University A.M.E. Zion Church 3549 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA94306 Amidst several churches on Middlefield Road, University A.M.E. Zion Church is the oldest African-American church in…More the area. Formerly located on Ramona Street, the church moved to the current Middlefield location to provide a more fitting facility for the congregation. The A.M.E. Zion Church's emphasis is on "the salvation of the whole person--mind, body and spirit." Ultimately, it strives to be "The Freedom Church."
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto 625 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA94301 Founded in 1894, First United Methodist Church has an impressive interior. The church is an all-inclusive,…More community-centric congregation. On Monday nights, it feeds anyone who needs a hot meal and is part of a group of churches that takes turn each month providing shelter for the homeless. The church also operates a state-licensed preschool.
Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 1295 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA94301 Trinity Lutheran Church has a beautiful sanctuary with detailed and vibrant stained glass windows and cozy pews. The…More pastor is very kind and devoted to his church and his congregation, as is the rest of the church's staff. The center of the church has an open common area that gives everyone a chance to mingle and meet other churchgoers.
Covenant Presbyterian Church 670 E Meadow Dr, Palo Alto, CA94306 Covenant Presbyterian Church is a family church offering worship, study and programs designed for children, youths and…More adults. It opens its facilities to local community groups and provides volunteer efforts for the local Food Closet as well as relief efforts to areas such as Chile and Haiti. The church is multi-generational and multicultural and takes pride in its diversity.
CrossRoads Community Church Palo Alto 2490 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA94301 Crossroads Community Church Palo Alto is a beautiful tree-lined neighborhood church located on Middlefield Road where…More Pastor Jim Clayton - who has been with the church since 1999 - conducts services every Sunday. Give the rectory a call for class and activity schedules.
Grace Community Covenant Church 701 E Meadow Dr, Palo Alto, CA94303 The Grace Community Covenant Church is a part of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) denomination, and is a community…More of Asian-Americans and friends who are on a journey together as followers of Jesus. The church meets on Sunday mornings, where child care and Sunday school are provided, as well as during the week in small growth groups. The church also sponsors mission and outreach work and community service.
First Baptist Church 305 N California Ave, Palo Alto, CA94301 A fixture in Palo Alto since 1893, First Baptist Church is a progressive Baptist Church. Led by Pastor Dr. Rick Mixon,…More the Church has a congregation of approximately 150 members. Their mission is to worship God, explore together faith and commitment to Christ, to serve those in need and to provide a home for heart, mind and soul. The Church has a full calendar of events and an active community outreach program. The beautiful sanctuary is open for prayer and meditation during office hours.
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto 1985 Louis Rd, Palo Alto, CA94303 The First Congregational Church of Palo Alto officially was organized in the year 1900. The historical congregation…More meets for worship services in its bright, spacious church building at 10 a.m. Sundays. All are welcome to attend. The First Congregational Church of Palo Alto offers ministries for children, youth, young adults and men and women, offering Christian education, music groups, community outreach and more. The church regularly offers community events and activities.
One of the most famous interdenominational churches in the West, Stanford's Memorial Church stands prominently in the…More center of the Quad. Architect Charles A. Coolidge designed the church in a cruciform layout complete with carved natural stone, massive columns, low rounded arch ways and red tiled roofs. Its stunning architecture includes an imposing arcade featuring the country's largest mosaic. The central domed ceiling allows light to stream in and reflect off the 15 stained-glass windows on each side of the church. The windows illustrate a series of scenes from the Old Testament. The Church houses three magnificent organs, each named after their builders. The largest and grandest, Fisk-Nanney, is considered by many renowned musicians to be one of the finest in the world. Robert Huw Morgan, the University Organist, plays the organ at various concerts and weddings throughout the year.
Jane Stanford built the church as a memorial to her husband, Leland. Though the Stanfords were religious, they decreed that the church would be non-denominational. Today, the church allows couples of any faith and sexuality to be married; the only requirement is that one member have an affiliation with Stanford.
St Thomas Aquinas Parish 751 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA94301 This church is one of three located in the Palo Alto area, all part of the same St. Thomas Aquinas parish. A Roman…More Catholic church, it offers a variety of mass times as well as a confessional. The church has stood in this spot since 1901, when it was founded to serve the then new community of Palo Alto, and is as such the oldest continually used church in town. Beautiful stained glass and gothic style make this historic church awe inspiring to enter and the Church itself lies within the residential area that it serves. Pastor Rev. George Aranha oversees services.
The University Lutheran Church is the primary facility for the Stanford Episcopal and Lutheran community. The…More Episcopal Lutheran Campus Ministry (ELCM), comprised of Stanford undergraduate and graduate students, commonly uses this church for worship as well as non-faith based activities. More commonly known as "UniChu," the church is the hub of a community committed to social justice and hospitality to strangers. A ministry of Episcopal and Lutheran churches, the community welcomes people of all (or no) faiths.
The organization also meets in the CIRCLE Common Room at Stanford University. The gathering includes dinner, conversation and prayer. Other activities include Bible study, current event discussion, games and movies.
