First Baptist Palo Alto

The First Baptist Church of Palo Alto, California is seeking well qualified candidates for a part time  OFFICE MANAGER/BUILDING SUPERVISOR The successful candidate will have significant responsibilities in the areas of office management internal and external communications management of church facilities relations with the church’s renters

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, May 24, 2015 Text: John 3:1-21 Remember the children’s song about “Michael Finnegan”? It’s one of those songs for which you could make up endless verses, dragging it out to the point of driving adults like your parents crazy? Every […]

First Baptist Palo Alto

As most of you should be aware by now, the Senior Chat Program, organized by Rev. Dona Smith-Powers, and which ran for eight years, ended in December. At that time, the Council decided that it is time to assess the needs and desires of our current seniors. A simple assessment form has been developed to […]

Mixon Muses

Right around the time of the rioting in Baltimore, I posted on Facebook a meme with a picture and quotation from, James Lawson, a wellrespected and beloved figure, active in the US Civil Rights movement of the 60s. Lawson says, “Violence has no practical results – toward building a strengthened community or solving the problems […]

The Spire

Here’s the monthly newsletter! Almost time for the June edition, but here in the May issue are ever-current and useful bits of wisdom to share. We apologize for the delay. The Spire, May 2015

Rev. Rick Mixon

A sermon preached by Randle R. (Rick) Mixon First Baptist Church, Palo Alto, CA Sunday, May 17, 2015 Text: Isaiah 40:27-31; Acts 9:1-25; 2 Corinthians 6:1-10, 11:16-29 Take a look at the cover of today’s bulletin (picture at right). He Qi’s brilliant painting of the “Calling of Paul” portrays the fire-breathing avenger, Saul, in the […]

Nepal earthquake relief

Churches in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are asked to keep the Nepali families, emergency response workers and government in prayer. Additional financial relief is urgently needed. You may give through our church, making your check to the church and designating your gift for “*OGHS-Nepal Earthquake Relief.” *One Great Hour of Sharing $530 has been […]

Doug Davidson at ABSW

Special Mission Offering for April goes to support scholarship aid at the American Baptist Seminary of the West. ABSW has been a charter member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) since 1962. ABSW, founded in 1871, is the center of American Baptist ecumenical theological education in the far western United States. The seminary is affiliated […]


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