Associate Pastor for Faith Formation and Family Life In cooperation with the pastoral staff and lay leadership, the Associate Pastor for Faith Formation and Family Life will be responsible to work with both new and existing children, youth, young adults and families of FBCPA. Half of the time will be devoted to the development and […]

First Baptist Community

We are a welcoming, inclusive community of faith. Worship is at the center of our life. Worship that touches the mind, heart and soul follows Christ into the world. Worship that blends both the traditional and the contemporary. We seek to nourish a thoughtful, maturing faith. We offer all ages opportunities to explore and deepen […]


A sermon preached by Randle R. (Rick) Mixon First Baptist Church, Palo Alto, CA Sunday, September 14, 2014 Texts: Genesis 2:4b-25; Psalm 8; Mark 3:1-6 Where did you come from? Who do you look like? These are two common questions that point toward what it means to be human. Why do I say this? Because […]

Mission News

$20,000 of “One Great Hour of Sharing” Gifts Fighting Ebola Outbreak ”Only recently has the current Ebola crisis gained significant media attention in the U.S. But for the people of West Africa, the problem began in March,” says World Relief Officer Lisa Rothenberger. “Thanks to donors’ generous gifts to the annual One Great Hour of […]

Doug Davidson

I’m writing to you from the Jersey Shore, sitting on a porch just a couple hundred yards from the beach in Ocean City, NJ. Since my youth, three generations of my family have gathered for a week “down the shore” near the end of every summer. When I was a kid, we would often drive […]

Mixon Muses

Well, what did you do on your summer vacation? It’s the classic question every child is asked by teachers and friends as a new school year is ramping up. Depending on what you did and perhaps your age, personality type and who is asking, you may be  eager or reluctant to answer that question. Some […]


From Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice: There are now more than 20 local opportunities to participate in Campaign Nonviolence!  Click on each event for full information. Like us on Facebook by going to facebook.com/multifaithpeace.  Click here to learn more about how to get your congregation or organization involved. You’ll find the events listed at […]


Thursday, September 11, 2014, 5:30 PM- Peace Picnic: From Fear to Friendship James P. McEntee County Plaza, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose. Enjoy a multifaith service, children’s performances, a light dinner, peace dove release and candlelight vigil.  The event is free and everyone is welcome.Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:30 PM: Church Choir Rehearsal in […]

Senior Chat

Senior Chat at Covenant Presbyterian Church 670 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto We are a friendly, diverse group that includes members of at least four churches in Palo Alto. We also welcome any individuals who have an interest, so bring your friends and neighbors. No RSVP necessary. We meet on the second Friday of each […]


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