reflect on who we are and where we are now on life’s journey.  During this season, we hope that you will dig deep and discover a fresh well from which your soul might drink.

Thanks to everyone who has helped with the South Oakland Shelter program this past week. It’s always a big job, but when we work together we make good things happen! God Bless!


​​​FBCB Music Department News:

  • The Chancel Choir rehearses weekly on Wednesday's at 7:30pm and again on Sunday morning's at 9:30am. 
  • The Bell Choir rehearses weekly on Wednesday's at 6:30pm.  
  • On Communion Sunday's (first Sunday's of the month) everyone is invited to be part of a Communion Choir with rehearsals at 9:50am in the Choir Room.  This is a great way to explore being part of our music program!


Mission Partners: Remain in prayer for Dan and Sharon Buttry, Jon Goode and family, Sameh and Semah, and Jeni Pedzinski, as well as retired missionary Judith Sutterlin.

Please keep in your prayers our Associate Pastor Search Committee members: Glenn Craig (Chair), Joan Trusty, Tim Olsen, Harriett Stewart, Pastor Scott Runyon 


​​Let's Get Reading!  Introducing Book Buddies and Books for Thought

In support of this quarter's emphasis on international, cross-cultural and inter-faith understanding, the FBC Discipleship Team wants to get some conversations started! Here's the idea: we propose a list of books related to our quarterly theme and you and a partner decide which book to read and discuss together. 

We have a sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center if you want to see who you might be Book Buddies with, or just ask someone!  We hope our shut-ins will be able to participate as well.

The eight books on the list below are all easily available from Amazon (often in several formats, if you prefer to use your e-reader).  We selected a range of genres and topics, so we hope there is something of interest for everyone, including children and youth. Have another book in mind that fits this focus?  Share your suggestions! 

· Grounded: Finding God in the World (Diana Butler Bass 2017)
· We Are The Socks (Daniel L. Buttry 2015)
· The Gospel in a Pluralist Society (Lesslie Newbigin 1989)
· Half the Sky (Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn 2010)
· Paul: A Biography (N.T. Wright 2018)
· No Greater Love (Mother Theresa 2002)
· You Are Here Discovering the magic of the Present moment (Thich Nhat Hanh 2010)
· A Wreath for Emmett Till (Marilyn Nelson 2009)
· Each Kindness (Jacqueline Woodson 2012)   



There are many available dates open on our Sunday Flower Calendar. Please consider buying chancel flowers in honor or in memory of a loved one.


“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman (Author)