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 […]

Mission News

Following a recommendation from the Mission Task Team, a grant of $2,500 was given by FBCPA from the proceeds of the Annex sale to a local ministry called Freedom House, specifically for “The Nest,” a Santa Clara County program for girls age 12–17 who are involved in human trafficking. International Ministries recently provided information that […]

books

Do you have a good book or two that you would like to pass on to someone else to enjoy? The Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy (CIC) of Santa Clara County distributes the following types of books to inmates: Bibles, devotionals, Biblical reference books, self-help books, and dictionaries. They do accept hardback books, only if the covers […]

Senior Connections

The Senior Connection events in February are: The Third Thursday (February 18) is the book club at First Baptist. This month we continue the discussion of Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon. Being Mortal explores medicine providing not only a good life, but also a good end. Brown Bag Lunch (beverage will be […]

Greg Stevens

Queerituality (queer + spirituality) is a club on Stanford’s campus that Geoff Browning (UCCM) connected me with. Two of the students and I met for coffee and ended up talking for almost two hours! One of the students, Nate, grew up a Mormon and struggled with his sexuality and faith from an early age; Chris […]

Mixon Muses

Most of you are aware by now that my mother, Loyce Frazier, died January 21 after 97.5 years on this planet. As my sister and others noted, she was something of a southern belle, though she was born seventh of twelve children in the bayou country of southern Louisiana. She grew up poor, during the […]

The Spire

Here’s the monthly newsletter! The Spire, February 2016

In the World

Bob Allen, Baptist News Global Shareholders of Tyson Foods will vote Feb. 5 on a resolution filed by American Baptist Home Missions Societies asking the food giant to clean up its act regarding water pollution. Environmentalists say corporate agribusiness is emerging as one of the biggest threats to America’s waterways, contributing to dead zones from the […]

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