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, June 21, 2015 Text: Acts 10:1-17 Somewhere in the back of mind I had begun a different sermon this week. I suppose it might have been a kinder, gentler one until a lone gunman entered a church and murdered nine […]


A sermon preached by Randle R. (Rick) Mixon First Baptist Church, Palo Alto, CA Sunday, June 14, 2015 Text: Psalm 116; Ephesians 3:14-21 Friday night we went to hear – and see – a fascinating production of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at the San Francisco Symphony. Michael Tilson Thomas admits to having struggled over the years […]

Youth Sunday 2015

Pictures from the Youth Sunday Worship, June 7, 2015

YOUTH SUNDAY REFLECTION Sunday, June 7, 2015 Clara Ramirez Good morning everyone. I want to start off by talking about my experience at graduation from Los Altos High School. It was really interesting to watch graduation for three years prior to my own when I played in the graduation band every year. I thought about […]

Doug Davidson

We bid farewell and Godspeed to Doug Davidson this Sunday. Doug came to us as an ABSW intern in September of 2013 and has served this past year as our Minister of Children, Youth and Families. We are very grateful for the gifts of compassion and ministry that Doug has brought to our congregation. I […]

Scholarship award

The special Mission Offering for the month of June is the Don and Mary Granholm Scholarship Fund. Recognizing the tremendous costs of higher education today, we have established a fund in honor of Don and Mary Granhom to help support our youth with their aspirations of pursuing a college education. This fund is part of […]


This Week at First Baptist Thursday, June 11, 7:30 pm: Church Choir in the Parlor. New voices are always welcome to join. Sunday, June 14: 10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School: “Alive in a Global Uprising: Spirit of Love-Loving God” Pastor Rick preaching. 11:30 AM: All Church Cookout Saying thank you and farewell to Doug […]


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