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The First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, California - A Welcoming Church spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties since 1894. We're conveniently located in downtown Palo Alto near the Stanford University campus. Whether you're in the Silicon Valley or on the Peninsula, we want to be your Church home.

We invite you and your family to worship with us any Sunday morning.

Our members come from all over the San Francisco bay area including Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, Campbell, Castro Valley, Cupertino, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Newark, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Stanford, Sunnyvale and Walnut Creek.

Check out our Visitors Information section for more information about the First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto

©2000-2011 First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto
Next Sunday: Join us for worship at 8:45 and 10:45 am.

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Recent Sermons
November 27 - Staying Awake - Rev. Paul Jeffrey, UMC Missionary

November 20 - Gratitude and Generosity - Pastor Linda Holbrook

November 13 - Yet - Pastor Emeritus Doug Norris

November 6 - Santo Subito - Pastor Linda Holbrook

Eid Festival – Dec. 17
We are excited to host the second annual Eid celebration with American Muslim Voice Foundation to help us get to know our neighbors and build the beloved community. Join us from 11am–2:30pm. Learn more here.

Christmas Eve (12/24)
Please join us at one or both of our services on Christmas Eve:
5 pm - Family Service
8 pm - Lessons and Carols
Cocoa and Christmas cookies around the fire on the patio after each service.

Advent Study
Please join us as we read and discuss Underdogs and Outsiders by Tom Fuerst, which looks into some of the unlikely characters of Christmas. The class is offered twice weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:45 am, and Thursdays at 12 noon. Contact Pastor Beth for more info and to get your book.

Joy of Giving
Giving is a natural expression of our faith in Christ and our commitment to caring for people in our community and beyond. Click here to learn more about giving opportunities this season.