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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

  • Worship Sunday, 07.24 Moved To 7 p.m. in the Evening

    Worship Sunday, July 24 will be a special prayer service on the eve of the Democratic National Convention here in Philly. It will take place at 7 pm in the evening, rather than at 10 am in the morning as is usual for our summer worship. An idea of our Conference Minister, the Rev. Bill [...]

  • Action at the Airport this Sun., 07.24 @ 2pm in support of workers

    Thursday afternoon, a group of 12 POWER Clergy and staff, including your pastor Michael, went with a displaced wheelchair attendant to speak with American Airlines corporate leadership and deliver a letter. LaQwanda, the wheelchair attendant, was dismissed from her job on Wednesday for taking part in a work stoppage earlier in the week. The workers [...]

  • Guest Organists to Share their Gifts this Summer! (this Sun., 07.24 and 08.14)

    I am pleased to share that I have two wonderful organist/pianists coming to Old First to share their wonderful gifts with us this summer, first of which is THIS coming Sunday, July 24th at the 7 p.m. Interfaith Prayer Service! A new friend and colleague, introduced to me by our own Jonathan O., will be [...]

  • Sacred Conversations on Race to take place on 4th Sundays (starting in August) {an informally, after “Intimate Communion” this week too!}

    Two more black men are killed by police for minor violations. Five Dallas police officers are killed while protecting peaceful protestors. It seems to us that everything is falling apart. According to a recent poll, 69% of Americans think that race relations are getting worse. Just mentioning race sets off accusations of playing the race [...]

  • Voter Engagement Campaign Gearing Up Before the Oct. Registration Deadline

    The Old First POWER team is gearing up to begin our voter engagement efforts. Would you like to participate in these efforts? One way is to make sure you are registered to vote. On August 7, the Old First POWER team will be available during the fellowship time to help answer questions about who can [...]

  • Brunch Date Revised! (New time: 07.31.16, after worship)

    As a reminder, Old First invites Young Adults and others to join us at National Mechanics (via 3rd St.) for brunch on Sunday, July 31st after the 10 am service. Due to the Ecumenical Prayer Service (on July 24th@ 7pm) hosted by the Pennsylvania Southeast UCC Conference at Old First, the brunch will be pushed to the following Sunday. The summer brunch series (running [...]