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 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 […]

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

A “new year” has begun, at least in the church tradition of kicking off the congregation’s educational emphases sometime early in September. Thanks to everyone who helped make our “Rally Day” a good one, with worship, Sunday School for children and youth and our final cookout of the season on the patio. And speaking of […]

Midweek Message

The weekly update on church activities and concerns. Midweek Message, September 17, 2014


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 […]


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