This Week at First Baptist (7/2/15)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Friday, July 2,11:00 am: Missions Task Team in the Parlor.
  • Sunday, July 5:
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School:
    “Alive in the Spirit of God: Spirit of Unity and Diversity”
    Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:30 AM: Annual Picnic
    Congregational Life has planned a great event for us. They will furnish the hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments and beverages. You are invited to bring whatever else you’d like to make the perfect picnic, particularly salads and side dishes. There will be fun games to go with the fabulous food. Feel free to wear your picnic clothes to worship. Invite friends, colleagues, family members, neighbors or strangers off the street to join the festivities. If you can come early (before church) to help with set up or stay afterward to help with clean up, that would be much appreciated.
  • Monday, July 6, 6:00 PM: Charleston Town Hall Meeting. Our sisters and brothers at University AME Zion Church, 3549 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, and their pastor, Kaloma Smith, invite us to a community town hall meeting to discuss “What’s Next? How Can We Make a Difference after the Tragedy in Charleston?”
  • Tuesday, July 7, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at the Terraces of Los Altos. We will meet at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.


  • Sunday, July 12:
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School:
    Alive in the Spirit of God: Spirit of Serviceseries, Pastor Rick preaching, followed by Patio Hour.
    12:45 pm: Lunch Bunch 
    at Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant, 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Any and all from our church family (plus guests) are invited to participate in this time of food and fellowship. Let Melanie Ramirez or Alan Plessinger know if you plan to attend.
  • Tuesday, July 14, 7:00 PM: A Conversation with LaDoris Cordell, Superior Court Judge, (ret.), Independent Police Auditor for San Jose, (ret.) at Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Following numerous high-profile cases of police killings of unarmed African American and Latino civilians, public confidence in law enforcement is clearly in crisis. California is not immune. Suggestions have been made — and rather widely supported — to require police to wear body cameras. But is that a sufficient response to deeply endemic problems? What else can be done?
  • Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Palo Alto Breakfast House, 2706 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Thursday, July 16, 2:00 PM: Church Council Meeting in the Parlor.
  • Sunday, July 19, 11:30 AM: Quarterly Business Meeting in the Parlor.
  • Monday, July 20: SPIRE deadline
  • Thursday, July 23, 10:00 AM: Women’s Brunch at Corner Bakery Cafe, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are welcome.

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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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