625 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

fax 650.323.3923


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First Church Palo Alto Christmas Eve Worship Times

Learn more about all of our Christmas and Advent services and events

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.

Third Sunday in Advent 2014 Photo Memories

Celebrating Advent at First Church Palo AltoOne of our Covenant Groups lit the third Advent candle

Fiume di Musica at First Church Palo AlIt was a Sunday full of music. We heard Fiume di Musica perform a medley of Christmas Carols

Music abounds at First Church Palo AltoAnd our Chancel Choir performed the Corelli Christmas Cantata

Children, join us for Advent and Christmas at First Church Palo AltoBrown paper packages wrapped up in strings are one of Pastor Sadie's favorite things. The children learned about what this has to do with the Nativity.

Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoPastor Linda's sermon was “Without Love, there would be no Christmas”. Listen to it here.

Pastor Sadie Stone of First Church Palo AltoWe have a lot of activities and services planned for Christmas Eve and Advent. Join us. Learn about them here.

Handbells at First Church Palo AltoThe Handbells rang out "Holy is the Lord"

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.

Christmas Eve Services 5:00, 7:30 & 11:00 pm
We invite you and your family and friends to join us on Christmas Eve

5:00pm: Family Service/ Christmas Pageant
7:30 pm: Service of Lessons and Carols
11:00 pm: Traditional Candlelight Service

And join us 15 minutes before each service for a Christmas organ meditation.

The 3 services will also be webcast live here.

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

Can't make it to Church?
Watch online
at 10:45 am

Young Adult Worship:

Tonight - Christmas Caroling
Raise your voices and help us spread some Christmas cheer on Sunday, December14th. Meet up at the Church at 6pm and then we'll head over to sing at Channing House.

Kids and Youth - Be a Part of our Christmas Musical
This year's Christmas Eve musical is "Once Upon A Manger". Rehearsals are under way. Click here for more information.

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.

YOFPA - Youth Group Schedule
Our youth group has a full schedule of exciting activities planned. Check them out here.

December 14, 2014 - Third Sunday in Advent - Without Love, there would be no Christmas - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Young Adult Ski Trip
Calling all Young Adults. Join the ski trip on January 23-25th. Reserve now. Check out all the details here.