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, April 26, 2015 Texts: Acts 2:41-47; 1 Corinthians 14:26-33a; Colossians 3:12-17 Jesus never intended to start a church. It’s a curious thing that those of us who claim to follow him, all these many years after he walked this earth, […]


A sermon preached by Randle R. (Rick) Mixon, First Baptist Church, Palo Alto, CA, Sunday, April 19, 2015 Text: John 21:1-19 “‎Those who aren’t following Jesus aren’t his followers. It’s that simple. Followers follow, and those who don’t follow aren’t followers. To follow Jesus means to follow Jesus into a society where justice rules, where […]

In the World

April 2015 Report from the Capital, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty By Executive Director J. Brent Walker The 2016 election season began in March when Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his candidacy for president of the United States at Liberty University’s convocation in Lynchburg, Virginia. The rollout was carefully orchestrated to appeal to conservative […]

God's People

Thank you all for your cards, condolences and kind words on the death of my sister, Joan. I will be headed to Boise this Wednesday, April 22, to conduct the memorial service and see my family. I will be back on Saturday in time for the Evergreen Planning Meeting as well as worship and the […]

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 […]


This Week at First Baptist Thursday, April 16, 5:00 pm: Church Council in the Parlor. Thursday, April 16, 7:30 pm: Church Choir in the Parlor. New voices are always welcome to join. Friday, April 17, 8:00 pm: The Choral Project presents “Chiaroscuro” in the sanctuary, choral masterpieces by contemporary classical composers focused on the contrast […]


The weekly update on church activities and concerns. Midweek Message, April 15, 2015


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