Volunteer for Our Tutoring Ministry

First Church hosts a children’s tutoring ministry on Sunday Afternoons right after worship to help our children improve their reading skills.

The Tutoring Ministry is a joint effort by both the Children’s Council and the Justice and Mercy Team with the goal of improving the level of reading of First Church children needing assistance. We offer a tutoring session each Sunday after the 11:00am worship service.

If you would be interested in tutoring, providing meals, or donating books to our tutoring library, please contact
Linda Thorne at
Linda@firstchurchbhm.com | Katie Gilbert at Katie@firstchurchbhm.com

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Volunteer for Our Transportation Ministry

The Transportation Ministry provides both children and youth with rides to First Church for weekly Sunday morning and evening activities, as well as seasonal events throughout the year.

First Church volunteers work together to coordinate their individual schedules, church vehicle availability, and pick up locations to ensure that the children and youth of First Church with families not having their own transportation can participate in worship.


We would love to have you join our Transportation Ministry Sunday volunteers. You will be part of a two-person team and no special driver’s license is required. You can choose to be either a rider or driver, and can help mornings or at Noon on as many or as few Sundays as you’d like.

Please contact Linda Thorne at Linda@firstchurchbhm.com for more information.

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First Church is a Safe Sanctuary Church


Because we believe that Jesus taught us to care especially for all children and youth, First Church, as part of the United Methodist Church Safe Sanctuaries program, is committed to the practice of safe supervision. Our Safe Sanctuary policy sets standards for the supervision of First Church children, youth, and vulnerable adults in our care. Thus, in covenant with all United Methodist congregations, we have adopted detailed policies for the prevention of neglect and abuse.


As a Christian community of faith, we at First Church pledge to conduct the ministry of the gospel in ways that assure the safety and spiritual growth of all children, youth, and vulnerable adults and those who minister to them.


Contact Linda Thorne for more information at Linda@firstchurchbhm.com

Background Screening Instructions for Volunteers


All individuals who wish to volunteer with the First United Methodist Church of Birmingham are required to undergo a criminal background check before serving within any facility.


In order to submit the information needed to process your background check, please follow the instructions outlined below:


1. Visit www.KnowMyBackground.com and choose the “Get Checked” tab.


2. Enter the Organizational Referral Code: “firstchurchbhm”.


3. Complete and submit the requested information.


You will have an option to request a copy of your completed report when submitting your request.  Please allow 48-72 hours for completion.


An historic church in the heart of downtown Birmingham, First Church Birmingham is an open place for ALL to worship, grow, and serve. We are a diverse congregation made up of people from all over the Birmingham metro area and beyond.


                  You are welcome here!


First Church Birmingham

518 19th St North
Birmingham, AL 35203


(205) 254-3186


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