This Week at First Baptist (11/12)

  • CalendarThursday, November 13, 2014, 5:00 pm: Church Council in the Parlor
  • Thursday, November 13, 7:30 pm: Church Choir in the Parlor. Come and lift your voice in song. All are welcome.
  • Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:00 am: Senior Chat- Mental Illness in Our Midst. Fireside Room of Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 East Meadow Drive
  • Sunday, November 16, 2014
    10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School:
    Alive in Creation: From Ugliness, a Beauty Emerges,” Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation:
    Part 3 of a 3 week series on Dan Buttry’s Blessed are the Peacemakers
  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 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 a ride.
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014, noon: Baptists Lunching Together at Grand Lake Gardens, Oakland. This month’s program will feature Evelyn Hanneman, BPFNA Operations Coordinator, speaking on Burma and the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America. Lunch is $8.00. Please call Joan Thatcher at 510-350-7008 for reservations. Let Pastor Rick know if you would like a ride.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Thursday, November 20, 2014: Women’s Brunch
  • Friday, November 21, 2014: Gratitude Potluck
  • Sunday, November 23, 2014: Hanging of the Greens
  • Monday, November 24, 2014: Deadline for December Spire
  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 7:30 pm: Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 4111 Alma Street, Palo Alto

This Week at First Baptist (10/8)

  • CalendarNO CHURCH CHOIR this week or next.
    We will resume on October 16. 
  • Sunday, October 12, 2014
    10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School:
    What is Faith?,” Rev. Wally Bryen preaching.
    11:30 AM: During the usual time for Adult Spiritual Formation we will have a Special Meeting with the Parents of Our FBCPA Children in the Parlor to talk about the hopes and desires for how First Baptist might meet the needs of our kids and young families.
  • NO BIBLE STUDY Tuesday, October 14, 2014
    We will resume October 21, 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 a ride.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 8:30 am: Men’s Breakfast at Palo Alto Breakfast House, 2706 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:00 noon: Baptists Lunching Together at Grand Lake Gardens in Oakland.
    Lunch is $8.00.  Speaker: Paul Martin, President, and Victor Vanloo, Development Director, American Baptist Seminary of the West.  Reservations call Joan Thatcher, (510) 350-7008.
  • Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5:00 pm: Church Council in the Parlor.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10:00 am: Women’s Breakfast at Corner Bakery Cafe, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are invited to join in.
  • Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 pm: Annual Potluck and Pumpkin Carving in the Fellowship Hall. Bring the whole family!
  • Sunday, October 26, 2014: Quarterly Business Meeting after worship.

This Week at First Baptist (9/11)

  • CalendarThursday, September 11, 2014, 5:30 PM- Peace Picnic: From Fear to Friendship
    James P. McEntee County Plaza, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose. Enjoy a multifaith service, children’s performances, a light dinner, peace dove release and candlelight vigil.  The event is free and everyone is welcome.Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:30 PM: Church Choir Rehearsal in the Parlor. Come and lift your voice in song. All are welcome.
  • Friday, September 12 10:00 AM: Senior Chat- The Place of Pets
    We will explore research on how pets improve our mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health.
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    Sunday, September 14, 2014: Rally Day
    10:00 AM Worship: We kick off a new church “school year.”
    Alive in the Story of Creation: Being Human,” Pastor Rick preaching

    11:30 AM: Our final cook out of the season.

  • Tuesday, September 16, 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 a ride.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast, at Palo Alto Breakfast House, 2706 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Noon, Baptists Lunching Together, Grand Lake Gardens in Oakland
    Roger Bauer, Chaplain for the Seafarer’s Ministry of the Golden Gate will be the speaker. Lunch is $8.00. For reservations contact Joan Thatcher, (510) 350‐7008. If you would like a ride let Pastor Rick know.
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014, 5:00 PM: Church Council in the Parlor.
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 10 AM: Womenʹs Brunch at Corner Bakery Cafe, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are invited to join in.

This Week at First Baptist (6/4)

  • CalendarThursday, June 5, 2014, 7:30 pm: Church Choir in the Parlor.
  • Friday June 6, 2014, 6:00 PM: All Church Cookout to celebrate Pastor Tripp and his ministry with us. Hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, beverage and dessert furnished. Please bring salads and side dishes to share.
  • Sunday, June 8, Pentecost, 10:00 AM, Worship for the whole family: Pastor Tripp preaching. This will be Pastor Tripp’s last Sunday as our Minister of Faith Formation and Family Life. We will celebrate his ministry and wish him well in his new role as Director of Admissions for the American Baptist Seminary of the West. Everyone is invited to wear something red to honor the day.
    Sunday, June 8th, 15th and 22nd, 11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation
    Canon, Scripture, and Word Of God.
    Corinna Guerrero
    will address each of the above concepts. We start off with a little church history, but end in a call to advocacy. We hope you’ll join us.
    11:30 AM, Special Business Meeting to take action on the Renewal Proposal. If you have questions or concerns about the revised Renewal Proposal, we want to hear from you so that we can be in conversation before the special business meeting on June 1 to vote on the Proposal. You may contact Pastor Rick, Carolyn or any member of the Task Team or Council.
  • Tuesday, June 10, 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.

 LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 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, June 26, 2014, 10:00 AM: Women’s Brunch at Hobee’s Restaurant, 4224 El Camino Real, Palo. All women of our church community are invited. Please join us.
  • Wednesday, June 18, noon: Baptists Lunching Together Guest Speaker—Michael Scocia, Director, Redwood Glen Baptist Camp Grand Lake Gardens in Oakland. Lunch is $8.00. Call (510) 350‐7008 for reservations. Please let Pastor Rick know if you would like a ride to this event.
  • Thursday, June 19th, 5:00 PM: Church Council Meeting in the Parlor.

This Week at First Baptist (2/12)

Calendar

  • 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.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • 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.

BLT: “How Regions Can Help Churches” January 15

Baptists Lunching TogetherBaptists Lunching Together
Wednesday,
January 15

How Regions Can Help Churches be at their Best”
with Executive Minister Tim Brown from Growing Healthy Churches.

We gather for lunch at noon at Grand Lake Gardens, 401 Santa Clara Avenue in Oakland. The program follows lunch at 12:00 pm.

Lunch is $8.00. For reservations contact Joan Thatcher, (510) 350‐7008. If you would like a ride let Pastor Rick know.