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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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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Carrie

Carrie

I love living and working in Philadelphia, and I love worshiping at Old First! I stay active by running, yoga-ing, and trapeze-ing.

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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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Julie

Julie

English teacher at Philly’s agricultural high school (where I teach Shakespeare, start tomatoes in the greenhouse, bottle-feed lambs on the night shift, and cook meat raised lovingly by my students). I came to Old First as a long-term volunteer, was as music director for nearly...

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Bob

Bob

I garden, sing in the shower (occasionally) and have been UCC forever (except for a couple short departures!). Faith means a lot to me. It holds the world together and gives life purpose. It is a huge gift from God.

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Audra

Audra

I am a young, professional operatic soprano and I nanny for two families in Philadelphia. I am also the director of corporate sales and events for a local bakery.

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Beth

Beth

Old First is my neighborhood UCC church. I joined Old First because it is a congregation that believes in living out Christ’s call to care for the least of these in a real way. I am uncomfortable calling myself a Christian because of the judgments that have been cast on others in...

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Jane

Jane

I was born and baptized into the UCC, growing up in Lancaster County, PA. I joined Old First UCC in 1986 and love it! I am not there in person very often because my work as a physical therapist and teacher takes me around the world. I work with children and adults with neurological...

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