Community and Mission

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More than 37 years of serving older adults in Philadelphia!

Each Saturday a group of 50 older adults gathers at the Old Pine Community Center. Since 1978, this program has provided spiritual and social fellowship, a home-cooked noon meal and a bag lunch for seniors.

Shortly after the Old Pine Community Center opened its doors in 1977, it was recognized that there were no programs for older adults. A Temple University graduate student was hired to ring doorbells in East and South Philadelphia to determine what seniors truly need. She found that they were well served by city senior centers Monday through Friday but those facilities were closed on weekends. That meant hundreds of seniors were without companionship and in many cases without adequate food for two days each week.

Read more: Saturdays for Seniors

The Old Pine Community Center is the main mission arm of Old Pine Street Church for the delivery of services to the Philadelphia community.   The Center also houses church Sunday School, congregational luncheons, and committee meetings. The Center is available for rental for parties, wedding receptions and sporting events.

Read more: Old Pine Community Center

Old Pine sponsors Boy Scout Troop & Cub Pack #176. Scouting helps the boys develop character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

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Starting in 2006, Old Pine has sponsored an annual weeklong mission trip to help those in need rebuild after natural disasters.  If you are interested in joining our annual trip, please contact the Mission committee at

Read about our work and view photos at the Mission Trip Blog.

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For more than 30 years Old Pine has provided meeting space for 12-step meetings. Meetings are held in the Duffield Room on the first floor of the church. Additional meetings are held at the Old Pine Community Center.

Read more: Twelve-Step Programs