This Week at First Baptist (3/24/17)

  • CalendarThursday, March 23, 7:30 PM: Church Choir in the Parlor.
  • Sunday, March 26: Fourth Sunday in Lent
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School for Children and Youth:
    “Seeing with Heart,” 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; John 9:1-41; Ephesians 5:8-14, Rick Mixon, preaching.
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation:
    10 Books a Home: Lisa Olson, Development Director, will share with us in more depth about the project we supported in our January special offering, including background, activities, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Tuesday, March 28, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos
  • Wednesday, March 29: SPIRE deadline
  • Wednesday, March 29, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Eileen Conover’s home, 1075 Space Park Way #217, Mountain View.

This Week at First Baptist (7/20/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Choir is on hiatus for the Summer.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield, Palo Alto. All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos.
  • Sunday, July 24, Eleventh Sunday in Pentecost
    10:30 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    “Welcoming the Stranger: Breaking Down the Walls” Leviticus 19:33-34; Ephesians 2:11-22, Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:15 AM Patio Hour hosted by Charlie and Chip Clark.
  • Monday, July 25: Spire Deadline
  • Monday, July 25, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Street Resurfacing:  The City of Palo Alto will be resurfacing North California Avenue between Cowper and Bryant Streets. No parking or driving will be allowed during these hours
  • Tuesday, July 26, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, July 27, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Sunday, July 24, Eleventh Sunday in Pentecost
    10:30 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    “Welcoming the Stranger: Breaking Down the Walls” Leviticus 19:33-34; Ephesians 2:11-22, Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:15 AM Patio Hour hosted by Charlie and Chip Clark.
  • 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.

This Week at First Baptist (6/22/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, June 23, 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.
  • Thursday, June 23, 7:30 PM: Choir Practice in the Parlor
  • Sunday, June 26, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    “The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss: Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?” Isaiah 43:1-7; Ephesians 1-2; 2 Corinthians 3:-17-4:6, Pastor Rick preaching. Join us as we celebrate Pastor Rick Mixon, Sunday, June 26th. We are so very blessed to have a leader with a prophetic witness to justice, a poetic voice for music, and a pastoral spirit when needed most. Rev. Dr. Randal Mixon is very much worth celebrating! Come with joy to share with all.
    11:15 AM Patio Hour hosted by Caroline Shepard.
  • Monday, June 27: Spire Deadline
  • Tuesday, June 28, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Sunday, July 10, 11:30 AM: Open Forum Parent Meeting in the Youth Room. We will discuss our Summer plans and begin looking forward to the Fall Semester.
  • Friday, July 29 – Sunday, July 31: Lead Through Story, an All-Church Retreat with Daniel Pryfogle. See details.

This Week at First Baptist (6/15/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, June 16, 7:30 PM: Choir Practice in the Parlor
  • Sunday, June 19, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost- Fathers Day
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    “The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss: Horton Hatches an Egg,” Psalm 136, Matthew 7:14-21; Hebrews 11, Pastor Rick preaching.
    11:30 AM: All Church Cookout in honor of Fathers Day on the PatioHamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments and beverages furnished.  Bring side dishes, salads or dessert to share.
  • NO Bible Study this week. We will meet again on Tuesday, June 28, 10:30 AM at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Thursday, June 23, 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, June 26, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    “The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss: Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?” Isaiah 43:1-7; Ephesians 1-2; 2 Corinthians 3:-17-4:6, Pastor Rick preaching. This Sunday marks Pastor Rick’s 10th anniversary as our pastor as well as the 20th anniversary of his ordination.
    11:15 AM Patio Hour hosted by Caroline Shepard.
  • Monday, June 27: Spire Deadline
  • Friday, July 29 – Sunday, July 31: Lead Through Story, an All-Church Retreat with Daniel Pryfogle. See details.

