Old First United Church of Christ

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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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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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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Suzanne

Suzanne

I have lived in and around Philadelphia for most of my life and I love showing our fair city to out-of-towners. My husband and I enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time with our two teenagers (who mostly like spending time with us, too).

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Samantha

Samantha

I’m a mother, spouse, nurse, student and activist. I have had the privilege of traveling all over the world and now find myself in Philly where I enjoy gardening and climbing trees with my boys.

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Teetee

Teetee

I’m a refugee from Liberia, West Africa. I came to the US for my daughter’s medical treatment when she was an infant, and Old First was very instrumental in helping my family get settled in the US.When people or politicians say refugees or immigrants are unwelcome in this country...

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