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Recent Sermons

Wine Pairings for Dystopia and Despair

Rev. Talitha preaches on the feeding of the five thousand, drawing out lessons about the importance of living with a sense of abundance, kindness and solidarity, even when the events of the world might incline you towards despair.

From the pastor

Peaceful Foolishness

Friends, Just before I started writing this note, I got an email from my friend Craig, who lives near Glasgow, Scotland.  Under the subject line “Off to Bed” (it was about 10PM in Glasgow) Craig wrote: “Hopefully your president won’t start a nuclear war before I get up tomorrow, daft [and here he used a vulgarity I won’t repeat].” There has been…

Talitha’s Take: from our associate pastor

Are you a minister?

Dear friends, When I send reminders to our nursery volunteers or Godly Play teachers, I usually include a little sentence like “thank you for your ministry with our young ones.” We believe that Godly Play is as important as Celebration – that it is just another form of worshiping God – and though the nursery may fly under the radar it is…

Mission trip and mission month

Dear friends, I’m in LA with the youth group (pray for us!) on a mission trip. It’s been a busy 2 weeks with 2 trips in a row. Check out our evolving photo album from Tahoe on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/61582869@N04/albums/72157682606847883 I want to make sure everyone knows about an upcoming theme for the month of August. We will be focusing on local mission…

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    5 days ago by m.p.c.family What is the  #PresbyterianChurch ? Presbyterian comes from the  #Greek  for “elder” ⭐️ Which captures the  #spirit  of Presbyterianism, namely that the governing bodies – local churches, regional & national groups – elect laypersons to serve along with clergy
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    6 days ago by m.p.c.family WHAT is something UNIQUE about our  #YouthGroup  that you can’t get or do with any other group? Our  #YouthGroup  run many things! These friends are different than anywhere else, the amount of  #fun  you’ll have here &  #opportunities  to travel to fun places.
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    6 days ago by m.p.c.family ⭐️  #Volunteers  needed ⭐️ Can you be friendly, answer a question or two about MPC, and help the wider  #community  know about us? Sure you can! Montclair Farmers' Market on August 20 | 9am - 1pm ✏️ Please drop by our table during Family Hour to sign up!
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    1 week ago by m.p.c.family We are committed to ending violence done in Jesus’ name. Here at Montclair we do not believe or insist that Jesus is the only way to  #God . In fact, we have many members and friends who would not identify themselves as “ #Christian ” exclusively. Some of our members identify as “ #agnostic ”, “ #spiritual ”,  #Jewish  or “ #Christian  with  #Buddhist  influences.”
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    1 week ago by m.p.c.family Children begin with us every Sunday in Celebration, & about ten or fifteen minutes into the service they are dismissed to go upstairs to Godly Play This is the program in our  #SundayChurch  School for children from Pre-K through Middle School

Youth Group Retreat Video

Check out some highlights from our most recent Youth Group retreat!

Upcoming Events

August 23, 2017
  • CONTACT

    August 23, 2017

  • Seniors' Exercise Class

    August 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Family Room

    SENIORS EXERCISE CLASS: Come for two classes each week at 8am on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning this coming Monday, December 19th. The class will be taught by Ellen Greene, an experienced teacher in exercise who offers this class at no charge. Sponsored by the Adult Education Committee.

  • Pastor's Bible Study

    August 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Pastor Ben Daniel

  • *Barrelhouse Jazz Band Rehearsal

    August 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    Al Flood

August 24, 2017
  • *North Hills Community Association

    August 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Family Room

    Carolyn Burgess 510 872-7683

August 25, 2017
  • Friday Night Walk

    August 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    TBD

August 26, 2017
  • Fruitvale Food Pantry, Food Distribution

    August 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Fruitvale Presbyterian Church, 2735 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602

    Deborah Brooks and Janet Mulshine

  • *Private

    August 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    MPC Staff - rehearsal (Marcia)

August 27, 2017
  • No morning Celebration - find us at Farmer's Market

    August 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Farmer's Market

  • Art Gang meeting

    August 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Tom Debley

  • Worship

    August 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
    Sanctuary

    OUR MISSION
    Montclair Presbyterian Church is a family of open-hearted, open-minded,
    joyful, imperfect people. We know and share the radical hospitality of God.
    Affirming God's love for the whole world, we work and pray for peace, justice and reconciliation.

    Sound System : Allen Todd, Linda Spencer, Adrian Santos, Kevin Newell and Brad Hestir

  • Family Hour

    August 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Family Room

    Join us as we gather together for coffee, tea treats and hospitality.

  • 7pm Men's Group mtg

    August 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Tom Debley

August 28, 2017
  • Seniors' Exercise Class

    August 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Family Room

    SENIORS EXERCISE CLASS: Come for two classes each week at 8am on Mondays and Wednesdays. The class will be taught by Ellen Greene, an experienced teacher in exercise who offers this class at no charge. Sponsored by the Adult Education Committee.

  • Memoir Writing Group

    August 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Carol Wolleson

  • Writing Group

    August 28, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Margaret Irvin
    510-275-9020

  • *Girls Scout Troop #33702 Meeting

    August 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Family Room

    Carrie Buckner 415-279-7497 cell, 510-204-4444 home
    troop co-leader, Kate Huckelbridge

    Certificate of Insurance on file

  • *Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal

    August 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    Kim Rankin

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