Getting There Together
This fall begins a new season of our life together. In our church we’re on our way to meet a new leader, to begin a new chapter of ministry, to discover new ways of rising to the challenges of a protracted pandemic. In our society we’re on our way through a season of polarization in politics and policy, vulnerability in public health, soul-searching and accountability for our values of justice, equity, liberty. During these coming weeks we’ll turn for guidance to the book of Exodus — the story of the long journey of the people 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’ll be leaning 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.
Free podcasts (audio) and printed copies of sermons by our pastors are also available. Visit our "Sermons" page to view or listen to a sermon.
Worship bulletins are available from the ushers during service times. Feel free to take them home with you. Large print bulletins, Bibles, and hearing assistance devices are also available from the ushers. Previous bulletins may also be found on our "Bulletins" page.
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.
In the fall, the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services are typically held in the Sanctuary, with the 8:00 a.m. service is in a more intimate setting, Monteith Hall. Our services include music, preaching, readings of Scripture, and prayer. In the summer, the 9:30 a.m. worship service is typcially held outside, weather permitting.
Visit our "Sunday Services" page for more information on service times and dates, including any upcoming special or holiday services.
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.
Radio Worship is broadcast at 11:00 a.m. on WAAM (1600 AM) and on the web (www.waamradio.com/).
Ministry of Music
Music Ministry enriches congregational life through a vibrant choral and instrumental program for all ages. Visit our "Ministry of Music" page to learn more about:
- Adult / Chancel choir
- Youth choir
- Handbell choir
- Recorder ensemble
Permanent First Presbyterian Church name tags are available for $9. Order a name tag here.