Getting There Together
Our church is on our way to meet a new leader, to begin a new chapter of ministry, and to discover new ways of rising to the challenges of a protracted pandemic. In our society we’re on the road to recovery from a season of polarization in politics and policy, vulnerability in public health, soul-searching and accountability for our values of justice, equity, liberty. During this past Fall we turned for guidance to the book of Exodus — the story of the long journey of the people Israel as God responds to their anguish, leads them out of bondage, and accompanies them through crises of identity and faith and communal life to a new threshold. And we leaned on the company of Jesus, particularly in the latter chapters of the gospel of Matthew. Like us, the exodus people are on their way toward life in a promising future; but the process of getting there will help them, and us, learn how to live when they get where they hope they’re going.
Join us Sundays at 9:30 a.m. on YouTube or Facebook, and at 11:00 a.m. via radio broadcast on WAAM (1600 AM) and on the web (www.waamradio.com/). Sign up for in person attendance (spaces are limited) at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. Details are in the bulletin.
Free podcasts (audio) and printed copies of sermons by our pastors are also available. Visit our "Sermons" page to view or listen to a sermon.
Bulletins are available on the website, and are also available from the ushers during in-person church. Feel free to print them our, or take them home with you. Large print bulletins, Bibles, and hearing assistance devices are also available from the ushers for those attending in person. Previous bulletins may also be found on our "Bulletins" page.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor typically offers three services at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and offers Family Sundays approximately once a month when children are encouraged to worship with their families. However, during this time, services can be viewed on YouTube and Facebook, or listened to on WAAM as mentioned above.
When we are able to get back to in person services, the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services are typically held in the Sanctuary, with the 8:00 a.m. service held in a more intimate setting, in Monteith Hall. Our services include music, preaching, readings of Scripture, and prayer. In the summer, the 9:30 a.m. worship service is held outside, weather permitting.
Visit our "Sunday Services" page for more information on service times and dates, including any upcoming special or holiday services.
During this time, Communion kits are delivered by Deacons to members requesting them on the first Sunday of the month. These kits are a gift from the church, and include bread freshly baked by our staff. Please contact your Deacon if you would like a kit delivered to you.
Typically, communion is celebrated weekly at the 8:00 a.m. service, and approximately once a month, usually the first Sunday of the month, at the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. On those first Sundays, we invite all to bring nonperishable food items to share with those in need in our community. The food is collected in baskets as you enter, or brought down on the final hymn of each worship service. Each month, food is donated to a local food bank. However during this time, donations for food items can be delivered directly to the church Monday through Thursday, between, 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Bins are located outside of the Memorial Garden entrance.
Radio Worship is broadcast at 11:00 a.m. on WAAM (1600 AM) and on the web (www.waamradio.com/).
Ministry of Music
Music Ministry enriches congregational life through a vibrant choral and instrumental program for all ages. Visit our "Ministry of Music" page to learn more about:
- Adult / Chancel choir
- Youth choir
- Handbell choir
- Recorder ensemble
Permanent First Presbyterian Church name tags are available for $9. Order a name tag here.