Explore... Empower... and Engage
....in God's Possibilities.

Our Mission

The mission of the Congregational Church of Birmingham, UCC, is the Three E's. We Explore, Empower and Engage in God's Possibilites.

Our Goals

  • Create experiences that reveal God in our lives (Spiritual Discovery)
  • Build genuine relationships with God and one another (Nurture and Care)
  • Put resources of the church to work for God's mission (Develop Resources)
  • Hear God's call to the world and dive in deeply (Community Connections)

Join us for the journey. Add your stories to ours!

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Worship 10:00 am

9-21-14“Name, Rank, Creation Number?”
Psalm 8
Baptism Sunday

9-28-14“God's Open Hands”
Psalm 104:10-15, 27-28
Local foods Throw Down

10-5-14“Chasing Waterfalls”
Psalm 16:5-11
World Communion

10-12-14 Psalm 133
Disabilities Awareness Week

10-19-14“Answering Our Own Questions”
Psalm 121
Hosting SOS Begins

10-26-14“Hammer and Nail Fith”
Psalm 46
Reformation Sunday (SOS ends)

11-2-14“Telling My God Story”
Psalm 23
All Saints

Adult Bible Study Resumes - Wednesdays, Sept 17 - Nov 19 at 10:00am
We will continue to view the lectures by Professor Luke Timothy Johnson entitled "Jesus and the Gospels". Participation in the spring session is not necessary to enjoy and learn in the fall session. The first book we will hear about is Matthew. A helpful preparation would be a quick read of Matthew. Bring your Bible!

CROP 2014 - Sunday October 5th
On October 5, World Communion Sunday, we will gather with others in our community to help fight hunger both here and around the world. While we acknowledge that our efforts will not end hunger, as members of this community , we are saying yes to hope, and yes to walking as partners united in a vision that there is enough for all. Sign up to be a walker, a sponsor, or both at the CROP Walk table during coffee hour after service

Trinity - St. Mark's Rummage Sale October 6th (10am-2pm) and 7th (10am-noon)
Join in helping our partner church in SE Detroit with their fall edition Rummage Sale. Car-pool or meet at TSM. Additional details from Margherita Fisher or Pat Parker. Trinity St.-Marks - 9315 West Fort Street, Detroit, Michigan

Annual Baldwin Center Coat, boots and Blanket Drive Oct. 5th-19th
Want to be a blessing in someone's life? Need to make room in your closet? Donate those seldom worn, new and gently used coats, boots and blankets to our Annual Baldwin Center Drive. We will be accepting your donations Oct.5th through Oct.19th. The Baldwin Center distributes these items to the homeless, the displaced and marginalized of Pontiac. We need coats, boots and blankets for all genders, ages and sizes!

SOS Week Oct. 19 - 26
All Hands On Deck For SOS Week! CCB will host some 30 guests from the South Oakland Shelter the week of Oct. 19-26. Please check out the volunteer sign-up display in front of the stage and join the team. We need morning, evening and overnight hosts, meal preparers and servers, drivers, food donors, set-up and tear-down helpers, and launderers. The sign-up display also features specific shift times and a description of duties. See also the buckets for personal hygiene items (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, combs, brushes, and lotions) and for prizes (dollar-store items for men, women and children) for Bingo night. Our co-hosts are Central Woodward Christian Church and Northminster Presbyterian Church. Got questions? Contact Chris Mead cwm1947@comcast.net or Elaine Winter erw1945@aol.com.

And the Journey Continues: Over $375,089 of our Capital Journey pledges have already been received! Wow! We are poised to move forward. An implementation task force is being formed, and a mechanical engineering firm has been hired to analyze our heating system and make recommendations for improvements. As a next step, an architectural/engineering firm will be hired to provide input for our overall path forward, with a first phase of renovation beginning as early as this summer. Thanks to all of you for your faithfulness!
Keeping and Gathering Capital Journey Website

Congregational Church of Birmingham, UCC