Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham will host a national conference on the inclusion of people with disabilities starting Friday.
National experts, clergy and community stakeholders will converge on Birmingham this weekend as part of a national conference on the inclusion of people with disabilities at the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham. The unique program, titled 'Before and Beyond the Benediction,' will not only educate participants on the barriers remaining for people with physical disabilities in society, but also provide an opportunity to explore, in-depth, strategies for improving how people with disabilities are included in society, organizers said. That will happen through dialogue spurred by nationally-renowned speakers expected to participate. On Friday, The Rev. Sue Montgomery, pastor of the Nickleville Presbyterian Church Emlenton, Pennsylvania, …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham is hosting a Men's Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Friday featuring remarks from the former NFL star and Brother Rice graduate.
Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? Don't dismay: check out today's Weekend Spotlight: Our pick for today: Men's Breakfast Also happening this weekend: Come back to Birmingham Patch on Wednesday for more weekend things to do in our Weekend Spotlight, or visit our events calendar.
Monday, October 8, 2012
The event will take place Oct. 9-10.
You know what they say... "One man's junk is another man's treasure." With that in mind, what will you find at the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham's Fall Rummage Sale this Tuesday and Wednesday? From clothing, winter accessories, jewelry and even furniture, you never know what great gently-used items you'll go home with at the semi-annual event. Nosh on soups and sandwiches, salads, cookies and the deliciously famous 'Rummage Sale Carrot Cake' while you shop. Put together by the Presbyterian Women each May and October, the sale is a hit with Birmingham residents and beyond. Proceeds generated by the event will go toward supporting local, national, and international mission projects. Those items that do not sell during the are …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Those going will leave after the 10 a.m. service First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham for the Skyline Camp and Retreat Center in Almont.
Wondering what to do with yourself this Labor Day weekend? Don't dismay: check out today's Weekend Spotlight: Our pick for today: First Presbyterian's All Church BBQ Also happening this weekend: Come back to Birmingham Patch on Wednesday for more weekend things to do in our Weekend Spotlight, or visit our events calendar.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
As part of a mission trip with the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, a dozen Birmingham residents helped build a secondary school building in the impoverished Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
In Birmingham, there is no question in middle school graduates’ minds that the end of summer vacation marks the beginning of another, unavoidable school year. For teens in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, a high school education is not only avoidable, but unaffordable, inconvenient and unavailable. At an age American teens associate with a babysitting gig or driver’s education, Mexican teens often begin jobs or families of their own. At the beginning of April, members of the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham (FPC) youth group began construction of a classroom building in Leona Vicario, Quintana-Roo, Mexico, that will provide schooling for youths, grades 10-12, through the Yucatan Peninsula Mission (YPM). The 13-person group spent four …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Here's what's going on in Birmingham this week.
School board to meet Tuesday: The Birmingham Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. at the district's administrative offices on West Merrill Street. On the agenda are presentations on the district's data dashboard as well as a re-authorization of the 2011-12 operating tax rates. Schools to hold millage kick-off rally Wednesday: The Friends of the Birmingham Public Schools will be holding a rally from 7-8:30 p.m at Beverly Elementary, officially kicking off efforts to pass a millage renewal for the district during the Nov. 8 elections. Fall rummage sale Tuesday and Wednesday: The First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham will host their semi-annual rummage sale Tuesday and Wednesday at the church. Items include furniture, housewares, …