This Week at First Baptist (2/12)


  • Thursday, February 13, 2014, 7:30 pm: Church Choir Rehearsal in the parlor. New voices are always welcome to join.
  • Friday, February 14, 10:00 am: Senior Chat– Anne Loftis,
    at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 East Meadow Drive.
  • Friday, February 14, 6:00 pm: Valentine’s Day Potluck for lovers of all ages.
  • Sunday, February 16:
    10:00 AM: Worship & Sunday School: “More Life” Pastor Rick preaching
    11:30 AM:
    Adult Spiritual Formation
    Returning to the Jesus Dojo: Framing Our Practices of Love– What does it mean to practice the way of Jesus? During January we discussed the historical Jesus: Who he was, what we can know, and whether it matters. In February, we will make plans. Together, we will decide what to let go and gather up as we seek new and relevant practices for walking in the way of Jesus.
  • Monday, February 17, 2014: President’s Day, church office closed.
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 10:30 am: Bible Study at the terraces of Los Altos at Janet Maxwell’s apartment. the address is 373 pine lane, #2106, los altos. Let Pastor Rick know if you need transportation.
  • Tuesday, February 18, 7:00 pm: Church Council in the Parlor.
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 8:30 am: Men’s Breakfast Corner Bakery Restaurant (the old Boston Market), 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All the men from our church family are welcome.
  • Wednesday, February 19: Spire Deadine, last day to submit items for the March spire.
  • Wednesday, February 19, 12:00 noon: Baptists Lunching Together- Dan Damon
    At Grand Lake Gardens in Oakland. “The Challenge of Writing Hymns,” featuring Dan Damon, hymn writer, Methodist pastor and graduate of Pacific School of Religion. Lunch is $8.00. For reservations contact Joan Thatcher, (510) 350‐7008. If you would like a ride let Pastor Rick know.


  • Saturday, February  22, 2:00 pm: Memorial Service for Greg Powers
    Melanie Ramirez and Dona Smith-Powers invite you to please join us at the memorial service for Greg Powers, who passed on New Year’s Day. He had suffered many years with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. We will meet at in the sanctuary – with reception to follow
  • Thursday, February 27, 2014, 10:00 am: Women’s Brunch at Hobee’s Restaurant, 4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are invited. please join us
  • Wednesday, March 5, 2014: Ash Wednesday: Save the date for a special evening service. more details to follow.

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We are a progressive Baptist Church affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA. We have been in Palo Alto since 1893. We celebrate our Baptist heritage. We affirm the historic Baptist tenets of: Bible Freedom, Soul Freedom, Church Freedom, Religious Freedom

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