This Week at First Baptist (5/11/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Wednesday, May 11, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos. All are welcome.
  • Thursday, May 12, No Church Choir this week. We will resume on Thursday, May 19, 7:30 PM, in the Parlor.
  • Saturday, May 14, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Church Work Day (Lunch provided), Please join us in spring cleaning around the church facilities. There will be a variety of tasks with different demands. We will find something for all helping hands. Come for all or part of the scheduled time. Everyone welcome.
  • Sunday, May 15, Pentecost Sunday
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School:
    “Blessed are the Peacemakers: The Spirit Breathes Peace,” Psalm 85:8-13; Acts 2:43-47; Galatians 5:16-22, Rick Mixon preaching
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation: “Blessed are the Peacemakers: When Did We See You in Prison? Breaking Social and Structural Injustice. We will explore the theme for this year’s BPFNA/Bautistas por la Paz “Peace Camp.” Church Parlor.
  • Sunday, May 15, 12:30 PM: Finance Meeting in the Parlor
  • Sunday, May 15, 4:00 PM: Resounding Achord concert, “Raising Voices” in the sanctuary. See info.
  • Tuesday, May 17, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Wednesday, May 18, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Palo Alto Breakfast House, 2706 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome
  • Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 PM: Church Council in the Parlor
  • Thursday, May 19, 12:00 Noon: Senior Connections Book Group in the church Parlor. This month we will be reading and discussing Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea, by Mitchell Duneier. The author traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings in the sixteenth century and its revival by the Nazis to the present. As Duneier shows, we cannot understand the entanglements of race, poverty, and place in America today without recalling the history of the ghetto in Europe.. Brown Bag Lunch (beverage will be provided).
  • Sunday, May 22, Second Sunday in Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    Blessed are the Peacemakers: The Things that Make for Peace,” Psalm 33; Isaiah 11:6-9; Luke 19:41-44; Ephesians 6:1-18, Rick Mixon preaching.
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation in the Parlor. “Blessed are the Peacemakers: Report from Nicaragua,” featuring representatives from United Campus Christian Ministry, Stanford
  • Monday, May 23, SPIRE DEADLINE
  • Thursday, May 26, 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.

This Week at First Baptist (5/4/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Wednesday, May 4, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Palo Alto Breakfast House, 2706 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Wednesday, May 4, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos. All are welcome.
  • Thursday, May 5, 7:30 PM: Church Choir in the Parlor. Join us in the joy of making music together.
  • Friday, May 6, 1:00 PM: Congregational Life Task Team in the Parlor
  • Friday-Sunday, May 6-8: Ways To Justice: Perspectives on Nonviolence, Civil Resistance, and Self-Defense. Panels, Roundtables, student-led workshops, live performances, co-sponsored by the Peace + Justice Studies Initiative. Stanford Campus. For further information, see peacejustice.stanford.edu
  • Friday-Sunday, May 6-8: 45th Annual Stanford Powow Stanford Campus. For further information, call (650) 723-4078 or contact powwow-cochairs@lists.stanford.edu.
  • Sunday, May 1, Sixth Sunday in Easter; Mothers Day
    10:30 AM: Worship for the whole family with communion
    “Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Mothers for Peace and Justice,” 1 Samuel 2:1-8; Luke 1:46-55, Rick Mixon, preaching
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation in the Parlor. “Blessed are the Peacemakers: Mothers for Peace and Justice.” We will look at the origins of Mother’s Day as a witness for peace and justice.
  • Tuesday, May 10, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Saturday, May 14, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Church Work Day (Lunch provided), Please join us in spring cleaning around the church facilities. There will be a variety of tasks with different demands. We will find something for all helping hands. Come for all or part of the scheduled time. Everyone welcome.
  • Sunday, May 15, Pentecost Sunday
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School:
    “Blessed are the Peacemakers: The Spirit Breathes Peace,” Psalm 85:8-13; Acts 2:43-47; Galatians 5:16-22, Rick Mixon preaching
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation: “Blessed are the Peacemakers: When Did We See You in Prison? Breaking Social and Structural Injustice. We will explore the theme for this year’s BPFNA/Bautistas por la Paz “Peace Camp.” Church Parlor.
  • Sunday, May 15, 12:30 PM: Finance Meeting in the Parlor
  • Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 PM: Church Council in the Parlor

This Month at First Baptist (May 2016)

  • CalendarFBC BIBLE STUDY is held on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM at the Terraces of Los Altos at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos. Let Pastor Rick know if you need transportation.
  • MEDITATION GROUP, Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM, led by Charlotte Jackson, at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos.
  • MEN’S BREAKFAST, Every first and third Wednesday at 8:30 AM, at Palo Alto Breakfast House, 2706 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • QUARTERLY BUSINESS MEETING, Sunday, May 1st, 11:30 PM, Parlor.
  • CONGREGATIONAL LIFE TASK MEETING, Friday, May 6th, 1 PM, Parlor.
  • CHURCH WORK DAY, Saturday, May 14th, First Baptist Church.
  • FINANCE MEETING, Sunday, May 15th, 12:30 PM, Parlor.
  • CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING, Sunday, May 15th, 7 PM, Parlor.
  • WOMEN’S BRUNCH, Thursday, May 26th, 11:30 AM, at Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant, 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are invited to join in.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • HUNTINGTON’S SUPPORT GROUP, Tuesday, May 10th, 7 PM, Parlor.
  • RESOUNDING ACHORD Concert, Sunday, May 15th, 2 PM, Sanctuary.
  • SENIOR CONNECTIONS     

