This Week at First Baptist (6/8/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, June 9, 7:30 PM: Choir Practice in the Parlor
  • Thursday, June 9, 8:00 PM: Free Movie Night- Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next, Los Altos Youth Center in Los Altos, CA
  • Sunday, June 12, Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss: The Lorax,” Genesis 2, Job 12:7-10.
  • Sunday, June 12, 11:30 AM: Church Finance Committee in the Parlor.
  • Sunday, June 12, 2:00 – 7:00 PM: Communications in the Church- Pacific Coast Baptist Association Spring Conference including worship, panel discussion, and dinner. Grace Baptist Church, 484 E. San Fernando St., San Jose. Pastor Rick will be one of the panelists. Registration forms are available in the entry way and the church office.
  • Tuesday, June 14, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, June 15, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Sunday, June 19, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost- Fathers Day
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    “The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss: Horton Hatches an Egg,” Psalm 136, Matthew 7:14-21; Hebrews 11, Pastor Rick preaching.“The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss: The Lorax,” Genesis 2, Job 12:7-10.
    11:30 AM: All Church Cookout in honor of Fathers Day on the PatioHamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments and beverages furnished.  Bring side dishes, salads or dessert to share.

Note from Pastor Rick (6/1/2016)

James Poe, violinLast Sunday we continued “violin month,” as we listened to the beautiful playing of James Poe. James will play for us again on June 19 before heading off to New York City for seven weeks of study with Itzhak Perlman. We also concluded Peace Month with a focus on “Peace Now!” and a spirited discussion of Daniel Shapiro’s Negotiating the Nonnegotiable.

This month as we center on our own children and youth, celebrating graduations and the end of the school year, and raising funds for the Granholm Scholarship Fund, our theme will be “The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss.” The beloved children’s author and illustrator, Theodore Seuss Geisel, dispensed wit and wisdom for children of all ages, from one to 100. Each Sunday we will focus on one or more of his works, along with the Ancient Word to see what together they might teach us as people of faith.

This Sunday is Youth Sunday. Pastor Gregory, along with our children and youth, will be leading us in worship. The book they’ve chosen is the classic graduation gift, Oh, the Places You’ll Go. We will also celebrate Communion. Adult Spiritual Formation is on hiatus for the summer. Sunday will be our bi-monthly Lunch Bunch,

June 12 we will begin patio hour and June 19 we will hold our first cook out of the summer in honor of Father’s Day. If you’d be willing to host Patio Hour or help with the cook out, please sign up on the sheet in the Entryway. Also, on June 12, Grace Baptist Church in San Jose will be hosting the annual spring gathering of the Pacific Coast Baptist Association. The theme is “Communications in the Church.” There will be worship at 2:30 PM, followed by a panel on which I am participating, ending with dinner. Registration forms are available in the Entryway and office, or you can let me know if you’d like to attend. Registration deadline is Monday, June 6.

Join us for any of these opportunities beginning with Sunday at 10:00 AM. Invite your family and friends, neighbors and colleagues, acquaintances and strangers to join us on the journey.

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

Pastor Rick

 

This Week at First Baptist (6/1/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, June 2, 7:30 PM: Choir Practice in the Parlor
  • Sunday, June 5, Fourth Sunday in Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Youth Sunday Worship for the Whole Family with Communion
    The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss: Oh, the Places You Will Go
    12:00 noon: Lunch Bunch: place to be determined. Everyone is invited to join in a meal for the whole community.
  • Sunday, June 5, 7:00 PM: A Night of Hope, a one hour candle light service commemorating the first anniversary of the shooting at  Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, Sunday, June 5 at 7:00 PM at First Congregational Church, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto, CA.
  • Tuesday, June 7, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, June 8, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Thursday, June 9, 8:00 PM: Free Movie Night- Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next, Los Altos Youth Center in Los Altos, CA
  • Sunday, June 12, Fifth Sunday in Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss: The Lorax,” Genesis 2, Job 12:7-10, followed by Patio Hour.
  • Sunday, June 12, 2:00 – 7:00 PM: Communications in the Church- Pacific Coast Baptist Association Spring Conference including worship, panel discussion, and dinner. Grace Baptist Church, 484 E. San Fernando St., San Jose. Pastor Rick will be one of the panelists. Registration forms are available in the entry way and the church office.

PCBA Spring Conference

Connecting Generations“CONNECTING GENERATIONS”

Pacific Coast Baptist Association
Spring Conference
Saturday, June 6, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
First Baptist Church, Alameda.

Joe DeRoulhac, just finishing 25 years as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Redlands will be the keynoter, speaking on “Connecting the Generations: Some Helpful Considerations.” There will be worship, 7 workshops and lunch provided. Registration is $25.00 before June 2 and $30.00 after. Workshops include “Intergenerational Worship,” “Cultivating Relationships Across Generations” and “Ohana: Being the Family of God.” Please tell Pastor Rick if you’d like to attend.

For details and registration, go to the PCBA Website.