Author page: John Peter

Coming Out to Outfest, 10.8.17

Coming Out to Outfest, 10.8.17

The 27th annual Outfest, Sunday, October 8th (Noon -6pm) is the celebration of National Coming Out Day, the day men and women recall professing their sexuality to the public. This Sunday event is sponsored by Philly Pride Presents, and hosts a number of vendors from local bars...

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Brunch Break

Brunch Break

The Brunch Series had wonderful success this Summer. Thank you to all who participated, and I hope you continue to seek breakfast, lunch, or dinner with other members of Old First throughout the year. If you missed out on the series, please know that Philadelphia has a wide diverse...

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Popular Music or No?

Popular Music or No?

“…Who we are is no mistake…if you know what I mean, you on the team.” ~ Kesha As a congregation, we value the music we sing just as much as the liturgy we hear on Sundays. The hymns sung on Sundays vary from denomination, but the words within those hymns highlight ideals or...

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Life of a Broken Silence 

Life of a Broken Silence 

What happened in Charlottesville, VA, was an utter nightmare and a reminder of the painful memories of the Civil Rights Movement. The commentary and media outlets covering this event have uncovered once more the seeded racism that’s rooted so deep with our country. The response...

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Summer Brunch, 08.20, After Worship

Summer Brunch, 08.20, After Worship

Hey All! The Summer Brunch Series continues again on Sunday, August 20th at the Luna Cafe (on Market St) after church. Last month’s gathering at National Mechanics was a wonderful attendance of various church folk, and I’d like to encourage you to gather once more next Sunday. The...

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Any Spare Tools | Service Camps

Any Spare Tools | Service Camps

The summer heat has arrived, and Philadelphia is gushing with crowds of tourists and urban service camp participants from across the country. Our Urban Service Camp is one of many ways we connect with youth and the wider church through community service. Philadelphia, like other major...

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Brunch and Fun Continues — July 23!

Brunch and Fun Continues — July 23!

The Brunch Series continues this Sunday, July 23rd at Little Lion on the corner of 3rd & Chestnut St. The Little Lion serves American comfort food with a southern twist where upscale casual meets understated elegance. We hope you can attend brunch with us on the 23rd following...

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Sunday Brunch Kickoff, 06.25

Sunday Brunch Kickoff, 06.25

Sunday kickoffs the first of four brunch events of summer fun in Old City. The first brunch kickoff will be in Franklin Square Park (Race & 6th) after the worship service. The afternoon will be spent playing games, enjoying the gorgeous sunshine, and engaging with friends outside...

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