This Week at First Baptist (11/16/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Saturday, November 19, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Family Pageant Project. Lunch provided.
  • Sunday, November 20
    10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School
    “Christ Over Chaos” Jeremiah 23:1-6, Luke 1:68-79, Colossians 1:11-20, Rick Mixon preaching. Please bring pledge forms and Time and Talent Surveys as well as your food gifts for EHP for the offering time on Sunday.
    11:30 AM Adult Spiritual Formation: Saving Jesus Redux: Jesus’ Birth: Incarnation Another session in our ongoing exploration of this challenging video series.
  • Sunday, November 20, 2:30 PM, California Youth Symphony. San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 N. Delaware Street. Featuring our own James Poe, winner of the annual concerto competition, in Prokofiev’s Concerto #1 plus Complimentary tickets are available; see Pastor Rick.
  • Sunday, November 20, 7:00 pm: Multifaith Thanksgiving Celebration at First Church Christ, Scientist, 3045 Cowper, Palo Alto. Keynote speaker: Rev. Floyd Thompkins.
  • Tuesday, November 22, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • NO MEDITATION GROUP, Wednesday, November 23

Looking Ahead:

  • Thursday, November 24, 2:00 PM Thanksgiving Family Feast. Share the holiday feast with Pastor Gregory and Pastor Rick here at FBCPA. Turkey and dressing furnished. Bring your favorite seasonal dishes to share. Please RSVP to one of the pastors by Monday, November 21.
  • Sunday, November 27: First Sunday of Advent
    10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School
    “God’s Path of Peace” Psalm 122, Isaiah 2:1-5, Matthew 24:35-44, Romans 13:11-14, Rick Mixon preaching
    11:30 AM Hanging of the Greens and Stone Soup Lunch

Senior Connections in January

  • Senior ConnectionsThe Second Tuesday (January 12) is the PRIME TIMERS CONCERT at First Presbyterian. Brown bag lunch first, followed by the concert. 1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto (650-325-5659)
  • The Third Thursday (January 21) is the book club at First Baptist. This month we continue the discussion of Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon. Being Mortal explores medicine providing not only a good life, but also a good end. Brown Bag Lunch (beverage will be provided). 305 North California Avenue, Palo Alto (650-327-0651)
  • The Fourth Wednesday (January 27) will be at Covenant Presbyterian and will feature a variety of presentations of specific interest to seniors. 670 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto (650-494-1760)

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

Anyone from our faith communities is invited and encouraged to participate

Baroque Concert September 12

musicnotesPalo Alto Philharmonic Baroque Concert

The Palo Alto Philharmonic kicks off its 28th anniversary season with its annual concert of Baroque Music, organized by Music Director Thomas Shoebothan, with selected soloists and small ensembles performing a delightful array of music from the 17th and 18th centuries.

8:00 pm Saturday, September 12, 2015
First Baptist Church
305 North California Avenue, Palo Alto

Tickets are $22 general; $18 seniors; $10 students. Available at www.paphil.org or at the box office the evening of the performance (cash or check only).

Program:

  • Johann Sebastian Bach-
    Orchestral Suite No. 2 for Flute & Strings in B minor (BWV 1067)
  • Domenico Scarlatti-
    Keyboard Sonatas K. 141 & K. 417
  • Henry Purcell-
    Sonata for Trumpet and Strings in D Major
  • Giovanni Gabrielli (arr. J. F. Tailard)-
    Canzon Pian’e Forte
  • Giovanni Battista Buonamente-
    Sonata from Sonate et Canzoni, Libro Sesto
  • Archangelo Corelli-
    Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6 No. 4
  • François Couperin-
    Treiziéme Concert à 2 instruments de basse
  • George Phillip Telemann-
    Canonic Sonata #2 in G Major

 

This Week at First Baptist (4/1/15)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, April 2, 6:00 pm: Maundy Thursday simple supper and communion in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Thursday, April 2, 7:30 pm: Choir Practice in the Parlor. New voices are always welcome to join.
  • Friday, April 3, Noon – 3:00 pm: Good Friday: Sanctuary open for prayer and meditation. Walk the labyrinth in the Patio.
  • Saturday, April 4, 10:00 AM: Set up for Easter brunch in the Fellowship Hall. Please help our Congregational Life Task Team prepare for this festive event.
  • Sunday April 5: Easter Sunday
    10:00 AM: Worship for the whole family:
    “Alive in a Global Uprising: The Uprising Begins,” Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:15 AM Easter Egg Hunt for children.
    11:30 AM Easter Brunch in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Tuesday, April 7, 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.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Wednesday, April 15, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Palo Alto Breakfast House, 2706 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Saturday, April 18, 11:00 – 1:00: Food, Games, Social Time in the church parlor. Please bring sandwich makings, sweets, or beverages. Invite some teens to join us – from your neighborhood or church.
  • Thursday, April 23, 10:00 AM: Women’s Brunch at Corner Bakery Cafe, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are invited. Please join us.

