This Week at First Baptist (6/10/15)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, June 11, 7:30 pm: Church Choir in the Parlor. New voices are always welcome to join.
  • Sunday, June 14:
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School:
    “Alive in a Global Uprising: Spirit of Love-Loving God”
    Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:30 AM: All Church Cookout
    Saying thank you and farewell to Doug Davidson. Hamburgers, hot dogs, condiments, beverage and dessert will be furnished. Please bring a salad or side dish to share. As always, we can use help with set up and clean up. Thanks.
  • Tuesday, June 16, 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, June 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, June 18, 5:00 PM: Church Council in the Parlor.
  • Sunday, June 21: Fifth Sunday in Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Worship:
    Alive in the Spirit of God: Loving Neighbor, Loving Self
    Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:30 AM Adult Spiritual Formation:
    “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Earth,” session seven is “An Evolving Spirituality: Mysticism.”
  • Monday, June 22: SPIRE deadline
  • Thursday, June 25 at 10:00 AM: Women’s Brunch at Corner Bakery Cafe, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are welcome.
  • June 25-28: American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Mission Summit in Overland Park, KS.

Youth Sunday

Rev. Rick MixonThis coming Sunday is Youth Sunday at FBCPA. Doug and our children and youth have been working on a wonderful service in the spirit of Pentecost. The theme is “Alive in the Spirit: Dreams and Visions. Doug will be preaching, Clara Ramirez, graduating from high school will offer a reflection and we will celebrate Communion. This is a great opportunity for us to support our remarkable children and youth as well as Doug Davidson and Elizabeth Ramirez who work with them faithfully. We will also recognize those who are making transitions from one level of education to another.

Though it appears we will not be giving a scholarship this year, I still encourage you to give as generously as you can to the special offering for the Granholm Scholarship Fund. Building up that fund so that we have resources to give scholarship as needed in the future is very important. Thanks to Laura Garcia who has made a generous donation to the fund in memory of her sister, Janice.

If anyone is interested in going with me to the PCBA Spring Conference in Alameda please let me know as soon as possible. I will also give a plug for The Choral Project Concert in our Sanctuary Friday night at 8:00 PM. I think you will find the music will be moving and fun. Remember children and youth can come free if they obtain passes.

In Adult Spiritual Formation, we continue with the series, “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Earth.” The videos are challenging and informative and our discussions have been spirited as usual. This week we will look at an “Evolutionary Christianity” as we consider what it means for us a followers of Christ to live into an “evolutionary paradigm” rather than a static one in terms of how we see and understand the world.

Please plan to be here by 10:00 AM for worship and Sunday School, followed by Adult Spiritual Formation.

May we continue to grow together as God’s people.

Pastor Rick

This Week at First Baptist (6/3/15)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, June 4, 7:30 pm: Church Choir in the Parlor. New voices are always welcome to join.
  • Friday, June 5, 8:00 PM: The Choral Project presents “Earthsongs: Global Rhythm”  in our sanctuary, with folk music from the Caribbean, Cuba, Africa and America as well as exciting arrangements of popular favorites such as “Fix You” by Coldplay, “Let the River Run” by Carly Simon and music from Disney’s Students under 18 may come free. For ticket information: choralproject.org.
  • Saturday, June 6, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM: “Connecting Generations,” PCBA Spring Conference. First Baptist Church, Alameda. Joe DeRoulhac, just finishing 25 years as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Redlands, will be the keynoter, speaking on “Connecting the Generations: Some Helpful Considerations.” More information.
  • Sunday, June 7: Youth Sunday/ 3rd Sunday of Pentecost
    Alive in the Spirit of God: Dreams and Visions
    Doug Davidson preaching.
    11:30 AM Adult Spiritual Formation:
    “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Earth,” session five is “Evolutionary Christianity.
  • NO BIBLE STUDY, Tuesday, June 9. We will resume June 16, 10:30 AM, at the Terraces of Los Altos. We will meet at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Sunday, June 14:
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School:
    “Alive in a Global Uprising: Loving Neighbor, Loving Self,”
    Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:30 AM: All Church Cookout
    Saying thank you and farewell to Doug Davidson
  • Thursday, June 18, 5:00 PM: Church Council in the Parlor.
  • Monday, June 22: SPIRE deadline
  • Thursday, June 25 at 10:00 AM: Women’s Brunch at Corner Bakery Cafe, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are welcome.
  • June 25-28: American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Mission Summit in Overland Park, KS.

This Week at First Baptist (5/13/15)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, May 14, 7:30 pm: Church Choir in the Parlor. New voices are always welcome to join.
  • Saturday, May 16, 2:00 PM: ABSW Graduation, Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland. Doug Davidson will be among the graduates. Tell Pastor Rick if you’d like to attend.
  • Saturday, May 16, 8:00 PM: “Our Favorite Things,” Resounding Achord Concert in the sanctuary. Ticket information at resoundingachord.org. Students High School and younger – free.
  • Sunday, May 17:
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School:
    “Alive in a Global Uprising: Whatever the Hardship, Keep Rising Up!,”
    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 two: “A Renaissance of Wonder.”
  • Monday, May 18: SPIRE deadline
  • Tuesday, May 19, 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 20, 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 20, 1:00 PM: Missions Task Team in the Parlor

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Thursday, May 21, 5:00 PM: Church Council in the Parlor.
  • Sunday, May 24, Pentecost Sunday
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School:

    Alive in the Spirit of God: The Spirit Is Moving! Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:30 AM Adult Spiritual Formation:
    “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Earth,” 
  • Thursday, May 28 at 10:00 AM: Women’s Brunch at Corner Bakery Cafe, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are welcome.
  • Saturday, June 6, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM: “Connecting Generations,” PCBA Spring Conference. First Baptist Church, Alameda. More information.

 

PCBA Spring Conference

Connecting Generations“CONNECTING GENERATIONS”

Pacific Coast Baptist Association
Spring Conference
Saturday, June 6, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
First Baptist Church, Alameda.

Joe DeRoulhac, just finishing 25 years as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Redlands will be the keynoter, speaking on “Connecting the Generations: Some Helpful Considerations.” There will be worship, 7 workshops and lunch provided. Registration is $25.00 before June 2 and $30.00 after. Workshops include “Intergenerational Worship,” “Cultivating Relationships Across Generations” and “Ohana: Being the Family of God.” Please tell Pastor Rick if you’d like to attend.

For details and registration, go to the PCBA Website.

BLT: “How Regions Can Help Churches” January 15

Baptists Lunching TogetherBaptists Lunching Together
Wednesday,
January 15

How Regions Can Help Churches be at their Best”
with Executive Minister Tim Brown from Growing Healthy Churches.

We gather for lunch at noon at Grand Lake Gardens, 401 Santa Clara Avenue in Oakland. The program follows lunch at 12:00 pm.

Lunch is $8.00. For reservations contact Joan Thatcher, (510) 350‐7008. If you would like a ride let Pastor Rick know.