Old First United Church of Christ

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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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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Clark

Clark

I raised beef cattle to put myself through college, had a brief career as a teacher, went to Seminary, tried the church but found my ministry in hospice. Now I volunteer at Old First, Pennsylvania Hospital, and William Way Community Center.

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John

John

A resident of Philadelphia since 2009; I graduated from La Salle University with a BA in Religious Studies. I aspire to be a military chaplain, but for now I work  Old First and at a nearby coffee shop. On Fridays, you can find me out in the city for fellowship. Join Us and Be...

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Ernest

Ernest

A little twist of faith in my professional life has brought my spouse and me from New York to Philadelphia. I worked in information technology before and was considering a career change, leading to the move to Philadelphia. My spouse and I are both loving it here.

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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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Michael

Michael

People are often surprised — can’t believe — I am a minister. That’s a compliment to me (it means I’m not SO stodgy!). Honored to be the pastor at Old First — the third congregation I have served, but the first one where I can be most easily myself...

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