This Week at First Baptist (3/25/15)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, March 26, 10:00 am: Women’s Brunch at Corner Bakery Cafe, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are invited to join.
  • Thursday, March 26, 7:30 pm: Choir Practice in the Parlor. New voices are always welcome to join.
  • Friday, March 27, 5:30 pm: Forum with Youth. In light of recent suicides and need for youth to be supported, we’ll discuss: Social academic pressure, Inclusion and friendship, Dealing with stress, Grieving and dealing with loss, Defeating stigma. Mitchell Park Community Center. For more information, contact Dona Smith-Powers donamaysp@sbcglobal.net.
  • Sunday, March 29, 10:00 AM:
    Worship and Sunday School for Children & Youth:

    Alive in a Global Uprising: Peace March,” Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation:  Pastor Rick leading, an extension of our earlier discussions about nonviolence and peacemaking. We will be using Walter Wink’s, The Powers that Be: Theology for a New Millennium, as a resource.
  • Sunday, March 29, 4:00 pm: Sine Nomine Concert: Sine Nomine, an Acapella Chamber Choir presents “Music for Friends” at Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 3900 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo. Jan Gunderson is the conductor.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 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.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Thursday, April 2, 6:00 pm: Maundy Thursday simple supper and communion in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Friday, April 3, Noon – 3:00 pm: Good Friday: Sanctuary open for prayer and meditation. Walk the labyrinth in the Patio.
  • Saturday, April 4, 10:00 AM: Set up for Easter brunch in the Fellowship Hall. Please help our Congregational Life Task Team prepare for this festive event.
  • Sunday April 5: Easter Sunday
    10:00 AM: Worship for the whole family:
    “Alive in a Global Uprising: The Uprising Begins,” Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:15 AM Easter Egg Hunt for children.
    11:30 AM Easter Brunch in the Fellowship Hall.

This Week at First Baptist (12/10)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, December 11, 7:30 pm: Choir Practice in the Parlor.
  • Friday, December 12, 10:00 am Senior Chat and Luncheon: “Our Youth at Risk” will present a panel discussion from folks in our Palo Alto community who are offering direct services to youth. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 East Meadow, Palo Alto.
    A special luncheon honoring Dona Smith Powers will follow. Details here.
  • Saturday, December 13, 1:00 PM: Memorial service for Virginia Herbert in the Sanctuary followed by a reception in the Parlor.
  • Sunday, December 14,10:00 AM: Worship for the whole family
    “Alive in the Adventure of Jesus: Keep Herod in Christmas,” Pastor RIck preaching.
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation
    Be Born in Us Today – Enter In
  • Sunday, December 14, 4:00 pm: All-church Caroling and Chili Supper. Meet in the Parlor and we will spread out from there to bring Christmas cheer to some of our community who don’t get out so easily.
  • Tuesday, December 16, 10:30 AM: Bible Study
    at the Terraces of Los Altos at Janet Maxwell’s apartment.
    The address is 373 Pine Lane, #2106, Los Altos.  Let Pastor Rick know if you need transportation.
  • Wednesday, December 17, 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:

  • Thursday, December 18, 10:00 AM: Women’s Brunch at Nan Spiridon’s home. Please call for information.
  • Saturday, December 20, 10:00 AM: Set Up for Christmas Brunch. Please help us make the hall ready for the brunch on Sunday. The more the merrier!
  • Sunday, December 21, 11:30 am: Christmas Brunch for the whole congregation in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring finger food to share.
  • Wednesday, December 24, 5:30 pm: Christmas Eve Service. A family-friendly service in the sanctuary

This Week at First Baptist (12/3)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, December 4, 7:30 pm: Choir Practice in the Parlor.
  • Sunday, December 7,10:00 AM: Worship for the whole family
    “Alive in the Adventure of Jesus: Women on the Edge,” Pastor RIck preaching.11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation
    Be Born in Us Today – Cast Out Our Sin
  • Sunday, December 7, 4:30 pm: Soli Dei Gloria Concert, A Thousand Noels, music of Charpentier, Buxtehude and Zelenka fills our Sanctuary. Tickets at the door: $26 general and $21 seniors/students, in advance $23 and $18. For more information: sdgloria.org
  • Tuesday, December 9, 10:30 AM: Bible Study
    at the Terraces of Los Altos at Janet Maxwell’s apartment.
    The address is 373 Pine Lane, #2106, Los Altos.  Let Pastor Rick know if you need transportation.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Friday, December 12, 10:00 am Senior Chat and Luncheon honoring Dona Smith Powers, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 East Meadow, Palo Alto. Details here.
  • Sunday, December 14, 4:00 pm: All-church Caroling and Chili Supper. Meet in the Parlor and we will spread out from there to bring Christmas cheer to some of our community who don’t get out so easily.
  • Sunday, December 21, 11:30 am: Christmas Brunch for the whole congregation in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring finger food to share.
  • Wednesday, December 24, 5:30 pm: Christmas Eve Service. A family-friendly service in the sanctuary