First Baptist Church

of Birmingham, Michigan

(248) 644-0550

300 Willits Street
Birmingham, Michigan

This Weeks Schedule​​ (Sunday, October 14, 2018)

Sunday, October 14:
Youth Lesson 9:30AM
Choir Rehearsal 9:30AM

Worship 10:30AM

Monday, October 15:

SLAA Group Parlor 7:30 – 9:30PM

Wednesday, October 17:

10:30AM Pastor Study Group
6:30PM Bell Choir practice
7:30PM Chancel Choir practice
AA Meeting 7:30-9:30PM Fellowship Hall

Thursday, October 18:

8AM Men’s Breakfast        
Writer’s Group 6- 7:30PM Parlor

Saturday, October 20:

All-church Workday 9AM-Noon

AA Meeting 9:00 – 10:30AM Fellowship Hall
AA Meeting 7:30-9:30PM Fellowship Hall

Sunday, October 21:

Choir Practice @ 9:30AM

Youth Lesson 9:30AM

Worship 10:30AM

Big Band tribute to Count Basie & Duke Ellington @ 6PM


The morning Study Group led by Pastor Scott is meeting on Wednesdays at 10:30 am at Jackie Erhardt’s house (1137 Ivy Glen Circle in Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304).  The group will be studying the book of Acts.  All are welcome, even those who have not participated in the past.

Baptism Class: In the future Pastor Scott will lead a Baptism class for those people (adults and youth) who are wishing to be baptized. Please see Pastor Scott if you are thinking about this important faith decision.

Birthday: Chris Schultz was accidently omitted from the November birthday list. She will be celebrating her birthday on November 11th. Happy Birthday in advance, Chris!

Fall workday is October 20 at 9AM.

B’Jazz Vespers Looking ahead:

Save the dates for our next B’Jazz Vespers series: October 21 we will have Gary Greenfelder presenting the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Hold the dates for future Vespers on December 16 and February 17 (2019)

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!

All are invited to join up at Friendship House’s Fourth Sunday Supper on Sunday, October 28. See Harriet Stewart to RSVP.

Our church will sponsor a Church Security Seminar on November 2 & 3. 

Please save the date in your calendar. The seminar will equip and empower our frontline team to spot and stop trouble before it starts. The training topics include: Nursery security, lockdown protocols, identifying suspicious individuals, among others. More details to follow.

There will be a formal Congregational Meeting on October 28 immediately following worship service.

ABC-MI annual meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 27 at Falam Baptist Church in Battle Creek.

The congregation is invited to a celebration of Dan & Sharon Buttry’s retirement at Genesis Church in Royal Oak.  Please RSVP to Janelle at (call or text) 586-944-1624 to attend the October 7th luncheon at 11:30AM.  If you are unable to attend but want to contribute to the book of memories and stories, contact Janelle at


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)