This Week at First Baptist (9/21/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • Thursday, September 22, 11:30 AM: Women’s Brunch All women of our church community are invited to join at Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant, 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
  • Thursday, September 22, 7:30 PM: Church Choir in the Parlor. Everyone is invited to share in the fun and the music.
  • Friday, September 23, 2:00 pm: Missions Task Team in the Parlor
  • Sunday, September 4: Twentieth Sunday in Pentecost
    10:30 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    Opportunity Knocks: – In Every Sphere,” Psalm 148; Proverbs 8:22-31; John 6:41-51; Colossians 1:15-20.
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation
    Saving Jesus Redux: Who Was Jesus? We will resume our consideration of this video series where we left off last Spring.
  • Monday, September 26: October Spire Deadline
  • Tuesday, September 27, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, September 28: Meditation Group at Thelma Parodi’s house, 543 South El Monte Avenue, Los Altos.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Saturday, October 1, 10:00 AM: Blessing of the Animals, the church lawn.
  • Sunday, October 2, 21st Sunday of Pentecost- World Communion Sunday
    10:30 AM: Worship for the Whole Family with Communion
    Living Love Letter,” Psalm 137; Lamentations 1:1-6, 3:19-26; Luke 17:5-10; 2 Timothy 1:1-14.
    11:30 AM Adult Spiritual Formation:  Saving Jesus Redux: Who Was Jesus? An ongoing video series and discussion  about who Jesus was and the significance for our lives today.

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 (5/25/16)

CalendarThis Week at First Baptist

  • 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.
  • Thursday, May 26, No Choir Practice. We will resume on Thursday, June 2, 7:30 PM, in the Parlor
  • Sunday, May 29, Third Sunday in Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Worship and Sunday School
    Blessed are the Peacemakers: Peace Now,” Micah 4:1-4; Luke 6:27-36; Romans 12:9-21, Rick Mixon preaching.
    11:30 AM: Adult Spiritual Formation in the Parlor. “Blessed are the Peacemakers: Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts.” We will look at the work of Dr. Daniel Shapiro, founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program which pioneers innovative strategies and teaching methodologies to address the human dimensions of conflict resolution, from heads of state and corporate executives to struggling families and couples.
  • Tuesday, May 31, 10:30 AM: Bible Study at Marylea McLean’s apartment, 373 Pine Lane, #4204, Los Altos.
  • Wednesday, June 1, 8:30 AM: Men’s Breakfast at Bill’s Cafe, 3163 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (note change of venue!). All the men from our Church family are welcome.
  • Wednesday, June 1, 10:30 AM: Meditation Group in the Parlor.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Sunday, June 5, Fourth Sunday in Pentecost
    10:00 AM: Youth Sunday Worship for the Whole Family with Communion
    The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss: Oh, the Places You Will Go
    12:00 noon: Lunch Bunch: place to be determined. Everyone is invited to join in a meal for the whole community.

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 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.