625 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

fax 650.323.3923


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3RD S3SSION Young Adult Worship

Young Adult Worship at First Church Palo AltoDo you hear what I hear? Do you see what see? Do you know what I know? A worship service celebrating the mystery, joy, and love of Christmas by exploring what we hear, see and know to be true about the gift of the baby Jesus in our world. Join as we sing traditional hymns and carols and celebrate the season. Please Join us for our December 3RD S3SSION worship on Thursday December 18th at our new time 8PM in the Wesley Room. All are welcome.

November 16, 2014 Photo Memories

Sign Up for the Advent Candlelight Dinner at First Church Palo AltoJoin us December 7th for our annual advent candlelight dinner, featuring the music of the Main Street Singers. Click here. to reserve your seat.

Kids are always welcome at First Church Palo AltoPreparations are underway for our Christmas Eve Family Program. This year the children and youth will be presenting "Once Upon A Manger". Stay tuned for more details.

Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoPastor Linda asked ust to give examples of acts of kindness we have experienced in our lives...

Act of Kindness at First Church Palo AltoAnd we responded

November 9, 2014 Photo Memories

Great Decisions at First Church Palo AltoOur Great Decision series keeps growing and growing, so we had to move to a bigger room.

Tom Fingar leading Great Decisions class at First Church Palo AltoTom Fingar led another discussion about international hotspots, this time focusing on developments in Iraq and Syria, and the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

Chancel Choir at First Church Palo AltoThe Choir sang from the Balcony

Children are always welcome at First Church Palo Alto

Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoPastor Linda delivered another inspiring sermon

United Methodist Women Fundraiser at First Church Palo AltoThe UMW held their annual sale of handmade Christmas and greeting card

Christmas Card mission fundraiser at First Church Palo AltoProceeds from the sale are going to support miss work

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.

Next Sunday: Join us for worship at 8:45 and 10:45 am.

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Young Adult Worship:

Saturday - Hanging of the Greens
Help the Worship Team decorate the Church for Advent and Christmas on Saturday morning, November 29th

November 23, 2014 - Gratitude - Pastor Sadie Stone (Audio)

Over 1000 toys and gifts are needed for the Toy and Teen Shoppe
Help brighten a child's Christmas by donating a new, unwrapped toy to fill the shelves of the "Toy Shoppe". We also need books or other gifts for teens. The deadline is Sunday, December 7th

Foster Children Need Bags
Please join the UMW and the Outreach Committee in supporting local foster children by donating a new or gently used bag. Help us collect 50 bags by December 15, 2014.

Advent Study is Under Way
Pastor Sadie and Pastor Linda are leading a study for Advent using the book When God Comes Down by James Harnish. Learn more here.

Advent Candlelight Dinner
Join us December 7th for an elegantly catered dinner, featuring the music of the Main Street Singers. Click here to reserve your seat

Joy Of Giving 2014
The Joy of Giving is a Christmas tradition that helps to show our caring and love for people in every part of the world. Click here for the Joy of Giving information brochure and donation form.