625 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
|Blessing of the Pets||English Worship Services||10:45 am Sunday Worship Service||8:45 am Sunday - Upstream Worship|
|Live Worship Webcast||Lotu Vakaviti @ 1:00 ena vei Sigatabu||First Tongan United Methodist Church of Palo Alto||Videos Of Our Worship Services|
Attention Animal Lovers!
Our pets are entrusted to us to care and love them. All animals, creatures wild and tame, are part of God’s creation and share the world with us.
Once a year we make a visible show that we acknowledge humans are not the only animals in the world. During this annual tradition we will be blessing our pets, large and small, old and young.
We will hold a Blessing of the Pets on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at beth the 8:45 and 10:45 am services.
We hope you and your pets will join us.
Questions? Contact one of the pastors
We offer three weekly worship celebrations. All are welcome.Sunday Services
Upstream features music on contemporary musical instruments that is vibrant and soul-filled.
If you are looking for a vibrant spirit-filled service with a relevant message and strong musical heritage, then our 10:45 am service in the Sanctuary will nourish your soul.
Experience the expected…. and the unexpected!
While our pastors and Chancel Choir may be wearing robes, the 10:45 service builds on and enhances Methodist church traditions.
Music is an integral part of our worship celebration...
One week our sanctuary may be filled with the sound of our children singing, while another week it could be anything from our ukulele strummers to our chamber music group. And each month we look forward to the Tongan Youth Choir and Band getting us all up on our feet clapping along to their inspiring sound.
You’ll hear God’s good news proclaimed with passion and joy, and you’ll be motivated by creative and strategic thinking about how we all can integrate Christ’s mission into the life of the larger community.
Children are always welcome to join us in worship...
And before worship begins they are invited to be a part of both our 9:15 am Children's Music Program and our 9:45 am Children's Sunday School. We also invite adults to be a part of one of our Sunday morning small groups and classes.
We join together with our Fijian and Tongan brothers and sisters on the first Sunday of every month for a joint Communion service. All are welcome at the Table.
And if you can’t join us in person, we invite you to worship with us online every Sunday morning at 10:45 am at www.firstpaloalto.com/live.
Come worship with us, pray with us, sing with us, and praise God with us every Sunday morning at 10:45 am. You are welcome here!
Join us weekly worship every Sunday at 8:45 am in the Chapel.
• Music on contemporary musical instruments that is vibrant and soul-filled.
• Media and artistic expressions that illumine our spiritual journey
• Participatory elements: interactivity, movement
Think vibrant, flexible, family-friendly. The exact "liturgy" of the worship may change from week to week; the music style, instrumentation and leadership configuration may vary; how much and what kind of "movement" may fluctuate. The details may twist, turn, and dance -- but these essentials of music, media, message and movement will always be there as we strive to connect with the flow of the Spirit of God within this community.
We invite you to come check it out Sunday mornings at 8:45 am in the Chapel , and please bring your friends.
For more information contact Pastor Linda 650-323-6167 x101
• Can't join us in person for worship?
• Live out of the area?
Now you can join us for worship online every Sunday at 10:45am
Just go to www.firstpaloalto.com/live to view the live video webcast.
A Fijian fellowship is part of our Church.
Their services are conducted in the Fijian language.
They worship in our Chapel on Sundays at 1:00 pm
The First Tongan United Methodist Church of Palo Alto shares our facilities.
Their services are conducted mostly in the Tongan language.
On the first Sunday of every month First Church and the members of the First Tongan Church join together at 10:25am for a combined worship service. This service is in English and communion is served.
The remaining Sundays of the month they worship in the Sanctuary at 1 PM. They also have a weekly 7 PM service on Wednesdays.
For more information, please contact the Rev. Sione Halafau 650-323-4340
Did you know that DVD's, videotapes (and audiotapes) of our worship services are available?
Five high quality cameras – purchased with Memorial funds – record the 10:25am service, as well as memorial services. VHS Videotapes of three month’s services are kept in the Church Library and available for loan.
For minimal cost, DVD's and videotapes can be purchased as a keepsake, or to send to friends or relatives. For example: a videotape of a service of baptism could be sent to out-of-state grandparents. Or you might want to start a library of special performances by our choirs.
Visit the Church Library or contact the church office for information.