This Week at First Baptist (1/18/17)

  • CalendarWednesday, January 18: Church Choir in the Parlor.
  • Thursday, January 19, 7:00 – 8:30 PM: A Multifaith Service of Concern and Commitment on the Eve of Inauguration Day: Universalist Unitarian Church of Palo Alto, 505 East Charleston.
  • Sunday, January 22: Third Sunday After Epiphany
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School:

    “A Call to Follow,” Psalm 27:1, 4-8; Isaiah 9:1-4; Matthew 4:12-23; 1Corinthians 1:10-18, Rick Mixon preaching.
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation: Saving Jesus Redux: Teachings of Jesus- Wisdom Tradition” Another session in our ongoing exploration of this challenging video series.
  • Tuesday, January 24: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.

This Week at First Baptist (1/11/17)

  • CalendarThursday, January 12: Church Choir in the Parlor. Everyone is invited to share in the fun and the music.
  • Sunday, January 15: Second Sunday After Epiphany
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School:

    “Big Call,” Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42, Rick Mixon preaching.
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation: Saving Jesus Redux: Teachings of Jesus- Wisdom Tradition” Another session in our ongoing exploration of this challenging video series.
  • Monday, January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Church office closed.
  • Tuesday, January 17: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, January 18: Deadline for Annual Reports
  • Wednesday, January 18, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Wednesday, January 19, 7:00 – 8:30 PM: Multifaith Service of Concern and Commitment on the Eve of Inauguration Day At Universalist Unitarian Church of Palo Alto, 505 East Charleston.

Looking Ahead:

This Week at First Baptist (1/4/17)

  • CalendarThursday, January 5: Church Choir in the Parlor. Everyone is invited to share in the fun and the music.
  • Sunday, January 8
    10:00 AM: Worship for the Whole Family:

    “How God Sees,”
    Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; Matthew 3:13-17; Acts 10:34-43, Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation: “Saving Jesus Redux” Another session in our ongoing exploration of this challenging video series.
  • Tuesday, January 10: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.

Looking Ahead:

This Week at First Baptist (12/21/16)

  • CalendarWednesday, December 21, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Meditation Group will not be meeting again during December. They will resume on January 4th.
  • Church Choir is on vacation until Thursday, January 5th.
  • Saturday, December 24, 5:00 PM: Christmas Eve: A brief service of candles and carols for the Whole Family.
  • Sunday, December 25: Christmas Day
    10:00 AM: Worship for the Whole Family:

    “Joy to the World,”
    Psalm 98; Isaiah 9:2-7, 52:7-10; John 1:1-14; Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12), Rick Mixon preaching.
  • Bible Study will be on hiatus until Tuesday, January 10.

Looking Ahead:

Note from Pastor Rick (12/14/2016)

This Sunday marks the culmination of our Advent adventure as we focus on the Love that came down at Christmas. Love that comes to us again and again, pleading with us to open our hearts and make room. The augmented choir will provide extra music along with Daniel Ramirez on cello. Afterward we will gather in the Fellowship Hall for our annual Christmas Brunch. If you can come on Saturday morning at 10:00 AM, we could use your help setting up for the brunch. Also, remember, if you’ve signed up for the Adopt A Family project, bring your gifts on Sunday.

The texts for Sunday include Isaiah’s proclamation of “great light” that shines on those who walk in darkness and his prophecy that a young woman (or virgin) will bear a child whose name will be “God with us.” Mattthew then picks up that prophecy when he gives his account of Jesus’ birth. His tale gives a prominent role to Joseph and the angels. Mary becomes the “young woman” (or “virgin.”) More than anything it is a story of love and light coming into the world that changes everything forever. Immanuel, “God with us.” It is unquestionably a reason for singing.

Plan to join in the joy of the day, beginning with worship at 10:00 AM and continuing through the brunch. Bring finger food to share and someone to share the day with you.

Together, let us strive…to know God’s love!

This Week at First Baptist (11/2/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Sunday, November 6, 26th Sunday in Pentecost
    10:00 AM Worship with Communion:
    “God Is Near to All,” Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21; Haggai 1:15b-2:9; Luke 20:27-38; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, Rick Mixon preaching.
    11:30 AM Adult Spiritual Formation: Saving Jesus Redux: What Can We Know about Jesus (and How)? Another session in our ongoing exploration of this challenging video series.
    11:45 AM Rockin’ Jump Family Fun Trip. A
    family trip to the trampoline center. Let Pastor Gregory know if you’re interested.
  • Tuesday, November 8, ELECTION DAY POLLS OPEN, 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Be sure to vote if you haven’t already.
  • Tuesday, November 8, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, November 2, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Wednesday, November 9, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos.
  • Thursday, November 10, 7:30 PM: Church Choir in the Parlor. Everyone is invited to share in the fun and the music.

Looking Ahead:

  • Sunday, November 13
    10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School
    “Joy Begins Now” Isaiah 6:17-25, Luke 21:5-19, Thessalonians 3:6-13, Rick Mixon preaching
    11:30 AM Adult Spiritual Formation: Saving Jesus Redux: What can we know about Jesus (and how)?
  • Sunday, November 20
    10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School
    “Christ Over Chaos” Jeremiah 23:1-6, Luke 1:68-79, Colossians 1:11-20, Rick Mixon preaching
    11:30 AM Adult Spiritual Formation: Saving Jesus Redux: What can we know about Jesus (and how)?
  • Thursday, November 24, 2:00 PM Thanksgiving Family Feast. Come Celebrate Thanksgiving with us.
  • Sunday, November 27: First Sunday of Advent
    10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School
    “God’s Path of Peace” Psalm 122, Isaiah 2:1-5, Matthew 24:35-44, Romans 13:11-14, Rick Mixon preaching
    11:30 AM Hanging of the Greens and Stone Soup Lunch

This Week at First Baptist (10/26/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, October 27, 7:30 PM: Church Choir in the Parlor. Everyone is invited to share in the fun and the music.
  • Sunday, October 30, 25th Sunday in Pentecost
    Worship and Sunday School:
    “Salvation for All,” Psalm 119:137-144; Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4; Luke 18:1-10; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-, 11-12, Rick Mixon preaching.
    11:30 AM Pumpkin Carving & Potluck in the Fellowship Hall, Bring food to share; beverage and pumpkins provided
  • Monday, October 31, 5:00 PM: First Baptist Pit Stop. Let’s Scare Up Some Fun! Halloween night activities, treats, and port-a-potties for the neighborhood. Come, help Pastor Gregory welcome the neighborhood and join in the fun. Church lawn
  • Tuesday, November 1, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, November 2, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Wednesday, November 2, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos.