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 […]

In the World

Anti-Immigrant Walls And Racist Tweets: The Refugee Crisis In Central Europe Jan Culik While many citizens of Western Europe don’t seem particularly enthusiastic about taking in the refugees fleeing war and poverty in Syria, the crisis has provoked a remarkably strong wave of xenophobia and Islamophobia in the countries of Central Europe. Hungary is planning to build […]

Rev. Rick Mixon

This Sunday we conclude our consideration of refugees and welcoming the stranger. The texts include the classic instruction from the Levitical Code to embrace and care for the resident alien in the land, and Paul’s poetic meditation on breaking down the dividing walls of hostility. It is sad to see walls threatened and built to […]

One Great Hour of Sharing

Through One Great Hour Of Sharing we embrace refugees around the world as our own. We say “where you go, we will go.” This offering places us side-by-side with those in need. The One Great Hour of Sharing offering reaches across the globe. Sometimes it provides solidarity to those who have experienced loss due to […]


This Week at First Baptist Choir is on hiatus for the Summer. Wednesday, July 20, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome. Wednesday, July 20, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos. Sunday, July […]


The weekly update on church activities and concerns. Midweek Message, July 20, 2016

Pastor Rick Mixon

A sermon preached by Rev. Dr. Randle R. (Rick) Mixon First Baptist Church, Palo Alto, CA Sunday, July 17, 2016 Texts: Deuteronomy 10:12-22; Micah 6:1-8; 1 Peter 4:7-11 What does God require? Well, really, who cares? We’re free, independent people, right? We get to live our own lives however we please. What does God have […]

Pastor Rick Mixon

My summer cold seems to be clearing up finally. It is a good thing that Pastor Gregory was scheduled to preach last Sunday. Thanks to him for his timely sermon and for the liturgy. Thanks to Anthia Lee Halfmann who played the piano for the service while Jan was away visiting family. Her playing added […]


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