This Week at First Baptist (7/29/15)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • The Church Choir is on hiatus for the Summer. We will resume rehearsals in September.
  • Sunday, August 2, Eleventh Sunday in Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Worship for the Whole Family with Communion:
    Alive in the Spirit of God: Spirit of Power,” Pastor Rick preaching, followed by Patio Hour – Ice Cream social hosted by Alan Plessinger
  • Tuesday, August 4, 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.
  • Wednesday, August 5, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast,  at Palo Alto Breakfast House, 2706 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Sunday, August 9, 10:30 AM [note the time change!]: “Unity In Diversity,” our annual joint service in Mitchell Park with Covenant Presbyterian and University AME Zion. This year we also welcome First Presbyterian, iChurch and the Tongan Methodist Fellowship that meets at University AME Zion to the celebration. Worship for the whole family will be followed by a potluck lunch, also in the park. Bring food to share and invite someone to share the day with you. If you can help with set-up (9:00 AM) or clean up afterwards that would be great. There will be a joint choir that will rehearse at 9:30 AM.
  • Saturday-Sunday, August 22-23: Candidating Weekend to meet Gregory Stevens, candidate for Associate Pastor. Watch for details.

Honoring Dona Smith Powers

Senior ChatDear Senior Chat Friends:

On December 12 we will honor Dona Smith Powers with a luncheon after the Senior Chat Program.  Dona has been a faithful leader of Senior Chat for 8 years. The programs have been diverse and timely and many people have appreciated Dona’s leadership.

In visioning for the year ahead, Covenant has decided to take a different direction with this ministry, so this will be our last Senior Chat Program.

During the last 8 years Covenant Presbyterian and First Baptist have been the primary sponsors of this program and we invite you to this final program and celebration.

We hope that you will join us on Friday December 12 at 10:00 a.m. for Senior Chat and a luncheon that will follow.

Please RSVP to the Covenant Church office if you plan to attend the Luncheon: office@covenantpresbyterian.net  or you may call 650-494-1760.

Rev. Margaret Boles
Covenant Presbyterian Church
670 East Meadow
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Rev. Rick Mixon
First Baptist Church
305 North California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 943

 

Senior Chat: October- Judy Kramer

Senior ChatSenior Chat at Covenant Presbyterian Church
670 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto

We are a friendly, diverse group that includes members of at least four churches in Palo Alto. We also welcome any individuals who have an interest, so bring your friends and neighbors. No RSVP necessary.

We meet on the second Friday of each month at 10:00 in the Fireside Room of Covenant Presbyterian Church. We have refreshments, light exercises, and a stimulating speaker.

  • October 10: Judy Kramer, long time active Palo Alto resident, will share her journey with many causes and organizations, and her recent discovery of a ʺhidden part of her self through photography.

    Judy says, ʺI have been active in the local and school community and the world community all my adult life. The journey has taken me from baking cookies for PTA to participating in the 4th UN Conference on Women in China.ʺ If you wish to bring some of your favorite
    photographs to share, you are welcome to do so.

For more information: The Reverend Dona Smith-Powers, (650) 494-3093

Senior Chat: September- Pets

Senior ChatSenior Chat at Covenant Presbyterian Church
670 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto

We are a friendly, diverse group that includes members of at least four churches in Palo Alto. We also welcome any individuals who have an interest, so bring your friends and neighbors. No RSVP necessary.

We meet on the second Friday of each month at 10:00 in the Fireside Room of Covenant Presbyterian Church. We have refreshments, light exercises, and a stimulating speaker.

  • September 12: The Place of Pets
    We will explore research on how pets improve our mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health.  I’m hoping that someone from the Furry Friends Society will join us.   Bring your stories and ideas of how pets have impacted your life.   This should be a fun and heartwarming session.

For more information: The Reverend Dona Smith-Powers, (650) 494-3093

Senior Chat: August- Brain Fitness

Senior ChatSenior Chat at Covenant Presbyterian Church
670 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto

We took a break in July, but now we have a fine program planned for August. We are a friendly, diverse group that includes members of at least four churches in Palo Alto. We also welcome any individuals who have an interest, so bring your friends and neighbors. No RSVP necessary.

We meet on the second Friday of each month at 10:00 in the Fireside Room of Covenant Presbyterian Church. We have refreshments, light exercises, and a stimulating speaker.

  • August 8: “Brain Fitness”
    This is a subject that is important for all ages to know about. The latest information and practical, exercises will be taught by John Lehman, who is a researcher in the field of dementia. This will be fun and informative.

For more information: The Reverend Dona Smith-Powers, (650) 494-3093

Senior Chat: Summer break

Senior ChatSenior Chat at Covenant Presbyterian Church
670 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto

Sometimes the Chat is appropriate for all ages. We all need opportunities to climb outside the box of our own culture. The world is just too small for us to not hear the voices of others around the world.

We will take a break in July, but we have a fine program planned for August.

We meet on the second Friday of each month at 10:00 in the Fireside Room of Covenant Presbyterian Church. We have refreshments, light exercises, and a stimulating speaker.

  • August 8:  ʺBrain Fitnessʺ
    This is a subject that is important for all ages to know about. The latest information and practical, exercises will be taught by John Lehman, who is a researcher in the field of dementia. This will be fun and informative.

For more information: The Reverend Dona Smith-Powers, (650) 494-3093

Senior Chat: June- Elders around the World

Senior ChatSenior Chat at Covenant Presbyterian Church
670 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto

Sometimes the Chat is appropriate for all ages. We all need opportunities to climb outside the box of our own culture. The world is just too small for us to not hear the voices of others around the world.

We meet on the second Friday of each month at 10:00 in the Fireside Room of Covenant Presbyterian Church. We have refreshments, light exercises, and a stimulating speaker.

  • June 13: “Elders Around the World”
    We will have multiple presenters who know stories and experiences of older people in other nations and will have opportunity to explore their lives. This will be enlightening and most enjoyable.

For more information: The Reverend Dona Smith-Powers, (650) 494-3093