Saturday Cupboard

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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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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Look for the Helpers

Look for the Helpers

Last week, Outreach received word from Bethesda Project that all volunteer shifts would be terminated at their community sites and residences. This was a blow to our shelter which is part of their Church Shelter Program (CSP). We quickly mobilized to let the scheduled volunteers for...

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How a Breakfast Team Was Born

How a Breakfast Team Was Born

When I came to Old First in February of 2011, the first volunteer group I met was an adult group from Ottsville, PA. I did not know where Ottsville was and was very surprised that there were no children in the group. A small group of women came down to Old First to stay overnight,

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