Welcome!

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Enjoy this gallery of photos showing life at First & Central.

First & Central welcomes you to our website. We're glad you're here, and hope you will visit us (in person or by Internet) sometime soon.

First things first: First & Central is not at the corner of some "First" and "Central" street in Wilmington (neither street name exists). We're at the corner of 11th and Market Streets, a corner of Rodney Square in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. If you snapped the QR code on our sidewalk banner, you already knew that!

Second: we proclaim ourselves to be "A Church Without Walls that Welcomes Without Limits." We love worshiping God and working with the young and old, straight and LGBTQ+ folks, people of every color and background imaginable, believers and those are open to becoming one. We want more on our team to make a greater church and a better world. Whoever you are, we will gladly welcome you, your life, your story, and your love.

Third: you can find out a lot about us on this website. Maybe too much. :-) Use the drop-down menu above. If you need something else, use our Contact form. (There's a button at the bottom of every page.)

Here's a run-down of what's happening at First & Central these days:

  • Sunday worship is on our YouTube channel. Watch whenever you want! Stay tuned for a return to services in the sanctuary (11 a.m.) when the pandemic subsides.

  • During this time of pandemic, we have a brief "live" service of prayer and scripture on the Market Street steps at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays, weather permitting. 

  • Explorers Forum, our adult education series, is live (on Zoom) at 11 a.m. on Sundays. Use that contact form to get on the mailing list for the Zoom link. We are currently in the midst of an informative series on "Racism in America."

  • Bible study is likewise on Zoom, on Tuesday mornings, and a weekly prayer gathering online is on Wednesday evenings.

  • Our Saturday Hospitality for the unhoused population is currently suspended due to the pandemic. Our hearts go out to those suffering this winter.

  • We join the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew for "First Friday" Walks for Justice and Peace, beginning at 5:30 p.m.