At First Presbyterian, when a baby is born or adopted, we place a rose in the front of the church and note the child's arrival in the bulletin. We welcome the new baby, show how happy we are that there is a new child among us, and give thanks for this new life. If you are considering having your baby baptized please visit our Baptism page to find out more.

Funerals & Planning

Funeral or memorial services at First Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor, are always “witnesses to the resurrection” – that is to say, they affirm the hope of the Christian gospel and the good news to all who grieve. Practically speaking, this means that all we say and do in worship should affirm this central truth of our faith. Find out more about services, receptions, pastors, and more on our Funerals and Planning page.

Give Flowers for a Loved One

If you would like to give chancel flowers in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special day - visit Giving Flower to a Loved One.

Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden provides a place set apart on the church's grounds as a burial place for the ashes of cremation for church members, affiliate members, and/or members of their immediate families. To find out more about the garden on our Memorial Garden page.


We are delighted to know that you are interested in having your wedding ceremony at First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor. We believe that "marriage is a gift God has given to all humankind for the well-being of the entire human family" (Directory for Worship, from the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church USA), and for that reason we take very seriously our role in assisting couples to plan for their wedding day. Many details on online for your convenience on our Weddings page.