300 Willits Street
Birmingham, Michigan

Saturday, May 25:

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

Sunday, May 26:

Worship 10:30AM

Monday, May 27:

Memorial Day Holiday - Church Office is Closed

Wednesday, May 29:

10:30AM Pastor Study Group
Worship Design Team 5:30PM
AA Meeting 7:30-9:30PM Fellowship Hall

Thursday, May 30, 2019:        
Writer’s Group 6- 7:30PM Parlor

Saturday, June 1:

Memorial Service 11AM


Sunday, June 2: 
Worship 10:30AM

Monday, June 3: 
SLAA Group Parlor 7:30 – 9:30PM


Tuesday June 4:

Men's Breakfast 8:00AM

Ice Cream Social with Gateway 3 to 5:30PM​

Wednesday, June 5: 
10:30AM Pastor Study Group
Worship Design Team 5:30PM

FBCB Music Year End Celebration 6PM
AA Meeting 7:30-9:30PM Fellowship Hall

Thursday, June 6:     
Writer’s Group 6- 7:30PM Parlor

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Church Vision Small Group Discussion:  The congregation sorted into small groups after worship May 5th to hear about the efforts of our Unstuck Team that has been working with a consultant to focus our congregation with a new vision for growth.  These group conversations were well-received.  However, some people were not able to attend.  We would like for everyone in the congregation to receive this new information with an opportunity to ask questions so that the whole church is on the same page with the same information.  If you have not yet been able to attend a small group discussion, please let Leslie know in the church office  and we will help you get up to speed.  time commitment is about one hour.  Leslie in church office:  248-644-0550 or firstbaptistbirm@sbcglobal.net

May Communion Offering to benefit Maplegrove Center for Alcohol Addiction Treatment:  Most of you are aware of the AA groups that meet at First Baptist Birmingham. Yet you may not know that many of those who attend were referred by Maplegrove Center in West Bloomfield, which provides comprehensive addiction treatment in a structured supportive environment.  After residential and out-patient treatment, the program recommends patients participate in education and support groups like the Alcohol Anonymous 12-step program, as an essential part of their ongoing recovery process. AA groups focus on the premise that addiction is not due to a lack of self-control or an unwillingness to quit.  It is a serious medical condition that affects people from every background across metro Detroit and throughout Michigan.

This month’s offering supports scholarships and book materials for those in the addiction treatment program at Maplegrove, many of whom attend the AA groups at FBC.  Our financial support will help those being treated to complete treatment when insurance money is exhausted, and they cannot pay for required AA educational books. It would offer the group a “hand-up” and affirm FBC’s covenant to demonstrate compassion.  


Honoring Veterans for Memorial Day:  Please contact Leslie in the church office with the names of veterans who have passed so that they might be recognized on Sunday on May 26 for Memorial Day.  248-644-0550 or firstbaptistbirm@sbcglobal.net

Memorial Service: There will be a memorial service in the sanctuary for Nancy Sharp on Saturday, June 1 at 11AM.

Ice Cream Social with Gateway: Volunteers needed! Dear Friends and Members of FBC: We are inviting the students, parents and staff of Gateway to ice cream sundaes in Fellowship Hall from 3:00 to 5:30pm on June 4. The event was well received last year, and we served ice cream to over 125 guests. We are looking for people to help with set-up starting at 2:30, serve ice cream, greet our guests, and clean up starting around 5:30pm. Free ice cream for all! If you are available, please let Leslie know. See you there! Mike

Year-End Music Celebration: Anyone associated with the FBCB music/choirs (and spouses) are invited to an end-of-the-year party at the home of Carol McWilliam on Wednesday, June 5 starting at 6PM. Please RSVP to Carol (248-647-6337) or Leslie in the office (248-644-0550) by Sunday June 2. Ham will be provided but please sign up next to the church office for side dishes and desserts.

All-Church Meeting: We will have an all-church congregational meeting on Sunday, June 23 after worship. 


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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 Pastor of Family Life Search Committee members: Glenn Craig (Chair), Joan Trusty, Tim Olsen, Harriett Stewart, Pastor Scott Runyon 

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​​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)   

 

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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.


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“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)

First Baptist Church

of Birmingham, Michigan

(248) 644-0550