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.

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 and RJ.

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.

Mids: 6-7:30 p.m., Curtis Room -

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 6-7:30 p.m. with the Mids Crew – Resident Minister Rev. Emily Beghin, Charlotte Anderson and Julie Pakela.

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