This Week at First Baptist (3/15/17)

  • CalendarThursday, March 16, 7:30 PM: Church Choir in the Parlor.
  • Sunday, March 19: Third Sunday in Lent
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School for Children and Youth:
    “Finding Refreshment,” Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; John 4:5-42; Romans 5:1-11, Rick Mixon, preaching.
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation:
    Speaking in Parables.” We will continue looking at Jesus’ Parables, focusing this week on  “The Rich Man and Lazarus,” Luke 16:19-31, “The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant,” Matthew 18:23-35, and “The Parable of the Talents,” Matthew 25:14-30; Luke 19:11-27.
  • SIGN UP FOR HOSPITALITY. We need volunteers to host the fellowship time, beginning with Sunday, March 12. A new signup sheet is in the church entryway. Thanks to everyone who helps with this important ministry.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos
  • Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 PM: Church Council Meeting in the Parlor.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Eileen Conover’s home, 1075 Space Park Way #217, Mountain View.

This Week at First Baptist (2/15/17)

  • CalendarNo Church Choir this week. We will resume Thursday, February 23, 7:30 PM, in the Parlor
  • Sunday, February 12: Sixth Sunday After Epiphany
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School:

    Going Beyond,” Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Psalm 119:33-40; Matthew 5:38-48; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23, Rick Mixon preaching.
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation: Speaking in Parables.” We will spend some time looking at Jesus’ Parables, using Bill Herzog, John Dominic Cross and others as guides.
  • Tuesday, February 21, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos
  • Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 PM: Church Council in the Parlor
  • Wednesday, February 22, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Eileen Conover’s home, 1075 Space Park Way #217, Mountain View.

This Week at First Baptist (8/31/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

NOTE: The Life Line Screening that had been scheduled for Friday, September 2 has been cancelled due to a scheduling mixup.

  • Choir is on hiatus for the Summer.
  • Meditation Group will be on hiatus from August 3 through September 14, reconvening on Wednesday, September 21.
  • Sunday, September 4: Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Worship for the Whole Family with Communion
    :
    Opportunity Knocks – with a Song to Sing,” 1 Chronicles 16:7-36; Psalm 150; Colossians 312-17; Revelation 15:2-4, Pastor Rick preaching. Remember if you have a favorite song or one you’ve just been missing or something. Please Pastor Rick know as soon as possible for consideration for the service. Reminder also from Carolyn Shepard that well be taking an All-Church Photo Sunday for her to take to our sister church in Corinto, so come with your best smile of greeting.
    11:15 AM Patio Hour.
    11:30 AM: Quarterly Business Meeting in the Parlor
  • Monday, August 29: Spire Deadline
  • Tuesday, September 6, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, September 7, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Wednesday, September 7, 7:00 PM: Church Council meeting in the Youth Room

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Sunday, September 11, Season of Pentecost
    10:30 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    Opportunity Knocks: – The Caesar Divides, The Christ Unites,” Psalm 104:14-23; Luke 12:22-31;1 Corinthians 1:10-23, Pastor Gregory preaching.
    11:15 AM Patio Hour
  • Sunday, September 11, 2:00 PM: Multifaith Peace Walk & Picnic: Join people of many backgrounds to say ‘no’ to fear and ‘yes’ to friendship! Mark 9/11 with a 2.5 mile walk in Palo Alto with diverse faith communities. Gather at 1:30 pm at Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma Street. Walk begins at 2:00 pm and ends with a Peace Picnic at Mitchell Park. There will be stops at several churches along the way and shuttle service back to the starting point. Everyone welcome! Our congregation is a sponsor of this event. For more information and registration (helpful but not necessary) see www.multifaithpeace.org/peacewalk.

 

This Week at First Baptist (8/24/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Choir is on hiatus for the Summer.
  • Meditation Group will be on hiatus from August 3 through September 14, reconvening on Wednesday, September 21.
  • Thursday, August 25, 11:30 AM: Women’s Brunch at Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant, 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are invited to join in.
  • Sunday, August 28, Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
    10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School
    : “Coming Home: Nesting,” Psalm 84; Ephesians 2:11-22, Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:15 AM Patio Hour hosted by Chip and Charlie Clark
  • Monday, August 29: Spire Deadline
  • NO BIBLE STUDY Tuesday, August 30, We will meet again on September 6, 10:30 AM at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Sunday, September 4: Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Worship for the Whole Family with Communion
    :
    Opportunity Knocks – with a Song to Sing,” Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 139:1-6,13-18; Luke 14:25-33; Philemon 1-21, Pastor Rick preaching. Remember if you have a favorite song or one you’ve just been missing or something. Please Pastor Rick know as soon as possible for consideration for the service.
    11:15 AM Patio Hour.
    11:30 AM: Quarterly Business Meeting in the Parlor
  • Wednesday, September 7, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.