This Week at First Baptist (2/24/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, February 25, 10:00 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.
  • Thursday, February 25, 12:00 noon: Senior Connections Book Group. Our book is Life at the Bottom: The Worldview that Makes the Underclass by Theodore Dalrymple. This book is “a searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists by a British psychiatrist who treats the poor in a slum hospital and a prison in England.” Brown Bag Lunch (beverage will be provided).
  • Thursday, February 25, 7:30 PM: Church Choir in the Parlor. Join us in joyful song in the new year.
  • Friday, February 26: Spire Deadline
  • Sunday, February 28: Third Sunday of Lent
    10:30 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    “Welcoming Night Visitors” Genesis 32:22-29, Rick Mixon, preaching
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation: Learning to Walk in the Dark. We will continue discussion of our Lenten study book by Barbara Brown Taylor.
  • Tuesday, March 1, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, March 2, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group at Thelma Parodi’s house. All are welcome.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Sunday, March 6: Fourth Sunday of Lent
    10:30 AM: Worship for the whole family and Communion
    “Blinded to See,” Psalm 146, Acts 9: 1­9, 17­-21, Rick Mixon, preaching
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation: Saving Jesus Redux: Who Was Jesus? We will continue our discussion of this video series.
    12:45 PM: Lunch Bunch: place to be determined. Please let Melanie Ramirez or Alan Plessinger know if you plan to attend.

This Week at First Baptist (2/17/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, February 18, 7:30 PM: Church Choir in the Parlor. Join us in joyful song in the new year.
  • Friday, February 19, 1:00 PM: Missions Task Team in the Parlor.
  • Sunday, February 21: Second Sunday of Lent
    10:30 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    Dreams and Night Musings,” Genesis 28:10-19; Numbers 12:6, Rick Mixon preaching
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation:
    Learning to Walk in the Dark, Barbara Brown Taylor; discussion led by Rick Mixon.
    11:30 AM: Membership Discussion
    in Youth Sunday School Room. For friends of the church to talk about their ongoing role in our community and the possibilities of membership. Let one of the pastors know if you are interested in attending.
  • Monday, February 22: Deadline for March Spire
  • Tuesday, February 23, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Tuesday, February 23, 12:00 noon: Senior Connections programming for Senior Adults ages 50+ (younger folk are encouraged to join us) in the greater Palo Alto Community. Join us in the Fellowship Hall at Covenant Presbyterian Church for a light lunch before we move to the Fireside Room to hear Maria Marroquin, Executive Director of the Day Worker Center of Mountain View. Maria is an enthusiastic speaker and will share her experiences as a former client at the center when she was a young mother.
  • Thursday, February 25, 10:00 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.
  • Thursday, February 25, 12:00 noon: Senior Connections Book Group. Our book is Life at the Bottom: The Worldview that Makes the Underclass by Theodore Dalrymple. This book is “a searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists by a British psychiatrist who treats the poor in a slum hospital and a prison in England.” Brown Bag Lunch (beverage will be provided).

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Sunday, February 28: Third Sunday of Lent
    10:30 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    “Praise God Completely,” Psalm 63:1-8, Rick Mixon, preaching
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation: Learning to Walk in the Dark, Barbara Brown Taylor; discussion led by Rick Mixon.

This Week at First Baptist (7/9/15)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • The Church Choir is on hiatus for the Summer. We will resume rehearsals in September.
  • Sunday, July 12:
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School:
    Alive in the Spirit of God: Spirit of Serviceseries, Pastor Rick preaching, followed by Patio Hour.
    12:45 pm: Lunch Bunch 
    at Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant, 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. 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.
  • Tuesday, July 14, 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.
  • Tuesday, July 14, 7:00 PM: A Conversation with LaDoris Cordell, Superior Court Judge, (ret.), Independent Police Auditor for San Jose, (ret.) at Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Following numerous high-profile cases of police killings of unarmed African American and Latino civilians, public confidence in law enforcement is clearly in crisis. California is not immune. Suggestions have been made — and rather widely supported — to require police to wear body cameras. But is that a sufficient response to deeply endemic problems? What else can be done?
  • Wednesday, July 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.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Thursday, July 16, 2:00 PM: Church Council Meeting in the Parlor.
  • Sunday, July 19, 11:30 AM: Quarterly Business Meeting in the Parlor.
  • Monday, July 20: SPIRE deadline
  • Thursday, July 23, 10:00 AM: Women’s Brunch at Corner Bakery Cafe, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are welcome.