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

Maren C. Tirabassi God, we come with Taps in our hearts remembering those who have died for others, soldiers, sailors, air corps, in this country and others, remembering those who risk life for others, coast guard, firefighter, law enforcement, both near and far away, remembering those who go forth in emergency response, disaster relief, and […]

woman and tent

As you walk through our hallway you will notice our new photography installation! Thanks to the vision of Pastor Rick, Gregory, and Susan Bradley we now have 20 photos framed and displayed on our walls. These photographs were taken by Susan (and a few of her students) on trips to Africa, Cuba, and Haiti. They […]

love quilt

Thanks to Geoff Browning, UCCM campus minister, for leading our Adult Spiritual Formation last Sunday.  It was good to brought up to date on UCCM program and activities, including their trip to Nicaragua last March. Both Pastor Gregory and Charlotte Jackson are currently serving on the UCCM board. I had a good time as respondent […]

Watery Earth NASA photo

On Thursday I leave for Lightning in a Bottle, a 4-day festival centered on art, music, consciousness, and social transformation in Bradley, CA. I am most excited about the Lucent Temple of Consciousness, in the heart of the festival, which is a transformational haven, an unveiling of the world’s mystery schools, featuring renowned visionaries, wisdom […]

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 Thursday, May 26, 11:30 AM: Women’s Brunch at Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant, 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our  church community are invited to join in. Thursday, May 26, No Choir Practice. We will resume on Thursday, June 2, 7:30 PM, in the Parlor Sunday, May 29, Third […]


The weekly update on church activities and concerns. Midweek Message, May 25, 2016


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