 

This Week at First Baptist (8/10/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Choir is on hiatus for the Summer.
  • Meditation Group will be on hiatus from August 3 through September 14, reconvening on Wednesday, September 21.
  • Sunday, August 14 – Fourteenth Sunday in Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Worship for the Whole Family with Communion
    “Coming Home: Rock or Sand?” Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19; Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-28; Psalm 31:1-5, 19-24; Matthew 7:21-29. Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:15 AM Patio Hour hosted by Alan Plessinger.
  • Tuesday, August 16, 10:30 AM: Bible Study We will meet either at the church or at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos., depending on construction at the Terraces.
  • Wednesday, August 17, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Wednesday, August 17, 7:00 PM: Church Council Meeting in the Parlor

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Sunday, August 21, 10:30 AM: UNITY WITH PURPOSE: 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 setup (9:00 AM) or clean-up afterwards, that would be great. There will be a joint choir that will rehearse at 9:30 AM.
  • Thursday, August 25, 11:30 AM: Women’s Brunch at Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant, 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are invited to join in.
  • Sunday, August 28, 11:30 AM: Quarterly Business Meeting in the Parlor
  • Monday, August 29: Spire Deadline

This Week at First Baptist (8/03/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Choir is on hiatus for the Summer.
  • Meditation Group will be on hiatus from August 3 through September 14, reconvening on Wednesday, September 21.
  • Friday, August 5, 1:00 PM: Congregational Life Task Team in the Parlor.
  • Sunday, August 7, Thirteenth Sunday in Pentecost
    10:30 AM: Worship for the Whole Family and Communion
    “Coming Home: Let’s Get This Rapture Started!” Luke 17:20-37, Pastor Gregory preaching.
    11:15 AM Patio Hour hosted by Nana Spiridon.
    12:00 noon: Lunch Bunch v at Hobee’s, 4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
  • Tuesday, August 9, 10:30 AM: Bible Study We will meet either at the church or at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos., depending on construction at the Terraces.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Sunday, August 14 – Fourteenth Sunday in Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Worship for the Whole Family with Communion
    “Coming Home: Coming Home: Rock or Sand?” Matthew 7:24-29, Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:15 AM Patio Hour hosted by Alan Plessinger.
  • Wednesday, August 17, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Wednesday, August 17, 7:00 PM: Church Council Meeting in the Parlor
  • Sunday, August 21, 10:30 AM: 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 setup (9:00 AM) or clean-up afterwards, that would be great. There will be a joint choir that will rehearse at 9:30 AM.
  • Thursday, August 25, 11:30 AM: Women’s Brunch at Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant, 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are invited to join in.
  • Sunday, August 28, 11:30 AM: Quarterly Business Meeting in the Parlor
  • Monday, August 29: Spire Deadline

This Week at First Baptist (7/27/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Choir is on hiatus for the Summer.
  • Meditation Group will be on hiatus from August 3 through September 14, reconvening on Wednesday, September 21.
  • Thursday, July 28, 11:30 AM: Women’s Brunch at Country Gourmet, 1314 South Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale (Note change of venue). All women of our church community are invited to join in.
  • Friday, July 29 – Sunday, July 31: Lead Through Story, an All-Church Retreat with Daniel Pryfogle. See details.
  • Sunday, July 31, Twelfth Sunday in Pentecost
    10:00 AM- 12:30 PM: Church Retreat
    “Lead Through Story” with Daniel Pryfogle. There will be a retreat session from 10 to 11 AM, followed by a 15 minute break and then closing worship. Our theme for the worship time is from Acts 4:20, where Peter proclaims to the religious authorities, “for we cannot help but tell a story about what we have seen and heard.”
  • Tuesday, August 2, 10:30 AM: Bible Study We will meet either at the church or at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos., depending on construction at the Terraces.
  • Wednesday, August 3, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Friday, August 5, 1:00 PM: Congregational Life Task Team in the Parlor.
  • Sunday, August 7, Thirteenth Sunday in Pentecost
    10:30 AM: Worship for the Whole Family and Communion
    “Coming Home” Gospel of John, Pastor Gregory preaching.
    11:15 AM Patio Hour hosted by Nana Spiridon.
    12:00 noon: Lunch Bunch v at Hobee’s, 4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
  • Wednesday, August 17, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Wednesday, August 17, 7:00 PM: Church Council Meeting in the Parlor
  • Sunday, August 21, 10:30 AM: 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 setup (9:00 AM) or clean-up afterwards, that would be great. There will be a joint choir that will rehearse at 9:30 AM.
  • Thursday, August 25, 11:30 AM: Women’s Brunch at Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant, 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are invited to join in.
  • Sunday, August 28, 11:30 AM: Quarterly Business Meeting in the Parlor
  • Monday, August 29: Spire Deadline