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

  • Parking on Easter morning…

    In recent years, our Easter worshiping congregations has brought many more cars to church than the streets around the corner of 4th and Race can handle. Last year the Delaware River Authority has opened space under the Ben Franklin Bridge for parking on Easter, but this year, all this construction equipment for work on the [...]

  • Easter Potluck Breakfast–04.20, 10 am

    I stopped by the church office yesterday and saw dozens of empty egg shells, ready to be filled and made into cascarones–enough for each of us to crush at least one on Easter morning. Julie B happened by and asked what became of the innards. We don’t waste them, I assured her! They become the [...]

  • Holy Week Schedule

    It finally feels like spring in Philadelphia, and that must mean that Holy Week will soon be here. Join us as we mark Christ’s final days, from his triumphal return to Jerusalem, through the dark days of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, and on to the joy of resurrection on Easter morning. Palm Sunday, Apr. [...]

  • Spring Cleaning: Donate your clothes!

    After a Winter that was especially harsh, it seems as if Spring is finally here. With the warmer weather finally approaching it means it might be time to pull out those t-shirts, shorts, and lightweight jackets that have been stored away. This warmer weather also means that our Clothing Cupboard is in need of these [...]

  • We Just Keep Calling (and racking up jobs and education voters who commit to May 20)

    I just want to say a big THANK YOU to all the people who have been involved in these first two weeks with our phone canvassing — either staying after to make calls on Sunday or sticking around to get trained and pick up a few call sheets to make some from home during the [...]

  • A Month Left in Our Shelter Season: Thanks and a Request

    Our shelter season is quickly approaching the end; we run until April 30th. I first want to send out a thanks to all those that helped in so many different ways. Whether it was donating money to help with our operating costs, buying a gift during the Christmas season, making a casserole to put in [...]