625 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

650.323.6167
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Bible Study and Adult Christian Education

Great Decisions 2016: The Loughry Discussion Series

Great Decisions at First Church Palo AltoGreat Decisions is a series of thought-provoking and lively discussions on Global Issues and US International Relations.

First Church of Palo Alto is proud to host a Great Decisions Series again in 2016 as we’ve done for about thirty years since our discussion group was founded by Don Loughry.

Please join us for this year’s foreign policy discussion series. These engaging sessions will take place on eight Sunday nights at 6:00 pm starting on March 13, 2016.

You need not be a foreign policy expert to attend. Just bring an open and eager mind; newcomers and guests are welcome!

The discussion is richer when attendees have read the background article in the Great Decisions book published by the Foreign Policy Association. Get yours from Lou Bellardo for $20. (It is a poorly-kept secret that we don’t send you home if you haven’t.)

Everyone is welcome



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Young Adults Schedule

Our young adults have a full schedule of events planned. All are welcome.

Young Adult Small Group The group meets every other Wednesday in the Wesley Room at 7pm.



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Children's Sunday School

Our Bible-based curriculum is designed to nurture children in their faith journey.

Our Children's Sunday School is off for the Summer. Please join us in September.


For more information please contact Pastor Beth 650-323-6167 x105



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Wednesday Morning Wesleyans

If midweek and daytime activities are better for you, join us for a guided devotional with prayer, caring time, and conversation about Scriptures or a text we may be reading together.

We have shared biblical texts for discussion, chatted about concepts of theology, and read seasonal devotionals together.

Wednesday Morning Wesleyans meets Wednesdays at 10:00 am at Channing House, located near downtown Palo Alto at 850 Webster Street between Homer and Channing. The group meets in the 5th floor lounge.

For more information contact Pastor Linda 650-323-6167 x101.



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Oikos Palo Alto Adult Small Group

OpenCircle15061.jpgOpenCircle small groups — called Oikos groups or O-groups (“oikos” means family or household in Greek) — are aimed at fostering accountability, deeper and more intimate relationships, spiritual growth and prayer.

These groups are made up of 6 to 12 individuals and meet on a bi-weekly basis, Wednesdays evenings at 7:00 pm in the Wesley Room.

For more information contact Pastor Linda 650-323-6167 x101.



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Encoders: Living into the Biblical Text

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Rick Allen leads a spirited and informed discussion of lectionary texts every Sunday morning at 9:45 am in the Pat's Place.

Join us as we study together and journey through the Bible. The class follows the schedule of the Revised Common Lectionary. This is a facilitated class in which everyone gets the chance to learn at their own pace.

Great for newcomers to the text and long-time students as well.

All are welcome. Drop in!



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

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January 31, 2016 Sermon - Making it Happen - Pastor Linda Holbrook




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

January 24, 2016 Sermon - Making Room at the Table - Pastor Linda Holbrook




January 17, 2016 Sermon - All Lives Matter: Seeing God’s Love in Action - Pastor Shijung Shim (Audio)




Great Decisions 2016: The Loughry Discussion Series
Great Decisions is a series of thought-provoking and lively discussions on Global Issues and US International Relations. Learn more here.

2016 Centennial Endowment Grant Application
The Centennial Endowment Funds Committee is beginning the Grant Process for 2016. Download the application form here.

Joy Of Giving 2015
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.