Urban Service Camps

Organizing the Clothing Shed

Organizing the Clothing Shed

Getting the shelves for the shed has become something like waiting for Jesus to come back. We have been talking about it for years, but one might wonder if it was ever going to happen. But, it did! The Service Camp from Marlborough Congregational in Connecticut put them together and...

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Send in the Clowns: 03.09-16

Send in the clowns! This St Patrick’s Day marks the 7th return of the Mott Campus Clowns to Philadelphia, and Old First, for their alternative Spring Break. If you’ve been around Old First a while, you know about the clowns. If you’re relatively new, here’s the deal. They call it an...

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So… SHOW US THOSE JEANS

So… SHOW US THOSE JEANS

Dear Old First and Friends of Old First, We’ve been diligently sorting through, organizing and reorganizing our clothing shed and realized that, in addition to our normal constant need for socks, underwear, shoes and toiletries, there is also another item that we are aways desperate to...

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Welcome Service Camps, July 30 and 31

Welcome Service Camps, July 30 and 31

Dear Old First and Friends of Old First, This upcoming week we will be hosting two more service camp groups: United Church in Walpole and St. John’s UCC. So if you see them on campus, please give them a big ole’ Old First welcome! If you are interested in welcoming either group...

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Two Service Camps Arriving, 07.23

Two Service Camps Arriving, 07.23

There will be 2 groups arriving on Sunday the 23rd for a week of service to people living in poverty in Philadelphia.  Bridgewater Congregational Church and the Congregational Church of Deep River,  both from Connecticut, will be staying with us for the week. Between the 2 groups...

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