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 […]


AN UNDERSTANDING HEART A sermon preached by Randle R. (Rick) Mixon First Baptist Church, Palo Alto, CA Sunday, July 27, 2014 Text: 1 Kings 3:3-15 You know the old stories. An unlikely hero finds a tarnished lamp and, while polishing it, a genie magically appears, pledging to do our hero’s bidding – up to […]


NO OTHER ROCK A sermon preached by Randle R. (Rick) Mixon First Baptist Church, Palo Alto, CA Sunday, July 20, 2014 Text: Isaiah 44:1-8   “No other rock. “ “No other rock.” It’s a strong statement. There is a rock like quality to the words themselves. “No other rock; I know not one.” I […]

In the World

Middle East: Jews, Christians, and Muslims break bread for peace from Kids4Peace Kids4Peace Jerusalem protested against the violence. We left our families, we left our bomb shelters, our neighborhoods, our villages, to come together as a community. Yes, many of us were terrified. Some community members and even staff sent messages of love and support […]


Church Choir is on hiatus until the Fall Thursday, July 17, 5:00 PM: Church Council in the Parlor. Friday, July 18: SPIRE deadline for August issue SUNDAY, July 20, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost 10:00 AM, Worship and Sunday School: “No Other Rock” Pastor Rick preaching 11:30 AM: Quarterly Business Meeting in the Parlor Tuesday, July […]

One Great Hour of Sharing 2014

The Special Offering for July is our annual offering for One Great Hour of Sharing. This year’s theme is “We Are One.”“With our extensive network of international and domestic partners, American Baptists are able to make a difference wherever and whenever disaster strikes.” This special offering is directed to those areas and people around the […]

Three candles

Jan and Peter Gunderson seem to being having a wonderful trip to Scandinavia based on pictures they’ve posted on Facebook. We miss Jan’s music but it was great to have Ruth Winter playing piano last Sunday and this. Ruth always adds a lot to our worship. Oleta is slowly making her way back into the […]

Midweek Message

The weekly update on church activities and concerns. Midweek Message, July 16, 2014


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