Rev. Ben talks about the scarier side of the writings of John Calvin – the side that speaks of human “depravity”, and comes around to the perspective that in acknowledging our failings we open the door for Grace. Scripture: LUKE 18: 9-14
Friends, This week marks a happy milestone for me: for the first time in more than 23 years of pastoral ministry I am teaching or leading four different classes or informed discussions in a single week. In addition to my regularly-scheduled weekly Bible study, I am leading a discussion around what it might look like for our congregation to declare itself a…
Today, though the day is young, each of your pastors took a turn shocking the other, and in each case, the thing that caused the shock was some good music. I shocked Ben by not knowing who Waylon Jennings was (apparently, a country musician), and he shocked me by asking what “Seasons of Love” was (525,600 minutes! How do you measure a…
Three seminary classmates of mine were always up to no good. Challenging the academic powers-that-be, calling for change, generally shaking things up in the best possible “no good” way. And they’ve kept at it. Though they scattered to different areas of the country, they kept blogging together and even ended up writing a book together. And it’s a world-rocking kind of book,…
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
October 30, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Family Room
Join us as we gather together for coffee, tea treats and hospitality.
Hadsell Library committee
October 30, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Thornhill Room
Drama Discussion Group dinner
October 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Family Room
October 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Rooms 2 and 4
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.
Memoir Writing Group
October 31, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thornhill Room
*Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal
October 31, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Sanctuary
November 1, 2016
November 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am Pastor's Office