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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

  • Opera in Rehearsals at Old First

    If you have been around church any weekday evening these past few weeks, you might have run into a group in the social hall. Again this year, the Philadelphia Opera Collective is using are space for rehearsals for a debut of a new opera as part of the Fringe Arts Festival. Learn more about the [...]

  • Karen B. to Share Her Artistic Talents with Us

    If you are in church this Sunday, you will notice a new bulletin cover. a peice of original art from Karen B. (If you aren’t here this week, we will use it for awhile…) Karen and her husband Rich were members of our Old First community until they relocated to Maine last year. (Rich is [...]

  • Gay Men’s Night Out, Fri., Sept. 18 @ 7:30 pm

    Mike W. and Michael C. where talking. Mike felt there were fewer gay folks at church lately. Michael laughed and said, “Our worship book says, ‘people in our churches are always coming and going.’ Some folks have moved on perhaps, but there are other new folks who may not have identified themselves as such…” Which [...]

  • Worship Returns to 11 am on Sept 13

    We’ll be back to our regular Sunday morning schedule start on Sun., Sept 13: Christian Education (for children in grades K-12) — gather in the Social Hall at 9:45 am; dismissal to individual classrooms at 10 am Choir rehearsal — 9:45 am Worship Service — 11 am Stay tuned for more information about Adult Forum. [...]

  • OF Breakfast Volunteers Needed Sat. & Sun., Sept. 26-27

    For Pope Francis’ visit in September, we will need some members of our church to guide Catholic visitors as they serve meals to guests on both Saturday and Sunday. Especially if you live near the church, we need your help! During the weekend of September 26-27th, Philadelphia will host over a million visitors for Pope [...]

  • Midday Meeting, Wed., Sept. 9 @ 1 pm

    At the end of last year, one of our regular participants posted a question, “There’s only a handful of us; should we go on with the Midday Meetings?” For those who don’t know, it’s a fellowship group for folks who are free and want to gather — you guessed — at midday. Because of that [...]