This Week at First Baptist (1/13/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, January 14, 2016, 5:00 PM: Church Council in the Parlor.
  • Thursday, January 14, 2016, 7:30 PM: Church Choir in the Parlor. Join us in joyful song in the new year.
  • Sunday, January 17, 2016: 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
    10:30 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    “Overflowing Love” John 2:1-11, Rick Mixon preaching.
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation
    Saving Jesus Redux: What Can We Know About Jesus? – We continue our discussion of this video series.
  • Sunday, January 17, 2016, 3:00 PM: Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
    First Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton, Palo Alto. in the Sanctuary. Guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Emil M. Thomas, pastor from the Jerusalem Baptist Church who will give a keynote speech on “Honoring Dr. King’s Creative Pursuit of Justice and Peace.”

    Students from Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto will perform. Also performing will be a Volunteer Community Interfaith Choir. Singers are Welcome! (There will be a rehearsal at 1:45 pm. Please wear a white shirt/blouse and dark pants/skirt or choir robe. )There will be a reception in Fellowship Hall after the service at 4:30 pm. Admission is free.

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016: Annual Reports Due in the church office
  • Tuesday, January 19, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2:30 PM: Meditation Group led by Charlotte Jackson at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, January 20, 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, January 21, 2016, 12:00 noon: Senior Connections Book Group  Our book is 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 provided).


  • Sunday, January 24, 2016: Third Sunday of Epiphany
    10:30 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    Gospel of Luke,  Rick Mixon preaching

    11:30 AM: Planning Workshop for Lent through Easter. Everyone of any age is invited to stay to help plan worship and other events for the Lenten/Easter season.

  • Sunday, January 31, 2016, 11:15 AM: Annual Meeting in the Parlor

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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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