The Senior Connections events in May are:

The PRIME TIMERS Concert Series at First Presbyterian is May 10th. This month features the Music for Woodwind Quintet, featuring flutist Jenny Hunt. Brown bag lunch first, followed by the concert. 1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto (650-325-5659)

The Book Club at First Baptist is May 19th in the church Parlor. This month we will be reading and discussing GHETTO: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea, by Mitchell Duneier. The author traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings in the sixteenth century and its revival by the Nazis to the present. As Duneier shows, we cannot understand the entanglements of race, poverty, and place in America today without recalling the history of the ghetto in Europe. Brown Bag Lunch (beverage will be provided). 305 North California Avenue, Palo Alto (650-327-0561)

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

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

This Week at First Baptist (4/29/15)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, April 30, 7:30 pm: Church Choir in the Parlor. New voices are always welcome to join.
  • Sunday, May 3:
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School:
    “Alive in a Global Uprising: The Uprising of Partnership,”
    Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:30 AM Adult Spiritual Formation:
    “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Earth,” is a seven part series from the group that produced “Living the Questions.” The curriculum includes a 20 minute video and guided discussion from leading theologians and progressive thinkers. Session one: “Toward Healing the Rift.”
  • Tuesday, May 5, 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.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 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:

  • Friday, May 8, 6:00 PM: All Church Cook-out in Honor of Mothers Day Hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments and beverages furnished. Bring side dishes to share.
  • Sunday, May 10: Mothers Day
    10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School:
    Alive in a Global Uprising: The Uprising of Stewardship,” Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:30 AM Adult Spiritual Formation:
    “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Earth,”
    session two is “A Renaissance of Wonder.”
  • Sunday, May 10, 12:45 PM: Lunch Bunch at Passage to India Restaurant, 1991 W El Camino Real, Mountain View. Any and all from our church family (plus guests) are invited to participate in this time of food and fellowship. Let Melanie Ramirez or Alan Plessinger know if you plan to attend.

This Week at First Baptist (4/15/15)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, April 16, 5:00 pm: Church Council in the Parlor.
  • Thursday, April 16, 7:30 pm: Church Choir in the Parlor. New voices are always welcome to join.
  • Friday, April 17, 8:00 pm: The Choral Project presents “Chiaroscuro” in the sanctuary, choral masterpieces by contemporary classical composers focused on the contrast of light and dark.  See choralproject.org for ticket information (including free tickets for students high school and younger.
  • 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. For more information, contact Dona Smith-Powers at donamaysp@sbcglobal,net.
  • Sunday April 19:
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School:
    “Alive in a Global Uprising: The Uprising of Discipleship,”
    Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:30 AM Adult Spiritual Formation: An update on the work of the United Campus Christian Ministry at Stanford.
  • Sunday, April 19, 12:30 PM: Church Finance Committee in the Parlor.
  • Monday, April 20: Spire deadline
  • Tuesday, April 21, 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 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.
  • Sunday, April 26: Quarterly Business Meeting

This Week at First Baptist (7/16)

  • CalendarChurch Choir is on hiatus until the Fall
  • Thursday, July 17, 5:00 PM: Church Council in the Parlor.
  • Friday, July 18: SPIRE deadline for August issue
  • SUNDAY, July 20, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
    10:00 AM, Worship and Sunday School:
    “No Other Rock” Pastor Rick preaching
    11:30 AM: Quarterly Business Meeting in the Parlor
  • Tuesday, July 22, 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 a ride.
  • Wednesday, July 16, 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, July 24, 10 AM: Women’s Brunch at Corner Bakery Cafe, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are invited to join in.
  • Sunday, July 27, 11:30 AM: Finance Committee in the Parlor.

This Week at First Baptist (7/2)

  • CalendarChurch Choir is on hiatus until the Fall
  • Friday, July 11, 2:00 PM: Congregational Life Task Team in the Parlor.
  • SUNDAY, July 13, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
    10:00 AM, Worship and Sunday School:
    “A Word on the Word,” Pastor Rick preaching
  • Sunday, July 13, 11:30 AM: Granholm Scholarship Committee in the Parlor.
  • Tuesday, July 15, 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 a ride.
  • Wednesday, July 16, 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, July 17, 5:00 PM: Church Council in the Parlor.
  • Friday, July 18: SPIRE deadline for August issue
  • Sunday, July 20, 11:30 AM: Quarterly Business Meeting in the Parlor.
  • Sunday, July 27, 11:30 AM: Finance Committee in the Parlor.
  •  Thursday, July 24, 10 AM: Women’s Brunch at Corner Bakery Cafe, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are invited to join in.
  • Sunday, July 27, 11:30 AM: Finance Committee in the Parlor