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 […]

Bishop Christopher Senyonjo and Rev. Rick Mixion

A Sermon preached by Randle R. (Rick) Mixon First Baptist Church, Palo Alto, CA Sunday, August 2, 2015 Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 In this week’s “Midweek Message,” I offered these “Words to Consider” from Brian McLaren; As we walk this road together, we are being prepared and strengthened for struggle. We’re learning to cut the […]

God's People

A large group gathered at First Methodist Church to watch the documentary film, “White Like Me.” I found it to be a powerful analysis of white privilege and racism in this country. No one is exempt from the effects of these phenomena. They are deeply embedded in our cultural values and social systems. Though I […]

Our annual joint service in Mitchell Park with Covenant Presbyterian and University AME Zion will take place this year on Sunday, August 9, at 10:30 AM [note the time change!]. This year we also welcome First Presbyterian, iChurch and the Tongan Methodist Fellowship that meets at University AME Zion to the celebration. Worship for the […]

In the World

By Bob Allen The pastor of a historic New York City church with Baptist ties says much of the recent brouhaha over abortion rights has to do with the fact that Planned Parenthood caters exclusively to women. “I think it’s unfortunately a big part,” Donna Schaper, senior minister at Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village, […]

Ecumenical Hunger Project

Ecumenical Hunger Program’s BlockFest 2015 Saturday, August 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Ecumenical Hunger Program 2411 Pulgas Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 Help us celebrate EHP’s 40 years of service to the community by joining us at the EHP campus for our annual BlockFest! Fantastic food, festivities, entertainment, local vendor booths with freebies […]

Habitat for Humanity, Greater San Francisco

Our August Special Mission Offering is for Habitat For Humanity Greater San Francisco. The mission of the Greater San Francisco Habitat for Humanity is to make the dream of home ownership a reality for low‐income families ‐ a virtually unattainable dream for the majority of residents in San Francisco, Marin and the Peninsula. We urge […]

Gregory Stevens

The Associate Pastor Search Committee has announced our candidate for the position. Gregory Stevens just graduated from Claremont School of Theology in southern California. He received outstanding recommendations and references for his hard work and his ability to relate to people, among other desirable qualities. Gregory is a Florida native. There will be more information […]


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