Old First Reformed Church

Who We Are

OFRC - sanctuary side viewOld First is a diverse, open, and supportive church community. Our members and attendees are from all walks of life. Whether you are single, married, divorced, with kids, without kids, employed, unemployed, happy, or unhappy: we have a place for you and are ready to support and guide you through happy and difficult times.

Old First is part of the Reformed Church in America, a mainline Protestant denomination with direct roots in the Reformation of the 16th Century. We embrace the tenets the Apostle’s Creed. We welcome persons of every ethnicity, race, and orientation to worship, serve, and love God, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We embrace the following missions:

  1. To offer God’s word, prayer, the sacraments, and discipleship
  2. To offer outreach, education, fellowship, and music
  3. To offer sanctuary to anyone seeking spirituality and hope
  4. To offer hospitality to community groups and the arts
  5. To care for the gifts we have been given through our Reformed Church, including our historic sanctuary and building

We are located at 729 Carroll Street in Brooklyn, on the corner of President St. and 7th Ave.  Join us for services every Sunday at 11 AM

Latest Posts

Farewell to Sandra

Dear Members and Friends of Old First: Our long-time secretary Sandra Francois has resigned from her position with us effectively immediately, in order to take another position in a doctor’s office. We are disappointed to lose her from our office, but we are very grateful for her fifteen years of faithful and cheerful service, and we wish her well in her new job. -Pastor Meeter

Please Volunteer at the Respite Shelter!

Please Volunteer at the Respite Shelter!

For eight weeks in the summer, five nights a week, we’ve been providing twelve men with a hot meal and a comfortable bed, partnering with other congregations and CAMBA. This July and August we need: Ten volunteers to cook, two each night, Mon-Fri, July 3-5 Ten volunteers to host (sleep-over), two each night, Mon-Fri, July 1-5 Four or five volunteer “Old First Coordinators” to assist […]

Help Us Decide: Housing Plus NYC May Be A Future Old First Partner

Help Us Decide: Housing Plus NYC May Be A Future Old First Partner

We’re in the process of determining whether Old First should partner with a new (to us) organization called Housing Plus. The non-profit, formed in 2002, works to address the lack of housing and services for underserved, marginalized women in New York City. Housing Plus founder and executive director Rita Zimmer helps provide transitional and permanent housing for nearly 250 women and children every year. The […]