We kicked off the Advent concert series on Sunday, December 3rd with the Phenomenal D’Marie (Rev. Dollie Howell Pankey)…watch video of her performing her original song “Afraid,” below:
The series continued Sunday, December 10th at 5 PM with Beloved KB (Kelvin Benion) and the outstanding Perfect Praise choir.
Followed Sunday, December 17th at 5 PM by the sensational singing group CWEN (Christ Will Enter In).
Advent will conclude Sunday, December 24th at 5 PM with our Christmas Eve service – featuring a carols and candlelight worship with LeNard Brown and the Beloved Community Orchestra.
All are welcome to worship, fellowship and joyful song – Sunday nights at 5 pm.
Thursday, October 19th, 5:30 – 8 pm
Beloved Community Church
131 41st Street South, Birmingham, 35222
David Sea of The Temptations Revue
Alvin “Cornbread” Garrett
The Murray Family
LeNard Brown of the Controllers
Purchase Tickets to the How Sweet It Is Music Festival
Tickets are $25. If you would like to pay more for your ticket, we have offered a sliding scale for the first time ever:
$25 – one ticket
$50 – one ticket + one ticket sponsored for a low-income person
$100 – one ticket + expenses sponsored for 1 grassroots justice meeting
$1000 – one ticket + utilities and supplies sponsored for 1 month
$10,000 – one ticket + all expenses sponsored for a month (hey, might as well ask!)
Volunteers are needed to promote, sell tickets, collect silent auction items and organize food. Contact us if you would like to help!
We hope you will join us through advocacy, prayer and action this month to support the realm of God on earth.
This is our Covenant: “With the help of God, We will walk together in the ways of Jesus, creating a community and striving for a world where no one is an outcast and no one is a stranger…
Speak out for Sanctuary policies in Birmingham
“Where all people are celebrated as precious children of God“
Speak out against LGBTQ discrimination in Birmingham
“Where we joyfully share with one another: Hope for the living…”
Write letters to support summer feeding and child nutrition programs
“Comfort for the dying.. Dignity for those in struggle…”
This week, we’ll have many opportunities to celebrate PRIDE with our Beloved Community! All people are welcomed to celebrate…
Thursday, June 9, 6:30-8 pm – PRIDE Reading at Beloved
RSVP/more information on Facebook
Continue reading PRIDE 2017 at Beloved
Don’t miss our annual concert of spiritual and sacred music with Birmingham’s best musical talents – celebrating 17 years of Beloved Community!
Sponsor an ad for our 17th Anniversary Commemoration Booklet
Full page ad: $100
Half page ad: $50
Quarter page ad: $25
Ads may promote a local business or organization, honor a friend or a loved one, or just share a message for the church on the occasion of our anniversary!
Palm Sunday processional Sunday, April 9th, 4:45-5 PM
Religious procession in Avondale with Beloved and The Abbey
Maundy Thursday service at Beloved, April 13th, 6 PM
Joint UCC service with our fellow UCC churches (Covenant Community UCC, First Congregational UCC and Pilgrim Church UCC).
Good Friday – Stations of the Cross – Linn Park, 12 PM
Starting at noon at Linn Park and ending by 1:30 at Kelly Ingram Park, this pilgrimage involves 15 blocks of travel on city sidewalks. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Greater Birmingham Ministries, First Presbyterian Church and Church in the Park.
Good Friday – Seven Last Words of Jesus Service – 12 pm at Talladega First Congregational UCC
202 Martin Luther King Jr Dr N; Talladega, Alabama 35160
A powerful service with 7 UCC pastors reflecting on Jesus’ last words. Contact Jennifer to RSVP.
Sunday, April 16th, 7 AM at Avondale Park (4101 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222)
Joint Easter sunrise service with our neighbors at Avondale UMC and Saint Junia. In case of rain, will move to Avondale UMC at 500 40th St S, Birmingham, AL 35222.
Resurrection Sunday at Beloved!
Liberation Theology Study Group Sundays at 3 pm
Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God
Liberation Theology Study group is currently discussing Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God by the womanist theologian Kelly Brown Douglas. Local activist T. Marie King is co-facilitating the book discussion with Rev. Jennifer. All are welcomed to join the discussion!
Bible study Wednesday nights at 6 PM
Plenty Good Room: A Lenten Bible Study Based on African American Spirituals
This unique short-term Bible study combines an in-depth look at Scripture, American history, and the music and lyrics of six African American spirituals. The six-session study provides biblical, social, and historical analyses of ‘Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit,” “This Lonesome Valley,” “Bow Down on Your Knees,” “Plenty Good Room,” “Ain’t Dat Good News,” and “Were You There?” Bible Study facilitated by Rev. Sally Harris at Beloved, Wednesday nights at 6 pm.
Sunday, February 12, 2017, Beloved Community Church UCC celebrated the installation of Rev. Jennifer Sanders, the second minister to serve as head pastor of our congregation since our founding in 2000.
The service of installation celebrated the covenant between Rev. Jennifer, Beloved Community Church, the United Church of Christ and the wider community.
Continue reading Photos from our February 12th Installation Service
Join us this Sunday after the 5 pm service to vote on our budget and plan for the year ahead. All are welcome and invited to attend to the business of the church.
If you are not yet a member of Beloved, please make your membership (covenant) official to be eligible to vote! Read our church covenant, which is the basis of membership in our community, and talk to Rev. Jennifer to learn more about this commitment!