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 of Palo Alto Sunday, November 29, 2015 Text: Psalm 25:1-10; Jeremiah 33:14-16 When I suggested “Love Came Down” as our Advent theme this year, Gregory raised a question as to whether or not this theme is too tied to the archaic notion of a […]

Love Came Down

At First Baptist Palo Alto Sunday, November 29 Advent 1 – Hope Bubbles up 10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School for Children and Youth 11:15 AM Hanging of the Greens – decorating the church for children, youth and adults  Sunday, December 6 Advent 2 – Peace Blows In 10:00 AM Worship for the Whole Family […]

To Be God's People

A blessed Thanksgiving to you all! Thanks to everyone who pitched in last week to help with the Gratitude Dinner and to all those who signed up to help with coffee hour in the upcoming weeks. There are still some slots open and I would be grateful for your help. Remember that we will be […]


This Week at First Baptist Thursday- Friday, November 25-26, 2015, Thanksgiving Holiday Office closed. Sunday, November 29, 2015, First Sunday of Advent 10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School “Hope Bubbles Up,” Psalm 25:1-10, Jeremiah 33:14-16; Rick Mixon preaching.11:30 AM: Hanging of the Greens We will decorate the church for the Advent to Epiphany season. There […]

The Special Mission Offering for November is for Ecumenical Hunger Program. Our church has been involved with this very worthwhile program for many years by contributing food, clothing and other household items. Church members volunteer their time, and we give monetary support through this annual offering. We’ve received $695 toward our goal of $600. In […]

Midweek Message

The weekly update on church activities and concerns. Midweek Message, November 25, 2015


A Sermon preached by Randle R. (Rick) Mixon First Baptist Church of Palo Alto Sunday, November 22, 2015 Text: John 18:33-37 The drama continues. Perhaps it concludes this week. After all, it is the end of the liturgical year, the Sunday in which we celebrate the Reign of Christ. Next week comes another Advent as […]


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