Old First United Church of Christ

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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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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Bula

Bula

Lionel Messi is proof of God’s greatness.  Ya, ok – my lovely wife and kids too. Umm, trees?  yes, holy cow (oops!), and the whales.  yes, all ’em creatures.

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Christian

Christian

Although I live 45 minutes away from church in the First State (I work at the University of Delaware), the diverse, urban and forward-thinking atmosphere I found at Old First on a random visit caused me to stay. (Playing Stonewall Kickball on Sundays after service didn’t hurt...

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Woody

Woody

I grew up in a family of five. I’ve lived most of my life in the Fishtown and Kensington areas of Philly before my current residence in Turnersville, NJ. Singing is my passion. Family, friends and my dogs give me joy comfort and purpose in life. I love working around my home, and...

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Yajeh

Yajeh

Mastery Charter educator. Proud Penn State alum. College football fan. Was so happy to find Old First and the wonders of UCC denomination shortly after moving to Philly. Love participating and serving in this inclusive community.

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Roxana

Roxana

I moved to Philly 9 years ago from Romania. My first Sunday at Old First I felt a connection. But I was living a double life. My church life was happy, full of hope and energy. My other life was often angry and depressed. Did believing in God make me suffer more? But through prayer...

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Meg

Meg

I grew up in the UCC church, in my hometown that has more cows than people! I love the outdoors and being by the water. I’m all about rock concerts, yoga, and dogs!

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Julius

Julius

Cradle Catholic. My wife and I came to Old First with our then 1 yr old daughter. I am the director of a wonderful preschool in center city called Kids on 12th and love it! I also like to write, play guitar and am a movie buff.

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