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 Rev. Dr. Randle R. (Rick) Mixon First Baptist Church, Palo Alto, CA Sunday, February 7. 2016 Text: Luke 9:28-36, (37-43) Remember: The grand old Duke of York, He had ten thousand men, He marched them up the hill And he marched them down again, And when you’re up, you’re up. And […]

In the World

by Christopher Hale Christians around the world mark the beginning of Lent with the celebration of Ash Wednesday. This ancient day and season has a surprising modern appeal. Priests and pastors often tell you that outside of Christmas, more people show up to church on Ash Wednesday than any other day of the year—including Easter. […]

Greg Stevens

Last week was full of birthdays and brew! As you know, Monday was Rick’s birthday, it was great to start out the month and the week celebrating our Pastor. I am so very thankful for his life, leadership, and liturgy! Thank you to everyone who shared in celebrating Rick’s birthday. The second half of the […]


Our annual observance of Lent begins today with a simple supper and joint service with our friends from Covenant Presbyterian and University AME Zion churches. This is always a meaningful time and I encourage you to participate. If you want to bring some fruit or bread or cheese to share for the supper at 6:30 […]

Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy

The Special Mission Offering for February is the Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy of Santa Clara County. C.I.C. is a non-profit corporation founded in 1962 that operates with the local governmental agencies involved with corrections work. The ministry works directly with the men, women, boys and girls incarcerated in our county jails and juvenile facilities. The funding […]


This Week at First Baptist NO CHURCH CHOIR this week. Rehearsals resume on Thursday, February 18, at 7:30 PM in the Parlor. Join us in joyful song in the new year. Sunday, February 14: 1st Sunday of Lent 10:30 AM: Worship and Sunday School “Sharing Bread on our Journey” Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Rick Mixon preaching 11:30 […]

Midweek Message

The weekly update on church activities and concerns. Midweek Message, February 10, 2016


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 65 other followers