Mature Ministries

The Mature Ministries Program has many interesting lectures, trips, and conversations that you are invited to join! Our monthly gathering is a lunch and learn that we call “Lunch and Learn.” If you are 60 and up and are not getting our email news update, email Rev. Rogers at

Upcoming Lunch and Learns

Lunch & Learn, Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Noon

Peonies: Where Ephemeral Beauty Becomes Timeless

Our passion for peonies reflects a movement that began in the Midwest in the 1850s. Here in Ann Arbor preparations are underway for the Peony Garden's Centennial in 2022. Find out what has made the historic University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum collection prized at home and distinctive internationally. Revel in the beautiful images.

Our speaker will be Dr. David Michener, Curator of the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens/Nichols Arboretum, and author of Peonies: The Best Varieties for Your Garden.  David’s peony book has been recommended by the New York Times.

Mature Ministries Travels Return in 2021!

We are in the process of finalizing the details for a few upcoming Mature Ministries trips that will be announced in June.  

Here are the upcoming dates and locations:

  • Thursday, August 19 – Detroit Riverboat Cruise
  • Thursday, September 23 – Detroit’s First Congregational Church Underground Railroad Tour and Cass Tiny Houses Tour
  • Thursday, October 28 – Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum in Farmington Hills, with lunch following
  • Thursday, November 4 – Van Gogh Immersive Exhibit - (Light and Sound), with lunch following at the Detroit Athletic Club

All trips will include bus travel to Detroit from First Presbyterian Church.

More details to follow!

Payments, Cancellations, & Refunds for Trips

A $10 deposit is required to guarantee your spot. Deposits are non-refundable. All final owed monies for these Mature Ministry trips – for travel, meals and programs– are due 30 days before the trips take place. Refunds are only possible if it is 72 hours or more before the event AND if another member can be found to take your place. Otherwise, your deposits and payments are forfeited.