Welcome to Old First Church

Where tradition and the future meet.

Join Old First Church in supporting CROP WALK/RED BANK. In addition to monetary donations, CROP Walk is requesting donations of food. Rice, beans and peanut butter are being accepted. Please do not donate food packaged in glass containers or plastic bags as these will break/tear during transport. Please make sure your food donations are packaged in sturdy, hard plastic jars for peanut butter and boxes/cans for rice and beans. Bring to the Church on Sundays, October 1, 8, and 15; or during office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays [call first]. 

A message from our pastor.

Welcome to our website. If you are searching for a different kind of community, Old First Church should be your choice. Our community of faith is committed to the Gospel in that we strive not just to feed the hungry and clothe the naked, but to work for the elimination of the root causes of poverty. We are a community committed to the stewardship of God’s world and speak up on the issues that affect our environment. We have many different opinions but are grounded in the love that we experience through our common confession of faith as loving mercy, seeking justice, and walking humbly with God. 

                                                     ––Joyce Antila Phipps

Gather for Worship to Engage in Service for Humankind

October 2017


During the month of September, communities in the United States and the Caribbean experienced devastating hurricanes. First, there was Harvey, then Irma, and now Maria, which left not only some of our largest cities like Houston and states like Florida with enormous destruction, but also Puerto Rico, which still is without power even in many hospitals.

We have the opportunity through CROP Walk to raise funds for those who are unable to taste autumn as we do here in New Jersey. More than 2,000 communities will participate in this annual walk to raise funds for Church World Service, which provides disaster assistance in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

Rather than our apples and squash, people in Mexico still taste the cloud of dust caused by cleaning up the rubble from two earthquakes, and in Puerto Rico there is the stench of mud-covered buildings and lack of clean potable water. Our neighbors in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean are struggling to heal and recover. The funds raised through CROP Walk will help them as well as the people in need here in New Jersey. When you are asked to share your resources, please be generous, for the ones who need our help now cared for us when Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012. 


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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?"

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