South Palo Alto faith communities

For our “Neighboring Faith Communities” class for middle schoolers, I continue to think about ways to communicate the incredible religious diversity in our area. My latest effort: a map that shows faith communities in South Palo Alto, an area roughly bounded by U.S. 101 on the northeast, Oregon Expressway on the northwest, El Camino Real on the southwest, and San Antonio Rd. on the southeast. (I did go a little past these arbitrary boundaries to include some additional faith communities.)

The map below shows the approximate boundaries of the area I researched, a rectangle about 2 miles by 2-1/2 miles. Our faith community, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto (UUCPA), is circled in red. All the faith communities shown are within about a half hour’s walk of our congregation. You can click on this map to go to an interactive map on Mapquest (I’ve also embedded the Mapquest map at the very end of this post).

Neighboring Faith Communities near UUCPA

Below is the list of the 35 faith communities I found in this area. I suspect I missed some; if you can identify other faith communities in this area, please let me know about it in a comment. (Updated 10/20/16 based on Erp’s comment.)

 

South Palo Alto faith communities

Faith communities in the area bounded roughly by U.S. 101, Oregon Expwy, El Camino Real, and San Antonio Rd. Listed in the following order: Unitarian Universalist; Orthodox and Catholic; Mainline Protestant; other Christian; Jewish; Muslim; Buddhist; New Religions and miscellaneous.

Unitarian Universalist:

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
505 E Charleston Rd Palo Alto, CA 94306-4247

Christian: Catholic and Orthodox:

Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church
3475 Ross Rd Palo Alto, CA 94303-4412

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish: Our Lady of the Rosary
3290 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto, CA 94306-3046

Christian: Mainline Protestant:

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Ave Palo Alto, CA 94306-2510

Grace Lutheran Church
3149 Waverley St Palo Alto, CA 94306-2902

Lord’s Grace Christian Church
1101 San Antonio Rd Mountain View, CA 94043-1002

Covenant Presbyterian Church
670 E Meadow Dr Palo Alto, CA 94306-3627

First Christian Church of Palo Alto
2890 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto, CA 94306-2521

St. Andrews United Methodist Church
4111 Alma St Palo Alto, CA 94306-4546

University AME Zion Church
3549 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto, CA 94306-3632

First Baptist Church of Palo Alto
305 N California Ave Palo Alto, CA 94301-4105

Palo Alto Friends Meeting
957 Colorado Ave Palo Alto, CA 94303-3802

Other Christian:

Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints (Stanford 3rd Ward)
3865 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto, CA 94303-4718

Abundant Life Christian Fellowship
2440 Leghorn St Mountain View, CA 94043-1612

Vive Church (C3 Silicon Valley)
meets in Jewish Cultural Center,
corner of Charleston and San Antonio Rds, Palo Alto

Central Chinese Christian Church
801 San Antonio Rd Palo Alto, CA 94303-4618

Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall
4243 Alma St Palo Alto, CA 94306-4642

True North Church
1057 E Meadow Cir Palo Alto, CA 94303-4231

Peninsula Bible Church
3505 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto, CA 94306-3632

Bridgeway Church
2490 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto, CA 94301-4028

The Highway Community
3373 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto, CA 94306-3049

Palo Alto Vineyard Church
4000 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto, CA 94303

The Father’s House
3585 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto, CA 94306-3632

Cornerstone Community Church
701 E Meadow Dr Palo Alto, CA 94303-4438

Jewish:

Chabad Greater South Bay (Chabad-Lubavitch)
3070 Louis Rd Palo Alto, CA 94303-3952

Congregation Emek Baracha
4102 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306-4003

Congregation Etz Chayim
4161 Alma St Palo Alto, CA 94306-4546

Keddem Congregation (high holidays and large gatherings)
meets in Kehillah Jewish High School,
3900 Fabian Way Palo Alto, CA 94303-4546

Muslim:

Anjuman-e-Jamali masjid
998 San Antonio Rd Palo Alto, CA 94303-4917

Buddhist:

Palo Alto Buddhist Temple
2751 Louis Rd Palo Alto, CA 94303-3651

Silicon Valley Shambala Meditation Center
2483 Old Middlefield Way Mountain View, CA 94043-2316

New Religious Movements and Other:

Unity Palo Alto
3391 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto, CA 94306-3049

First Church of Christ, Scientist
3045 Cowper St Palo Alto, CA 94306-2402

Ananda Church of Self Realization
2171 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306-1540

Scientology Palo Alto
3505 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306-2806

2 thoughts on “South Palo Alto faith communities”

  1. I think Lord’s Grace Lutheran is actually Lord’s Grace Christian

    Just outside your limits would be First Baptist on North California (American Baptist so mainline).

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