6th - 8th Grade Ministry

“If we love one another, God abides in us, and God’s love is perfected in us.”
1 John 4:12

First Pres Ann Arbor nurtures teenagers’ spiritual growth through community, education, and fun. Events and activities center around learning about the Bible and what it means to be a young Christian in today’s society. First Pres offers Sunday School classes, a middle school and youth group, involvement in inter-generational church activities, and much more, all under the amazing leadership offered by staff, youth leaders and teachers and fellow students.

Eighth Grade Confirmation

How do teenagers discover the wonder of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the big Church, First Pres and what it means to be a Christian? They experience confirmation! Confirmands attend class weekly at 9:30 a.m., go on a retreat and work with mentors. At the conclusion of class, youth will be ready to make an informed decision about whether or not they would like to join First Pres. Confirmation weekend is April 18-19, 2015.  Rev. Dr. Jim Monnett, Diane Hockett and Drew Burton lead with Mentors Carol Detmer and Margaret Jahnke.

Munch & Mingle leads to Sunday School

Youth Sunday School for our 6th - 8th graders and high schoolers begins with a time of community and Washtenaw Dairy donuts in the 100 Level hallway. Rev. Dr. Jim Monnett (“RJ”) and Sunday School teachers will meet and greet students from 9:20 - 9:30 a.m. after which Sunday School classes convene; 6th/7th graders in Room 104 with Betsy McCallister, Ginny Bell, and Larry Peterson; the 8th grade Confirmation class in the Curtis Room on the 300 Level; and the
high schoolers in the Youth Room (100 Level) with Craig Blogin.

Sunday Night is bursting with Youth Ministry

Youth Choir: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Choir Room

Do you love music? Would you like to be a part of Sunday worship services? Come learn to be a part of a great choir! Sing and laugh with new friends. Led by Tom Granum, Director of Music Ministries.

Youth Dinner: 5:00 to 5:40 p.m., Vance Room

Make Sunday night easy! Come to the Vance Room and have dinner with the 6th-12th graders. Each dinner is $5, or you can sign up to cook one of the Sunday evening meals and enjoy free dinner all semester. If you’re coming out of Youth Choir swing through Vance, and grab a plate of food and take it to your youth group.

Mids: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Curtis Room

MIDS 2014

Come to the Curtis Room for all the excitement of 6th to 8th grade youth group with amazing games, great Bible learning, and all the energy and goodness of a chocolate milkshake. Youth group is a time to be together with people who value middle schoolers, enjoy high energy, want to learn, and be a part of something bigger. Mids meets Sunday nights from 5:30 to 6:30 with the Mids Crew – Catie Holmes, Dagmar Schoettle, Cassie Webster, and Drew Burton.

Mids also has great events like Wombat, 9 Square, Zap Zone, and retreats.


The 6th-8th Grade ministry is led by Rev. Dr. Jim Monnett (RJ), the Director of Youth Ministry. jmonnett@firstpresbyterian.org