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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

  • Reminder: Beth Manus Joins Us On The Organ This Sunday – Feb. 19

    Beth Manus, our new part-time organist, returns to share her gifts this week.  Selections on the organ will include Prelude in G by Rimbault, Prayer by Weber, and Prelude & Fugue in F by J.S. Bach. Beth will also accompany the choir on Bach’s beautiful, iconic choral anthem “Wachet Auf”, also known as “Sleepers Awake” [...]

  • Interested in Membership at Old First?

    I will be leading an abbreviated Newcomer’s class this Sunday, Feb. 19 after Worship. It won’t be the full class (because I need to get to an Installation at which I has to preach); we will schedule one more session. This time we will do introductions and talk about why there’s a class in order [...]

  • Lenten Sunday Suppers

    During the season of Lent, the Old First community gathers together in people’s homes to share Sunday supper. Over a simple meal, in small groups of people, we will spend time together in conversation and prayer as we are going through Lent and looking to Palm Sunday and Easter morning. This year the suppers will be on March 5 through [...]

  • Ash Wednesday Taizé Service – March 1, 7 PM

    Please join us as we gather for an intimate, candle-lit service of prayer, readings, silent meditation and simple songs and chants. This simple, traditional service in the French Taizé tradition is a deeply meaningful way in which to begin our reflective and contemplative season of Lent. This will be a time in which we can [...]

  • Cooking Up a Different Way to Make Cascarones – Family Style

    The staff is looking ahead to Easter and the idea of getting families involved in making the Cascarones came up.  We were wondering if you all might like to decorate and fill the eggs?  Many parents have had the dilemma of figuring out what to do with the hard boiled eggs that look so pretty [...]

  • #THEWALK #2017

    The Hunger Walk returns once again with a new location. In previous years, the Hunger Walk, a fundraiser sponsored by Philadelphia’s Hunger Coalition and Thomas’, has been held by the Philadelphia Art Museum, but the new location will be Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Stadium, home of our E-A-G-L-E-S. The change of location may come as a [...]