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 […]


Thursday, November 20, 2014, 10:00 am: Women’s Brunch at Corner Bakery Cafe, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are invited to join Thursday, November 20, 7:30 pm: Church Choir in the Parlor. Come and lift your voice in song. All are welcome. Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:00 pm: Gratitude […]

First Baptist Community

From Laura Garcia, Stewardship Chairperson Stewardship Sunday (November 23) is fast approaching. We must all think seriously about how we can fearlessly be witnesses as a generous and faithful steward through service to others. God was generous when he created us and gave us Jesus as an example for us to follow. Most people are […]

Three candles

This weekend our focus is on gratitude with our annual Gratitude dinner on Friday night and culminating with Stewardship Sunday. Not only in the broader culture, but especially in the life of the church this is the time of year to consider generosity and giving.   Friday’s night’s potluck will center on expressions of gratitude. Sunday […]

Midweek Message

The weekly update on church activities and concerns. Midweek Message, November 19, 2014


A sermon preached by Randle R. (Rick) Mixon, First Baptist Church, Palo Alto, CA, Sunday, November 16, 2014 Texts: Deuteronomy 7:1-11; Psalm 137; 149; Matthew 15:21-39 When the Lord your God brings you into the land that you are about to enter and occupy, and he clears away many nations before you—the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, […]

In the World

This essay is part of the Vocation of Peacemaking series where the Baptist Peace Fellowship asked members and friends of the BPFNA to write brief essays on their peacemaking work. My peace vocation started after the death of my biological father. Conflict erupted over my father’s wealth; the events took us a long painful way […]


Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:00 pm: Church Council in the Parlor Thursday, November 13, 7:30 pm: Church Choir in the Parlor. Come and lift your voice in song. All are welcome. Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:00 am: Senior Chat- Mental Illness in Our Midst. Fireside Room of Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 East Meadow Drive Sunday, […]


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