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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

  • Outreach Update-July 2015

    Visioning Process On May 3rd, Michael Johnson, a member of the Outreach Standing Leadership Group (also known as the Outreach Team), presented during worship the following summary of the group’s visioning process for Old First’s outreach programming. When the capital campaign for Old First was launched, it was agreed that a portion of the funds [...]


    Pennsylvania Competes is a new non-discrimination campaign working to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Pennsylvanians are protected under the statewide non-discrimination bill. They’re currently protected in the city of Philadelphia not in the entire state, but we can make that a reality! We will be looking for phone bank volunteers to join us [...]

  • Men’s Gently Used Clothing Needed

    PLEASE help us provide clothing for our neighbors served by our Wellspring Breakfast and Clothing Cupboard.  If each family bought one package of socks,  underwear (men’s lg/xlg), or a tee shirt, that would help.  We also need clean and gently used jeans, tee-shirts, shorts, socks and sneakers!  Thank you so much! -Clark

  • Two Guest Preachers While Michael Is Away

    Michael is in Cleveland at the UCC’s ONA Gathering and General Synod before heading further west to visit friends in Indianapolis and family in St. Louis. As he said in church last Sunday,  “people think of the minister’s time away as when they too can skip church– because the pastor won’t know and they won’t [...]

  • UCC Leaders’ Letter to Harrisburg Legislators

    (This is the letter that UCC pastors and lay leaders from across the state will be delivering tomorrow in Harrisburg…) Monday, 22. June 2015 Dear Legislator, Today, we leaders from the United Church of Christ congregations across this state are working side by side with others from our broad-based, ecumenical coalition, Faith in PA, in [...]

  • One Great Hour of Sharing… a summer offering (ok, we’re taking it up late)

    Traditionally, in the United Church of Christ, we take the “One Great Hour of Sharing” (OGHS) offering during Lent. But this year, at Old First, we did not. We’re not sure how we missed it. But, we are committed to being a “5 for 5″ congregation of the United Church of Christ. Which means, not [...]