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 […]


Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 4:00 PM: Missions Task Team in the Parlor. Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 10 AM: Womenʹs Brunch at Corner Bakery Cafe, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are invited to join in. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:30 pm: Church Choir Rehearsal in the Parlor. Come […]


From Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice: Campaign Nonviolence is alive – and growing – in the bay area!  Like us on Facebook by going to https://facebook.com/multifaithpeace. There are now more than 20 local opportunities to participate in Campaign Nonviolence!  Click on each event for full information. Click here to learn more about how to […]

Opportunity Center

September’s Special Mission Offering is for InnVision and the Opportunity Services Center. The center functions as a service to the wider community by providing a creative response to home-less related problems and offering opportunities for the community to respond to those needs. Its highest concern is to provide a positive and caring environment that respects […]

Three candles

My apologies for the delay in this week’s Midweek Message. Some mystery of the Ethernet or modern technology has decided my computer may not get online. So we had to do some fancy adapting to get this out and here it is. Campaign Nonviolence week continues. You can see above the remaining events. I want […]

Midweek Message

The weekly update on church activities and concerns. Midweek Message, September 24, 2014


A sermon preached by Randle R. (Rick) Mixon First Baptist Church, Palo Alto, CA Sunday, September 21, 2014 Texts: Psalm 145; Proverbs 8; John 1:1-18 When Meaning comes to call, will it find a welcome, a place in our lives? When Wisdom pays a visit, will we make room for it among us? These are […]


Thursday, September 18, 2014, 5:00 PM: Church Council in the Parlor. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:30 pm: Church Choir Rehearsal in the Parlor. Come and lift your voice in song. All are welcome. Sunday, September 21, 2014 10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School: “Alive in the Story of Creation: A World of Meaning,” Pastor Rick […]


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