Tell Me More Sessions
"Tell Me More About This Church" sessions are a brief time of gathering with friends and First Pres members to learn more about our congregation. Prospective members and guests of all ages are welcome to join this group for conversation. Look for dates in the Upcoming Events section.
Come and get to know us and let us get to know you!
Fast Track to Membership
You already belong, of course — for all are welcome at First Pres, and membership is not required to participate in our ministries. However, by becoming a member formally, you have voice and vote in congregational meetings, and can express to us your commitment to First Pres to be an active part. Your joining allows us to support you more fully and help you stay engaged and grow in faith. Fast-Track to membership is after worship on a Sunday coming up! It takes about 20 minutes of meeting with a pastor and an elder. Attend a new-member class either before or after!
New Member Classes
- Who is your Lord and Savior? Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.
- Do you trust him? I do.
- Do you intend to be his disciple, to obey his Word, and to show his love? I do.
- Will you be a faithful member of this congregation, giving of yourself in every way, and will you seek the fellowship of the church wherever you may be? I will.
Individuals may join the church by Profession of Faith and Baptism (for those who have never been baptized), by Reaffirmation of Faith (for those who are not currently active members of another Christian church), or by Transfer of Church Letter (for those on the active roll of another church.) Individuals may also choose to join as an Affiliate Member, meant for those in Ann Arbor on a short-term basis who are active church members elsewhere. Especially appropriate for college students, it carries all the privileges of active membership except the right to vote in congregational meetings and hold church office.