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Posts by Pat Kinney

What Accompaniment Looks Like

Benders of the Arc is a new podcast about adventures in bending the arc of social justice, presented by San Jose Presbytery’s Peacemaking Advocate, Rev. Geoff Browning, who is also a parish associate at FPCPA. In the episode What Accompaniment Looks Like, he interviews Holly Brady of First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto and Nicholas…

A Service For FPC San Jose

   A report from David Leith on the June 2nd service of memory and hope celebrating 170 years of ministry of 1st Pres. Church of San Jose About 150 people gathered in the sanctuary of Cornerstone Church to celebrate the life and ministry of the congregation of First Presbyterian Church of San Jose, who had deliberately and…

Welcome to our new Pastor

On Sunday March 17th our congregation called the Reverend Bruce Reyes-Chow to be the next Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, beginning on April 1, 2019. Bruce has been a Presbyterian pastor for over 23 years serving a diversity of congregations in the San Francisco Bay Area. A 3rd generation Chinese/Filipino, in 2008…

Oily Wells March

From Saturday, March 16 – Monday, March 18, more than a hundred people will walk from Palo Alto to Wells Fargo Headquarters in San Francisco to protest Oily Wells’ continuing financing of fossil fuel infrastructure.  On Monday, Wells Fargo Founders Day, the march culminates with a rally (11:30am at the Montgomery BART station) followed by…