Rev. Rick Mixon

A Note from Pastor Rick (6/8/2016)

Pastor Rick MixonThanks to Pastor Gregory and our children and youth for a fine Youth Sunday. I was able to listen to the service recorded and was touched by their wisdom and witness. Congratulations to Hegene Lee and our other graduates and to Deborah Ha as she moves up to middle school this fall. Thanks also to Melanie Ramirez and Alan Plessinger for organizing Lunch Bunch. There are so many ways we area a blessed community.

This week we continue to journey with Dr. Seuss. Our focus will be on his classic story about The Lorax. In this cautionary tale he asks us to think long and hard about how we care for creation. He also raises important questions about success and greed. Jesus, too, had something to say about this when he told the parable of the Rich Fool who wanted to build bigger barns. See the Words to Consider (above) and think whether Dr. Seuss and Jesus might share a similar view of “biggering.” How do we think about such things in this day of rampant consumerism and the pressure to be a “success”?

Adult Spiritual Formation is on hiatus till the Fall. Our first Patio Hour is scheduled for this Sunday, though we don’t yet have a host. Please let me know if you might be willing and able to take this on. Next Sunday we will have our first cookout of the season in honor of Father’s Day.

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

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We are a progressive Baptist Church affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA. We have been in Palo Alto since 1893. We celebrate our Baptist heritage. We affirm the historic Baptist tenets of: Bible Freedom, Soul Freedom, Church Freedom, Religious Freedom

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