Welcome to Old First

A congregation evolving intentionally to serve more people.

Striving to make a difference in people’s lives and in the world, we’re far from finished… or perfect.

Join us on the journey: we can help each other along.

Recent News & Announcements

  • Extending Our Welcome, Strengthening Our Service–The Video for Old First

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  • Homeless Shelter Opens Saturday (11.01)

    As you may know, Old First hosts an overnight shelter for 30 homeless men every year from Nov. 1 to the end of April in partnership with the Bethesda Project. As October comes to a close and we’re getting ready to open for another season, I have been scheduling groups of volunteers to prepare and [...]

  • Potluck and Presentation on Nov. 16 (when we announce the total for the Campaign for Old First)

    The service will be sort of fun on Nov. 16 — as we slowly take away puzzle peices for reveal the total commitments made to the Campaign for Old First. Afterwards, we’d like to share a meal together. Please prepare a dish to share. In our experience, people can bring what they wish, and somehow, [...]

  • Wellspring Winter Clothing Drive

    Wellspring is seeking donations of hats, gloves, scarves for our shelter and cupboard guests. With the fall season coming to a close and the temperature becoming cooler, many of our Cupboard and shelter guests are in need of winter clothing. Throughout the month of November, Wellspring will be taking donations of winter hats, gloves, and [...]

  • A Thank You from Mike W. (for the Campaign for Old First)

    Last Sunday was Commitment Sunday. And on Nov. 16, we’ll announce the total commitments made towards our Capital Campaign. In between these two big events, I want to express my appreciation to all of you who have worked so hard to make the Old First Capital Campaign such a success. I mean all the workers [...]

  • All Saints Sunday, 11.02 — remembering to give thanks

    “…And there are even more who are than here. In church, we call it the cloud of witnesses. Those who are unable to be here today, but who are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers. And also all those who have gone before you, but without whom you could not be here today.”