625 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

fax 650.323.3923


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January 24, 2016 Photo Memories

We welcomed 2 members of a Methodist Church in Alaska that one of our members help get started

Children's time at First Church Palo AltoChildren are always welcome at First Church

Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoPastor Linda's sermon was "Making Room at the Table". Listen to it here.

Fiume di Musica at First Church Palo AltoFiume di Musica opened worship with a sonata by Scarlatti

Pastor Shijung Shim of First Church Palo Alto

January 17, 2016 Photo Memories

Children are always welcome at First Church Palo AltoPastor Linda spoke with the children about Dr Martin Luther King

Pastor Shijung Shim of First Church Palo AltoPastor Shijung's sermon was All Lives Matter: Seeing Godís Love in Action

Our music ministry at First Church Palo AltoToday's anthem was Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Human Relations Day at First Church Palo AltoA special offering was taken for Human Relations Day

Women's Retreat

First Church Palo Alto Women's RetreatThe annual women's retreat in Santa Cruz is under way! This yearís spiritual director is the Rev. Marylee Sheffer and the theme is "God-Sighting"

January 10, 2016 Photo Memories

Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoPastor Linda's sermon was "The First Public Appearance: Jesusí Baptism". Listen to it here

Choir at First Church Palo AltoThe Choir sang On Jordanís Banks

Hearing the Bible at First Church Palo AltoHear the word of the Lord

Farewell at First Church Palo AltoWe said farewell to two long term members who are moving away

Imagine No Malaria

Our guest preacher on Sunday, March 13, 2011 was the Rev. Gary Henderson. He serves as the Executive Director of the Global Health Initiative of The United Methodist Church. He spoke to us about how the United Methodist Church is working to eradicate malaria.

Listen to his sermon, watch the videos, and learn more about Imagine No Malaria here.

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January 31, 2016 Sermon - Making it Happen - Pastor Linda Holbrook

Ash Wednesday Service
On Ash Wednesday, February 10th, we invite you to come get ashes at noon. We will also be holding a worship service at 7 pm

February Issue of Insights is Online!
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January 24, 2016 Sermon - Making Room at the Table - Pastor Linda Holbrook

January 17, 2016 Sermon - All Lives Matter: Seeing Godís Love in Action - Pastor Shijung Shim (Audio)

Great Decisions 2016: The Loughry Discussion Series
Great Decisions is a series of thought-provoking and lively discussions on Global Issues and US International Relations. Learn more here.

January 10, 2016 Sermon - The First Public Appearance: Jesusí Baptism - Pastor Linda Holbrook