March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday


    Old Buttonwood Hall

    9 am

    Rev. Megan LeCluyse



    11 am

    Rev. Jesse Garner


Worship Bulletins

Lenten Journey Guide



Guided Spiritual Direction

Sundays in Lent

12:15 - 1:00 pm

Whitefield Room


Palm Sunday Procession

Mar 25

10:00 am


Maundy Thursday

Mar 29

7:00 pm

Good Friday

St. Mark Passion

Reinhard Keiser

Mar 30

12 noon







Upcoming Events

  • Fellowship Events (2 entries)

    • Band of Boomers , aimed at people born between 1943 and 1960, gather from time to time for fellowship, fun, and spiritual growth. For more information, contact Shellie Unger ...
    • Women of Wit and Wisdom, First Church’s women’s fellowship, meets monthly. Wednesday, March 7 @ 2 pm - Tea at Sofitel For their gathering in ...
  • First Church Families with Young Children (1 entry)

  • Music (0 entries)

  • Special Events (2 entries)

    • If you would like to learn more about First Church and how you can be a part of the life and ministry of the church, you’re invited to attend our one ...
    • Each Sunday morning during Lent beginning on Feb 18, the Rev. Barbara Chaapel will offer guided spiritual direction from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in the Whitefield Room. This is an opportunity ...
  • Special Services (4 entries)

    • Join us for our ecumenical Palm Sunday procession with local churches, which will be different than in previous years. We will begin our procession at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church (22 ...
    • March 29 @ 7 pm Communion Service with Tenebre Our Maundy Thursday service this year will include the addition of a shortened version of Tenebrae at the ...
    • March 30 @ 12 noon The St Mark Passion of Reinhard Keiser will be the focus of Good Friday, interspersed with meditations from four preachers. The choir will be ...
    • April 1 7 am - Sunrise Service 9 am - Celebration! Worship 11 am - Traditional Worship
  • Studies & Lectures (3 entries)

    • The first Saturday of each month @ 9 am First Church holds a weekly Men’s Bible Study on the first Saturday of the month at the upstairs cafe in ...
    • Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm Women's Bible Study meets on Tuesdays @ 7 pm at the church. For more information, contact Jerry Foote .
    • Delores Brisbon leads a weekly Bible study at Old City Presbyterian Apartments (25 N. 4th Street) on Wednesday mornings at 10 am. Contact Delores for more information.
  • Volunteer Opportunities (5 entries)

    • The University City Hospitality Coalition (UCHC) provides hot meals to anyone in need on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and, during the academic year, Sundays, at sites in the University City area. ...
    • First Church is looking for volunteers to work with Habitat's West Philadelphia Repair Initiative (WPRI), an urban ministry that assists homeowners in West Philadelphia with repairs to their homes. Work ...
    • Urban Tree Connection (UTC) is a nonprofit organization that engages children and adults from some of Philadelphia’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods in community-based, urban-greening projects. First Church volunteers with UTC ...
    • Large numbers of unreached peoples are congregating in urban slums around the world. By 2050, 40% of the world's population will be located in urban slums. Urban Mosaic ...
    • A new service opportunity is working at Bartram’s Garden with young women associated with Camp Sojourner, Girls’ Leadership Camp. Girls’ Leadership Camp is a nonprofit leadership program for Philadelphia girls. ...
  • Young Adult Group (3 entries)

    • Click to connect to our Facebook group for the latest news and events!
    • Young Adult Group The Young Adults gather each Wednesday night for a variety of activities that deepen our faith and community. We hold bible studies or topical ...
    • The Young Adults Church gather for fellowship over brunch immediately following the 11 am worship service on the first Sunday of each month. We meet in Old Buttonwood Hall ...