P.O.W.E.R called to ask if there are any Old First folks who would like to host people during the Pope’s visit from Friday, September 25th thru Sunday, September 27th, and possibly Monday, September 28th. P.O.W.E.R. is seeking home hospitality for approximately 30 people who cannot find other accommodations. If you are able to welcome your home for that weekend, please call Sharon at the P.O.W.E.R. office, 215-232-7697 for more information.
By the way, our space at church — pretty much the whole campus — will be occupied by a 100 person Catholic group of adults and children who are coming from Arkansas to see the Pope. They will be serve as volunteers at our Saturday morning breakfast, and there is some talk of them doing another breakfast Sunday morning, as many of the weekend’s normal anti-hunger programs will be shuttered. With the crowds, pray for nice weather, that we may serve breakfast picnic-style in the front courtyard.