We Are All Connected Video

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

  • McCall School Looking for Women to Share their Career Journey

    McCall School is looking for women to volunteer to share their personal worklife stories with upper school students on Tuesday, May 5th from 9 am - 12 noon.  What a great way to share with the next generation of your success as a career women.  Mentor them by telling your story and giving them guidance of how to become [...]

  • Vegetable Gardening at Old First!

    Deb Rudman and Jim Brossy are community gardeners who have been participating in the City Harvest Program for almost adecade. This PHS program provides the supplies toward support of neighbors in need of food security. Most recently, they farmed a big plot in Northern Liberties that they lost over the last year to four new townhomes. [...]

  • Listening Session (after worship on 04.19): What Do We Think Old First Should Be Doing as Its Outreach Ministries?

    As we move into a process of evaluating our current outreach efforts as part of our Capital Campaign goal of envisioning how to develop their reach and effectiveness, our Outreach SLG is holding “Listening Sessions.” We have done a lot of important outreach work, but we cannot just continue on auto-pilot, especially if we hope [...]

  • Women in Christianity: Adult Forum, Sun., 04.12 and 04.19 @ 10 a.m.

    It was a big deal, when Beatrice Wiest Derrickson became the first woman to be elected to the Official Board (the governing body of the Old First congregation) in 1954. It was such a big deal, they took her picture. Big whoop. Join me at 10:00 on April 12 & 19 as we look for [...]

  • School Supplies to Pack Backpacks for General Synod

    April 8, 2015 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We invite you to be a part of an important UCC service project. This project is the culminating activity of the UCC “Reading Changes Lives” all-church initiative being led by the UCC Justice and Witness Ministries to help tackle the issue of literacy. The UCC has [...]

  • Donate to TEAM OLD FIRST-Walk + Run Against Hunger

    Why is this so important to Old First? The money we raise from this event gives us our funds  to purchase food for our Saturday Morning Cupboard & Shelter Dinner programs.  The money we raise comes directly back to Old First and this is how we pay for our orders for the food from Philabundance. [...]