625 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

fax 650.323.3923


Welcome to the First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto!

Christ is Risen!

Join us for Easter at First Church Palo AltoHe is Risen Indeed! The members, pastors and staff of First Church wish you and your family a very happy Easter!

Sadie Stone and Linda Holbrook Appointed as Co-Pastors

SadieLinda314d.jpgOn March 30th the Staff Parish Relations Committee announced that Bishop Warner H. Brown intends to appoint, as of July 1, Pastors Sadie Stone and Linda Holbrook as full-time co-pastors of First Church. Learn more here.

3RD S3SSION Worship - April 24, 2014 - 9pm

3RD S3SSION worship at First Church Palo AltoThe Easter Celebration of the Risen Christ continues. Join us 4 days after Easter for a special Easter 3RD S3SSION. Thursday April 24th at 9pm. All are welcome.

Palm Sunday 2014

Palm Sunday at First Church Palo AltoLift your palms high! Hosanna!!!

Palm branches raised high on Palm Sunday at First Church Palo AltoWorship began with the children and choir leading a palm processional

Pastor Sadie Stone on Palm Sunday at First Church Palo AltoPastor Sadie's sermon was "What About Suffering?". Listen to it here.

Jazz Hands at First Church Palo AltoJazz Hands! - Pastor Sadie reminded us that we always have 2 palms with us

A Swing and a Prayer Wins First Game of the Season

Softball at First Church Palo AltoA Swing & A Prayer had their first game. We won 16-2. More than that, so much joy in having a group of church folks in fellowship together on a Tuesday night.

April 6, 2014 Photo Memories

Tongan Men's Choir at First Church Palo AltoWe won't forget the wonderful music from the Tongan Men's Choir

Tongan Men's Choir at First Church Palo Alto

Pastor Michael Love of First Church Palo AltoPastor Michael's sermon was "What Brings Fulfillment?"

Feet Washing at First Church Palo AltoPastors Michael and Sione got their feet washed during Children's Time

Feet Washing at First Church Palo Alto

ALL are welcome for Communion 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.

Next Sunday:Pastor Sadie will preach at both services.

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Sunday School: 9:45am

Young Adult Worship:

April 20, 2014 - Easter Sunday 2014 - Is There Hope? - Pastor Michael Love (Audio)

Tuesday Nights - Come Cheer on A Swing and a Prayer
Our softball team is back in action. They play Tuesday nights @ 6:30pm in Greer Park. Full schedule and results here.

Monday Night - Great Decisions
Great Decisions is a series of thought-provoking and lively discussions on Global Issues and US International Relations. Learn more here.

Support the Relay for Life
Our young adults are once again taking part in the Relay for Life. They are walking to raise over $10,000 to save lives from cancer. Learn how you can support them here.

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

Palm Sunday - April 13, 2014 - What About Suffering? - Pastor Sadie Stone (Audio)
Listen to Pastor Sadie's sermon.

Sadie Stone and Linda Holbrook Appointed as Co-Pastors
Pastor Sadie is being reappointed to her 3rd year at First Church, while Pastor Linda is coming from Valley Faith UMC in Sunnyvale. Both full-time appointments are as of July 1st. Learn more here.

Save the Date - BBQ Picnic in the Park!
Starting July 10th, join us Thursdays in July at 6pm in Mitchell Park for lots of fellowship, food and fun at our BBQ Picnics.

Pastor Michael Love Appointed to Trinity UMC in Mountain View
Pastor Michael has announced that the Bishop intends to appoint him full-time. to Trinity United Methodist Church in Mountain View, CA as of July 1st. Learn more and listen to his announcement here.