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Recent Sermons

Eat and Drink Beauty

At the approach of Lent, Rev. Ben goes alimentary, proposing a spiritual and moral obligation to the thoughtful preparation of delicious food, in praise of God. Read Mark 9:2-9 on Bibles.org

Come, and Bring a Friend

Rev. Ben preaches on Mark’s stories about Jesus healing the sick, drawing out lessons about “personal faith” compared with “communal faith”, and the ways in which we are called to bring the Kingdom to others through our actions. Read Mark 1:24 on Bibles.org

From the pastor

Lenten watermelon

Friends, When I was maybe twelve years old a student form San Francisco Theological Seminary came to my hometown to work as a intern at my church. There are a lot of things I remember about her: she had a VW Rabbit with a sun roof and vanity plates, for example, and she grew up spending her summers on Nantucket, and claimed…

Talitha’s Take: from our associate pastor

Groundhog’s Day and the Time of the Color Purple

TALITHA’S TAKE Happy belated Groundhog’s Day! I hope you’re ready for six more weeks of… um… what is this, anyway? If this is winter, I don’t know what spring will be. One week it was so cold that I held back from pruning roses lest they get frost-bitten, and it seems only a few days later I was rushing to get the…

Womanifesto and March

Dear friends, This past weekend I saw a few of you at the Women’s March. Many of you were there, of course, but the crowd was too big for us to find one another. It was huge, it was festive, and there were a lot of funny signs. But in the midst of all the cutesy hats and laugh-worthy slogans, there were…

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    5 hours ago by m.p.c.family From “what are those?” to works of art... our interactive prayer station for the first Sunday of Lent invited us to create symbols of how we are willing to change.
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    4 days ago by m.p.c.family Having  #valentinesday  on  #ashwednesday  invites us to contemplate: “life is short, and we have but little time to gladden the hearts of those who walk this way with us. O, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind!”
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    1 week ago by m.p.c.family All the clean plate club members agree... that was a great brunch, MPC youth! Congrats! ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️
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    1 week ago by m.p.c.family Think about how sad you’d be if you missed our pancake brunch tomorrow. Don’t be sad. Come eat pancakes! 11am right after celebration.
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    1 week ago by m.p.c.family The most beautiful fruit salad you’ve ever seen... will be served tomorrow at 11. Come support the youth group!

Youth Group Retreat Video

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

Upcoming Events

February 18, 2018
  • Adult Ed: Sapiens

    February 18, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Room 10

    Rod Chan/Jan Gervolstad
    Convener:Minda

  • Worship

    February 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
    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, Lori Kendall, Linda Spencer, and Brad Hestir

  • Ecumenical Advocacy Brunch

    February 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Eloise

  • Food & Shelter Working Group

    February 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Room 10

    Deborah Brooks

  • Youth Group

    February 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Rooms 2 and 4

    Talitha

February 19, 2018
  • Memoir Writing Group

    February 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Carol Wolleson

  • *Thornhill PFC Auction Committee

    February 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Family Room

    Shauna Fithian
    fithiansr@gmail.com

  • *Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal

    February 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    Kim Rankin

February 20, 2018
  • Staff Meeting

    February 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Pastor's Office

  • Faith Trio

    February 20, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
    Family Room

    Rev Ben; David Siegenthaler

  • SG - Yoga of Wisdom #2

    February 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

February 21, 2018
  • Pastor's Bible Study

    February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Pastor Ben Daniel

  • Women's Retreat Committee mtg

    February 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Eloise

  • *Girl Scout Troop

    February 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Family Room

    Melissa and Cindy (Peterson)
    ana94_76@yahoo.com

  • Celebration committee mtg

    February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • *Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Assoc

    February 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Family Room

    Ron Wacker ronwacker@yahoo.com

February 22, 2018
  • Knitting Group

    February 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Lucero home, Alameda

    SG - Minda, convener

  • SG - Svroopa Style Yoga

    February 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Melinda's home

    Gretchen/Melinda Maxwell-Smith

  • SG: Drinks and Doubts

    February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    TBD

    Talitha

  • *setup/clean up f/choir

    February 22, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

  • *North Hills Community Association

    February 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Family Room

    Carolyn Burgess 510 872-7683

  • Choir Rehearsal

    February 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

February 23, 2018
  • Friday Night Walk

    February 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    TBD

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