We Are Your Neighbors

Since before the American Revolution, Old Pine has been a cornerstone of our neighborhood. Along Pine Street between 4th and 5th Streets, Old Pine is a distinctive landmark with yellow stucco, tall white columns, and a historical graveyard. And for those who pause to read the message board, there is inspiration for daily living. Moreover, we have been and continue to serve the community as a place of quiet respite, spiritual sustenance, and community gathering. We regularly host AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meetings, Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble concerts, and special events for St. Peter’s School and the Boy Scouts. All are welcome here.

Renewing Old Pine — Recent, Current, Planned

Beginning in 2019 we initiated our first major renovations in 30 years with a focus on preserving this historical gem, so that we can continue to serve the neighborhood. We are making substantial progress. For example, you might recall that the 1837 iron fence along the west side of the church leaned out over the sidewalk. With painstaking attention to detail the fence has been refurbished and now stands straight. More recently the yellow stucco and ornate cornice along the roof have been restored on three sides. While the pandemic left the sanctuary empty, the pews where John Adams worshiped were beautifully reupholstered. The sanctuary has also been air conditioned with energy efficient units opening the sanctuary to year-round worship and events, including weddings. Now, work is beginning on the first floor to improve the entrance, add an accessible gender-neutral restroom, and improve the multipurpose room, which is routinely used for AA meetings and receptions after community and special events. Additional projects might include restoring the portico and columns along Pine Street and restoring the windows. These recent, current and planned projects will protect the integrity of the building, and more importantly, will make Old Pine even more welcoming and better able to serve our members and community for decades to come. 


Click here to read two local news articles about our capital campaign.

We need your help

To date, the members of the congregation have generously pledged more than $718,000 and secured $551,000 in grants. We are now launching a community-wide fundraising effort and we need your help. As a resident, business owner or supporter of historical places, you understand the value of a well-maintained and beautiful property in the neighborhood. As a vibrant institution, Old Pine attracts members and visitors (and occasionally film crews) who support local businesses. Your investment helps to ensure the future of this historic treasure as a vibrant and welcoming place in our community.

Ways to Make a Donation

Donations of any size are welcome. 

We hope that your donation strengthens your ties to Old Pine and our neighborhood.

Donors will be invited to a celebratory event later in 2023.

Three ways to donate today.

You are welcome to select from three methods below to make your donation.  If none of these methods meets your needs, please email us here. Note that donations to the Capital Campaign at Old Pine Street Church are typically tax deductible. We request that all donations be received by December 31, 2023.

  1. Donate by check:  Mail your check to Old Pine’s office noting the capital campaign on the check: Old Pine Street Church, 412 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA  19106
  1. Donate by credit card or bank transfer:  Follow this link to Tithe.ly, which is a secure online service. Please specify capital campaign and if possible, please cover the fees for this service. 
  1. Donate from a donor-advised fund, private foundation, or stock transfer:  Note that the legal name of Old Pine Street Church is the “Third Scots and Mariners Presbyterian Church.” The EIN is 23-2631839.