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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Margaret

Margaret

I’m cradle UCC, but I thought confirmation was a vaccination. Immune to further exposure, I stayed away from church for 30 years. When I moved to Philly, I discovered Old First, though I wasn’t especially looking for a church. Maybe I was looking for a community, and...

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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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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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Beth

Beth

I am a Massachusetts girl with an Alabama heart living in Philadelphia. I have lived in Philly since 2005 and started attending Old First in 2010. I am passionate about higher education, the advancement of womanhood, philanthropy, working out, food and your 2017 Super Bowl Champions...

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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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Adam

Adam

Finder of faith, later in life. Lover of music, fan of church administrative tasks, and father of two. I love singing in the choir and playing tuba in the OFR Band.

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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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