We miss seeing you! While our Fall Kickoff at First Pres will be different from that of other years, it will still be fun, exciting, and informative. We hope you will join us for these socially distanced Sunday Celebrations.
September 6 - Drive-through Ice Cream Social 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Stay safely in your car as you drive through the First Pres parking lots, stopping at various stations where you will be greeted by staff and members of the Congregational Life Committee. We will have detailed information to give you on future events as well as your choice of an individually wrapped ice cream treat. First Pres Black Lives Matter yard signs will be available.
September 13 Drive-through Kickoff Celebration 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Drop by between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and stay safely in your car as you drive through the First Pres campus, stopping at various stations where you will be greeted by staff and members of the Congregational Life and Christian Formation Committees. There will be free First Pres t-shirts for the first 200 people and informational brochures about Christian Formation classes for all ages. You won’t want to miss the “Peeps Live” station where you will have the opportunity to get out of your car briefly for a special photograph. You’ll do a slow drive to enjoy special live music (the group Nessa, led by Kelly McDermott and Rob Frazier) before receiving a blessing from the pastoral staff. Final stop? “Coffee Hour,” of course! You’ll be offered an individually wrapped Washtenaw Dairy donut to enjoy on your ride home.
September 20 Outdoor Worship 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a socially distanced, brief service of worship will be offered on our front lawn. Attendance will be limited. (This is an additional service on September 20; the morning service will be offered via virtual platforms.) Please note that there will be only limited access to the building. Rain date will be September 27.
September 27 Drive-through Stewardship & Mission Kick-off 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Stay safely in your car as you drive through the First Pres campus, stopping at various stations where you will be greeted by staff and members of the Stewardship and Mission Committees. There will be handouts including the 2021 stewardship tabloid and information about ongoing local mission projects. Take home kits will be offered for some hands-on activities.
October 4 Drive-through Family Sunday Kick-off 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate World Communion Sunday with us. Families with children ages birth through high school are invited to stay safely in your car as you drive though the First Pres parking lots, stopping at various stations where you will be warmly greeted by members of the Christian Formation team. Families will pick up curriculum packets. There will be snacks and a creative photo opportunity.
October 11 Drive-in Worship: Blessing of the Animals Service 4:00 p.m.
Welcome to the First Pres Drive-in! Stay safely in your car in the First Pres parking lot for a Blessing of the Animals service. Bring a pet with you, if you would like, or perhaps a photo of a pet. There will be treats for our animal AND our human friends, as well as another fun photo opportunity. Watch for sign-up information.