Common questions

Have questions about First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor? Find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below.
How do I schedule a baptism, wedding or funeral?

The sacrament of baptism is conducted during our worship services. Please contact Tina Alee at tina@fumc-a2.org or 734-662-4536 to request a baptism date.

Learn how to schedule a wedding here.

To discuss your needs for a memorial service or funeral, please contact the main office at 734-662-4536. Learn about our memorial garden here.

What time are FUMC's worship services?

We have four worship options available.

  • 5 p.m. Saturday, Green Wood
  • 10:30 a.m. Sunday, downtown
  • Rise & Shine Worship, on Zoom, Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m.
  • Vesper Worship, on YouTube on Wednesdays

Learn more about each of these services here.

What should I wear when I come to worship?

You are welcome to dress casually for our services. For our Sunday morning downtown service, most attendees will dress in business casual, but you are welcome to come as you are.

Where should I park?

Our Green Wood location has a parking lot adjacent to the building.

Parking is free downtown on Sundays at all metered locations and garages. We encourage our members to park offsite on Sundays so that our 40 spot lot is available for guests and those requiring handicap access.

There is metered street parking throughout the downtown area, and just across Washington Street is the Liberty Square garage. This and other garages nearby offer hourly parking in town and are operated by the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). The DDA offers an interactive map on their website.

Blake Transit center, the hub of Ann Arbor’s TheRide bus service, is just two blocks west and two blocks south of our downtown location. We have bus stops right on or adjacent to our downtown property for several routes.

Because parking is limited we ask that congregation members not park at the church unless they are here on church business. Our parking lot is monitored by AirGarage. Church members can contact the church office to register your car. AirGarage is deactivated during worship hours and for larger church events.

Who are FUMC's pastors and staff?

You can learn about our pastoral staff, and other staff members, on our church staff list.

What does FUMC offer for my kids?

Our children’s program is designed to excite kids from birth through grade 6 about knowing God, loving others and serving the world. Learn more here.

Our ministry to youth provides a safe, caring and supportive environment where young people (grades 7–12) are encouraged to develop and nurture a Christ-centered life through service, fellowship, education, worship and recreation. Learn more here.

Learn about First United Methodist Cooperative Nursery (FUMCN) here.

How do I get involved/serve with FUMC?

We have many ways for you to get involved, learn more about our adult group opportunities here or opportunities to serve here.

How can I book my recital, meeting or other event in your buildings?

Our downtown and Green Wood sanctuaries are available to university music students and studio teachers for recitals. Learn about booking a recital here.

Meetings and other events may be booked at either of our locations. Learn about booking your meeting or other event here.

What accessibility options are available in your buildings?
How do I become a member of FUMC Ann Arbor?
If you are interested in joining FUMC and are from a different denomination, you will need to take the new members class. It usually consists of three short classes. At the completion, you can decide if you would like to join the church. If you have additional questions about Methodist beliefs and teachings, please contact the church office at 734-662-4536.
How can I learn more about the FUMC Church Statement?
The FUMC Church Statement was developed during Summer 2021 by a subgroup of the church’s Leadership Council, with input and suggestions from the Leadership Council and committees, church and community membership, and pastors and church staff. 
 
The church statement was designed to simplify the collection of church guides: the mission, vision, journey and welcoming statement.  The hope is that the FUMC Church Statement conveys who we are as a church community, what we aspire to be and an explicit welcome to all to join us. 
 
A devotional guide has been developed for church groups and individuals to use as they learn about the Church Statement, and how it can guide our work as people of faith in our church community.
My question is not listed here. How can I get in touch?

If you don’t see your question here, we would love to chat with you about your specific request. You can submit a question using our contact form, and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as we can!