625 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

fax 650.323.3923


Getting to First Church by Car, Bus, Train and Bike

Driving Directions


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Directions from Highway 101:
  • Take the University Avenue exit and head west on University Avenue toward Palo Alto.
  • Turn left onto Middlefield Road.
  • Take the first right on Hamilton Avenue.
  • The church is located on the right side, 625 Hamilton Avenue.
Directions from El Camino Real (north of Palo Alto):
  • Going south on El Camino Real turn left at first light in Palo Alto, which is Alma.
  • Cross railroad tracks and continue on Alma to first light.
  • Turn left at light onto Lytton for approximately one mile and turn right at the light on Webster.
  • Go one block to cross University Avenue.
  • The church is located at the end of the next block on the left side, 625 Hamilton Avenue.
Directions from Highway 280:
  • Take the Page Mill Road exit and head east on Page Mill Road toward Palo Alto.
  • Cross over Foothill Expressway and El Camino Real.
  • Page Mill Road has now turned into Oregon Expressway.
  • Turn left on Middlefield Road and continue for approximately 1.5 miles to Hamilton Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Hamilton Avenue.
  • The church is located on the right side, 625 Hamilton Avenue.

Public Transportation - Bus and Train Information

Bus and train service are located nearby. Transit 511 has an online travel planner to help you get here by public transit. Our street address is 625 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto 94301.

The Palo Alto CalTrain station is .7 miles from the Church.

Bus systems serving Palo Alto include the Santa Clara VTA and the San Mateo County samTrans.


Parking is available on city streets or in the municipal Parking Garage on Webster. There is limited parking in the church parking lot on Byron, as well as unofficial alternative parking on Webster which is only for Sunday services.

Ride your Bike to Church

Bike riders are welcome at First Church.

We have two bike racks for your use. One is located on our front patio facing Hamilton Avenue, and the other is in our main parking lot located off of Byron Street.

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

Can't make it to Church?
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Recent Sermons
February 5 - You are the Salt and Light - Rev. Sione Halafau

January 29 - Unlikely Heroes: Jonah - Rev. Linda Holbrook

January 22 - Unlikely Heroes: Enoch - Pastor Beth Cademartori

January 15 - Sitting at the Feet of our Children - Rev. Linda Holbrook

January 8 - A Camel on the Roof - Rev. Linda Holbrook

Koinonia (2/11)
Ton Fingar will be leading a discussion entitled "Origins and Implications of President Trump's 'America First' Foreign Policy." Dessert, coffee, and discussion on Saturday at 7 pm in Kohlstedt Hall.

Great Decisions 2017
Our 2017 lecture and discussion series will begin on Feb. 19 and run for eight weeks. Join us on Sunday evenings from 7–8:30 pm. Topics include U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum, Conflict in the South China Sea, Latin America's Political Pendulum, Nuclear Security, and more.