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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

  • Lenten Sunday Suppers from Feb. 21-March 20

    It’s important to do something special to prepare for Easter. This year, back by popular demand, we are reinstating Lenten Sunday Suppers! The idea is that on the 5 Sundays before Palm Sunday (February 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20), you will share Sunday Supper with others from Old First in someone’s home. (We don’t often see each other’s homes!)   We will [...]

  • Black Arts Festival at Cathedral Village This Weekend

    Cathedral Village, located at 600 East Cathedral Road in Northwest Philadelphia, is holding a Black Arts Festival, Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 11-14.  Organized by Reverend Bob Polk, it features Black art and artifacts, live music, guest speakers, a soul food dinner, silent auction, readings by Black authors and a performance by the choir from the [...]

  • Walk with Team Old First Against Hunger on 04.09 at the Philly Art Museum

    Philadelphia Hunger Facts (as reported in census data released on September 18, 2014): ~ Philadelphia’s poverty rate was 13.7 percent in 2013, the same as in 2012. ~ Of Pennsylvania’s 39 counties with populations greater than 60,000 persons, the poverty rate remains higher now (13.7%, 2013) than before the recession began (11.6%, 2007) ~ Pennsylvania’s [...]

  • Midday Meeting (delayed one week) until Wed., 02.17

    So that the Midday Meeting doesn’t compete with Ash Wednesday, we will have the former on the 3rd, instead of the 2nd Wednesday this month… Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 17, as Jackie W. shares about her recent trip to China. She went with a friend to teach nursing skills. But she also did some [...]

  • Adult Forum in February (02.07, 02.14, 02.21, 02.28) for Black History Month

    The church has an interest in Black History Month as it attempts to lift up people, culture and history that have been unjustly held down. February Adult Forum will be led by Greta Stewart and Delilah Marrow. Theirs will be a survey of some important details of Black History that you may not know, or [...]

  • New Ways to Get Involved in POWER 2.0

    Many of you have asked how you can get more involved in POWER, and are especially interested in knowing more and in advance about their work. As part of a recent reflection and renewal process that began in late summer and continued through the first of the year, POWER reached out to member congregations for [...]