Berkley First United Methodist Church
Thursday, January 29, 2015

 Berkley First United Methodist Church is CLOSED.  
For information, please contact Birmingham First United Methodist Church
at 248-646-1200.  Birmingham now has possession of the Berkley building and 
has plans for a "New church start" in the future.
Faith UMC will continue to hold worship services in the Berkley building through at least the end of June.
Today, Dec. 28, 2014, was the final worship service as the Berkley First UMC congregation. Berkley First UMC will be closing on January 1, 2015. Thank you to everyone who attended this final service. It was emotional, touching, and wonderful to have so many former pastors attend and speak, sharing memories and words of encouragement. We also loved having many, many visitors and former members who attended the service and shared memories during the coffee hour after the worship service. To all members and visitors, we hope our paths cross again in the future! 

Thank you to our awesome choir!!! We have always loved to listen to you and appreciate that you have shared your musical talents and gifts with us each week! Thank you, Isaac Garrigues-Cortelyou, for serving as interim choir director. And a special Thank you to George Jonte-Crane, for arranging to be with us for the Festival of Carols and our final service.

Thank you Pastor Peggy Garrigues for your service to this congregation for the past six months! We appreciate the support you have given us. And thank you to Pastor Jonathan Combs, and all members of Faith UMC, who so graciously accepted us and agreed to having combined services for the past few months. We will pray for you, that God blesses you during your time of planning your future. It has been an honor to share our final months with all of you.

To all current members of Berkley First, we wish you God's blessings as you look for your new church home. We cherish the time we've spent together and hope that our paths cross often in the future. Feel free to contact Jen or Nancy Butka with any news that you think should be shared. We will do our best to pass it on via email. 

Thank you to Birmingham First UMC, for accepting our legacy gift and agreeing to start a "new church" in the Berkley building in the future. We have faith that God will lead you on the path of success in reaching those in the community who need and are touched by the program that you will bring.

May God bless each and every one of you who has been a part of the life of Berkley First United Methodist Church. It has been an honor to worship and serve together over the years

And finally, Thank you, God, for the many blessings that you have given us, through the shared ministries and memories of this church family. As we walk in faith and trust You to guide us as we search for a new church home, we believe and are comforted by knowing that you will be with us along the way. "And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28:20.
Rev. Jonathan Combs - Pastor, Oak Park: Faith UMC
The Faith UMC congregation will be worshiping at the Berkley building through June 2015.

2820 West 12 Mile Rd
Berkley, MI  48072
P.O. Box 721155

(248) 399-3698