First Congregational Church of Palo Alto

United Church of Christ

An Open and Affirming Congregation

1985 Louis Road

Palo Alto, California 94303

(650) 856-6662

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This Week at FCCPA

Sunday, October 19:  Join us for our 10:00 a.m. worship service with music for two flutes, music from our chancel choir and a sermon from Rev. David Howell.

Women’s eNews Forum on October 19: Rita Henley Jensen is a prize-winning investigative reporter who got deeply annoyed about how most news media covered—or actually failed to cover-- women’s issues, really annoyed. So annoyed that she decided to change the practice of journalism and launched Women’s eNews in 2000, a nonprofit daily news service and website. Fourteen years and 40 awards later, Women’s eNews has published thousands of stories, commentaries, images and videos, including ground-breaking interviews with female Syrian refugees. After worship on October 19, come hear her talk about the news she produces and the stories that she is still chasing down.

Sermon in Song:  Join us for worship on October 26th for a Sermon in Song featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim.  We’ll have soloists and our choirs with a message from Pastor Dave.

Ongoing Groups:

Lectionary Bible Study: Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Library, based on Weekly Seeds from the UCC and led by Eileen Altman.

Contemplative Prayer:  Each Wednesday at noon for one-half hour in the narthex.

Brewing Conversations: Sunday morning faith discussion group from 8:30-9:15 a.m. in Sacred Grounds, led by Daniel Ross-Jones.

FCCPA Artisans' Bazaar: We're looking for artists within the church community to display or sell their art and handicraft on Saturday & Sunday, November 1-2. To download information and registration: Bazaar Register Form.pdf.

Stewardship Campaign: Participate in the 2014 stewardship campaign by clicking here.

Sunday Worship Time

10:00 a.m.

October 5

World Communion Sunday

& Neighbors in Need Offering

I Will Turn This Car

Around Right Now…

Exodus 20:1-17

David Howell - Sermon

October 12

Nursery School

50th Anniversary Celebration

Daniel Ross-Jones - Sermon

October 19

Enough Already -

Just Tell Me the Answer!

Exodus 33:12-23

David Howell - Sermon

October 26

Sermon in Song:

The Music of Stephen Sondheim

Featuring our Choirs,

Soloists, and Musicians

With a Message from

David Howell