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 […]

In the World

from LeDayne McLeese Polaski (Baptist Peace Fellowship/ Bautistas por la Paz) April 26, 2016 One of the excitements and joys and terrors (!) of leading trainings is that you NEVER really know what’s going to happen. Read more of LeDayne’s report… See more photos of the gathering…


Sunday we dedicated two flags that are now hanging in front of our building. The flags are symbols of our desire to be welcoming and inclusive and to be good stewards of creation. We know that Baptists often get lumped together as Bible-thumping, right-wing fundamentalists. It is important that we say to our neighborhood, our […]

Greg Stevens

We had a great Quarterly Business meeting last week – if you were not able to attend please read the minutes Hugh Satterlee recorded. They highlight the good stuff! In the meeting one of the projects I focused most of my attention on is starting a queer community group on Stanford’s campus with UCCM and […]

Blessed are the Peacemakers

Our May Special Mission Offering is for the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America. The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA) web site has this to say about the organization: “What comes to mind when you hear the word Baptist? Do you think peacemaker? How about folks who care for the poor, resist racial […]


This Week at First Baptist Wednesday, May 4, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Palo Alto Breakfast House, 2706 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome. Wednesday, May 4, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos. All are welcome. Thursday, May 5, 7:30 […]

Midweek Message

The weekly update on church activities and concerns. Midweek Message, May 4, 2016

American Baptist Churches

New Leadership International Ministries has called the Reverend Sharon T. Koh as Executive Director to begin at the end of August when IM Executive Director Dr. Reid Trulson retires.  Reverend Koh now serves as senior associate pastor of the Evergreen Baptist Church in Los Angeles where she has served since 2004.  Koh was born to […]


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