Worship

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 of 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 in person (no sign up required), or live streamed on YouTube or Facebook at 9:30 a.m, and at 11:00 a.m. via radio broadcast on WAAM (1600 AM) and on the web (www.waamradio.com/).   Details are also in the bulletin.

View past worship services here.

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Sermons

Printed copies of sermons by our pastors are available at the Welcome Center.  You may also visit our "Sermons" page to download the sermon, or to view the service(s) on YouTube.

Bulletins

Bulletins are available on the website, and are also available from the ushers during in-person church. Feel free to print them from our bulletins page, 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.

Regular Schedule

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 are in person at 9:30 a.m., are live streamed on YouTube and Facebook, or can be listened to on WAAM as mentioned above.

Visit our "Sunday Services" page for more information on service times and dates, including any upcoming special or holiday services.

Communion

Communion is served the first Sunday of the month in person.  In addition, during this time, Communion kits are available 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 Broadcast

Radio Worship is broadcast at 11:00 a.m. on WAAM (1600 AM) and on the web (www.waamradio.com/).

Ministry of Music and Fine Arts

Music Ministry enriches congregational life through a vibrant choral and instrumental program for all ages. Visit our "Ministry of Music and Fine Arts" page to learn more about:

  • Adult / Chancel choir
  • Youth choir
  • Handbell choir
  • Orchestra
  • Recorder ensemble

Name Tags

Permanent First Presbyterian Church name tags are available for $9. Order a name tag here.