We are an unapologetically and historically justice-minded Christian community connected by our individual and communal belief in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Far from perfect, we continually strive to express in word, action, and activism our deep care for the world and one another.
A few important things for you to know:
- LGBTQIA+: We are LGBTQIA+ affirming with members and leaders who represent the spectrum of gender and sexuality expressions.
- RACIAL DIVERSITY: We are not as diverse as we would like to be but, through lament and learning, we are working to genuinely reflect our community.
- AGE DIVERSITY: We are also working on this aspect of our life together. We believe that there is a great gift in intergenerational faith life, so we are building capacity and staffing for growth.
- STYLE: We are a fairly traditional church style in worship driven by classical and jazz sounds. We use projection and hymnals and are casual in dress and interaction.
Learn more by attending Early Church (Bible Study, Conversation, Prayer) at 8:30 or Worship (Traditional with Jazz and Hymns) at 10:00, talking with folks when you’re here, or grabbing coffee with one of our pastors.
If you have questions, please feel free to call the office at 650-325-5659 or email Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow. We look forward to meeting you face to face in the near future.
NOTE: You can read our complete statement here, but in short, out of an abundance of caution and care for our congregation and the surrounding Palo Alto community, First Presbyterian Church will not be gathering in person until mid-2021 and all in-person church meetings and gatherings will be held online.