625 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Pastor Michael announced some pastoral appointment news. Pastor Sadie will be reappointed to First Church for another year. As of July 1, 2013 Pastor Michael will be appointed to Trinity UMC in Mountain View, CA for 30% of his time. For the remaining 70% of his time he will be serving First Church. Read his announcement here.
the young adults at 9 pm on June 13th for a quiet, meditative, contemplative worship experience
We're collecting soccer cleats to distribute to the children in the two schools in Tonga and Fiji. Learn more here.
For Pentecost Sunday, everyone was wearing red
Pastor Sadie, with lots of party favors and resplendent in a tiara, explained to the children that Pentecost is the birthday of the church
Pastor Sadie is so resplendent in party favors was because she was explaining to the children the meaning of Pentecost as the birthday of the church
Hear the word of the Lord
During his sermon, Pastor Michael has us fly paper airplanes
Let the airplanes soar!
Sign up on the Patio to bring meals for Hotel De Zink
We invite you to dedicate one of our new pew Bibles
The pre-K to 1st grade choir classes are over for this school year. Thanks for a great year of singing
Meet the six youth who got confirmed on Sunday
One of our confirmands was Baptized
For Mother's Day, the pre-k/first grade choir sang "I Love You Mama"
And the Sunday School choir sang a song for the new confirmands
Congratulations and welcome to our six confirmands
Thank you Pastor Sadie for leading this year's confirmation class
Pastor Sadie led children's time
The Chancel Choir sang "Guide Me, Great Jehovah"
And thank you to the mentors. Each confirmand had his/her own mentor. All six of you were an important part of the confirmands journey.
It was a wonderful and inspiring service. The confirmands were on the chancel for the entire service. They each gave a moving testimony about what confirmation meant to them. We heard from both of our children's choirs. There was a Baptism. Pastor Sadie gave a homily about what it meant for her to be part of their confirmation process. And we even pelted the confirmands with candy. It was a service we won't forget
At the end of the service, the congregation pelted the Confirmands with candy
Fellowship Hall was decorated for a luncheon to celebrate our confirmands
We prepared for a big crowd, but even more people showed up than we had planned for! No problem, we had plenty of food and extra chairs. A big thank you to Janet Nicholls for arranging this special lunch.
Pastor Sadie wants you to bring diapers and wipes next Sunday for the D'vora diaper drive
The Fijian Choir sang
Pastor Michael talked with the children about being partners
"Our Neighbor is Man & Woman" was the topic of Pastors Michael and Sadie's discussion-style sermon
All are welcome at the Communion Table
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.