"He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require
of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
MICAH 6:8 NRSV
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Welcome to Old First Church

Join us for our regular service at 10:00 AM.

Rev. Joyce A. Phipps

 

  SUPERSTORM SANDY AFFECTS US STILL!

Not only did our Sanctuary roof sustain serious damage from the storm, but there are still many people who are not back in their homes. For some, their homes will never be replaced. Recovery from the storm is more than opening a boardwalk or two. It means housing for those who still have no homes and help for those who need it.

WORSHIP TIME MOVES TO 10:00 AM Sunday September 7 Our summer schedule is over and Old First will begin worship at 10:00 AM. on Sunday, September 7.

Pastor's Message

Black Friday is over and our mailboxes are stuffed with catalogs, circulars, and ads telling us how to spend our money on the things that we know we can do without. In addition to all this, of course, are the “gift suggestions” in the daily newspapers.

Christmas is a wonderful time to say thank you to the people we care about by giving them some tangible means of our caring. But there are some good alternatives to the kinds of gifts we see advertised in the media. If you care about the environment, check out Audubon, Sierra Club, World Wildlife fund or Nature Conservancy on the web for everything from bird feeders to a parcel of land to be saved for future generations.

Children and families could also use some help. Look at Save the Children, UNICEF, or Heifer Project and give someone a commitment to medical equipment, schoolbooks, malaria nets, or even farm animals needed to help sustain families both at home and abroad.

A world of giving awaits us. Let's make this Christmas something special for our loved ones and the world!

SPECIAL EVENTS IN DECEMBER

Sunday, December 6 at 7:30 PM: Shrewsbury Chorale Christmas Concert atSt. George's by the River Episcopal Church 7 Lincoln Avenue in Rumson. This program will be one of holiday favorites. Tickers are only $15 for this wonderful concert and reception full of delicious goodies.

Sunday, December 21 Special Service of Carols and Reading. Remember worship services begin at 10:00 AM.


MISSION IS TO THE CHURCH AS A FIRE IS TO BURNING


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.


Family Promise

is a program that helps homeless people and their families right here in Monmouth County. Churches house guests on a rotating schedule and are helped by other churches that may not have the facilities to house people by supplying breakfast. Family Promise needs your help to continue serving our homeless neighbors.

COMMUNITY LIFE TO OPEN YOUR MIND

Every Sunday, the congregation and the pastor engage in lively discussions – after a meal in which we share food and fun.