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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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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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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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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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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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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Bobbie

Bobbie

I am the school nurse at McCall Elementary – the Philadelphia public school that serves Old First’s neighborhood. My father was a UCC pastor, so you could say I was born and bred UCC! I value the welcome, inclusiveness, and hospitality of the UCC and Old First. Love...

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