Old First United Church of Christ

Darla

Darla

Between managing a small independent pharmacy in Elkins Park and helping out with my grandkids, I stay pretty busy. My two cats keep me company when I’m home. Old First helps me keep things in proper perspective and stay sane.

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Kris

Kris

Married with four kids (two teens, two tweens), and value diversity of ALL kinds. Things I love, besides my wonderful inter-faith family: music — especially piano and opera, the ocean, Monty Python, hot yoga, museums, my quirky and welcoming church community, and my town.

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Vicki

Vicki

A former Catholic, I never changed what I believed, but found in the UCC a church that allowed me the freedom to be me. I enjoy traveling anywhere, especially out of the way places. I am an avid knitter, gardener, and grandma. Being involved in politics of all sorts is a large part of...

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Gerry

Gerry

Moved to Philadelphia after high school to work for the denomination’s national church offices. Have served as Old First’s financial secretary.

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Rochelle

Rochelle

I’m a “lapsed” Baptist, and eternally grateful to God & Old First pastor emerita Geneva Butz who led me to this, my chosen family and especially quixotic, unique congregation.

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Barbara

Barbara

Retired from the Free Library of Philadelphia. I am religious and I love to volunteer where I am needed. Mother of one son.

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Delilah

Delilah

I grew up in a big family in rural North Carolina. I was raised in the Christian Church, one of the denominations that eventually formed the UCC. I love to play games and jigsaw puzzles and gather in small groups to “hang out.” Family is very important to me.

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Margaret

Margaret

I like the phrase “cradle” Congregationalist to describe my faith  journey. My father was a Congregational minister so being part of a church is my natural environment. My faith has grown and deepened with the years. Next to my love for my family is my love for Old...

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Skip

Skip

I have spent my life living a faith/love of God that I have never fully understood and that is filled with as many questions as certainties. It is in the questions and uncertainties that my faith finds its energy and vitality.

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Korbin

Korbin

I was born in the UCC in central Pennsylvania. My grandparents were both UCC ministers and my father is a UCC minister. I am a young man with ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome who moved to Philadelphia for graduate school to get my master’s degree on the way to veterinary...

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