Rev. Ben preaches on “living as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8), drawing out lessons about choosing your truth, and of being fierce in our convictions but graceful and kind in our expression of them.
In the New Testament, the first Christian evangelist was a Samaritan woman. This reminds us that the church should not just include everyone, in the sense of allowing them to join but retaining control, but to weave them into its fabric.
Friends, For this week’s Contact entry, I would like to introduce you to a book I currently am reading, After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013), by David Hollinger, a now-retired, former chair of the history department at UC Berkeley. The book studies the impact progressive Protestantism has had in the shaping of American…
Dear Friends, With a huge thanks to our awesome adult advisors, I’m pleased to announce that the youth group had a WONDERFUL retreat at Tahoe this weekend! As I continue to unpack, decompress, and write up my learnings and reminders for next time, my Contact piece will be shorter this week, but here are the highlights. – Despite many misgivings and fears,…
Dear Friends, Are you suffering from amnesia? No, I don’t mean forgetfulness or absent-mindedness, which we’ve all experienced, and which are a common part of the human experience as the years go on. And though some of us have even been through the more dramatic forms of amnesia – with whole chunks erased from our memory – that’s not what I’m talking…
Check out some highlights from our most recent Youth Group retreat!
March 30, 2017
March 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Minda's home in Alameda
March 30, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Melinda's home in Oakland
*setup/clean up f/choir
March 30, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm Thornhill Room
March 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Thornhill Room
April 1, 2017
April 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm MPC
Many Faces Of God - Adult Ed
April 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am Thornhill Room
MANY FACES OF GOD
COURSE DESCRIPTION: We read books that expand our understanding of our own faith tradition and explore other religions. Discussions are always lively and spirited. We invite you to join us.
Sharon Noteboom is a teacher, student and longtime member of our church.
DATES: 2nd Saturday of the month TIME: 10:00-11:30 am
LOCATION: Thornhill Room CLASS SIZE: 6 to 10
CONVENER: Jean Gregory, 510-635-8838 FEE: $10 to join
2 pm Memorial for Charlie Boije
April 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sanctuary and Family Room
April 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sanctuary
MPC Staff - rehearsal (Marcia)
April 2, 2017
April 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am Sanctuary
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
*Children's Art/Music Program
April 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am Rooms 2
Storytellers Committee Meeting
April 2, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Room 10
First Sunday of each month
April 2, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Family Room
Join us as we gather together for coffee, tea treats and hospitality.
Voice Training Class
April 2, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Thornhill Room
Small Groups class - Grechen Garlinghouse
April 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Rooms 2 and 4
Rev Talitha Aho
April 3, 2017
Seniors' Exercise Class
April 3, 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
April 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thornhill Room
*Tom Dambly Jazz Trio Rehearsal
April 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Sanctuary
April 4, 2017
April 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am Pastor's Office
April 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thornhill Room
1st Tuesday of each month
Donate to MPC with PayPal
Montclair Presbyterian Church has a PayPal account for use by anyone who’d like to donate to MPC. Click the button below for more information!