Coronavirus & First Pres

Listen to worship on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. on WAAM (1600 AM) radio. You may also listen online at 11:00 a.m. at

Making God’s Love Visible in a Virtual World

This Covid-19 Pandemic is disrupting all facets of church life. However our First Pres Church Staff meets virtually almost every day to plan how to connect in meaningful ways with children, families, young people and adults. Pastors are in constant communication with members, friends and each other. Our Session has met virtually and offers leadership and support to our whole community. Our Deacons are prepared to minister in this new era. Please check our First Pres website frequently for updates and fresh inspiration. And follow our weekly email devotionals and Our Life Together emails.

Staying Connected...

  • We are connecting online, on the radio, via Zoom or Google Hang Out.
  • We listen and respond to phone, text and email messages.
  • Our distinctive ministries of worship, music, Christian formation, congregational care and mission continue to operate to serve our community and members.
  • We are deeply concerned for the health and well-being of our First Pres members and friends, and all our neighbors in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw and Detroit.

Want to know more? Check out our offerings here!

Zoom Tutorial

Need help using Zoom? Watch this tutorial from our very own Rev. Amy Ruhf!

We Worship on Sunday!

On Sundays, we will worship virtually. Our Worship Service is broadcast at 11:00 a.m. on WAAM (1600 AM) and on the web ( A small group of pastors and musicians will gather, staying 6 feet apart at all times, to lead worship for you.

A bulletin for Sunday, March 22, complete with hymns is available here.

Our Faciliities

The First Pres facilities are now closed to all in-person ministries, events and meetings for the foreseeable future. All meetings, events and gatherings are suspended until such time as we can again gather together safely.

A skeleton team of administrators and our facilities team will be onsite Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pastors and program staff are available by phone, text or email. Should you need to reach us, simply call the church (734) 662- 4466. Many meetings and gatherings have moved online, or in the process of doing so soon.

Funerals & Memorials

Until the State of Emergency and shelter in place order is lifted for Michigan we will be limited in our funeral practices. Find out more here.


Other than Zoom weddings, or weddings recorded on Facebook at an outside venue limited to 10 people — couples wishing for an in-person wedding in our Sanctuary or Monteith Hall – must limit the total people gathered (including officiants, musicians, etc.) to under 10 people. Recording the service is allowed.