Senior Connections

Senior ConnectionsThis is a new program for seniors involving First Baptist, First and Covenant Presbyterian and University AME Zion. We will be offering two events for seniors (50+) this month:

  • The Second Tuesday (November 10) is the PRIME TIMERS CONCERT at First Presbyterian. This month features the Salzedo-Rubenstein family, with Jonathan on the harpsichord, Marion on the recorder, and Laura on the violin, performing trios by Bach, Vivaldi, and Telemann. Brown bag lunch first, followed by concert.

1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto


  • The Third Thursday (November 19) will be a book club at First Baptist. This month’s book is When I Was a Child I Read Books, by Marilynne Robinson, a volume of essays on the charged political and social climate in this country, the role of generosity in Christian faith, and the nature of individualism and the myth of the American West.

Brown Bag Lunch (beverage will be provided).

305 North California Avenue, Palo Alto


All sessions will begin at Noon and will conclude by 1:30.

Anyone from our faith communities is invited and encouraged to participate.

Senior Programming

As most of you should be aware by now, the Senior Chat Program, organized by Rev. Dona Smith-Powers, and which ran for eight years, ended in December. At that time, the Council decided that it is time to assess the needs and desires of our current seniors.

A simple assessment form has been developed to help guide the Congregational Life Task Team and Council in future planning. While it is most likely not possible to address all needs or desires, it will give us some idea of the interests of our seniors.

A box will be placed in the entryway for you to turn in your completed form, or you can mail it to the church. You can also hand it to Pastor Rick, Carolyn or Lois. If you need help completing the form, please let Rick, Carolyn or Lois know.

Carolyn Shepard