The church also houses the Amigos de Palo Alto program, a Spanish Immersion preschool housed at, but not affiliated with, the University Church. It provides a comfortable environment where parents can leave their children for daycare services. Bilingual instructors teach children English in a natural setting.
The church also hosts The Friends Program, a therapeutic group that addresses the developing needs of young children with Asperger's Syndrome. The program aids children with social communication and helps them face the daily challenges of school.
All Saints Episcopal Church 555 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA94301 Founded in 1892, All Saints Episcopal Church has been serving the surrounding community for over 100 years. Two worship…More services are held Sundays, along with church school, with child care available during services. Aside from services, it offers event and workshop spaces for rent, 12-step groups and dance classes. The church accommodate the community with a fireplace hall, parish hall and worship space with amazing acoustics.
First Congregational Church Nursery School was established in 1963 in accordance with its mission of serving the…More community. Today it continues that mission while striving for academic success.
First Congregational Church Nursery School operates September to June and follows the vacation schedule of the Palo Alto Unified School District.
Protection of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church 3475 Ross Rd, Palo Alto, CA94303 Founded in the early 1950s by five families, this traditional Russian Orthodox church has been a resource for seekers…More for generations. It looks the part with its traditional blue dome. Inside, sacred figures line the walls. The church serves as a refuge, particularly for recent Russian immigrants who are looking for a traditional place to worship.
Located within walking distance of Stanford University, the Stanford First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of…More Latter-day Saints serves the University community as well as any interested visitors. The Stanford Latter-day Saint Student Association is a University-based organization affiliated with the Church.
The Church offers several services, including a recreational room that holds a full basketball court. Various events and dances can be held there as well.
The second story of the Church contains meeting rooms for a wide range of functions.
Seventh Day Adventist Church of Palo Alto 786 Channing Ave, Palo Alto, CA94301 The Seventh Day Adventist Church of Palo Alto provides worship services every Saturday morning lead by Minister Steve…More Constantine, with a focus on becoming close to Jesus and learning from the Bible. The church also conducts a Wednesday-night prayer. Minister of Music Dr. Sophia Cho conducts a choir that performs monthly, with a music festival every autumn.
First Lutheran Church of Palo Alto 600 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, CA94301 Worship and music come first at First Lutheran Church of Palo Alto. Both adult and children's choirs provide music for…More worship chosen from a wide variety of eras, and the church boasts a 26-rank Casavant organ played by a skilled organist. Services are open to all ages and orientations, and the space is also available for community services such as 12-step programs, music lessons and election polling.
The Unitarian Universalist Church is a spiritual center for theists, atheists and agnostics alike to come together in…More a community centered around spirituality, social justice and a welcome environment for all ages. The church provides numerous activities and services for the community, including volunteer work days, musical programs, worship (led by Reverend Amy Zucker Morgenstern), social gatherings and opportunities to engage in political and environmental action.
Trinity Lutheran Church of Palo Alto is nestled in a park setting on Middlefield Road offering services throughout…More the week. Pastor Stewart D. Crown conducts service at 8:15 am and 11am every Sunday. The church offers classes and has events scheduled, so stop by and check it out.
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, led by Rev. Roger Morimoto, is a "reconciling" congregation situated in…More the beautiful hills of West Palo Alto.
The church offers a range of activities for its members, in addition to Sunday worship services. Camping trips, familiy nights and Sunday school are just a few of those activites, not to mention Choral Cosmo, a music group that performs weekly.
Grace Presbyterian Church of Silicon Valley 480 E Meadow Dr, Palo Alto, CA94306 Grace Presbyterian Church meets every Sunday at JLS Middle School in Palo Alto for worshipping service that combines…More ancient and new traditions. The Church aims to bring truth, worship, sacraments, community, and mission to its members throughout Silicon Valley. It also does community service, including volunteer efforts in support of the poor, homeless, youth and distressed women.
The Christian Science Church provides weekly Sunday services based on the Quarterly Bible Lessons, which include…More teachings from the Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by the founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy.
The Church also hosts Wednesday evening testimony meetings in which participants are invited to share testimonies of inspiration and healing gained from their study of Christian Science.
Peninsula Bible Church is a non-denominational community that values expository preaching and developing leadership…More under Christ. A vibrant, family-oriented church, Peninsula Bible offers a wide assortment of programs to its members, including bible study, book clubs, crafts, music and arts ministries, and much more.
The 60-year-old church is led by a group of elders and finds strength in the social fabric of its members who aim to reflect the teachings of Jesus every day among each other and the world at large.
The Jerusalem Baptist Church was founded in 1950 and is now led by Pastor Anthony E. Darrington. It offers a variety…More of services and ministries including Sunday school, senior bible study, youth groups and music ministries. It also offers child care.
First Christian Church of Palo Alto 2890 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA94306 This large, centrally located church offers a variety of services to its Christian community, including worship, prayer,…More youth programs, Bible camp, and numerous outreach programs, including feeding the homeless and holiday gift giving. Its community activities also include a knitting group, and a bike recycling program.