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, July 27: Join us for worship next Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Rev. David Howell  will give the sermon.

All Church Camp Out: It's time to RSVP for this year's All Church Camp Out to be held at Foothills Park August 15-17th. It's the easiest camping trip you'll ever attend: you bring your tent, sleeping bag and personal items and we bring everything else! Room for 80 on Friday night, Saturday night or both nights. Lots of yummy food, even better desserts, singing around the campfire and getting to know fellow church members better. Contact Melissa Anderson with the number of people in your party and which nights you'd like to attend.

Dog Days of Summer: Mark your calendar now for our second of two Dog Days of Summer potluck picnics, on Thursday, July 31 at 6:00 pm. The Education Board will provide hot dogs, burgers and lemonade and attendees will provide the rest of our feast. This is always a favorite opportunity to socialize with church friends in the midst of the summer.

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.

Summer Sunday School Teachers: Our Summer Sunday School program begins on June 1. Our plan is to have three classes each week: a nursery for toddlers; a class for those entering a 4 year old program through rising 1st graders; and a class for rising 2nd-5th graders. This is an opportunity for those of you who do not teach regularly to share your gifts with the children of our church. You can create your own activity or draw upon curriculum resources provided by the church.  Sign up online.

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

Summer Activites at FCCPA:

July 31:  Dog Days of Summer potluck on the playground

August 3-31: Outdoor worship in the courtyard every Sunday in August

August 10: Ignite Sunday, when our youth lead worship

August 15-17: All Church Camp-out at Foothills Park

August 22: Women’s Game Night

August 31: Animal Blessing  - bring your pets with you to worship!

September 7:  Homecoming Sunday

Sunday Worship Time

10:00 a.m.

July 6


“An Unflattering Comparison”

Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

David Howell - Sermon

July 13

“Be Good Dirt”

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

David Howell - Sermon

July 20


Romans 8:12-25

Eileen Altman - Sermon

July 27

“Best Shrub Ever”

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

David Howell - Sermon