Old First United Church of Christ

Outreach SLG Update

Outreach SLG Update

As we inch into June, we wanted to update you on what is happening within our leadership group.  The shelter remains open until further notice. We will allow the shelter to be a safe haven for as long as necessary according to the City’s safety guidelines. The Giving Tuesday...

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Wrapping Up Blanket Sunday

Wrapping Up Blanket Sunday

The end of May is upon us which means we are wrapping up our Blanket Sunday project. If you requested CWS Blanket Sunday cards be sent to your recipient, they went out earlier this week. There is still time if you would like to make a donation or honor someone special in your life...

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Letter from the Elders

Letter from the Elders

May 18, 2020 Dearly beloved Body of Christ, Even before the current pandemic lock-down of our city occurred, Old First’s elders met to discuss how to keep our congregation safe.  I remember that first meeting—only two months yet a seeming lifetime ago!—when we discussed whether and...

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Old First Moving Towards W.I.S.E.

Old First Moving Towards W.I.S.E.

A group of approximately 12 Old First affiliated folks joined on Saturday for a three-hour Zoom meeting on what it means to be a welcoming, inclusive, supportive, and engaging congregation (W.I.S.E.) as it pertains to those with mental health disorders. This meeting couldn’t have been...

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Blanket Sunday Helping Asylum Seekers

Blanket Sunday Helping Asylum Seekers

While many of us are staying home and taking care of our spouses, children, parents, and friends, we are keenly aware that there are many people who do not have a place to call home or anyone to support them through the trials they are facing. In Jersey City, New Jersey, there is a...

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Calendar and Schedules

Calendar and Schedules

Hello! In order to help keep track of all the virtual meetings happening these days, the church office has put a simple calendar together. We know that some companionship groups are still trying to pick times to meet each week. Hopefully, having the current meetings listed below will...

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