625 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

650.323.6167
fax 650.323.3923

info@firstpaloalto.com

Bible Study and Adult Christian Education

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.

They're starting a new study using the book, Under Wraps: The Gift We Never Expected by Jessica LeGrone, Andy Nixon, Rob Renfroe, Ed Robb.

Small Group Schedule:

November 19th: Introduction & Chapter 1: "God is Expectant"
December 3rd: Chapter 2 & 3: "God is Dangerous" & "God is Jealous"
December 17th: Chapters 4 & Epilogue: "God is Faithful"

All are welcome to join the small group even if you've never attended.

Young Adult Fellowship Skate Night! The Young Adults are invited to the Winter Lodge in Palo Alto for a Ice Skating Night on Wednesday December 10th from 8-10pm. On Wednesday nights the Winter Lodge hosts an adult-only skating time. Join us for some fun & fellowship on the ice!



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Advent Study is Under Way

Pastor Sadie and Pastor Linda are leading a study for Advent using the book When God Comes Down by James Harnish.

This is a five-week study, providing one lesson for each week of Advent and one for Christmas. Each lesson includes a key Scripture, a brief reflection, discussion/reflection questions, a brief prayer, and a focus for the coming week.

The study will be offered at two times: on Thursday mornings at 10 am and Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm in the Patio Room.

Please join us for this Advent study to better appreciate When God Comes Down. Read more about the book in the November Insights.

See Pastor Linda or Pastor Sadie to get a copy of the book.



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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 our Coordinator of Children and Youth Ministries, Pastor Sadie 650-323-6167 x102



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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 Sadie 650-323-6167 x102.



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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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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.

Welcome
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.