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Old First Community Engagement

Old First Community Engagement

As the pandemic continues and we create new ways to serve the community, we would like to have your participation and input.  SATURDAY CUPBOARD We are opening the Saturday Cupboard (July 11th) for take-away breakfast and to distribute t-shirts and socks. I am hoping that a few of you...

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Shelter Season Recap

Shelter Season Recap

The shelter is closed after 7 months of housing those who are experiencing homelessness. Michael spent more time with the residents of our social hall than anyone else. Every day he sat in the Christian Education building for 2-3 hours while folks showered and did their laundry. This...

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Cupboard Reopening July 11th

Cupboard Reopening July 11th

The Outreach SLG has prayerfully determined that it is safe to open the Cupboard in a modified fashion. On July 11th, we will open the Cupboard to two waves of 25 people. We have ordered masks and face shields for our volunteers and will have paper masks available for guests that come...

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Outreach Seeking Input on Cupboard

Outreach Seeking Input on Cupboard

The Outreach SLG is meeting on June 23rd at 6pm to discuss the shelter closing at the end of the month and what this means for revamping the Saturday Cupboard. At this time, the church is looking to hire a COVID-19 specialized cleaning company to do a thorough cleaning of the social...

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Outreach SLG Update

Outreach SLG Update

As we inch into June, we wanted to update you on what is happening within our leadership group.  The shelter remains open until further notice. We will allow the shelter to be a safe haven for as long as necessary according to the City’s safety guidelines. The Giving Tuesday...

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Wrapping Up Blanket Sunday

Wrapping Up Blanket Sunday

The end of May is upon us which means we are wrapping up our Blanket Sunday project. If you requested CWS Blanket Sunday cards be sent to your recipient, they went out earlier this week. There is still time if you would like to make a donation or honor someone special in your life...

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Giving Tuesday Now, May 5, 2020

Giving Tuesday Now, May 5, 2020

*** Below is a letter that Outreach has sent to all of Old First’s friends who support the Outreach Programs and the Homeless Shelter ***   Dear Friends of Old First, I think you all already know, but Old First Reformed United Church of Christ and Bethesda Project jointly...

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