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Concert4aCause on Sunday, April 23

Waterman Lecture: Sunday, September 25

pr-photo-brueggemannWalter Brueggemann

Our Waterman Lecture this year was on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.  Our Waterman speaker was Walter Brueggemann, perhaps the most highly regarded biblical scholar today.  We couldn’t be more thrilled.

Dr. Brueggemann preached the sermon during worship that morning on Thinking Again (Ps 146, Luke 16:19-31).  He gave a public lecture free of charge at 3:00 P.M. that afternoon in our sanctuary on Reading the Bible Toward Money.

Dr. Brueggemann is an outstanding Old Testament scholar, but he brings his knowledge to bear on our modern times.  We are excited about this unique and wonderful opportunity, not only for our church but for many others who joined us for this event.

Download the Brueggeman Lecture (mp3)


FBC Ladies Book Club

Attention, Readers!

The FBC Ladies’ Book Club  continues to meet every 6 weeks to discuss a variety of titles, both classics and best-sellers — and to enjoy one another’s company.  Our next selection is Walter Brueggemann’s Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now.  All interested readers are welcome to join us – Tuesday, August 30th at 7pm. Please contact Janice Stumpf at (734) 663-4871 or for details.


Gala Organ Concert on Sunday, March 20th




A Festival of Lessons & Carols


Join Us for Cocoa & Carols!


Special Merit Award

The Ann Arbor Historic District Commission honored FBC with a Special Merit Award. The HDC: “This field-stone church, which dates to 1880, was designed by Elijah Myers, the architect of the State Capitol in Lansing. The congregation recently replaced the slate roof at great expense. It was worth it.”



Stop Human Trafficking Now

Pearls of Great Price, a grassroots Christian coalition in Wayne & Washtenaw Counties, working together to fight against human trafficking, is hosting “SOAP – Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution” on Saturday, July 11th, from 9:30am to 2:00pm at the Salvation Army located at 100 Arbana Dr., Ann Arbor 48103.

When hundreds of thousands of people gather, prostitution increases exponentially. Prior to Art Fair, they will take bars of soap to motels in the area along with posters of recently missing children. The soap has a red sticker on the back with the hotline number. Exploited women and children can hide that sticker in their shoe. According to survivor and founder of SOAP, Theresa Flores, this is a successful rescue program. $10 registration includes lunch.

Tickets can be purchased, or donations of soap and materials made, at Brochures can be found at the information counter.

Concerts4aCause: Friday, May 8, at 8:00pm














Central Seminary Ann Arbor Colloquium

Please join us for a discussion on:

“Cultivating Fruits of the Spirit:
Theological Education for a New Generation”
Dr. Molly Marshall, President
Dr. Bob Johnson, Dean
Rev. Dr. Julie Kilmer, Site Director
Rev. Dr. Paul Simpson Duke, Faculty Member

Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:00 a.m. – noon
(light lunch immediately following)

First Congregational Church
608 E. Williams Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Please RSVP by October, 20 to Rev. Dr. Julie Kilmer at or 517-803-9685.
Parking: Maynard Street Garage (on Maynard between E. Williams and E. Liberty)
Handicap Access Parking: Church lot on Maynard (behind church)

Colloquium Oct 25 2014

Block Party on Sunday, September 14

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Concert for Clean Water in El Coyol, Nicaragua




Operation Psalm 46

Help raise funds for the Nicaragua Youth Mission Trip!


Operation Psalm 46

A memorized Psalm is always with you.

1God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

2Therefore we will not fear,
though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;

3though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.

5God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns.

6The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.

7The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

8Come, behold the works of the Lord;
see what desolations he has brought on the earth.

9He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.

10“Be still, and know that I am God!
I am exalted among the nations,
I am exalted in the earth.”

11The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Listen to Psalm 46 (mp3)

FBC Ladies Book Club

The FBC Ladies’ Book Club will next meet on Tuesday, June 4th at 7 pm to discuss The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Paula Burton has graciously agreed to host the meeting. Please feel free to contact Janice Stumpf if you have any questions.

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