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

  • Advent & Christmas Events

    Advent & Christmas Events at Old First Live animals at the creche–Dec. 11 – 30, 24 hours a day. Stop by any time. Photos at the Creche Day–Sun., Dec. 14, 12:30-2 pm–Get your photo taken with one of the animals. More information here. Use this ready-to-print flyer to invite your friends and neighbors! Children’s Christmas Pageant–Dec. 21, 11 [...]

  • Christmas Eve Helpers Needed

    Would you like to be a part of the ‘live nativity’ on Christmas Eve?  We are looking for people who are interested in being shepherds, kings, animal herders or a greeters at the 5 pm service (you will need to be here at 4 pm).  It’s fun to be a part of the excitement at [...]

  • Evening Holiday Parking at Old First!

    Every night while the animals are here (12.11 – 12.29)  we have street parking after 6 pm on the left side of 4th Street between Race & Arch. We also can park at Arch Street Meeting House in the lot off of 4th Street.  See map——–> Make sure you post a PLACARD in your car [...]

  • Help P.O.W.E.R Plan for MLK Jr. Day ACTION! (12.22 @ 6 pm)

    P.O.W.E.R is planning a large-scale march and action on MLK Jr. Day (01.19.15) to build on the momentum from the rallies and protests this fall and work towards building a broad-based racial justice coalition. The working title of the day is “MLK Day of Action, Resistance, and Empowerment.” POWER is hoping to turnout no less than 5,000 members to stand up [...]

  • Thanks if you have; Please if you have yet to…

    Stewardship, or Annual Giving, usually happens in November, but this year, because of the Capital Campaign, we got started late, pushing it off until December. It’s all a bit tricky this time around, coming on the heels of our successful Capital Campaign, which took a lot of time and attention since last Spring. We haven’t [...]

  • Christmas Fund Offering This Week (12.21)

    The Christmas Fund: Remembering Those Who Serve Our Church This week we will begin taking up the fourth of the UCC’s special offerings, The Christmas Fund (formerly known as Veterans of the Cross). This is a special offering that provides financial aid to retired and active ministers and their surviving spouses and children who face [...]