History

It Is Organ Sunday! 8.19.2018

It Is Organ Sunday! 8.19.2018

Organ Music for August 19, 2018 By Beth Manus Dear Friends, Since I’ll be coming to play organ at Old First on Aug. 19th, I thought I’d share what I hope you’ll find interesting facts about one of the composers whose music I’ll be playing: Felix Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911). Guilmant...

Read more
Get Happy… Its Pride Month

Get Happy… Its Pride Month

 Announced by most presidents, June is an entire month of celebrating the outstanding achievements of progress made for Love, Equality, Dignity, and Recognition of same-sex gender and transgender individuals. Most notably, we remember June for the Stonewall Riots, which occurred in...

Read more
Old First’s Archives

Old First’s Archives

Our predecessors at Old First were very good at documenting the work of the congregation.  More than that, they faithfully moved the records as the church moved from location to location.  The most recent move was in 1996 when Old First donated 42 linear feet of records from 1741 to...

Read more
The Good Shepherd Painting

The Good Shepherd Painting

To understand The Good Shepherd, first we have to talk about St. John’s Reformed Church.   St. John’s had as many addresses as Old First…but in a much shorter timeframe.  Organized in 1865, the congregation first worshipped in an academy near 35th & Powelton.  In 1866 the...

Read more
LOAD MORELoading ...

Skip to toolbar