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, October 4 2015 Text: Mark 10:13-16 Observant fellow that he is, when I asked Chip to read the scripture today, he pointed out that I had left out the first part of the reading – and that is true. You […]


LIVE FREE is the theme for our yearly stewardship drive, ending in Stewardship Sunday on November 22. In I Timothy 6: 7 (RSV), Paul states “For we brought nothing into the world and we cannot take anything out of the world.” He speaks about the rich in this world, in verses 18 and 19, saying […]

Mission News

Responding to the current crisis of refugees fleeing civil war in Syria, $5,000 of One Great Hour (OGH) funds have been sent to the Serbian Baptist Union and $5,000 to Hungarian Baptist Aid. IM missionaries Tom and Terry Myers are helping the Sofia Baptist Church in Bulgaria to bring supplies to a refugee camp, and […]

Sanctuary movement

October 18, 4:00 PM, Fellowship Hall South Bay Sanctuary Covenant is hosting a speaking event to share news of uncertain and violent times in El Salvador, and how we are responding. Featuring Voices on the Border staff, Roddy Hughes and José Acosta, plus a bi-lingual June youth delegation. Please RSVP to 650-494-8340.

Greg Stevens

As my monthly contribution to the Spire I would like to ask, “How can we turn information into transformation?” In searching for a response to this question I won’t be highlighting our wonderfully long straight-white-male tradition. Rather I’d like us to look to the margins of our own tradition and to the rich variety of […]

Mixon Muses

A couple of years ago, at the behest of some of our members, we began the practice of occasionally using our Sunday morning adult education hour (Adult Spiritual Formation) to share and reflect on what is in the news. It’s had a couple of incarnations. This month (October 4) we will hold a session I’m […]

The Spire

Here’s the monthly newsletter! The Spire, October 2015


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