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Recent Sermons


On Easter Sunday, Rev. Ben calls us to believe — not in a specific interpretation of the resurrection, because there are many — but in the triumph of good over evil, beauty over ugliness, and in our power to change the world.

From the pastor

Holy Week is a lot of work

Dear Friends, It is Holy Week, which is good news if you gave up eating chocolate for Lent (for now there is less than a week ‘till you can bite the ears off a chocolate bunny); but Holy Week also can be a lot of work, and I don’t just mean for people like me, Talitha, Noël, Marcia, and Kim. Holy Week,…

Talitha’s Take: from our associate pastor

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?

When I briefly mentioned Hamilton in my sermon I got a lot of comments on that, and I’m glad that so many of you are able to see it while it’s here in SF! As Ben frequently recommends books for your reading pleasure, I’m going to recommend an album to listen to: the Hamilton Mixtape. It could be seen mainly as a…

Simultaneous Easters

I saw my first Easter decorations yesterday and I flinched. Now, how I could have held out this long I don’t quite know — the Easter Peeps have been out in the grocery stores since Ash Wednesday or before — but I must have had some blinders on in the candy aisle. Eleven days out from the holiday itself, I suppose I…

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Youth Group Retreat Video

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

Upcoming Events

April 27, 2017
  • Knitting Group

    April 27, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Minda's home in Alameda


  • Berkeley Community Chorus rehearsal

    April 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Debra Golata

  • *setup/clean up f/choir

    April 27, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

  • Choir Rehearsal

    April 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Kim Rankin

April 28, 2017
  • Friday Night Walk

    April 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

April 29, 2017
  • *Practice These Principles

    April 29, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
    Family Room

    Carol Miesner

  • *Private

    April 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    MPC Staff - rehearsal (Marcia)

  • Author Talk:Kristin Hannah

    April 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Sanctuary and Family Room

    Steve McKiernan

    author of "The Nightingale"

April 30, 2017
  • CANCELLED-Adult Ed - Parables: a New Perspective w/Michael Moreland

    April 30, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Room 10


  • Worship

    April 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    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 - Bridge Meeting

    April 30, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Family Room

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

  • *Berkeley Women's Community Chorus Concert

    April 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Sanctuary, Family Room, Room 10

    Deb Golata

  • Youth Group

    April 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Rooms 2 and 4

    Rev Talitha Aho

May 1, 2017
  • Seniors' Exercise Class

    May 1, 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.

  • Memoir Writing Group

    May 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Carol Wolleson

  • Thornhill PFC meeting

    May 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Family Room

    Shauna Fithian, Co-President

  • *Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal

    May 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Kim Rankin

May 2, 2017
  • Staff Meeting

    May 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Pastor's Office

  • *event set up

    May 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Sanctuary and Family rooms

    Steve McKiernan

  • Session Meeting

    May 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    1st Tuesday of each month

  • Book Talk - Anne Lamott

    May 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Sanctuary and Family Room

    Steve McKiernan/Great Good Place for Books

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