625 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

650.323.6167
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Stop Hunger Now

First Church Palo Alto is helping to Stop Hunger NowAfter worship on August 30, 2015, we packed 10,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now

First Church Palo Alto is helping to Stop Hunger NowFellowship Hall was packed to the brim with helper

First Church Palo Alto is helping to Stop Hunger Now
Every age was represented

First Church Palo Alto is helping to Stop Hunger NowIt took us a little over 2 hours to pack the 10,000 meals. A bell was rung after every thousand!

August 30, 2015 Photo Mmeories

Pastor Shijung Shim of First Church Palo AltoPastor Shijung's sermon was "Family Ministry".Listen to it here.

Summer Choir at First Church Palo AltoIt was the last week for Summer Choir

Sunday School at First Church Palo AltoIt was the first day of Sunday School. Both for kids...

Adult Sunday School at First Church Palo Altoand for adults!

August 23, 2015 Photo Memories

Helping to Stop Hunger Now at First Church Palo AltoWe got a reminder about signing up to pack 10,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now

Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoPastor Linda's sermon was "Godís Good Creation: Gun Violence". Listen to it here.

Saying Farewell at First Church Palo AltoWe said farewell to two members. One is going to China to continue her education, and the other is moving to the Pacific Northwest.

August 16, 2015 Photo Memories

Visitors are always welcome at First Church Palo AltoWe welcomed a group of children from a Methodist Church in Korea

Summer Choir at First Church Palo AltoThe Summer Choir surrounded us with song

Reader the Bible at First Church Palo AltoHear the Word

Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoPastor Linda's sermon was "Godís Good Creation: Health Care for All". Listen to it here.

Welcoming our new pastors to First Church Palo AltoWe held the last of the receptions for our new Associate Pastors

Welcoming our new pastors to First Church Palo AltoThank you to everyone who helped make them feel welcome.

August 2, 2015 Photo Memories

Pet Adoption Fair at First Church Palo AltoAfter worship we held a pet adoption fair

Pet Adoption Fair at First Church Palo AltoAll of the pets were rescue animals from Pets in Need

Pet Adoption Fair at First Church Palo Alto

Pet Adoption Fair at First Church Palo Alto

Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoPastor Linda's sermon was "Godís Good Creation: Economic Injustice". Listen to it here.

Summer Choir at First Church Palo Alto


VBS 2015 Photo Memories

Vacation Bible School at First Church Palo AltoVBS 2015 was a big hit

Vacation Bible School at First Church Palo Alto

Vacation Bible School at First Church Palo AltoThank you to Pastors Beth and Shijung

Vacation Bible School at First Church Palo AltoAnd to everyone who volunteered!

Vacation Bible School at First Church Palo Alto

August 2, 2015 Photo Memories

Kids are welcome at First Church Palo AltoThe children sang several songs they learned at Vacation Bible School

Summer Choir815 at First Church Palo AltoThe music continued with the Summer Choir

Pastor Beth of First Church Palo AltoPastor Beth preached her first sermon as our Associate Pastor. Listen to "Godís Good Creation: Kids" here.

Fijian Choir at First Church Palo AltoThe Fijian Choir sang.

 Tongan Band and Choir at First Church Palo AltoAnd we were also joined by the First Tongan UMC band and choir

All are welcome at the Communion Table at First Church Palo AltoAll are welcome at the Communion Table

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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Contemplative Worship: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm

August 30, 2015 Sermon - Family Ministry - Pastor Shijung Shim (Audio)




August 23, 2015 Sermon - Godís Good Creation: Gun Violence - Pastor Linda Holbrook




Sign Up - Leadership Workshop with Phil Maynard
Join us for a 2-day workshop with Rev. Dr. Phil Maynard on September 11-12. Learn more and sign up here.

August 16, 2015 Sermon - Godís Good Creation: Health Care for All - Pastor Linda Holbrook




September Issue of Insights is Online!
Read the latest issue today!

Sign Up Now - Walk to End Alzheimer's
Join our team for the San Jose Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. Sign up/learn more here

August 9, 2015 Sermon - Godís Good Creation: Economic Injustice - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)