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Welcome to Old First Church

Join us for our regular service at 10:30 AM.

Rev. Joyce A. Phipps


  October 2015
Pastor's message

Three years after “Superstorm” Sandy thousand of people are still without their homes. On Saturday, October 24, at 10 AM Old First will sponsor a lecture and brunch to benefit CATR, Churches Accomplishing Long Term Recovery, a group of volunteers who are putting 40 more families in their homes before Thanksgiving.

October Activities

Rummage Sale: Saturday, October 10, 10 AM to 3 PM

Come and see all the treasures that you can get for a song! Held at the same time as the Calico Cat Fair, on the other side of Kings Highway

Crop Walk: Sunday, October 18, from 1 to 4 PM Help stamp out hunger!

We will be walking a 5- mile route in Red Bank to represent Old First at 2 pm on Sunday, October 18. They are looking for walkers and sponsors. To donate , go online at the CROP WALK website to donate, or put a check made out to Old First Church, with CROP WALK on the memo line, in the collection plate on Sunday. Please bring in peanut butter, beans and rice (in 1 lb. size for the beans & rice, no glass please) for our team to take to the event.

The Morro Castle: A Fundraiser for Rebuilding Homes on the Jersey Shore

Get your reservations NOW for the Morro Castle Program & Brunch on Saturday, October 24 at 10:00 am. The admission price per person is $20.00 until the deadline of October 20, after which it will rise to $25.00. Please encourage your friends to attend.

The Morro Castle is a special presentation with Deborah Whitcraft and Gretchen Coyle, co-authors who are donating their time and talents to help make our community fundraiser for Churches Accomplishing Long Term Recovery (CALTR) a success.

Attendance at this event will help put displaced Sandy victims back in their homes again! Your reservation entitles you to a dynamic presentation about the 1934 Morro Castle disaster, followed by a delicious reception brunch, which will feature food donated by Mumford’s in Shrewsbury and Dearborn Market in Holmdel. Both co-authors will be on hand to sign copies of their 2012 large folio book, INFERNO at SEA, Stories of Death and Survival Aboard the Morro Castle. Copies of the book will be available.



Help the Calico Cat Thrift Shop, a store for the community operated by the Community Outreach Group that sells gently used items to persons who cannot afford even discount prices. It also has a food pantry. If you have a few hours during the week, the Calico Cat could use your help. Call (732) 671-0550 if you would like to help in this important ministry.

AUW Bookstore: The Book Store will be open from 9 Am to 2 PM each and every Saturday except for holiday weekends Come and get your bargains and support women's scholarships at local colleges.