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














A Festival of Lessons & Carols






















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.

FBC Ladies’ Book Club

The FBC Ladies’ Book Club will discuss South of Superior by Ellen Airgood on Tuesday, March 12th at 7 pm. We will meet at Tammy Cannell’s house. A set of books has been borrowed from the A2 Library. If you need a copy or have any questions, please contact Janice Stumpf at or 663-4871. All lady readers are welcome!

Morikawa Lecture on March 10, 2013

“Religion and Politics in the Middle East: What in the World is Going on…and Why”

by Charles Kimball, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Oklahoma. Dramatic and major upheavals elicit both signs of hope and causes for deep concern in various countries in the midst of revolutionary changes, civil war, and ongoing conflicts. The presentation endeavors to provide a framework for understanding what is going on, why, and how concerned people of faith and goodwill can contribute constructively toward a more hopeful and healthy future. Sunday, March 10, 4:00 P.M., First Baptist Church, 517 East Washington St., Ann Arbor. Free. Discussion and refreshments following. 663-9376.

Coffee Break Concert on February 14th

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FBC Ladies Book Club

The FBC Ladies Book Club will next meet at Janice’s house on Tuesday, October 16th, at 7 pm to discuss Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. This creepy, pre-Halloween read features a mysterious island off the coast of Wales, an orphanage abandoned after a 1940 bombing, and a strange collection of very curious photographs that pulls the storyline together. Please contact Janice at 663-4871 or for further information.

FBC Ladies Book Club

Attention All FBC Ladies!

The next meeting of the FBC Ladies’ Book Club will be Tuesday, July 24th at 7 pm. We will discuss The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Paula Burton has graciously agreed to host the meeting. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Paula or Janice Stumpf at 663-4871 or

Good News Group/Habitat for Humanity

The Good News group, a partnership of about 20 Washtenaw County churches is renovating two houses on Clarita Street in the Nancy Park Subdivision of Ypsilanti. These houses sit next door to each another. Work has been underway since May. The First Baptist work day is Saturday, July 28. Work goes from 8 am to about 4 pm, but if you can only come for the morning or afternoon, that’s ok. Please let Scott Diels ( or Mary Davis ( know if you are coming. Only folks 16 and over can work at Habitat sites. NO skills or experience required.

There are many ways to participate in our Good News House partnership. First Baptist provides a crew for at least one Saturday each summer. We do whatever kind of work is needed – from digging holes to putting up siding to painting and installing doors. Training is provided; no previous experience or skill is required. On that day, we also provide lunch for the work crew, so baking, shopping, and/or delivering lunch are great ways to participate. In addition to working on the houses, First Baptist also contributes financially to the cost of the build. Contact our coordinators for more information (Mary Davis, and Scott Diels,

FBC Ladies Book Club

The FBC Ladies’ Book Club will meet Monday, February 20th at 7 pm at Janice Stumpf’s house to discuss “A Dog’s Purpose” by W. Bruce Cameron.  A quick read, the story is told from the perspective of a dog.  Please contact Janice at 663-4871 or with any questions.

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