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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

  • Upcoming Special Worship Services

    Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8 is always special in church. In some congregations, attendance swells to the size of an Easter crowd. We will mark Mother’s Day at Old First with our children giving out flowers to their mothers and those who have been like mothers to them. Surprise your mom, and show up in [...]

  • Midday Meeting 05.11.16 @ 1 pm: God’s Power and Peace

    This month, we’re going to help get the church ready for Pentecost. We’ve got a simple craft to make en masse that will be used in worship on the following Sunday, May 15. (Do not get worried if you are not real “crafty”!) And to prepare for the discussion, please reflect a bit and bring [...]


    On April 21st Michael Caine and Mike Wass joined a group of 50 POWER folks to travel to Harrisburg to further the push for educational funding based on a full fair funding formula. Even though there was additional educational funding added to the 2015-2016 budget that recently became law, we are rallying to have the [...]

  • Town Meeting on “Stop and Frisk” Friday, 04.29.16 7 pm

    POWER is hosting a Town Meeting on “Stop and Frisk,” the police practice in which police officers stop and question a pedestrian, then frisk them for weapons and other contraband, at  New Vision United Methodist Church 3529 N. Broad Street (close to the Allegheny Subway Stop on Temple University Hospital’s campus). POWER has invited the [...]

  • The Germans Are Coming

    Get to know the German interns from the Penn SE Conference’s sister-regional church in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, who will be coming to stay for 3 months in May.

  • Our Possessive Investment in Whiteness: The Ongoing Legacy and Impact of White Privilege (05.14.16 with Rev. John Dorhauer) and Philly Association Meeting, 05.15.16

    As part of our Sacred Conversation on Race, all are invited to attend this workshop sponsored by the Penn Southeast Conference of the UCC on Saturday, May 14. The workshop is being led by the Rev. John Dorhauer, the General Minister and President of the UCC. Register in advance ($10) by clicking here. If you need [...]