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Recent Sermons

Change?

Rev. Ben embraces change as a way to reverse negativity, to forgive, to trust, and to live in the kingdom of God.

From the pastor

Pastor’s Pen: Four-in-One!

Friends, It has been some time since I’ve written in the “Pastor’s Pen” section of Contact, and as I was getting read to write this installment of the “Pen” I had a hard time deciding between four different subjects upon which to write. So instead of choosing between the subjects,  I’ll try to cover three of the subjects as separate bullet points,…

Talitha’s Take: from our associate pastor

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…

Kitten Theology

Big news in the family (actually, tiny news): we’ve got kittens! Itsy-bitsy little babies, and five of them. The two bigger ones, about six weeks old, are at the Aho house right now, learning how to climb couches and destroy shoelaces. Michael and I are fostering them now, with about a 90% chance we’ll adopt them too. The three littlest ones are…

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Youth Group Retreat Video

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

Upcoming Events

July 24, 2017
  • Cancelled-Seniors' Exercise Class

    July 24, 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

    July 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Carol Wolleson

  • Writing Group

    July 24, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Margaret Irvin
    510-275-9020

  • *Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal

    July 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    Kim Rankin

July 25, 2017
  • Staff Meeting

    July 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Pastor's Office

  • *GGP Book Club (Great Good Place)

    July 25, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
    Thornhill Room

    510-339-8210 store
    has key
    Kathleen (bookstore owner)/Shawn (Club member)

  • Finance Committee mtg

    July 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    MPC Office

    Al Peters

July 26, 2017
  • CONTACT

    July 26, 2017

  • Cancelled-Seniors' Exercise Class

    July 26, 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

    July 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Thornhill Room

    Pastor Ben Daniel

  • *cancelled/Barrelhouse Jazz Band Rehearsal

    July 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    Al Flood

July 28, 2017
  • Friday Night Walk

    July 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    TBD

July 29, 2017
  • *Private

    July 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Sanctuary

    MPC Staff - rehearsal (Marcia)

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